Award-winning Handcrafted Gin

We are extremely proud of our award-winning handcrafted gin and the recognition it has already achieved... 

Women’s Wine & Spirits Award 2021 – Gold!

Women's Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 - Gold - Birch Gin

“We are exhilarated to be a Gold Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 20201 Medal Winner,” says Justin.

The Women's Wine and Spirits Judges include 100 of the world’s most influential female buyers from entities including Shangri-La Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Langham, Hyatt Regency and The Hari Hotel. 

The judges triple blind tasted a record-breaking number of samples from 55 countries around the world, so we are especially excited to be awarded a Gold Medal!

Justin Birch, founder of Birch Gin

“Women consumers have always been of the utmost importance to us. After all, Birch Gin was made for my wife who didn’t like the bitterness of gin and it took me ten years to get it right! We are delighted that Birch Gin performed so well at Women’s Wine and Spirits 2021.”

“Our team works hard to make exceptional gin, and by being recognised by the Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards, we are confident Birch Gin will be appreciated by women the World over.” 

London Spirits Competition 2021 - Silver

London Spirits Competition - Silver - Birch Gin

To win a London Spirits Competition award, spirits needed to score high in all three areas of the judging criteria.

  • Quality
  • Value
  • Package

So even if you have an outstanding quality gin, if the price and packaging isn’t right, then you don’t, in commercial terms, have a winning spirits brand.

We are therefore extremely pleased to say that we scored highly in all areas, receiving a Silver medal, and we were just two points away from a Gold!

World Gin Awards 2021 – Bronze

World Gin Awards - Bronze - Birch Gin

The World Gin Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of gin. Presented by, the world’s No1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Gin Awards ‘select, reward and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.’

The Awards panel, consisting of international, leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts, held two rounds of judging.

The criteria for their Classic Gin says it ‘should have a clean base spirit with a neutral flavour that allows the distilled flavours of the botanicals to come through. The gin is juniper-forward and other common botanicals include angelica root, coriander seed, orris root, and citrus peel. It must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.’

And this is what they said about ours...

"Sharp, vivacious nose with menthol, lemon citrus and a hint of green herbs. The palate shows a nice balance of juniper, spice and citrus, leading to a warming and peppery finish. 

The Gin Masters 2020 - SilverThe Gin Masters Silver Award 2020 - Birch Gin

Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, spirits are judged in a blind tasting, to discover the Gin Masters… and we were bowled over to be awarded a Silver in our first competition in the Contemporary Gin category.