Sunday, December 16, 2018
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It's celebration galore for Portree's gin distillers as they scoop a top award at the Scottish Gin Awards 2018.

Misty Isle Gin was awarded the gold medal for Distilled Gin of the Year yesterday (Thursday 20 September.)

The award ceremony was held in Glasgow and saw the Isle of Harris Distillery win Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year title.  

Alistair Wilson, Managing Director at Isle of Skye Distillers, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win the Distilled Gin of the Year category at the Scottish Gin Awards.

"As Scotland's national awards for the gin industry, taking home a Gold award means so much to us. The fact that Misty Isle Gin has achieved this while we're still only in our second year of production is just wonderful. Being acknowledged by such a prestigious judging panel helps to show we're on the right track, distilling a spirit which is produced locally right here on Skye, from start to finish."

Chair of the judging panel, Alex Bruce, Managing Director of Adelphi Distillery commented: “Congratulations to all the Scottish distilleries and supporting companies who have won at the Scottish Gin Awards. The Scottish gin sector can be very proud. These medals will help retain our precious reputation as a global centre in the production of high-quality spirits.

“With a phenomenal 80 Scottish gins in the finals and 18 taste medal winners presented, the results will provide winning distilleries with a real boost in advance of the busy Christmas season. For the discerning gin drinker, these awards provide welcome guidance when choosing from the large range of Scottish gin now on the market.”

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