The Results

The results of the inaugural South African Craft Gin Awards, presented by Checkers LiquorShop, were announced at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on 21 August 2019, acknowledging and celebrating the finest craft gins that our country has to offer.

Twenty-six locally distilled craft gins received the highest accolade of Double Gold awards from an entry of 110 gins from over 50 distilleries all over South Africa.

The Double Gold award-winning gins are:

  • A Mari Atlantic Ocean and A Mari Indian Ocean gins
  • Copper Republic African Dry and Copper Republic Rooibos & Grapefruit gins
  • Die Dröe Rooinek Dry Gin
  • Flowstone Bushwillow Gin
  • Geometric Classic Cape Dry Gin
  • Ginologist Spice Gin
  • Harmony Aloe Ferox Gin
  • Indlovu Gin – Elephant Dung Gin
  • Jin Gin Olive & Honey and Jin Gin Tomato & Sweet Piquante Pepper gins
  • Knut Hansen Dry Gin – a South African version of the German original
  • Lieben Sailor Lemon & Lime Gin
  • Magalies Lavender Gin
  • Monks Medella Blueberry Infused and Monks Mary Jane Hemp Infused gins
  • Nuy Legacy and Nuy Mastery gins
  • Old N1 African Dry and Old N1 Fijnbos Fields gins
  • Old Packhouse Moringa Gin
  • Pienaar & Son Empire and Pienaar & Son Orient gins
  • Smiths Elderflower Dry and Smiths Spiced Dry gins
  • Wild Rose Fynbos Gin

The Single Gold award-winning gins are:

  • Benguela Diamonds Gin
  • Blind Tiger Gin
  • Cape Fynbos Gin
  • Caspyn West Coast Dry Gin
  • Clifton Pure and Rare Cape Gin
  • Clifton Rare Cape Lavender
  • Darlington Gin
  • Deep South Distillery – Cape Dry Gin
  • Die Mas Kalahari Dry Gin
  • Distillery 031 D’Urban Dry Gin
  • Durban Barrel aged Gin
  • Finery Grapefruit Gin
  • Flowstone Wild Cucumber
  • Ginologist Citrus Gin
  • Ginsala Spice Gin
  • Ginsmith Navy Gin
  • Harmony Honeybush Gin
  • Jorgensen’s Fynbos Hibiscus Gin
  • Kintsugi Gin
  • L-Gin Crush Gin
  • L-Gin Plush Gin
  • La Saison Gin
  • Lieben Tinker Gin
  • Magalies Classic Gin
  • Mirari Celebration Goldflake Gin
  • Monks Mysterium Fynbos Gin
  • Musgrave Gin
  • Muti Gin
  • Old Packhouse Crystal Gin
  • Old Packhouse Mandarin Gin
  • Phantom Gin
  • Smiths Citrus Dry
  • Still 33 Flivver Rooibos Gin
  • Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin
  • The Tempest Gin
  • Unit 43 Gin – The Prospector
  • Westcliff Oak Aged Ruby Grapefruit
  • Wilderer Double Delight Gin
  • Wilderer Fynbos