Winners celebrate success at the 3rd annual Scottish Gin Awards

Despite the fact that the usual glittering (and gin-soaked) awards ceremony was unable to go ahead this year, the 3rd annual Scottish Gin Awards went ahead in a new online format this year, and the Scottish Gin industry celebrated nonetheless.

The evening saw a fantastic lineup of finalists across all categories, but the big winners on the night were Crafty Distillery, who picked up the hotly contested Scotttish Distillery of the Year award. Also celebrating were Mackintosh Gin, whose Pineapple and Grapefruit Old Tom Gin win Gin of the year and Highland Liquor Company, who were named best newcomer.

We’d like to offer our congratulations to all the amazing Scottish Gin producers who reached the finals and especially to thise who received awards – we’re proud of the whole industry! See the full list of winners below.


Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year

Crafty Scottish Distillers

Gin of the Year

Mackintosh Pineapple & Grapefruit Old Tom Gin; Mackintosh Gin

Best Newcomer

Highland Liquor Company, Seven Crofts Gin

Growth Business of the Year

John Crabbie & Co

Excellence in Sustainability

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers

Best Brand Experience 

Eden Mill St. Andrews

Best Marketing Campaign

Edinburgh Gin for “Filled with Wonder”

Excellence in Branding

Eden Mill St. Andrews

Scottish Gin Destination of the Year

Darnley’s Gin

Product Development Team of the Year

Eden Mill St. Andrews


London Dry Gin of the Year 

GOLD:  Lind & Lime Gin; Port of Leith Distillery

SILVER:   Eidyn Gin; The Old Curiosity Distillery and Aldi

BRONZE:  Purist Gin; Purist Gin   


Ben Lomond Gin

Darnley’s Original Gin

Edinburgh Gin Classic

Isle of Harris Gin

Inspirited Original

Kintyre Botanical Gin

Lenzie Gin

Distilled Gin of the Year

GOLD: Isle of Bute Gorse Gin; Isle of Bute Hand Crafted Gin     

SILVER: Rule Gin; Bloodline Spirits                

BRONZE: Wild Rose Gin; Tayport Distillery    

High Strength Gin of the Year (50% ABV and over)

GOLD: Tarbert Legbiter Navy Strength Gin; Beinn an Tuirc Distillers

SILVER:  Mackintosh Mariner Strength Gin; Mackintosh Gin

BRONZE: Edinburgh Gin Cannonball; Edinburgh Gin

Gin Liqueur of the Year

GOLD:  Moray Berry; El:gin Findrassie

SILVER:  Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Gin Liqueur; Edinburgh Gin

BRONZE:  Redcastle Raspberry & Pomegranate Gin Liqueur; Toll House Spirits     

Flavoured Gin of the Year

GOLD:  El:gin Speyside Heather Honey; El:gin Findrassie

SILVER:  McQueen Premium Pink Gin; McQueen Gin

BRONZE:  Rose & Cardamom; Kinrara Distillery

Fruit Flavoured Gin of the Year

GOLD:  Toradh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin; McQueen Gin & ALDI

SILVER:  Edinburgh Gin Lemon & Jasmine Gin; Edinburgh Gin

BRONZE:  Crabbie’s Citrus Orange Gin – George Crabbie Edition; John Crabbie & Co         

Old Tom Gin of the Year

GOLD:  Mackintosh Pineapple & Grapefruit Old Tom Gin; Mackintosh Gin

SILVER:  Makar Old Tom Gin; Glasgow Distillery Company            

BRONZE:  South Loch Black Raspberry Old Tom; South Loch Gin Distillery at 56 North 

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