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Winners of 2021 Scottish Gin Awards Announced

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BEST GINS IN SCOTLAND REVEALED AT 5TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH GIN AWARDS

21 winners have been announced at the 5th annual Scottish Gin Awards, the awards programme which identifies the best gin businesses and gin products created in Scotland.

The ultimate award of the night, Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year 2021 sponsored by Contract Bottlers Glasgow, was presented to Isle of Harris Distillery. cts in each category are presented with medals.

The popular London Dry Gin of the Year award, sponsored by Vetroelite, welcomed 47 gins in the finals. The top award, the gold medal, was presented to Kinrara Distillery of Aviemore, for their Artist Edition Gin of Ginny the Coo. Silver was presented to Ben Lomond London Dry and Bronze medal was presented to Pixel Spirits Devil’s Staircase Gin.

It was a good night for Eden Mill who collected 4 medals, the most of any distillery in the competition. Edinburgh-based boutique distillery South Loch Gin, which distils on site at the bar 56 North also did well. They collected two gold medals in the Flavoured Gin category for Citrus and Lime Flower Gin and Spiced Cranberry and Clementine.

4 new awards for 2021 were presented for Best Pink Gin, Best Festive Gin and the Flavoured Gin category has been split with new categories for Citrus and Berry Flavoured.

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The Winners:

Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year sponsored by Contract Bottlers Glasgow

WINNER: Isle of Harris Distillers

FINALISTS:

Isle of Barra Distillers

Isle of Skye Distillers

North Uist Distillery Co.

Best Newcomer

WINNER: Dark Art Distillery

FINALISTS:

Isle of Cumbrae Distillery

Perth Gin Distillery

Purist Gin

Raer Jackton Distillery

Rhidorroch Distillery

Excellence in Sustainability sponsored by Summerhall Drinks Lab

WINNER: Muckle Brig Beverages

FINALISTS:

Arbikie Distilling

Electric Spirit Co.

Excellence in Branding sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons

WINNER: Isle of Harris Distillers

FINALISTS:

Biggar Gin

Boe Gin

Dark Art Distillery

Eden Mill

El:Gin

Fidra Gin

Linlithgow Distillery

Mackintosh Gin

McQueen Gin

Secret Garden

Best Digital Experience sponsored by Wolffe

WINNER: Isle of Harris

FINALISTS:

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers

Eden Mill

Electric Spirit Co.

Mackintosh Gin

Pixel Spirits

Sales Team of the Year sponsored by Scottish Distillers Alliance

WINNER: Isle of Barra Gin Distillery

FINALISTS:

Lussa Gin
South Loch Gin

Excellence in Social Media

WINNER: Edinburgh Gin

FINALISTS:

Colonsay Beverages

Isle of Harris Distillers

Little Brown Dog

Retailer of the Year

WINNER: Craft 56

FINALISTS:

Aldi

Billingtons of Linzie

Highland Liquor Company

Product Development Team of the Year

WINNER: Eden Mill

FINALISTS:

Badachro Distillery

City of Aberdeen Distillery

Isle of Bute Gin

Linlithgow Distillery

Tayport Distillery

TASTE CATEGORIES

London Dry Gin sponsored by Vetro Elite

GOLD Kinrara Artist Edition ‘Ginny’

SILVER Ben Lomond London Dry Gin

BRONZE Pixel Spirits Devil’s Staircase

FINALISTS:

Badachro Gin

Balmoral Estates Ballochbuie Gin

Beinn an Tuirc Ceann Loch Citrus Gin

Beinn an Tuirc Kintyre Gin

Black Thistle London Dry Gin

Boe Scottish Gin

Caorunn Small Batch Scottish Gin

City of Aberdeen Distillery Aberdeen Gin

City of Aberdeen Distillery Fresh Gin

City of Aberdeen Distillery Lemon Zingle Gin

City of Aberdeen Distillery the Wandering Gin

Crafty Scottish Distillers Hills & Harbour Gin

Dark Art Distillery, Sky Garden Gin

Edinburgh Gin 1670

Edinburgh Gin Classic

Edinburgh Gin Seaside

Farmhouse Gin

Fassfern Dry Highland Gin

Fidra Gin

Glasgow Distillery Makar Original Dry Gin

Glaswegin Premium Gin

Great Glen

Inspirited Original

Isle of Bute Calums Cabin Gin

Isle of Bute Gin

Isle of Harris Gin

Isle of Skye Misty Isle Cill Targhlain

Lenzie Gin

Lind & Lime Gin

LinGin

Mackintosh London Dry Gin

North Uist Distillery Downpour Gin

Old Poison Selkie

Orkney Distilling Northwest Passage Expedition Gin

Peebles Hydro 1881 London Dry

Persie Labrador Gin

Perth Gin Original

Pixel Spirits Drookit Piper

Purist Art Gin

Redcastle Handcrafted Scottish Gin

Seven Crofts

Solway Spirits Dry Gin

Tear Drop Gin

The Pentland Still King’s Hill Gin

Distilled Gin sponsored by Joseph Flach & Son

GOLD: Lunun Gin

SILVER: Pixel Spirits Scottish Chanterelle Gin

BRONZE: Little Brown Dog Spirits LBD GIN Unlimited Edition

FINALISTS:

Bloodline Spirits Rule Gin

Colonsay Beverages Distillers Cut Gorse Gin

Colonsay Beverages Wild Island Botanic Gin- Distillers Cut

Eden Mill Golf Gin

Electric Spirit Co. Achroous Gin

Inverclyde Gin

Isle of Bute Gorse Gin

Isle of Bute Heather Gin

Isle of Bute Oyster Gin

Isle of Cumbrae Nostalgin

Isle of Skye Distillers Misty Isle Gin

Kinrara Artist Edition ‘Struan’

Kinrara Highland Dry

Lanark Distillery Corra Linn Handcrafted Scottish Gin

Lussa Gin

McQueen Highland Dry Gin

Purist Gin Purist Marble

RAER Jackton Gin

Rhidorroch Distillery Loch Achall Gin

Roehill Springs Distillery Gin No 5

Tayport Distillery Scots Pine Gin

The Biggar Gin Company Original Recipe Biggar Gin

The Jaunty Camper Gin

The Wee Farm Distillery Drovers Gin

Tobermory Limited Edition Mountain Gin

Toll House Spirits Toll House Gin

High Strength Gin sponsored by The Gin Cooperative

GOLD: Beinn an Tuirc Tarbert Legbiter Navy Strength Gin

SILVER: The Wee Farm Distillery Farmers Strength Drovers Gin

BRONZE: The Biggar Gin Company Biggar Strength

FINALISTS:

Badachro 57 Storm Strength

Caorunn Highland Strength

Edinburgh Gin Cannonball

Inspirited Navy Strength Spiced

Inverclyde Gin Port Strength

Peebles Hydro 1881 Honours Navy Strength

Purist Gin Purist Black 57

Seven Crofts Fisherman’s Strength

Stirling Distillery Battle Strength

Berry Flavoured Gin

GOLD: Boe Raspberry & Sweet Basil Gin

SILVER: Eden Mill, Forager Gin

BRONZE: Inspirited, Summer Berries and Hibiscus

FINALISTS:

Ben Lomond Infused Blackberry & Gooseberry Gin

Ben Lomond Infused Raspberry & Elderflower Gin

Boe Bramble Gin

Caorunn Scottish Raspberry Gin

City of Aberdeen Distillery, Scottish Bramble Gin

Edinburgh Gin Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin

Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Gin

Fassfern Distillery Bramble Highland Gin

Glasgow Distillery Makar Cherry Gin

Glaswegin Distilling Co Glaswegin Raspberry & Rhubarb Gin

Lanark Distillery Corra Linn Handcrafted Scottish Raspberry Gin

Toll House Spirits Redcastle Raspberry & Pomegranate Gin

Citrus Flavoured Gin

GOLD: South Loch Citrus & Lime Flower

SILVER: Persie Zesty Citrus Gin

BRONZE: Eden Mill Golden Lore Gin

FINALISTS:

Aldi Eidyn Botancial Gin

Ben Lomond Infused Blood Orange & Pink Grapefruit

El:gin 2020 – a year to remember

Linlithgow Distillery LinGin Colours Yuzu

McQueen Gin Citron Gin

Secret Garden Distillery Lemon Verbena Gin

South Loch Sicilian Lemon & Ginger

Toll House Spirits Redcastle Blood Orange & Rhubarb Gin

Herb & Spice Flavoured Gin

GOLD: South Loch Spiced Cranberry & Clementine

SILVER: Kinrara Distiller’s Edition Rose & Cardamom

BRONZE: El:gin Speyside Heather Honey

FINALISTS:

Aldi Toradh Rhubarb & Ginger Gin

City of Aberdeen Distillery Chamomile Gin

Eden Mill Serendipity Gin

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb & Ginger Gin

McQueen Gin Five Chilli Gin

Secret Garden Distillery Elderflower & Jasmine Gin

Flavoured Gin

GOLD: LinGin Colours Coconut

SILVER: Peebles Hydro 1881 Tiffin Gin

BRONZE: Eden Mill Rosa Rosa Gin

FINALISTS:

City of Aberdeen Distillery Choc Mint Gin

Eden Mill Forbidden Gin

Eden Mill Passion Gin

Secret Garden Distillery Pinot Noir Gin

Secret Garden Distillery Apothecary Rose Gin

Solway Spirits Tropical Gin

The Wee Farm Distillery Clydesdale Gin

Toll House Spirits Redcastle Passion Fruit & Mango Gin

Best Pink Gin

GOLD: Perth Gin Perth Pink

SILVER: McQueen Gin Blackcurrant & Raspberry Gin

BRONZE: Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Kintyre Pink Gin

FINALISTS:

Aldi, Toradh Premium Pink Gin

Eden Mill Love Gin

Isle of Skye Distillers Misty Isle Pink Gin

North Uist Distillery Downpour Pink Grapefruit Gin

Tyree Gin Hebridean Pink Gin

Old Tom Gin

GOLD: Mackintosh Pineapple & Grapefruit Old Tom Gin

SILVER: Old Poison Exotic

BRONZE: South Loch Rhubarb New Tom

FINALISTS:

Eden Mill Distiller’s Choice: Oak Old Tom Gin

Edinburgh Gin Old Tom

Glasgow Distillery Makar Old Tom Gin

Orkney Distilling Beyla Honey and Raspberry Old Tom Gin

South Loch Black Raspberry Old Tom

Gin Liqueur

GOLD: El:gin Moray Berry

SILVER: Aldi Toradh Raspberry Gin Liqueur

BRONZE: Stirling Distillery Tropical Triumph

FINALISTS:

Aldi Toradh Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur

Eden Mill Raspberry, Vanilla and Meringue

Eden Mill Spiced Rhubarb Crumble

Edinburgh Gin Orange Blossom & Mandarin

Edinburgh Gin Strawberry & Pink Pepper

El:gin Moray Mocha

Lenzie Gin Liqueur

Lussa Gin Bramble Liqueur

North Uist Distillery Downpour Sloe & Bramble Cask Aged Gin

Redcastle Raspberry & Pomegranate

Redcastle Strawberry & Elderflower

Solway Spirits Raspberry Ripple Gin Liqueur

Festive Gin sponsored by Cara Technology

GOLD: Edinburgh Gin Mulled Gin Liqueur

SILVER: Isle of Skye Misty Isle Mulled Christmas Gin

BRONZE: El:gin Gin-gle Gin

FINALISTS:

Perth Gin Winter Spiced Liqueur

Pixel Spirits Scottish Christmas Gin

Cask Gin

GOLD: Eden Mill Distiller’s Choice: Italian Amarone Red Wine Cask Aged Gin

SILVER: Linlithgow Distillery LinGin Cask Aged

BRONZE: Glasgow Distillery Makar Oak Aged Gin

FINALISTS:

Eden Mill Distiller’s Choice: French Burgundy White Wine Cask Aged Gin

Glasgow Distillery Makar Mulberry Aged Gin

Isle of Bute Oaked Gin

Pixel Spirits Scottish Oak Aged Gin

Congratulations everyone!

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