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SPECIAL REPORT: World Drinks Awards 2017

Judging for the first round of the World Drinks Awards 2017 has taken place, with each product judged according to style and country.

The country winners in the Gin, Rum and Vodka categories are listed below.

The final results for all the spirit categories and styles will be announced at the Whiskies & Spirits Conference during the World Drinks Awards lunch on March 30, 2017 at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London.

World Drinks Awards 2017, Chair - Felicity Murray

World Gin Awards

The Country Winners in each gin category are:

Cask gin category 

Australia - The West Winds Gin Barrel Expedition Maidenii Voyage

Canada - Black Fox Dry Gin Barrel #2

Iceland - Vor Pot Distilled Gin

Sweden - Hernö Juniper Cask Gin

UK - Firkin Gin Original

USA - Vapor Distillery Ginskey Barrel Aged Gin

Compound gin category

Italy - Collesi Gin

UK - Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Navy-Strength

UK - Orkney Gin Company Johnsmas

Contemporary gin category

Australia - The West Winds The Cutlass

Belgium - Gilliam's Gin The Golden Apple

Canada - Ironworks Gin

Germany - Stauffenberg Dry Gin

Iceland - Vor Icelandic Premium Gin Navy Strength

New Zealand - Black Robin Rare Gin

South Africa - Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin

Spain - Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin

Sweden - Hernö Gin Old Tom

UK - Pothecary British Blended Gin

USA - Back River Gin

London Dry gin category

Australia - The West Winds Gin The Sabre

Belgium - Ginius The Flemish No1

Canada - Ironworks Gin

France - Citadelle Gin

Netherlands - Boomsma Dry Gin

Norway - Vidda Tørr Gin

South Africa - Cape Town Classic Dry Gin

Sweden - Hernö Gin Navy Strength

Switzerland - Turicum No3

UK - Bullards Norwich Dry Gin

Traditional Style gin category

Australia - Ironbark 313 Dry Gin

Canada - Black Fox Dry Gin #3

Germany - Penninger Granit Bavarian Gin

UK - Quinine Gin 1897

USA - OOLA Distillery Aloo Gin


World Rum Awards


The Country Winners in each rum category are:

Dark rum category

Australia - Bundaberg Master Distillers' Collection Solera

Germany - El Ron del Artesano 2004 Single Cask No.29

Netherlands - Old Captain Caribbean Brown Rum

UK - Westerhall No10

USA - Still 630 Expedition Rum

Flavoured rum category

Australia - Beenleigh Australian Honey

France - Ti'Original de Ced' Ti'Punch

Germany - Spirits of Old Man Rum Punch One

Gold - Aged up to 7 Years rum category

Australia - Bundaberg Master Distillers' Collection Small Batch

UK - St Vincent Distillers Sparrows Premium Rum

USA - Marauda Rum Steelpan

Gold - Aged 8 to 12 Years rum category

Thailand - Phraya Gold Rum

UK - St Vincent Distillers Mutineers Gold XO Special Reserve Rum

USA - The Real McCoy Aged 12 Years

Gold - Aged 13+ Years rum category

France - Plantation Rum XO

UK - Pirate's Grog Rum

Gold - No Age Statement rum category

Australia - Bundaberg Master Distiller's Collection Small Batch Vintage

Trinidad and Tobago - Agnostura 1919

UK - West Indies Rum & Cane

Spiced rum category

France - Ti'Original de Ced' Ti'Spicy

Germany - Spirits of Oldman Project Four Vanilla Cane

UK - Ableforth's Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old

White rum category

Trinidad and Tobago - Agnostura Reserva

Netherlands - Old Captain Caribbean White Rum

UK - Captain Morgan White Rum


World Vodka Awards

The Country Winners in each vodka category are:

Flavoured vodka category

Ukraine - Nemiroff Premium Category

Pure/Neutral vodka category

Canada - Canada One Artisan Vodka

Italy - Collesi Vodka

Lithuania - Russian Courage Pure Grain Vodka

Netherlands - Esbjærg Copper Edition

New Zealand - Blue Duck Rare Vodka

Poland - Poniatowski Vodka Exquisite

Russia - Czar's Original

Ukraine - Nemiroff Premium De Luxe

UK - Slingsby Pure Grain Vodka

USA - Cruz Vintage Black Vodka

Varietal vodka category

Australia - Hartshorn Distillery Sheep Whey Vodka

Canada - Loon Vodka

UK - Adnams Rye Hill

USA - Valentine Vodka

23 December 2016 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, editorial assistant