We're delighted to announce that we've made the finals of the Scottish Gin Awards 2017, being shortlisted in the Distilled Gin of the Year and Excellence in Marketing categories.
The finalists were announced yesterday for the first annual Scottish Gin Awards with 28 producers and 56 gins progressing to finalist stage in the new national competition.
Having only been on sale since August 2016 we're extremely pleased to be representing Orkney on a national stage with so many excellent and more established gin brands.
Chair of the judging panel, Stephen White, founder of the Scottish Gin Society which sponsors the competition commented:
“Chairing the judging session for the Scottish Gin Awards was challenging but one which the panel absolutely thrived on. We reviewed a total of 60 written entries which we debated thoroughly, ensuring the process was rigorous, fair and crucially, free from any commercial influence.
“The evidence we reviewed showed that the Scottish gin industry is a vibrant, creative and high quality centre for the delivery of premium product which is among the best in the world. I expect that we will see many of our top producers gain the recognition that will come from winning one of these sought after awards.”
The winners will be announced at the Scottish Gin Awards dinner and celebration on Thursday 14 September 2017 held at the Doubletree by Hilton, in Glasgow. Fingers crossed!
Find out more on the Scottish Gin Awards website.