Awards from the Field
The 2013 Gin Masters awards have been announced. Here’s a brief rundown of their winners. Full award listings available here.
[Category Winner Standard] – Oliver Cromwell London Dry (gold)
[Category Winner “Premium”*] Gibson’s, Ish, Martin Miller’s, Edinburgh Gin and Bedrock Gin (master)
[Category Winner “Super Premium”*] No. 3, Langley’s No 8, Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve, Dodd’s, Berkeley Square, Whitley Neill (master)
[Category Winner Micodistillery] Hernö Gin and Dodd’s Gin (gold)
[Category Winner Spiced Gin] Darnley’s View Spiced (master)
[Category Winner Navy Strength] Hernö Navy Strength (master)
[Category Winner Organic] Hernö Navy Strength and Dodd’s (master)
* ed. note, Premium? Super premium? Has any gin competition come up with less useful categories?New Product Launches Out Now: Who Else Was Talking about Gin This Week?
The Buffalo Based Kegworks, best known for beer, is trying to promote July as “Gin and Tonic month.” [ed. note, all summer is gin and tonic month!]
The Craft Gin trend is absolutely jumping in Maine.
Bombay Sapphire is the second best selling gin in the world now [surpassing Beefeater for #2]
Those who love gin, love it.