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Alberta Distilleries Win at World Gin Awards!
Alberta distilleries have done fantastically well at this year's World Gin Awards! Last Best Brewing and Distilling, Gnu Distillery and Anoha each grabbed several wards including 2 coveted golds. Alberta took home more awards than any other province in confederation. Showcasing the innovative and unique spirits Albertan producers are capable of.
The World Gin Awards are part of the World Drinks Awards which select, reward and promote the world’s best drinks to consumers and trade globally.
Best gins from each country will compete for the World’s Best Gin in categories such as Classic Gin, Compound Gin, Signature Botanical and London Dry Gin among others.
Gold Winner & Country Winner: Reid’s Distillery, Toronto, Ontario– Reid’s Gin
Silver Winner: Ampersand Distilling Co., Duncan, BC — Gin
Bronze Winner: Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary, Alberta — Fortunella
Country Winner: Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary, Alberta — Afterglow
Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary, Alberta– Afterglow
Reid’s Distillery, Toronto, Ontario — Reid’s Spiced Gin
Barrelling Tide Distillery, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia — Tide Gin
Anohka, Parkland County, Alberta — Orange Bloom Dry Gin
Compass Distillers, Halifax, Nova Scotia — Gin Royal
Antidote Distilling Co., Port Alberni, B.C. — Black Gin
The Newfoundland Distillery Company, Clarke’s Beach, NL — Seaweed Gin
Gold Winner & Country Winner: Dunrobin Distilleries. Ottawa, Ontario — Earl Grey Gin
Silver Winner: Victoria Distillers, Sidney, B.C. — Empress 1908
London Dry Gin:
Gold Winner & Country Winner: Gnu Craft Spirits, Calgary Alberta — The Gnu Normal
Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary Alberta — First Love
Anohka, Parkland County, Alberta — Tempest Dry Gin
Gold Winner & Country Winner: Distillerie des Marigots, Caplan, Quebec — Récif gin vieilli
Silver Winner: Compass Distillers, Halifax, Nova Scotia — Noon Gun Gin
Old Tom Gin:
Gold Winner & Country Winner: Giants and Gentlemen Gin, Ontario — Old Tom New Gin
The country winner in each category will represent Canada for the title of World’s Best Gin 2023 which will be announced on February 23rd, 2023.