World Gin Awards announce Spirit of Glastonbury ‘Best English Classic Gin’ 2022

An expert panel of international judges have evaluated the world’s best gins and have announced Somerset distilled Spirit of Glastonbury to be the best classic gin in England.


“AS you can imagine – we are absolutely delighted with the award” – said Barry Davies, distiller and one of the directors of the company.  “It was a complete surprise!  We knew that our Spirit of Glastonbury was good, but to be the best in all England is a tremendous accolade.”


What are the World Gin Awards?


The World Gin Awards select the very best gins in the internationally recognised gin styles and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe.






What is a Classic Gin?


Classic gin is an internationally recognised gin style.  It should have a clean base spirit with a neutral flavour that allows the distilled flavours of the botanicals to shine through. The gin has to be 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.


“Spirit of Glastonbury contains all of the above with the addition of Cinnamon, Almond, Apple and Liquorice” added Barry. “Our base spirit is organic and we use English grown Juniper berries as well as Somerset apples. We bottle our gin at a generous 42 percent which allows you add your favourite mixer and still taste the underlying flavours. It takes a long time to make – but its definitely worth it.”



Plus CONGRATS from some of our customers


Queen of Cups – Glastonbury

CONGRATULATIONS! What fantastic news.

“We were so pleased to be one of the first freehouses in the area to stock Spirit of Glastonbury, and it quickly became one of our best sellers with regulars and tourists alike – and they keep coming back for more! It’s the perfect expression of the terroir with its base of Glastonbury spring water and notes of Avalon apples. And the Navy Strength packs a punch yet goes down just as smooth. You can count Queen of Cups as giant fans of Spirit of Glastonbury!”


Red Tile – Cossington, Nr, Bridgwater

WELL DONE – Spirit of Glastonbury.

“Well deserved award. Our customers love it! We have been stocking both the 42% ABV and the 57% Navy strength for some time. Both go down a treat. A really terrific product.”



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