While Scotland may be more associated with the best whiskey more than anything else, its gins aren’t to be sneezed at either. And for anyone still in any doubt, have a look at the haul of medals Scottish gins pulled in at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
Achroous, the signature gin from Leith-based Electric Spirit Co., was among only a small selection of gins from across the globe to score 96 points or higher out of the possible 100 available at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).
Mr McGuigan, a four-time winner of the London International Wine and Spirits Competition international winemaker of the year, will remain a technical advisor to the company he has been with since 2004.
Sakurao Distillery’s Limited gin is made with lemons, oranges and yuzu grown around Hiroshima. The distillery swept away global competitors to earn Gold – Outstanding at the prestigious Britain-based International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018.
The industry’s regulatory structure was modernized in 1995, triggering a boom in brandy production. Since then, South African brandy producers have won the coveted International Wine and Spirits Competition’s Worldwide Brandy Trophy, for the world’s best brandy, a total of 16 times—more than any other country.
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Founded in 1995, Ridgeview was one of the first wineries to be devoted to the production of English sparkling wine and was crowned the International Wine and Spirit Competition Winemaker Of The Year 2018.