FINALISTS IN 2ND ANNUAL SCOTTISH GIN AWARDS ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY
The national competition for the celebration and promotion of Scottish Gin will announce its finalists next Tuesday following detailed judging in 18 categories.
The Scottish Gin Awards welcomed 116 gins into the competition which were tasted blind and judged by the largest and most experienced gin judging panels ever to meet in the UK.
In addition, 97 written business entries were assessed from 57 gin producers and companies operating in Scotland’s booming gin business. The number of entries has increased by 57% compared to last year’s competition, its inaugural year.
Chair of the judging panel, Alex Bruce, Managing Director of Adelphi Distillery commented;
“Chairing the judging panel of the Scottish Gin Awards has been a huge privilege. We reviewed a total of 97 written business entries this year which were all debated thoroughly to ensure the process was both rigorous and fair.
“To see such growth in the programme this year is testament to the strength of the Scottish Gin sector and the importance of its contribution to our economy. I wish all the entrants the best of luck in the competition and look forward to this year’s finalists being revealed next week.”
The winners will be announced at a glittering celebration and awards ceremony which takes place on Thursday 20th September 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Central