Double Gold for NZ Black Robin Rare Gin

Double Gold for NZ Black Robin Rare Gin

nzln-double_gold_for_rare_ginThe Fifty Best, rating the finest in the world’s wines and spirits, have awarded New Zealand’s own Black Robin Rare Gin a Double Gold medal in the distinguished Best Gin Awards 2015.

Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of expert judges randomly blind-tasted 57 gins from around the globe and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system, with 5 being the best. Double Gold medals are only awarded to super premium gins that receive top points across the board.

Inspired by the extremely rare and endangered black robin (Petroica traversi), found only on the remote Chatham Islands of New Zealand, Black Robin Rare Gin is a premium gin that combines traditional exotic botanicals with native New Zealand Horopito, one of the world’s most ancient flowering plants.

The spicy citrus flavour gives exceptional delicacy and balance creating a distinctive, mellow texture with a refreshing unique fragrance with an elegant and refined finish noticed by the judges, who described it as follows.

Nose: Lemon, citrus, apple, pear, juniper, soft floral character, powdered sugar, cucumber, sage, light spearmint, herbaceous, white pepper, coriander, clove, Indian spices, pine, grassy.

Palate: Lemon peel, lemon zest, citrus, elderflower, cucumber, sage, mint, spearmint, anise, pine, subtle botanicals, light, creamy, balanced.

Finish: Orange peel, cucumber, ginger, mint, spice, smooth, dry, clean fresh profile.

A percentage of profits from each bottle is donated to the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to the preservation of rare birds for future generations.

About the awards is an online guide to fine living, featuring rated listings from unbiased proprietary blind tastings by judging panels including wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. Adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology, The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations. Complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are available at

FACEBOOK blackrobingin

INSTAGRAM @blackrobingin / TWITTER @blackrobingin / PINTREST blueduckvodka

#The50Best #BlackRobinGin

Scroll to Top