On the 18th of August, No8 Distillery, situated in Dunedin, achieved resounding success by clinching a series of prestigious medals at the highly regarded 2023 USA Spirits Ratings Competition.
Renowned for its unwavering commitment to distilling exceptional and groundbreaking spirits, the distillery garnered widespread recognition as the No8 Absinthe secured both the Absinthe of the Year title and a Gold Medal. Notably, the distillery also earned a Gold Medal for its Horopito Gin and a Silver Medal for its Moka Gin.
A panel of distinguished judges from the spirits industry, comprising high-profile experts, meticulously assessed and evaluated the entries. Demonstrating remarkable prowess across a spectrum of categories—Quality, Value, and Packaging—No8 Distillery's Absinthe, Horopito Gin, and Moka Gin excelled, firmly establishing the distillery as a standout competitor on the international stage.
Originating from the city of Dunedin, No8 Distillery has become synonymous with crafting world-class spirits that have earned global acclaim, exemplified by the previous year's victory of the Horopito Gin in the World's Best Contemporary Gin category. While our spirits catalogue features a curated selection overseen by Master Distiller Julien Delavoie, who hails from a distinguished lineage of French distillers spanning four generations.
Julien's philosophy is deeply rooted in the belief that each spirit possesses the innate ability to complement a unique mood or occasion. Guided by an unwavering dedication to detail, he meticulously crafts spirits that tantalize the palate and cater to a diverse spectrum of emotions and experiences. What truly sets No8 Distillery apart is its steadfast commitment to sustainability and innovation. The distillery's practices, which include foraging native plants, sourcing ingredients sustainably, and adhering to a comprehensive eco-distillery program, underscore its dedication to preserving the environment.
The recent triumphs at the 2023 USA Spirits Ratings Competition stand as a testament to No8 Distillery's unwavering pursuit of excellence, innovation, and the art of distillation. As the distillery continues to set new industry standards, enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike can eagerly anticipate the emergence of exceptional creations from this esteemed establishment in the years ahead.
Enter the dish tasting panel:
Bring on the Big Reds
Our next dish Tasting Panel will focus on New Zealand Reds . Results to be published in issue 115 of dish, on-sale 13 May 2024. Entries close on Wednesday 20th March. We'd love to see your wines so please enter here!