Monday, 18 September 2017

Glasgow Distillery Sips National Success at The Scottish Gin Awards

Glasgow Distillery Company wins two golds at the first ever Scottish Gin Awards at a glitzy award ceremony in the Hilton Double-Tree last night.

Over 100 Scottish gins were entered in the inaugural awards with MAKAR Old Tom winning gold in the best specialty gin category and MAKAR Oak Aged coming out top in best cask aged gin.

Celebrating the artisan and quality small batch gin production across Scotland, over 100 of country's best gins and over 75 gin brands were quaffed in a strict blind tasting from a panel of 12 of the industry’s finest including spirit enthusiast Blair Bowman and Dr Annie Hill, programme director of distilling at Heriot Watt university.

The distillery, which was shortlisted in four out of the 15 categories including London Dry Gin of the Year, Cask Gin of The Year, Speciality Gin of The Year and Scottish Distillery Of The Year, had five finalist nominations – one for each of their portfolio.

Sponsored by the Scottish Gin Society, the new national competition recognised 31 producers and 51 gins in their first ever awards.
Co-founder and CEO of Glasgow Distillery, Liam Hughes, said:
“To receive two golds at the first ever Scottish Gin Awards is a really special achievement for Glasgow Distillery. Our team is committed to producing premium quality spirits and this recognition from such an esteemed panel judging 75 Scottish gin brands is simply fantastic.
“Scotland is known across the world for producing premium quality spirits and these awards recognise how strong and buoyant the Scottish gin market really is.
"It’s been a pleasure to be part of the celebrations and massive congratulations to all the worthy winners and a special mention to the Scottish Gin Society for driving forward Scottish gin on a global scale.”



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