Most in the Gin category! Nozawa Onsen Distillery wins four "Double Gold" medals at international competition.

Nozawa Onsen Distillery Co., Ltd. / May 9, 2024 17:53

Even after Golden Week, the excitement at Nozawa Onsen Distillery continues with its "Double Gold" wins!

Nozawa Onsen Distillery achieved one double gold medal and four gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2024 (SFWSC2024), solidifying its position as the top-performing distillery in Japan. It's immensely gratifying to maintain such outstanding results from last year.

The award-winning list for this year is as follows: Double Gold: NOZAWA GIN, CLASSIC DRY GIN, DOSO GIN, Barrel-Aged Gin Gold Medal: IWAI GIN

About the San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

Established in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the most esteemed and largest competition in the field. With nearly 5,500 entries worldwide, including over 400 entries in the gin category alone, it's renowned for its rigorous blind tasting by experts in the spirits industry.

Limited Release in Early June: Barrel-Aged Gin Of particular note is the upcoming limited release of Barrel-Aged Gin.

This gin, which won a double gold medal, made it to the final selection of the world's best barrel-aged gins. It's innovatively aged in American oak white casks previously containing bourbon and maple syrup.

Comment from Master Distiller Isamu Yoneda:

The recognition of our Barrel-Aged Gin gives us great confidence. We'll continue to challenge ourselves by using various barrels previously used for beer, rye whiskey, and wines from Nagano Prefecture to create new and exciting flavor profiles.

The production of Barrel-Aged Gin is limited to 400 bottles and is scheduled for release in early June. Gin enthusiasts are encouraged to join our Distillery Club email list to secure their purchase early.

This latest recognition reaffirms our distillery's steadfast commitment to producing world-class spirits that reflect the rich natural environment of Nozawa Onsen Village. Nozawa Onsen Distillery will continue to strive for product development, aiming to captivate fans worldwide with spirits of the highest caliber.

About Nozawa Onsen Distillery:

Opened in December 2022, Nozawa Onsen Distillery is housed in a former canning factory. Conveniently located in the heart of Nozawa Onsen, just a few minutes' walk from the symbol of the village, "Dai-yu," it welcomes visitors for distillery tours, gin tastings, and experiences at the gift shop and cocktail bar. Through the production of gin and whiskey, the distillery aims to express the abundant natural beauty of Nozawa Onsen to a wide audience.