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World Gin Awards 2018

Winners

World's Best Navy Gin

World's Best Navy Gin
Country Winner
Devils Thumb Distillery
Navy Strength Gin

Australia

"Fresh lime notes on the nose with black pepper and coriander. Spicy, sappy and herbaceous palate with coriander, green chilli, lime, juniper and a touch of anise. Finish is long, fresh and warming. Bold yet balanced."

Brazil

Country Winner
Country WinnerO'Gin
New Navy
Brazil
"Perfumed nose with coriander seed and fresh pine. Spicy and vegetal notes on the palate with some nice heat, followed by juniper and sweet citrus. Easy drinking, well balanced and smooth."

China

"Heavy rooty notes of angelica and orris. Pepper and lemon citrus on the palate, followed by juniper and some Szechuan pepper. Alcohol is fairly well integrated."

Croatia

Country Winner
Country WinnerBlue Mariner Gin
Croatia
"Sweet and piney aromas. Lots of pine and coriander, perfumed floral notes and a hint of maltiness on the palate. Lingering peppery finish with sweet liquorice and fresh pine."

England

"Sweet mint and chamomile on the nose. Smooth palate with juniper, fennel and some earthy notes. Chamomile and gentle sweetness lead to a pleasant floral finish."

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Estonia

Country Winner
Country WinnerJunimperium
Navy Strength Gin
Estonia
"Gentle citrus notes on the nose with floral blossom, tropical fruit and pine. Citrus-forward palate with lemon, lime and cooling juniper. Great oiliness and fairly well integrated alcohol. Long finish."

France

Country Winner
Country WinnerGin Avem
Corvus
France
"Ginger and spice aromas. Fresh and spicy on the palate with hints of juniper and quite peppery alcohol. Smooth and rounded."

Germany

Country Winner
Country WinnerKK Spirits
Navybomb
Germany
"Resinous pine on the nose with some crisp herbal notes. Smooth on the palate with cooling pine, angelica and coriander."

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Italy

"Piney juniper on the nose, earthy notes from the angelica alongside citrus from the coriander join on the palate with a long warm spicy finish. A classic navy with a good balance of flavours."

Luxembourg

Country Winner
Country WinnerOpyos
Navy Strength Gin
Luxembourg
"Herbaceous nose with lots of pine, orange peel and a little caramel. Fruity and savoury aspects on the palate: lemon jelly, oranges, piney and grassy notes, basil and rosemary. Waring spice towards the end. Lovely finish. Complex with good depth of flavour."

Netherlands

Country Winner
Country WinnerGinneken
Dutch Black Gin
Netherlands
"Spirity nose with earthy notes and menthol. Wormwood/gentian dry bitterness on the palate, balanced with burdock and caraway. Hints of pine, menthol and earthy notes. Complex and well balanced."

New Zealand

"Herbal and earthy nose with green notes, spice and a hint of toasted nuts. Winter spice on the palate with cinnamon and vanilla. Bold yet creamy. Long, warm, spicy finish. Utterly complex but easy to drink."

Republic of Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerTrade Secrets
Navy Strength
Republic of Ireland
"Classic nose with sweet orange and pine. Big flavours on the palate: slightly oily pine, citrus, wood and spice. A crisp, juniper-forward profile, with a long finish. Well balanced."

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Scotland

Country Winner
Country WinnerEdinburgh Gin
Cannonball
Scotland
"Elegant nose with subtle juniper and lime. Heather and citrus on the palate with meadowsweet and honey, followed by juniper. Sweet liquorice on the finish. Excellent delivery."

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Singapore

Country Winner
Country WinnerTanglin
Black Powder Gin
Singapore
"Juniper and cassia on the nose. Lots of piney juniper and peppery spice on the palate with some citrus character and slight malty/biscuity notes. Very dry finish."

Slovenia

Country Winner
Country WinnerBroken Bones Gin
Navy Strength Gin
Slovenia
"Slight savoury funk on the nose. On the palate, pine with suggestion of berries and honeysuckle give way to savoury herbs and hot pepper. Quite intense."

Sweden

Country Winner
Country WinnerBergslagens
Navy Strength Gin
Sweden
"Very light on the nose. Juniper forward on the palate with hints of spice and a long, zesty citrus finish. Very well balanced and nicely integrated."

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United States

Country Winner
Country WinnerConniption
Navy Strength
United States
"Solid aroma of juniper, citrus and pepper with a light floral element. Wonderful pepper on the palate with anise, cardamom, juniper and lovely florals, plus a burst of heat. Warm finish of resinous juniper."

Wales

"Gently spiced nose with sweet orange and a hint of juniper. Nice notes of spice, citrus and juniper on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel showing good spirit integration. Pleasant finish."

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