Here Are The 8 Best Gins In The World According To The 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Here Are The 8 Best Gins In The World According To The 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

If we’re going to learn something from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, it is that Gins are thriving. The generally clear spirit received eight Outstanding Golds, up from six a year prior, over the course of the annual event.

English Gins pulled in the largest haul with five Outstanding Golds with BeauFort Spirit Fifty-Seven Smoked Sipping Gin, Helford River Distillery Monterey Gin, Spirit of Harrogate Slingsby Marmalade Gin, Wessex Distillery The Wyvern Gin, and Withers Gin G1 all receiving the top prize. Stone Grange Elg No. 1 Gin from Denmark, Vapor Distillery Boulder Spirits Ginskey Gin from the USA, and India’s Stranger & Sons Indian Spirited Gin also received the highest mark of distinction. All eight Gins scored 98/100.

Check out all the gins that won Outstanding Gold and Gold at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below: 

Elg No. 1 GinDenmarkStone GrangeOutstanding Gold
G1EnglandWithers GinOutstanding Gold
Boulder Spirits Ginskey GinUSAVapor DistilleryOutstanding Gold
Monterey GinEnglandHelford River DistilleryOutstanding Gold
The Wyvern GinEnglandWessex DistilleryOutstanding Gold
Slingsby Marmalade GinEnglandSpirit of HarrogateOutstanding Gold
Indian Spirited GinIndiaStranger & SonsOutstanding Gold
Fifty-Seven Smoked Sipping GinEnglandBeauFort SpiritOutstanding Gold
Berkshire Botanical Dry GinEnglandHalewood Wines & SpiritsGold
Opera Gin BudapestHungaryFirst Hungarian Gin ManufactureGold
Kis O GinAustraliaKangaroo Island DistilleryGold
Rostrevor Ruby Irish GinNorthern IrelandMourne Dew DistilleryGold
King Stone GinEnglandKing Stone GinGold
No.3 London Dry GinNetherlandsBerry Bros & RuddGold
Elg No. 3 GinDenmarkStone GrangeGold
City Of London Square Mile GinEnglandHalewood Wines & SpiritsGold
Red – Original Beetroot LiqueurNetherlandsWenneker DistilleriesGold
Procera GinKenyaNairobi DistillersGold
Kaore 3 GinNetherlandsMwórveld DistilleryGold
Kis Wild GinAustraliaKangaroo Island DistilleryGold
The West Winds Gin – Wild PlumAustraliaThe Tailor Made Spirits CompanyGold
Précissime L’Origine XO BrandyFranceMaison BoutillierGold
Kiyosu Aichi Craft GinJapanKiyosuzakura BreweryGold
Ægin Lyng Og Ingefær GinDenmarkDestilleriet AlsGold
Brookie’s Byron Slow GinAustraliaCape Byron DistilleryGold
65 MilesAustraliaGranddad Jack’s Craft DistilleryGold
Wild Rose GinScotlandTayport DistilleryGold
Batch Distilled GinNew ZealandLighthouse GinGold
Bloody Shiraz GinAustraliaFour Pillars DistilleryGold
Lithuanian Vodka OriginalLithuaniaMV Group ProductionGold
Westbourne Strength GinEnglandMartin Miller’s GinGold
Classic GinNew ZealandScapegrace DistillingGold
Savoury Allsorts GinAustraliaSeppeltsfield Road DistillersGold
Lavender Flower GinDenmarkBeGin Cph ApSGold
Fräkne Navy Strength GinSwedenKlocktornet Destilleri ABGold
Poolside GinNetherlandsGingery DrinksGold
Navy Strength GinSwedenHernö GinGold
African GinSouth AfricaCopper RepublicGold
London Dry GinEngland58 GinGold
Rare Dry GinAustraliaFour Pillars DistilleryGold
Mulberry & Coca GinPeruLondon to LimaGold
Etsu GinJapanBBC SpiritsGold
Ólafsson GinIcelandEyland SpiritsGold
Elephant Strength GinGermanyElephant GinGold
Barrel Aged GinSingaporeBrass Lion DistilleryGold
Albertine GinNew ZealandHastings DistillersGold
Silent Pool GinEnglandSilent Pool DistillersGold
Three Cuts Distiller’s Release GinAustraliaTurner StillhouseGold
Ha?Penny Rhubarb GinRepublic of IrelandPearse Lyons DistilleryGold
Barrel Aged GinUSAFillibusterGold
Skagerrak GinNorwayArcus NorwayGold
Grifu Limù ginItalySilvio CartaGold
Cask Finished Navy Strength GinNorthern IrelandThe Copeland DistilleryGold
GinEnglandMartin Miller’s GinGold
Triple Juniper GinAustraliaNever Never DistillingGold
Whitley Neill Quince GinEnglandHalewood InternationalGold
6 O’clock Sloe GinEnglandBramley and GageGold
Craft Nordic Navy Strength GinSwedenPurity DistilleryGold
City Of London Murcian Orange GinEnglandHalewood Wines & SpiritsGold
Spirit Of Gin LiqueurCroatiaGood SpiritGold

Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold.