Results 2020

The results of the second annual South African Craft Gin Awards have been announced.  Roger Jorgensen chaired the judging panel and commented: “I am delighted that, despite the pandemic, the SA Craft Gin industry is in rude health. We were delighted with the level of entries this year, especially from new gin brands. The judging panel concentrated on rewarding gins that delivered on taste and quality, as many South African gins do. We look forward to witnessing the continuing improvement in craft gins in South Africa, as they can clearly hold their own against international competitors.”

The SA Craft Gin Awards is Africa’s largest gin competition.

This year’s awards are sponsored by online retail partner Takealot, and Schweppes Mixers.

The Double Gold award-winning gins are:

  • 48 Gin Premium
  • African Craft Naartjie
  • Amari Atlantic Ocean
  • Blomendahl Roxi Botanical Gin
  • Blomendahl Roxi Vine Blossom
  • Bossieveld The Inspiration
  • Caspyn West Coast Dry Gin
  • Darlington Gin
  • Deep South Spice Island
  • Giniper
  • Melodramatic The Phantom
  • NUY legacy limited edition
  • Pienaar Ugly Gin
  • Poetic Licence Fireside Spiced
  • Poetic Licence Northern Dry
  • Poetic Licence Old Tom
  • Rebel Dry Gin
  • Smiths Spice
  • Smiths Elderflower
  • Smiths Citrus
  • Sugarbird Cape Fynbos

The Single Gold award-winning gins are:

  • 48 Gin Ivory
  • 48 Premium Pink
  • African Craft Elderflower
  • African Craft Honeybush
  • Amari Indian Ocean Gin
  • Benedict’s London Dry
  • Blackwood Spirits Cape Kelp
  • Blind Tiger
  • Blomendahl Roxi Spice
  • Cape Fynbos Citrus
  • Cape Fynbos Gin
  • Clemengold Gin
  • Copeland Gin Cape Peninsula
  • Deep South Cape Dry Gin
  • Die Mas Kalahari Gin
  • Distillery Road Gin
  • Flowstone Bushwillow
  • Hobbs Cape Dry
  • Hobbs Pink Pepper
  • Indlovu
  • Inverroche Verdant
  • L -Gin Plush
  • L-Gin Lush
  • Monks Fynbos & Sceletium
  • No Frills Gin
  • Pesky Hobbit
  • Primos Crisp Citron
  • Unit 43
  • Vuttomi Classic Gin
  • Vuttomi Moringa

Best of Category Winners

London and African Dry
Smiths South African Dry

Fynbos and Botanical

Citrus and Fruit
Pienaar Ugly Gin

Spiced Gin
Poetic Licence Fireside Spiced