Shane Warne’s SevenZeroEight Gin takes home fresh new wins at the Australian Gin Awards 2021
International sportsman turned businessman, Shane Warne, has celebrated yet another win, but this time for his globally-acclaimed premium gin.
Judged by a prestigious panel of gin industry veterans, SevenZeroEight 43% Classic Dry Gin has won a Gold Award at the Australian Gin Awards 2021 for the second time running, a Silver Award for his unique mid-strength gin-like spirit SevenZeroEight 23% LIGHT, along with a Bronze Award for the SevenZeroEight RESERVE, a limited edition shiraz barrel gin.
These timely wins precedes October 19, which marks International Gin and Tonic Day. Whether you are a gin and tonic aficionado, an occasional sipper or someone who prefers a low-alcohol alternative, SevenZeroEight has your laid back afternoon drinks sorted.
Crafted in Western Australia, SevenZeroEight 43% ABV Classic Dry Gin, uses a modern distilling technique, the gin is a special blend of Juniper, herbs, and spices, which are infused and distilled for 24 hours to create a rich botanical spirit. Next, the spirit is expertly blended with purified water slowly over a period of one month to ensure a smooth, premium product boasting an award-winning 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% 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% ABV (an ode to his jersey number), which is half the calories, but the same great taste as the classic dry gin original.
In addition, 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.
“It is a great honour to receive recognition by the industry’s leading experts. 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,” commented Shane Warne. “If you haven’t had a chance to give SevenZeroEight Gin a try, I hope you do soon, it really is something special.”
In addition to taking out multiple wins at the Australian Gin Awards 2021, SevenZeroEight Gin has been presented with several awards around the world, 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% LIGHT has also won the 2020 Platinum Best Of Class Award and Innovation Award at the 2020 SIP Awards.