Macho Destillerie, Nauders, Tirol, Österreich
Who would have thought that? The gin strongholds around the world don't seem to be the Netherlands. Gin Tonic Gin is a "gentleman" who was developed by Dr. Franciscus Sylvius was invented. There is not even Great Britain. There he was led by King William III. In front of Orange-Nassau is a gin that was received by his Dutch family at the end of the 17th century. No, there is the little Tirol that shows the world what makes real gin so special.
In addition to common ingredients such as cereals or molasses, there are of course juniper berries and spices. The hidden ingredients and many techniques also have a lot of creativity. Gold! Gold! Gold! At least at the World Spirits Awards 2020 (WSA), seven Tyrolean gin producers spoke seven times.
The juniper wears triple gin gold
Wacholderbär GmbH in particular won three gold medals with the creation of gin in a trio by Tyrolean sommelier Christian Auer. The Eagles Future Distillery in Egls won two gold medals, including one with the highest rating in Tyrol. Peter Kronbichler from Walchsee and Erber from Brixen im Thale (the oldest high-end winery in Tyrol since 1651) and two gin producers from the Tyrolean lowlands were both awarded the Gold Award. A total of 49 gins from all over the world were awarded the Gold Award. 18 of them come from Austria. Seven of them come from Tyrol.
Simply the best spirit
107 “distilled spirits” from 490 spirits from 25 countries took part in the “World Spirits Awards 2020”. The product range extends from cigar distillates to gin, whiskey, rum to spirits and 100% distillate. An international wine tasting jury with many years of training and experience can ensure an objective evaluation. The award reflects the work of the burner and the recognition of the perfect product. According to the motto "Excellence", only the best products can be submitted for evaluation.