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 for their Makar Glasgow Gin and limited edition Cask Aged Makar Oaked expressions.

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 and a stand-out from the other competitors.

The Makar gin 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

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.

That’s a pretty impressive haul and one that we think is totally worth it! Makar London dry has featured in our tasting line up for the last year and is always a firm favourite. You can also read our review of it here.


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