The Gin-aissance shows no sign of abating with new and delightful gins hitting bars and lips on a regular basis; and not only are consumers enjoying gin but award judges are as well and at levels never seen before.
This has been highlighted at the recent 2019 International Spirits Challenge (ISC), which for the first time in its 24 year history has named a gin as its ‘Supreme Champion Spirit’.
That award goes to the spirit judge the best in a blind tasting of all the Challenge’s trophy winners and this year the No.3 London Dry Gin, made by respected Dutch distiller and liqueur producer, De Kuyper, on behalf of Berry Bros. & Rudd, has come out on top.
Lizzy Rudd Executive Chairperson at Berry Bros & Rudd, said: “Winning an ISC award is a hugely impressive achievement, and to be crowned overall spirit of the year is incredibly exciting. We’re passionate in our pursuit to offer No.3 as a beacon of undisputed quality within the congested world of gin.”
ISC Events Director, Justin Smith, added: “2019 has a been a great year for the ISC, including trophies awarded for the first time in categories such as Bacanora, Mezcal and only the second time for Shochu, which is testament to the quality of entries we receive worldwide, as well as the ever evolving growth we invest into the challenge each year.
“We have more international judges than ever with expert knowledge and strong expertise across all our spirits categories.No.3 winning the Supreme Spirit award seems apt bearing in mind the massive interest and growth in sales of Gin. Who would have thought it, 30 years ago?”
No.3 London Dry Gin is distributed in Australia by Baranows Emporium and Owner and Director, Ben Baranow, said: “Baranow’s Emporium has built its reputation on supplying the finest quality spirits to the Australian market and it’s always exciting to see one of the products recognised in this manner. No.3 is an exceptional gin and very much deserving of the award and we are delighted to be able to share it with Australian consumers.”