International sportsman turned businessman, Shane Warne, has celebrated yet another win – but this time for his globally-acclaimed SevenZeroEight 43 per cent Classic Dry Gin.
Judged by a prestigious panel of gin industry veterans, the gin won a gold award at the Australian Gin Awards 2021 for the second time running, a silver award for the mid-strength gin-like spirit, SevenZeroEight 23 per cent LIGHT, and a bronze award for the SevenZeroEight RESERVE, a limited-edition shiraz barrel gin.
These timely wins preceded International Gin and Tonic Day on 19 October.
“It is a great honour to receive recognition by the industry’s leading experts,” Warne said.
“Our team in WA strives for quality, consistency and sustainability with all our products in the collection and I could not be more proud of their achievements in this year’s Australian Gin Awards.
“If you haven’t had a chance to give SevenZeroEight Gin a try, I hope you do soon, it really is something special.”
Crafted in Western Australia, SevenZeroEight 43 per cent ABV Classic Dry Gin uses a modern distilling technique. It is a blend of juniper, herbs and spices that are infused and distilled for 24 hours to create a rich botanical spirit. Then the spirit is expertly blended with purified water for one month to ensure a smooth, premium product boasting a balanced flavour profile.
For those looking for the lighter side, Warne and his team of distillers have developed Australia’s first mid-strength gin-inspired spirit, SevenZeroEight 23 per cent LIGHT. Shane wanted a mid-strength gin you could drink guilt-free while enjoying long afternoons watching sport with friends and family. The team formulated a gin with 23 per cent ABV (an ode to his jersey number), which is half the calories but has the same great taste as the classic dry gin original.
Additionally, the SevenZeroEight RESERVE gin is crafted by ageing the award-winning, classic dry gin in select Margaret River shiraz barrels for over 100 days. This process allows the gin to take on the characteristics of the shiraz and the barrel itself, resulting in a smooth and silky, pale amber coloured gin with depths of flavour from the tannins and the oak.
SevenZeroEight Gin has been presented with several global awards including a gold medal award at the international, consumer-judged 2020 SIP Awards. The Classic Dry Gin also picked up silver medals at the 2020 World Gin Awards and 2020 London Spirits Competition, and gold at the 2019 Australian Gin Awards. The SevenZeroEight 23 per cent LIGHT has also won the 2020 Platinum Best of Class Award and Innovation Award at the 2020 SIP Awards.