World Gin Awards – Best English Classic Gin

Bristol Dry Gin Wins a Top Award at the World Gin Awards

Bristol Dry Gin, made by the Bristol Spirits Collective in Bristol, has won a top award at the World Gin Awards yesterday, 25th February. The company’s Classic 40% Gin was named was named the Best English Classic Gin and awarded the gold medal in an announcement made through social media due to Covid 19 restrictions.

The World Gin Awards are an global spirit competition held annually in London, selecting the very best in all internationally recognized styles of gin. Presented by, the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Gin Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.

The gin is made in a cellar the centre of the Bristol using British wheat, and bottled on site by the small team. The recipe for Bristol Gin was developed in 2017 on a very small 50 litre still, and due to its popularity, is now made in a larger 400 litre still. The recipe is a closely guarded secret, which has never been written down, and is only known to three people, but the judges at the competition said the gin had “great complexity on the nose”, “Extremely smooth mouthfeel”, and “very fresh and a really rounded product”. The gin costs around £27 from online retailers, so is considerably better value than many other craft gins

The Bristol Spirit Collective also scooped a bronze medal in the flavoured gin category for their Five in the Pink Gin. These awards come on the back of the company’s vodka being named Champion Product at the Taste of The West Awards, a few months ago.

David Batch, founder and head distiller, said “We are thrilled with this award. It means a great deal to the team, especially when competing against such great products like Lumber’s Bartholomew and Falmouth Black Rock. It’s a big win for all the distillers in our great city.”

Brett Hirt, Director of the company said ” We’ve really tried to put the spirit of Bristol into this product, using local ingredients and distilling right in the heart of the city. The unwavering support of the hospitality industry in Bristol and beyond, and the friendly encouragement of our local Mayor, Marvin Rees , has been instrumental in our success.”

Bristol Dry Gin Classic 40% is available locally from hundreds of the region’s best pubs, bars and restaurants, and internationally from the best retailers.

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