26/04/2017 - Silver at San Fran!

Anno Distillers are delighted to announce that our high strength gin, 602, has been awarded a silver medal at the 17th San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, is seen as one of the most highly-respected and influencial competitions around, with thousands of entries every year from across the globe.  Anno 602 was judged in the gin category, and was tried by 43 different judges (all big movers & shakers in the spirits industry) Our beloved high strength gin was competing against many different styles of gin such as London Dry and Old Tom.  

This is the second award for 602 which also won the Specialist Drinks category at the 2016 Taste of Kent Awards. 602 now joins our Kent Dry Gin as an internationally recognised, multi-award winning product.We're expecting more awards to come rolling in throughout the year, so watch this space!

Anno 602 was originally released as a limited edition of 1000 bottles to celebrate founders Andy and Norman's 60th birthdays. However the overwhelmingly positive response we received from consumers means that it’s here to stay. 

As Anno 602 Gin was a celebratory release, we made sure that the flavour literally bursts in the mouth by combining a selection of local hops, woody botanicals, and enticing spices to give a fantastically deep over proof spirit.  

 Despite being 60% abv, this spirit is still delightfully smooth on the palate, yet big, bold and woody in the mouth. Enjoy the taste of 60 Squared as the flavours of juniper, angelica root and aromatic spices unwind across your tongue before gracefully giving way to the sweet liquorice and hop after notes.

 Just months after its release Anno 602 claimed the title of ‘Specialist Drinks Category Winner’ at the Taste of Kent Awards in March 2016.

It’s bold flavour make it perfect for cocktails such as a negroni with a twist of orange to garnish or if you’re more traditional - to concoct the perfect G&T pour a generous helping of chilled 60 Squared over ice, add premium Indian Tonic water, and garnish with a twist of lemon or orange and peppercorns for an added citrusy infusion.

Tasting notes

Appearance: A clear, bright liquid.

Nose: A distinctive juniper nose, with a citrus lift and sweetness from hops and spices.

Taste: Classic juniper with bold woody notes bursting in the mouth, giving way to tantalising spiciness.

Finish: Long lasting sweetness from hops, balanced with woody flavours ending with a dry lift.  

Get your hands on some award winning gin here!