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Scottish Gin Awards Finalists 2019

We take a look at the finalists of the 2019 Scottish Gin Awards, ahead of the awards ceremony on 10th October in Glasgow.

Published: 12th July 2019

Now in its third successful year, the 2019 Scottish Gin Awards is the annual industry celebration of Scottish Gins made in Scotland and the finalists have recently been announced. Covering a growing number of categories, the judging process took place in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh at the end of May 2019.

Gins were blind tasted by a 20 strong panel of industry figures and were tasted under strict conditions managed by the competition’s technical consultants, sensory management experts, Cara Technology. In total, the panel reviewed 173 gins that were entered with 117 gins progressing to the final stage and a total of 65 companies in the running to win awards this year.

The 2019 Scottish Gin Award finalists are…

Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year sponsored by ALDI

Best Newcomer sponsored by Kimia UK

Growth Business of the Year sponsored by Halewood

Innovation of the Year sponsored by MacRoberts

Exporter of the Year sponsored by Forth Ports

Best Marketing Campaign sponsored by Orb Group

Excellence in Branding sponsored by McLaren Packaging

Best Brand Experience sponsored by Rankin Brothers & Sons

Scottish Gin Destination of the Year

Scottish Gin Event of the Year

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London Dry Gin of the Year sponsored by Franklin & Sons

Distilled Gin of the Year

High Strength Gin of the Year (50% ABV and over)

Gin Liqueur of the Year

Cask Gin of the Year sponsored by Wolffe

Flavoured Gin of the Year

Fruit Flavoured Gin of the Year

Old Tom Gin of the Year

Scottish Gin Awards is an official sponsor of International Scottish Gin Day 2019. Learn more here.