The World's Best G&T (And How To Make It)

IWSC news

Thu 23 Jul 2015

Originally drunk medicinally by the army of the British East India Company, is there a cocktail more quintessentially British than a G&T? In a nod to the timeless favourite, The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has spent months tasting gins from across the globe, hunting for the gin of all gins to marry with age-old partner, tonic. Having searched far and wide, they’ve now found the winner of their very first G&Tcompetition to bring you the world’s ultimate serve.


It may be a simple partnership, but there’s nothing simple about the IWSC’s winning gin, Napue. With roots at the very heart of Finnish nature, Napue is a full bodied spirit with a herbal sweet taste and hints of sea-buckthorn, cranberries, pepper, rye and birch leaves.


Perfectly paired with Fever Tree’s Indian Tonic Water, a blend of botanical oils, spring water and the highest quality quinine from the 'fever trees' of the Eastern Congo, the G&T has a uniquely crisp, mellow and refreshing taste and aroma.


Here’s the award winning recipe, to impress your friends with this extra special take on an old favourite.  



·         Double shot of Napue gin

·         200ml of Fever Tree tonic  

·         Rosemary

·         Cranberries


Preparation method

·         Fill a tall glass with ice

·         Pour in the Napue gin

·         Top with Fever Tree tonic 

·         Garnish with rosemary and cranberries


Napue, 50cl is available from at RRP £31.89, for more information visit Fever Tree, 500ml is available from Tesco at RRP £1.35, for more information visit


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Notes to Editors



-          Established in 1969, The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Now in its 46th year, The IWSC’s relentless pursuit of excellence underpins every aspect of the competition today

-          What sets the IWSC apart is the formidable reputation of its judging process. Our panels of carefully selected industry experts comprise Masters of Wine, buyers, sommeliers, WSET qualified educators and respected wine journalists. Every single wine is assessed on its own merits within the context of its class

-          Currently receiving entries from around 90 countries, the IWSC is truly international in its reach and recognition

-          IWSC partners around the world work throughout the year to drive awareness and promote winners to both trade and consumer audiences

-          With 46 years heritage, an IWSC Award is recognised internationally as a badge of quality

-          For the full list of Spirit winners or more information, visit: