Gin is still as popular as ever and now Cruxland Gin has beaten the competition to be named the best SA London Dry Gin for Taste.
The results of the 2018 World Gin Awards were announced at the Honourable Artillery Company London at the Gin Magazine Awards Dinner – an event attended by over 120 international gin producers, industry experts, and journalists.
The World Gin Awards select the best in all internationally recognised styles of gin, and KWV competed with gins from around the world in this benchmark-driven competition.
Cruxland Gin is described as “bright peppermint and a chalky note on the nose. Zesty, juicy fresh orange. The palate is bright, fresh and lifted. Citrus-led. Layered with a pink pepper finish."
Cruxland Gin is the world’s first craft-style gin to be infused with nine exotic signature botanicals and rare Kalahari N’abbas – also known as ‘Kalahari truffles’. It is made using the London Gin production technique, which means all botanicals are distilled together with neutral spirit.
The Taste Awards were chaired by drinks writer and gin specialist David T Smith and adjudication is based upon the commonly held gin groupings which define the style and process of gin production.
The judges of the first round of blind tastings are independent spirits experts, including drinks writers and educators. From their scores a winner is selected for each category and country and gold, silver and bronze medals assigned.