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Best in Class For Glasgow Distillery at Global Spirit Masters
Best in Class For Glasgow Distillery at Global Spirit Masters


Specialising in premium gin and single malt distilling, The Glasgow Distillery Company has won five medals at a leading industry competition against 150 of the world’s finest gins. 

Celebrating the best superior spirits across the world, the annual Global Spirit Masters Awards presented The Glasgow Distillery with two highly coveted 'Master of Gin' awards. 
Rewarding excellence and quality in a blind tasting by a leading industry panel, the Master Medal is the top accolade available and marks the winner as truly exceptional, standing head and shoulders above the other competitors. The top award was given to  both the original Makar Glasgow Gin and the Makar Oak Aged Gin.  
The Makar portfolio also took home two golds and a silver medal in an impressive five medal haul for the award-winning craft distillery.  
Organised by The Spirits Business Magazine since 2008, The Global Spirits Masters is one of the most renowned blind tasting competitions in the world with entries welcomed from distillers across 120 countries with a reach across 45,000 spirit professionals world-wide.  

Overall, each gin in the Makar Gin portfolio was awarded: 
Master: Makar Glasgow Gin – Super Premium category  
Master: Makar Oak Aged Gin – Aged in Oak category  
Gold: Makar Glasgow Gin – London Dry category  
Gold: Makar Mulberry Aged Gin – Aged in Mulberry Wood category  
Silver: Makar Old Tom Gin – Old Tom category     
Sixteen gin experts sampled 150 gins and awarded marks for appearance, nose, taste, and overall balance.  
Makar London Dry Glasgow Gin won the Master Medal in the highly contested Super Premium category, with judges praising "good juniper structure" and "lingering finish". This expression also picked up a gold medal for the intensely competitive London Dry category.  

Experts lauded the "crisp cucumber" flavour of the Makar Oak Aged Gin to garner a Master Medal for the expression and a Gold Medal for the Makar Mulberry Aged Gin.  

Commenting on the multiple award wins was Liam Hughes, CEO of The Glasgow Distillery Company, the crafters behind Makar:  

"The Global Spirits Masters is an incredible celebration of superior spirits and to have our gin recognised five times by a panel of leading experts is a superb achievement for our hardworking team.
"The two Master Medals and awards across our gin portfolio truly reinforce our belief in producing exceptional quality products. We have been overwhelmed with the positive reviews of our gin range since launching two years ago, these additional Master Medals cements our place as an award-winning producer of super-premium craft products.” 

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