Winners of a second annual gin awards have been revealed at a ceremony last night – with two Aberdeen businesses scooping up top titles.
The Scottish Gin Awards 2018 saw more than 600 guests gather to celebrate Scotland’s biggest spirits competition and hear the crowned winners across 18 categories.
Five north-east firms represented the region last night in Glasgow.
The award for Scottish Gin Bar of the Year, sponsored by TLT, went to The Craftsman Company on Guild Street.
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It’s official – we are Scottish Gin Bar of the Year ?Thank you to our amazing suppliers of spectacular gin, our customers for their support during our first year as an independent business, our staff for their commitment to excellent service and fine products, to the Scottish Gin Awards for this award that means so much – and finally, to these two – @stunim and @gr2806 – who have worked tirelessly to bring Aberdeen city a fine gin experience that we’re so proud of. Have a great night guys ??????? #scottishginbaroftheyear2018 #scottishginawards #scottishgin #ginawards18 #scotginawards18
The Gold Medal Award for Navy Strength Gin of the Year, sponsored by Cara Technology, went to Still River Uncut, Deeside Distillery.
The award for Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year, was presented to Isle of Harris Distillers whose mission to create a “social distillery” bringing jobs and increasing tourism to the island was praised.
Chair of the judging panel Alex Bruce, managing director of Adelphi Distillery, said: “Congratulations to all the Scottish distilleries and supporting companies who have won at the Scottish Gin Awards.
“The Scottish gin sector can be very proud. These medals will help retain our precious reputation as a global centre in the production of high-quality spirits.
“With a phenomenal 80 Scottish gins in the finals and 18 taste medal winners presented, the results will provide winning distilleries with a real boost in advance of the busy Christmas season.
“For the discerning gin drinker, these awards provide welcome guidance when choosing from the large range of Scottish gin now on the market.”