Isle of Harris gin gets gold at the World Gin Awards 2021

Isle of Harris Distillery has achieved further success with its iconic, much-loved gin after scooping the Gold award in the London Dry Gin category at this year’s prestigious global awards.

The Isle of Harris gin has been awarded gold for taste in Scotland's London Dry Gin category - building on its success in taking bronze in the World Gin Awards in 2018.

The Scottish distillery has earned itself a gold award in the Scottish category for London Dry Gins with its sustainably-harvested and distinctive sugar kelp ingredient helping it scoop one of the sought-after top spots in this year’s awards hosted by Gin Magazine.

Isle of Harris’ ‘The Dottach’ gin, infused with fresh and vibrant notes of juniper, coriander, angelica root, liquorice and bitter orange peel, has achieved a cult status in Scotland for its stylish, sculptural bottle and coastal overtones capturing the wild, botanical nature of Harris itself. Now, after judges tasted a variety of Scottish gins in the taste category, the spirit distilled in a small copper gin still has built on its continued success as one of Scotland’s most loved gins.

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Bethany Whymark, editor of Gin Magazine, said: “Now is a wonderful time to be working in the world of gin, and we are proud to be able to celebrate the industry’s best through our awards – which were presented in a virtual format for the first time ever.”

Mike Donald, Isle of Harris Distillery Storyteller, said: “We were delighted to learn that Isle of Harris Gin won Gold at the World Gin Awards 2021 in the London Dry Gin taste category. It helped put a real spring in our step and reminded us that, after a challenging year for us all, good things can still happen, however small they may seem in the grand scheme of things. So, it felt like a good time to accentuate the positive and look forward to what the rest of 2021 may bring. It’s also a real testament to the skills of our distillers that even in difficult times they can produce an award winning spirit.”

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