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Breaking News! Smugglers Gin shortlisted for Best Spirit at the Scotsman Scran Awards 2023!

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Calling all you gin enthusiasts! We have some very exciting news to share. Smugglers Gin, our stunning Scottish London Dry Gin, has been shortlisted for the prestigious title of Best Spirit at the first ever Scotsman Scran Awards!

Tap/click here to find us in the Scran edition of the Scotsman e-mag.

Handcrafted with care and dedication, Smugglers Gin combines home-grown lemon verbena, lemon balm, Scots Lovage and a bunch more fresh Scottish botanicals. This Scottish craft gin comes from a gorgeous sustainable distillery at the foot of the Pentland Hills.

Refreshing and smooth, Smugglers Gin is packed with all the zesty citrus of juicy lemons – with a Scottish botanical twist.

Along with the other 4 shortlisted spirits in the category, Smugglers Gin is representing the best of Scottish beverages. 

Smugglers Gin is up against some other fantastic contenders in the category. There’s the Kilted Chef Gin, showcasing the versatility of local ingredients; the mouth-watering Matugga Rum with its intriguing mix of Scottish, East African and Jamaican botanicals, the refreshing coastal delight, NB Samphire Gin; and last but not least, the internationally renowned Ogilvy Vodka

Smugglers Gin showcases the beauty that can be achieved when gin-making is stripped back, using old-fashioned techniques such as hand-picking botanicals and filling each artisan bottle by hand. We’re so proud of our original London Dry gin, which celebrates quality and nature, from the liquid to the sustainable grass-pulp label.

Smugglers Gin’s latest achievement was a Gold medal and Country Winner title at the World Gin Awards 2023. The judges’ comments glowed:

"Fresh and fragrant. Green cardamom & intense juniper on the nose. Orange and spring blossom on the palate. Aromatic, peppery, zesty, floral & complex."

We hope to replicate this success at the Scotsman Scran Awards ceremony in Glasgow on the 19th June.

Scotsman Scran Awards 2023 Smugglers Gin


As well as being shortlisted for the Best Spirit award we’ll also be hosting a drinks reception at the ceremony. Our fellow attendees will have the chance to try a delicious Smugglers Gin serve, as well as samples of our other delicious spirits. 

Join us in raising a glass to Smugglers Gin: our original, natural London Dry Gin and our nomination for Best Spirit at the Scotsman Scran awards. We can’t wait to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant food and drink scene with the Scotsman and our fellow nominees!

Maybe you’re tempted to experience Smugglers Gin first-hand?

We're currently offering free delivery, so grab your bottle from our website and savour the natural flavours that make it a true gem among the Best Scottish Spirits!

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