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World Gin Awards 2022

Winners

World's Best Signature Botanical

World's Best Signature Botanical
Country Winner
Hayman's
Exotic Citrus Gin

England

"Very citrussy on the nose, which carries through to the palate. Lemony, fresh and clean, but not too overpowering. Lingering, sweet finish."

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Australia

Country Winner
Country WinnerGinfinity
Bubblegum Gin
Australia
"Interesting nose with bubblegum, strawberry and mint with some vanilla. Has some interesting baijiu flavour profiles. Fruity and bright palate with cherry, ripe pineapple and slight grassy notes."

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Belgium

Country Winner
Country WinnerSpicy Fox
Bruges Premium Gin
Belgium
"Nose is quite shy, with gentle pepper, juniper and citrus. Spice on the palate, a little habanero with cinnamon. Nice tropical fruit notes mid-palate. Peppery warmth in the finish. Nicely made."

Czech Republic

Country Winner
Country WinnerGarage 22 Prague Distillery
Habanero Gin
Czech Republic
"Bright, fresh chilli nose – just like habanero, peppery and inviting – with hints of citrus and juniper. Lots of habanero flavour on the palate, but not too much heat, which is nice. Mango provides fruity balance."

France

Country Winner
Country WinnerEssences Locales
Gin40
France
"Piney and earthy aromas. On the palate, the robust piney notes are mixed with woody notes before a long finish with pine, juniper and peppery spice. Resinous, with a lot of complexity."

SILVER WINNERS

Germany

Country Winner
Country WinnerHamburg-Zanzibar
Tumeric Raw Gin
Germany
"Strong, earthy nose of turmeric which continues onto the palate, joined by piney juniper. Remains clean and uncomplicated. Well balanced, vibrant and interesting."

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Hong Kong

Country Winner
Country WinnerTwo Moons
Calamansi Gin
Hong Kong
"Calamansi brings zesty citrus and floral notes to the aroma and flavour. On the palate it is creamy and buttery, yet fresh and clean with spice. Juniper comes mid-palate, building to a warm, dry finish with subtle sweetness."

India

Country Winner
Country WinnerAmrut Nilgiris
Indian Dry Gin
India
"Some minerality on the nose with subtle pepper, black tea and juniper. Warm on the palate with pepper and chilli spice and mild tea notes. Dry finish with juniper and a little sweetness."

Italy

Country Winner
Country WinnerMintis Gin
Originale
Italy
"Lovely fresh, clean nose with notes of lemon and mint (a combination of spearmint and boiled sweet mint). Mint-forward palate with lemon balm and an aromatic gin base. Long, cooling finish with some complexity."

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Luxembourg

Country Winner
Country WinnerThe Groom
Huel En Gin
Luxembourg
"Sweet herbal aroma. Palate is floral and herbal, with cooling mint, some cardamom and bison grass, and a hint of Parma violet. Nice finish with sweet citrus notes."

Netherlands

Country Winner
Country WinnerMahi Mahi
Orange
Netherlands
"too medicinal and harsh (this was the only note, perhaps omit?)"

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze
Mahi Mahi
Mango
Netherlands

Republic of Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerAran Islands
Gin
Republic of Ireland
"Seaweed – salty and slightly mustard-like – and spice notes on the nose. Palate delivers a kelp-like, mineral, slightly saline profile from the seaweed, with refreshing citrus notes. Finishes with some cardamom."

Scotland

Country Winner
Country WinnerSecret Garden
Lemon Verbena
Scotland
"Balanced and light profile on the aroma and palate. It is pleasant without being overpowering. Creamy mouthfeel."

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Slovenia

"Delicate but bold nose with rooty ginger and peppery notes. Good ginger character on the palate, with spice complexity and sweetness of crystallised ginger. Juniper comes later before a long, floral finish with lavender and geranium."

Sweden

"Definitely a coastal gin in its aroma and flavour profile, but with a sweeter finish. Creamy and well balanced."

SILVER WINNERS

Switzerland

Country Winner
Country Winner4478 Gin
Switzerland
"Very interesting – complex aroma and flavour profile with some earthy and sweeter fruity notes. Smooth and well made."

United States

Country Winner
Country WinnerVara
High Desert Gin
United States
"Grape and candied lemon on the nose, with a slight funky note. On the palate it is dry and slightly warming, with lingering citrus and a grappa-like character that ends slightly juicy."

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