Medal-winning Deep South Gins

Our awards

We have been very fortunate to have won some amazing awards for our products, with the first award taking place before we had completed our licensing! We do not particularly pursue awards and competitions for their own sake: rather we use them as a way of benchmarking our products against others in South Africa and abroad. 

Competitions are not the only way we assess quality of course.  Our products are reviewed by restaurants and bars, vendors and retailers, bloggers, vloggers and of course our wonderful customers, and we value their input, published or private (see some published articles

And we thank them for their many great suggestions over the years.

Below is a list of the public awards we have received

2020

MichelAngelo Double Gold 2020

Spice Island Gin: MichelAngelo Double Gold

For this award a product is judged in accordance with the variety or type (class) to which it belongs and in which it has been entered. The International 100 point OIV system is used. All products are judged ‘blind’, thus the judges aren’t aware of the origin of the product being adjudicated and aren’t influenced by product packaging. Gran d’Or (Double Gold) is awarded for a score of 93 to 95.99 points​

Spice Island Gin: SA Craft Gin Award - Double Gold Medal

The SA Craft Gin Awards a represent the first dedicated competition for South African craft gins. They were founded to celebrate and promote the finest craft gins distilled in South Africa. The gins are judged by a panel of judges who will blind taste to discover the top South African Craft Gins. Double and gold awards will be awarded to the outstanding gin

Cape Dry Gin: SA Craft Gin Award - Gold Medal

The SA Craft Gin Awards a represent the first dedicated competition for South African craft gins. They were founded to celebrate and promote the finest craft gins distilled in South Africa. The gins are judged by a panel of judges who will blind taste to discover the top South African Craft Gins. Double and gold awards will be awarded to the outstanding gin

2019

SA Craft Spirits Gold

Cape Dry Gin: SA Craft Gin Award - Gold Medal

The SA Craft Gin Awards a represent the first dedicated competition for South African craft gins. They were founded to celebrate and promote the finest craft gins distilled in South Africa. The gins are judged by a panel of judges who will blind taste to discover the top South African Craft Gins. Double and gold awards will be awarded to the outstanding gin

Sommelier Trophy Gold

Cape Dry Gin: Sommeliers Trophy Award- Gold Medal

London Spirits Competition Gold

Cape Dry Gin: London Spirits Competition - Gold Medal

The London Spirits Award singles out those spirits and brands that consumers really want to buy, and that have a clear market value for trade buyers. Spirits are judged in three key areas: their quality, their value for money and their appearance.

London Spirits Competition Gin of the Year

Cape Dry Gin: London Spirits Competition - Gin of the Year Award

The London Spirits Award singles out those spirits and brands that consumers really want to buy, and that have a clear market value for trade buyers. Spirits are judged in three key areas: their quality, their value for money and their appearance.

Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Bronze

Cape Dry Gin: Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show

2018

SA Womens Wine & Spirits Gold

Ruby Gin: South African Women's Wine and Spirits competition - Gold Medal

The SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards assesses the quality of a product, and endorses products that would appeal, in taste and quality, to women consumers. The judges are female consumers or members of the trade who have a qualification from the Cape Wine Academy, or a similar qualification.

2017

Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Double Gold

Cape Dry Gin:Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards - Double Gold medal

For this award a product is judged in accordance with the variety or type (class) to which it belongs and in which it has been entered. The International 100 point OIV system is used. All products are judged ‘blind’, thus the judges aren’t aware of the origin of the product being adjudicated and aren’t influenced by product packaging. Gran d’Or (Double Gold) is awarded for a score of 93 to 95.99 points