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World Gin Awards 2022

Winners

World's Best Sloe Gin

World's Best Sloe Gin
Country Winner
Maral
Sloe Gin

Belgium

"Really inviting nose with bold, juicy red fruit aromas. Candied cherries and some almond/marzipan on the palate with a good gin backbone. Lovely viscosity, and not too sweet. Long finish with plum skins and sour cherries."

Australia

Country Winner
Country WinnerDasher + Fisher
Sloe Gin
Australia
"Turkish delight on the nose. Red berries on the palate with notes of spice and a nice tartness. Classic botanicals show mid-palate. Bittersweet finish."

SILVER WINNERS

England

Country Winner
Country WinnerHayman's
Sloe Gin
England
"Brick red in colour. Nice gin and sloe notes on the nose with a touch of amaretto. Very good balance of sloe, gin, spices and sweetness on the palate with hints of raisins and almonds. A very good example of a sloe gin."

SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS

Estonia

Country Winner
Country WinnerJunimperium
Sloe Gin
Estonia
"Plum, woody and floral aromas. Has a slight red vermouth feel to it. Intense plum and blackberry on the palate with some herbaceous character. Complex and unusual."

Germany

Country Winner
Country WinnerSloe Luum
Luum's Sloe Gin
Germany
"Floral and overripe banana notes on the nose. The palate is sweet and fruity, like strawberries and cream, with slight medicinal notes. A lighter and more gin-forward sloe gin."

SILVER WINNERS

Luxembourg

Country Winner
Country WinnerOpyos
Luxembourg Sloe Gin
Luxembourg
"Very deep red colour. Very earthy, perfumed nose with hints of lemon. The palate also has an earthy, perfumed quality. Lemon citrus, plummy fruit notes and well-integrated sweetness."

New Zealand

Country Winner
Country WinnerCuriosity Gin
Pinot Barrel Sloe
New Zealand
"Deep woody nose with green walnut, marzipan, raisins and stone fruit. Bold almond/marzipan, sloes, cherries and lemon juice on the palate. Tartness is well balanced with sweetness, with clean hints of spice. Relatively long finish."

Republic of Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerBertha's Revenge
Sloe Gin
Republic of Ireland
"Cherry drop and green nuts on the nose. Aroma is more woody than fruity. Jammy palate with notes of cherry drop, fruity raspberry, plum and lemon juice, with some woodiness. Very dry and long lasting."

SILVER WINNERS

Slovenia

Country Winner
Country WinnerBroken Bones Gin
Sloe Gin
Slovenia
"Cinnamon and a hint of plum on the nose. The palate has lemon and lemon balm notes with some slightly sour fruitiness and a herbal mint note that continues into the finish."

Sweden

Country Winner
Country WinnerHernö Gin
Sloe Gin
Sweden
"Nice woody, fruity nose with soft stone fruits, marzipan and lemony astringency. Buttery and sweet on the palate with plums, red fruit and interesting spice hints. Black walnut notes on the finish."

Switzerland

"Prominent cinnamon on the nose. Rounded, full palate with cinnamon/cassia and cloves alongside fruity notes of orange, sloe and blackcurrant. Nice amount of sweetness."

SILVER WINNERS

Wales

Country Winner
Country WinnerForagers
Soulful Sloe Gin
Wales
"Jammy and orange marmalade notes on the nose with piney juniper. Not too sweet for a sloe gin, with prominent gin base notes on the palate."

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