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The NZ Gin Awards, proudly sponsored by Super Liquor, announced their 2021 winners recently. Against an impressive line up, Fords Gin won the coveted Best in Show Award.

Fords Gin is a collaboration between 8th generation Master Distiller Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers and Simon Ford, dedicated to creating spirits designed in unison with professional bartenders and celebrated distillers from around the world. Ford says “I wanted to take elements from all my favourite gins and put them into one, well-rounded gin.”

A thoughtful mix of nine botanicals, Fords Gin starts with a traditional base of juniper & coriander seed balanced by citrus, florals and spices. Steeped for 15 hours before distillation, the botanicals deliver an aromatic, fresh and floral spirit with elegant notes of jasmine and grapefruit that creates a versatile base for any gin-inspired cocktail.

This gin was produced specifically for the use in gin-based cocktails and the result is a deliciously balanced, yet complex gin. Bright, zesty citrus and juniper are balanced by a wonderful bouquet of floral and spice. An abv of 45% helps the gin to stand out in a mixed drink, provides extra mouth feel and allows the finish to be long and luxurious.