One Gin, produced by ethical brand One Drinks, has been awarded a Gold at this year’s International Wine & Spirit competition, just four months after launching – described by the IWSC judges as “complex, original and delicious”.
Multi-award-winning Master Distiller, Sarah Thompson, uses 9 botanicals from around the world, plus one signature botanical, fresh sage, foraged from the forest surrounding the Distillery. One Gin is hand-crafted in small batches at Blackdown Distillery in Sussex, then seven times filtered for a distinctively smooth finish.
Not only does the sage provide a unique flavour profile to One Gin, but the genus name of the plant is in fact derived from the Latin word ‘salvare’ meaning to save. One Gin, it can be said, therefore ties in with The One Brand’s overarching vision to channel profits into helping the estimated 663 million people worldwide without access to clean water.
Speaking on the award, Ian Spooner, Managing Director, said: “We are immensely proud to receive this award which recognises the very best products across the wines and spirits industry. Whilst One Gin supports our global charitable efforts, the product stands on its own as a premium example of a contemporary style British craft gin.”
He added: “The evolution of One Gin has been a fantastic experience. With the help of experts in the industry such as Sarah Thompson, our award-winning Master Distiller, we have developed a unique craft gin, distilled in Sussex, but inspired by the world. So why not choose a great tasting gin which makes a difference and funds life-changing water projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.”
One Gin is available in World Duty Free stores across the UK, priced at £38.49 for one litre, Harvey Nichols stores from August, leading national wholesalers and online stockists. Find out more at thespiritofone.com
One Gin Tasting notes (from the judges):
Nose: Soft dill and fennel. Herbaceous, leafy, with a cushiony feel.
Taste: A berry fruitiness somewhat reminiscent of blueberries, strawberries and cherries, followed by a gentle herbaceousness with notes of caraway, dill, and a hint of nigella seed. Complex, original, and delicious!
Panels of leading industry experts assess entries over 7 months of the year to ensure a considered approach to tasting whilst ‘double blind’ judging means samples are tasted in pre-poured glasses. The judges will taste up to 60 samples a day and each product is judged by the whole panel together allowing for group discussions.
The award will be presented at The Annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday 15th November at the Guildhall in London.
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