D1 London Gin Awarded Two Highest Masters Medals in global Gin Masters 2014

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Newly launched D1 London Gin has been awarded the highest, Masters, medals for the quality of its gin in the Super Premium and Contemporary categories of the global Gin Masters 2014 based on blind tasting by panels of independent industry experts.

Having spent two years perfecting our gin with one of the oldest distilleries, we are delighted that the smooth versatile quality of D1 London Gin has been consistently recognised by all the judges in the Gin Masters 2014 awards

Newly launched D1 London Gin has been awarded the highest, Masters, medals for the quality of its gin in the Super Premium and Contemporary categories of the global Gin Masters 2014 based on blind tasting by panels of independent industry experts.

Organised by Spirits Business Magazine, The Spirit Masters series has fast become one of the most respected and high profile trade competitions in the industry, attracting vast amounts of entries from leading brands all over the world. Each spirit is judged independently on its own merit against a global standard of quality and then awarded a Silver, Gold or Master medal.

“Having spent two years perfecting our gin with one of the oldest distilleries, we are delighted that the smooth versatile quality of D1 London Gin has been consistently recognised by all the judges in the Gin Masters 2014 awards”, said Dominic Limbrey, Managing Director of D.J. Limbrey Distilling Company Ltd, which produces D1 London Gin. “Our aim was to create an exceptional gin that would be appreciated by gin lovers and appeal to other spirits drinkers around the world. The incredibly positive reaction we’ve had from the huge number of people who have tasted and bought D1 London Gin since launching only a few weeks ago has been truly amazing. We are honored to receive these awards which are recognised globally for their independence and consistently high standards.”

Commenting on the awards, Sprits Business Magazine associate publisher Daisy Jones said, “It is always exciting each year when we get new brands enter into The Spirit Masters Series and they outperform the established brands. D1 London Gin entered into the’ Super Premium’ and the newly launched ‘Contemporary’ categories of The Gin Masters 2014 and very deservingly was awarded the highest, Masters, medals in each category. This is a true endorsement of a fabulous gin matching all the requirements of the now educated gin consumers.”

Launched on May 22nd 2014, D1 London Gin uses a very narrow cut of triple-distilled spirit in a batch copper pot distillation with juniper berries, coriander, orange and lemon peel, angelica root, cassia bark, orris, almond, liquorice and nettles selected by a master tea blender. The resulting 40% ABV London Dry Gin produces quintessential British flavours and aromas of orange, fruit tea with a juniper backbone, and a distinctive blackcurrant nose that works perfectly with mint as a signature garnish.

The Gin Masters 2014 team of judges was chaired by Anne Jones (Waitrose Wine and Spirits Marketing Manager) and Becky Paskin (Editor Spirits Business) and divided into 2 panels which were as follows;

Panel 1: Kane Brooks (Beverage Manager ETM Group) and Adam McCullouch (Buyer ETM Group) and Clayton Hartley (The Candlelight Club)

Panel 2: Thomas Aske (Fluid Movement) and David T. Smith (Celebrated Gin Consultant)

Panel 3: Billy Abbott (Whisky Exchange) and Matt Chambers (Manager Whisky Shop and Whisky for Everyone) and Shane Lee Safi (Spice Market)

About D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co.
D.J. Limbrey Distilling Company is a contemporary luxury British spirits company meeting demand for British craft, quality and innovation. The company is founded by Dominic Limbrey, who has a passion for premium gin with a background in design and production for international markets. D1 London Gin is the company’s first spirit, combining traditional distilling craft with contemporary branding to create a multi-award winning, smooth and versatile super-premium gin designed for broad appeal in global markets. More information is available at d1londongin.com

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