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TAG: International Wine & Spirits Competition
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9 Medals for Portugal

After announcing the winners of IWSC 2017 (International Wine & Spirit Competition), we can only conclude that Portuguese Gin is on its way. This year, 7 Portuguese Gins wer featured in the different categories, in a total of 9 medals awarded.
Gotik came out as one of the big winners, being awarded the Silver medal (graded above 80) in the London Dry Gin category and Bronze in the Gin & Tonic category. In Gin & Tonic, Portugal won another Bronze with Cobalto 17. Among the London Dry Gins, there were three prize winners. Alongside Gotik were Gin 13 with a  Silver medal and Opivm was awarded Bronze (graded above 75).
In the Packaging category, Gin Tinto and Opivm were awarded Gold and Bronze respectively.
Saving the best till last, Azor Reserva won the Gold medal for Aged Gins. This means that Azor Reserva obtained over 90 points in a contest with a jury of at least 7 judges and further laboratory testing. In the same category, Sharish Laurinius received the Silver medal. A great result for the Portuguese hosts who bring ever more excitement to the ever more competitive Portuguese Gin market, and who predict an even happier 2018.

Hernö Gin - The Best Gin for your Gin and Tonic

Cocktails are certainly in fashion these days. With Gin, or any other spirit, as their foundation, more and more bars are surfing the cocktails wave and inventing their own creations. 
While this phenomenon is undeniable, it is no less true that the G&T remains at the top of the list for many people. For the lovers of G&T, we bring news. 
Hernö Gin, a Swedish Gin, won the “world’s best gin for a gin and tonic 2016”, awarded by the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Hernö Gin thus continues its winning streak, putting this prize next to their 2 “Gold Outstanding” distinctions in “Boutique Distiller of the Year” and other medals from 2015. 
In a contest in which 150 Gin distillaries participated, Gins were mixed with Fever Tree Indian Tonic, without any flavourings or even ice added. They were marked by a panel of over 400 specialists. 
On the 1st of April, the Swedish company declared their win on social media with an announcement of a super-exclusive limited edition of a new 100 litre bottle of Hernö Gin. Sadly, of course, it was photoshopped…