Best in Class 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 once again brought together the crème de la crème of the spirits world, and the excitement is mounting for the announcement of the Best in Class Gin at the Top Shelf 2024 Awards Gala. This category features gins that showcase exceptional craftsmanship, unique flavors, and innovative distillation techniques. Here are the standout finalists vying for the prestigious title:

Dada Chapel Organic Dry Gin

Dada Chapel Organic Dry Gin from Flanders, Belgium, stands out for its commitment to organic ingredients and sustainability. This gin is renowned for its herbaceous profile, offering a vibrant blend of botanicals that reflect the rich, fertile land of Flanders. The careful selection of organic herbs and spices creates a fresh gin.

Hilbing Gin

Hilbing Gin brings a unique twist to the London Dry style with its Argentine heritage. Crafted in Mendoza, this gin features classic juniper, citrus, and floral notes, but what sets it apart is the inclusion of local botanicals and pure Andean mountain water. The addition of Malbec grapes gives Hilbing Gin a distinctive Argentine character, adding subtle fruity undertones that enhance its complexity and depth.

Ben Lomond Scottish Gin

Ben Lomond’s unique flavor profile is a tribute to the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands, combining traditional gin botanicals with a touch of heather and rowan berries. The result is a gin that is both robust and elegantly balanced.

Eight Lands Organic Speyside Gin

This gin offers a fresh, aromatic floral profile with a well-balanced mix of botanicals. The use of organic ingredients ensures a pure and natural taste, reflecting the pristine environment of Speyside. Eight Lands has crafted a gin that is both delicate and complex, making it an ideal choice for sophisticated cocktails or sipping on its own.

Juniperus Gin

The distillers behind Juniperus Gin have perfected the art of balancing traditional gin elements with unique Australian botanicals, resulting in a spirit that is both familiar and intriguingly different. Its complexity makes it a versatile gin, suitable for a wide range of cocktails.

As the spirits community eagerly awaits the Top Shelf 2024 Awards Gala, these outstanding gin finalists represent the pinnacle of excellence in their category. Each finalist brings a unique blend of flavor, craftsmanship, and innovation, offering a testament to the diverse and vibrant world of gin. Stay tuned to find out which exceptional gin will be crowned Best in Class, setting a new standard for gin lovers worldwide.