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We would like to share with you some of the awards Dryad Gin has achieved since we launched it just two years ago…

Concours Mondial Bruxelles 500

The Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Gold Medal

We have been awarded a prestigious gold medal in our first year of operation, gaining global recognition Out of 22,383 spirits from 57 countries, only 23 gins received a gold medal, and Dryad Gin is the only gin selected from the UK.

This phenomenal achievement was made possible through participation in The Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the leading international event honouring spirit drinks worldwide. An independent panel of renowned experts from across the globe meticulously evaluated the entries and bestowed medals upon the best. What makes this competition unique is that the judges never see the bottles, ensuring anonymity and fairness throughout the process..

Taste of the West Gold 2024

Taste of the West – Gold 2023 and 2024

For the past two years we have won gold in the Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs section with Taste of the West. This is the UK’s largest independent regional food group who promote and support local food and drink from the South West of England. The highest score is a gold award.

Drayd Gin Higly Commended

The Gin Guide Award– Highly Commended 

This is the world’s largest independent Gin Awards and leads the industry with the most rigorous judging process, the most extensive feedback, and with categories that are the most relevant and in touch industry trends. Widely recognised and highly respected by the trade and consumers across the world, The Gin Guide Awards celebrate and give global recognition to the exceptional products, distilleries and people within the gin industry. 

HIGHLY COMMENDED: These are the gins that achieved a score within a small margin of the threshold to be a Winner and are deserving of a special mention.

GT 23 1 star 1688389653

Great Taste Award – One Star 

The Quantock Hills Dryad Gin was one of 5,904 products to receive a Great Taste award in 2023 (which is only 41.6% of the total products entered). Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.

In 2023 judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test. The line-up saw food and drink products submitted from an extraordinary 109 different countries across the world 14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process and 4,088 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’.