Further awards success for Isle of Skye Distiller’s Misty Isle Gin

We’re very happy to share the news that Isle of Skye Distiller’s, Misty Isle Gin has been named a winner at The Gin Guide Awards 2021 and a Geographic High Scorer for Scotland.  

The hotly anticipated announcement of the winners of The Gin Guide Awards 2021 has taken place, with gins from around the world showing their quality and diversity. In the Awards’ most international selection of winners to date, including winning gins from Slovenia, Singapore and New Zealand, it showcases and celebrates the success and impressive development of the global gin industry.

Gins from more than 30 countries competed in The Gin Guide Awards 2021 and winners are selected through a rigorous blind tasting process conducted by a large panel of distinguished gin experts, distillers, retailers and mixologists. Each gin’s appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, finish and overall quality and market appeal are assessed to determine the highest scoring gins, based purely on the spirit itself and with no influence from branding or marketing

Isle of Skye Distiller’s Misty Isle Gin was a winner in the Contemporary Gin – up to 42% ABV category.  Additionally, Misty Isle Gin was also a geographic high scorer for Scotland and was awarded the ‘Best in Scotland’ badge, alongside Inshriach Gin. 

“We are thrilled that our Misty Isle Gin has been named as a winner at The Gin Guide Awards 2021.  This being an international competition and with hundreds of entries we are delighted that our gin was a Geographic High Scorer for Scotland! Thank you to Paul, all judges and everyone involved in The Gin Guide Awards” said Thomas and Alistair Wilson.  

Brothers, Thomas and Alistair Wilson founded Isle of Skye Distillers in 2016 and released their first batch of Misty Isle Gin in early 2017.  The distillery is located in Portree and was the first to distil gin and vodka on the Isle of Skye.  To Thomas and Alistair, provenance is everything – the abiding sense of belonging and community.  Taking inspiration from the local landscape, the Wilson brothers set out to create a gin that embraced the spirit of Skye.  Juniper berries are hand-foraged from various locations across Skye and the distillery garden is budding with various botanicals.  Isle of Skye Distillers have a Gin School in their Island Shop located in Portree.  To find out more about Isle of Skye Distillers please visit www.isleofskyedistillers.com, connect on social media at @isleofskyedistillers or email [email protected].  

The Gin Guide Awards – The world’s largest dedicated gin competition:

The Gin Guide Awards is an independent, global celebration of the historic, diverse and growing gin industry. Recognised and respected by the trade and consumers alike for its rigorous and quality-focused approach, The Gin Guide Awards serves to highlight the exceptional products, distilleries and people within the gin industry across the world.

Head Judge Paul Jackson, the Founder and Editor of The Gin Guide, commented on The Gin Guide Awards 2021 and the standard of entries:

“Huge congratulations and credibility go to all the winners and finalists. It is an outstanding achievement to be a winner in The Gin Guide Awards, with the need to unanimously impress an expert panel of judges across all key characteristics of the spirit.”

Full details of winners, highly commended entrants and geographic high scorers for each category are available on The Gin Guide website, as well as a printable ‘Winners Checklist’ for gin lovers to tick off the gins as they try each of them

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