Awards Round Up 2019

Award winning Scottish Gins in 2019.

Published: 18th January 2019

2018 was an amazing year for Scottish Gin that saw a wide variety of Scottish Gins pick up awards from a range of gin and spirits industry competitions. We’ll be updating this feature on a regular basis as and when new awards are announced so without further ado…

World Gin Awards 2019

The World Drinks Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of drinks. Presented by, the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Drinks Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best drinks to consumers and trade across the globe.

Round 1 Winners

London Dry

“Absolutely delighted we came home from the World Gin Awards in London weighed down with a GOLD medal! To come runner up in the most hotly contested U.K. London Dry category is one hell of an achievement for us, narrowly pipped to the post by Whitby Gin, well done guys and best of luck against the rest of the world. Here’s to 2019.”

Sandy Morrison, Co-founder & Distiller, King’s Hill Gin

“It’s always nice to win an award, but for us we get a much bigger kick out of seeing and hearing just how much people love our gin and the extra lengths we go to craft something special.”

Graham Taylor, MD, Crafty Distillery

UK Compound Gin

“We are all delighted to have won best UK gin in our category for Johnsmas and to get silver in another for Rhubarb Old Tom. We’re looking forward to the 2nd round in London on the 21st February when all the country winners will contest for World’s best Gin. A huge congratulations to the other Scottish gins who have come away with awards this year.”

Gary Watt, Co-founder, Orkney Gin Company

Flavoured Gin

Classic Gin

“It is great for us to receive our first award for GoodWill Gin. We look forward to many more in an extremely competitive marketplace.”

Duncan Tait, Distillery Manager, GlenWyvis Distillery

Navy Gin

“Arkh-Angell, our Navy-Strength Gin, has had a wonderful few months; winning the Gin Guide’s best Navy-Strength, silver at the Scottish Gin Awards and now gold at the World Gin Awards. Like all of our gins, Arkh-Angell is inspired by local Orcadian history and this particular bottle has real meaning to us, so we are delighted to have this recognition.”

Louis Wright, Head of Production, Orkney Distilling

Matured Gin

Contemporary Style Gin

“Our Cottage Series is about showcasing botanicals that have a local connection to where we make our spirit. Getting a nod in the form of a Bronze for Very Berry is a real testament to the skill of our Distiller Scott and the incredible ingredients we have on our doorstep here in Fife.”  

Emma Hooper, Brand Ambassador, Darnley’s Gin

The Best in each category as well as the World’s Best Gin will be announced on 21 February 2019 at the Gin Magazine Awards Dinner in London.

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