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2018 Finalists

The finalists in the second annual Scottish Gin Awards have been announced with 46 producers and 80 gins all distilled in Scotland progressing to the finals of the national competition.

 

 

The awards cover both taste and business performance and were judged on 24th May 2018 by a highly experienced judging panel consisting of some of Scotland and the UK’s foremost distilling and gin experts.

Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year

Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year

 

 

 

 

Eden Mill

Edinburgh Gin

Glasgow Distillery Company

Isle of Harris Distillers

McQueen Gin

Gin of the Year

Gin of the Year

 

 

 

 

This award was not open for entry and is awarded to the highest performer in the taste categories.  The winner is announced at the awards dinner.

 

 

 

London Dry Gin of the Year

London Dry Gin of the Year

 

 

 

 

Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin, Balmenach Distillery

Boe Scottish Gin, Boe Gin

Wild Island Botanic Gin – Distillers Cut, Colonsay Beverages

Crossbill 100% Highland, Crossbill Distilling

Sea Glass Gin, Deerness Distillery

Eden Mill Original Gin, Eden Mill

1670, Edinburgh Gin

Granite North Spirits, Granite North Spirits

Bardowie Gin, Hazell & Hazell

Edinburgh Gin – Original Gin, Ian Macleod Distillers

Isle of Harris Gin, Isle of Harris Distillers

Leith Gin, Leith Still Room

LinGin, Linlithgow Distillery

NB Gin, NB Distillery

Ginerosity , Spirits for Good

Stirling Gin, Stirling Spirit Co

Pickering’s Gin, Summerhall Distillery

Pickering’s Gin with Scottish Botanicals, Summerhall Distillery

Garden Shed Gin, The Garden Shed Drinks Company

Oro, The Oro Distilling Co.

McQueen Super Premium Dry Gin, Trossachs Distillery

Verdant Dry Gin, Verdant Spirits

Colonsay Gin, Wild Thyme Spirits

Distilled Gin of the Year

Distilled Gin of the Year

 

 

 

 

Badachro Gin, Badachro Distillery

Hills & Harbour Gin, Crafty Distillery

Still River – Dee, Deeside Distillery

Thompson Bros Organic Highland Gin, Dornoch Distillery Company

Scottish Rugby Gin, Eden Mill

El:gin Scottish Small Batch, El:gin Distillery

Edinburgh Gin – Valentine’s Gin, Ian Macleod Distillers

Misty Isle Gin, Isle of Skye Distillers

Tommy’s Gin, Isle of Skye Distillers

Persie Dog Days Gin, Persie Distillery

The Teasmith Original, Teasmith

eeNoo, The Lost Loch Distillery

Arcturus, The Torridon & Dunnet Bay Distillery

Navy Strength Gin of the Year

Navy Strength Gin of the Year

 

 

 

 

Badachro Gin 57* North, Badachro Distillery

Crossbill 200 Single Specimen Juniper, Crossbill Distilling

Still River – Uncut, Deeside Distillery

Edinburgh Gin – Cannonball Gin, Ian Macleod Distillers

Kinrara Estate Edition Highlander, Kinrara Distillery

Arkh-Angell – Storm Strength Edition, Orkney Distilling

Shetland Reel Up Helly Aa Gin: 2018 Edition, Shetland Distillery Company

Pickering’s Navy Strength Gin, Summerhall Distillery

Cask Gin of the Year

Cask Gin of the Year

 

 

 

 

Crossbill Pineapple PX Cask Aged, Crossbill Distilling

Oak Gin, Eden Mill

Makar Cask Aged Gin – Matured in Mulberry Wood, Glasgow Distillery Company

Makar Cask Aged Gin – Matured in Oak, Glasgow Distillery Company

Firkin Oak Cask Aged, Leith Still Room

Pickering’s Islay Oak Aged Gin, Summerhall Distillery

Gin Liqueur of the Year

Gin Liqueur of the Year

 

 

 

 

Boe Scottish Bramble Gin Liqueur, Boe Gin

Boe Peach & Hibiscus Gin Liqueur, Boe Gin

Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin Liqueur, Eden Mill

Pomegranate & Rose Gin Liqueur, Edinburgh Gin

El:gin Moray Berry, El:gin Distillery

Moray Mocha, El:gin Distillery

Redcastle Raspberry & Pomegranate Scottish Gin Liqueur, Redcastle Spirits

Speciality Gin of the Year

Speciality Gin of the Year

 

 

 

 

Crossbill – American Red, Crossbill Distilling

Still River – Spiced Plum, Deeside Distillery

El:gin Gin-gle Gin, El:gin Distillery

Esker Honey Spiced Gin, Esker Spirits

Gunshot, Gin Bothy

Glasgow Distillery Double Cherry – Single Batch Series, Glasgow Distillery Company

Kinrara Estate Edition Hibiscus Gin, Kinrara Distillery

Firkin Old Tom, Leith Still Room

Firkin Rosie, Leith Still Room

Firkin Yuletide Old Tom, Leith Still Room

Something Blue (Limited Edition), McLean’s Gin

Johnsmas, Orkney Gin Company

Mikkelmas, Orkney Gin Company

Devil’s Staircase, Pixel Spirits

Shetland Reel Simmer Gin, Shetland Distillery Company

Eden Mill Hop Gin, Eden Mill

Mallow and Geranium, The Old Curiosity Distillery

McQueen Mocha Gin, McQueen Gin

McQueen Spiced Chocolate Orange Gin, McQueen Gin

McQueen Raspberry and White Chocolate, McQueen Gin

McQueen Smokey Chilli, McQueen Gin

McQueen Chocolate Mint, McQueen Gin

Growth Business of the Year

Growth Business of the Year

 

 

 

 

Colonsay Beverages

Edinburgh Gin

Huffman’s

No. 18 (The Gin Fayre)

McQueen Gin

Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer

 

 

 

 

Badachro Distillery

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers

Crafty Scottish Distillers

Dornoch Distillery Company

Isle of Skye Distillers

Kinrara Distillery

The Old Curiosity Distillery

The Oro Distilling Co.

Innovation of the Year

Innovation of the Year

 

 

 

 

Arbikie Highland Estate
for their ‘field to bottle’ approach from one single site

Crafty Scottish Distillers
for using snow from the ‘Beast from the East’ in their Hills and Harbour Gin

Eden Mill
for Blendworks

Edinburgh Gin – 1670
Edinburgh Gin 1670, a limited-edition, exotic gin created in partnership with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Isle of Skye Distillers
for Tommy’s Gin, a remembrance bottle for the distiller’s father with donations made to Military Charities for every bottle sold

The Gin Spa
for their gin-inspired customer experience incorporating gin to drink and gin-based spa treatments

The Old Curiosity Distillery
for their unique and natural colour changing gin from their Secret Herb Garden upon adding tonic water.

McQueen Gin
for saying goodbye to their iconic ceramic bottle for an innovative, new glass bottle

Exporter of the Year

Exporter of the Year

 

 

 

 

Dornoch Distillery Company

Eden Mill

NB Distillery

Excellence in Marketing

Excellence in Marketing

 

 

 

 

Craft56°

Deeside Distillery and Brewery

Eden Mill

OriGINs – The Scottish Gin Festival

The Teasmith Spirit Company

 Best Marketing Campaign

Best Marketing Campaign

 

 

 

 

Caorunn, Balmenach Distillery

Crafty Scottish Distillers

Persie Distillery

Excellence in Branding

Excellence in Branding

 

 

 

 

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers

Crafty Scottish Distillers

Deerness Distillery

Eden Mill

Electric Spirit Co.

Esker Spirits

Glasgow Distillery Company

The Garden Shed Drinks Company

The Lost Loch Distillery

The Oro Distilling Co.

The Teasmith Spirit Company

The Torridon

Wild Thyme Spirits

Scottish Gin Destination of the Year

Scottish Gin Destination of the Year

 

 

 

 

Crafty Scottish Distillers, Newton Stewart

Crossbill Distilling, Glasgow

Eden Mill, St Andrews

Isle of Harris Distillers, Isle of Harris

Summerhall Distillery, Edinburgh

The Gin Spa, Glasgow

Scottish Gin Bar of the Year

Scottish Gin Bar of the Year

 

 

 

 

Cheers Café Bar, Fraserburgh

Gin71, Glasgow

One Square, Edinburgh

The Craftsman Company, Aberdeen

The Spiritualist (Signature Pubs Ltd), Glasgow

Scottish Gin Event of the Year

Scottish Gin Event of the Year

 

 

 

 

Meet the Maker – Crossbill Gin

OriGINs – The Scottish Gin Festival

No. 18 (The Gin Fayre)

Orkney Gin Festival, 2018 – Orkney Distilling

Stirling Gin Festival – Stirling Spirit Co.