Flavorful Innovations: Best in Class Flavored Gin Finalists from the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  06.03.2024

The 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition has brought to light some of the most innovative and flavorful gins in the market. Flavored gins, infused with unique botanicals and ingredients, offer a fresh take on the classic spirit, providing vibrant and diverse tasting experiences. Here are the standout finalists up for the Best in Class Flavored Gin title to be announced at the Top Shelf 2024 Awards Gala:

Settlers Spirits Yuzu Gin

Settlers Spirits Yuzu Gin from McLaren Vale is a bold and citrusy delight. This gin harnesses the unique and vibrant flavors of yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, creating a clean and refreshing profile. The bold citrus notes are perfectly balanced with traditional juniper, making it an invigorating choice for those who love a zesty twist in their gin. This gin is perfect for a variety of cocktails, adding a fresh and tangy dimension to any drink.

Gervasi Spirits Pink Peppercorn Gin

Gervasi Spirits Pink Peppercorn Gin offers a bright and aromatic profile. The classic juniper and citrus notes are complemented by the unique addition of pink peppercorn, which adds a spicy and aromatic depth. This innovative combination results in a gin that is both lively and complex, making it an excellent choice for adventurous gin enthusiasts looking to explore new flavor territories.

DiBaldo Spirits AU 79 Saffron Gin

This luxurious gin combines the traditional flavors of juniper and citrus with the opulence of saffron. The addition of saffron gives the gin a rich, aromatic experience, elevating it to a new level of sophistication. It’s an indulgent choice that brings a touch of Italian elegance to any gin-based cocktail.

Luscious Spirits Raspberry Gin

This gin blends vibrant juniper with fresh raspberry notes, creating a delightful and refreshing profile. The fresh raspberry infusion adds a natural sweetness that pairs beautifully with the traditional botanicals, making it an ideal choice for those who enjoy a fruity twist in their gin. It’s perfect for summer cocktails and adds a burst of berry flavor to any drink.

Junipero Smoked Rosemary Gin

Junipero Smoked Rosemary Gin stands out with its distinctive smoky rosemary character. This California gin infuses the classic juniper base with smoked rosemary, resulting in a unique and captivating flavor profile. The smoky notes add depth and complexity, making it a versatile gin that can be enjoyed neat or in a variety of cocktails. It’s an excellent choice for those who appreciate bold and innovative flavors.

As the spirits community eagerly awaits the Top Shelf 2024 Awards Gala, these exceptional flavored gin finalists demonstrate the diversity and creativity within the category. Each contender offers a distinct and memorable tasting experience, showcasing the unique potential of flavored gin.