To be given the Double Gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is quite an honour. To be given the award by all 42 judges, in a blind tasting, seems near impossible…

But that’s what happened to Bareksten Botanical Gin, produced at the Oss Craft Distillery in Bergen, Norway. At the awards in May, Bareksten wowed the panel, and now you can try this world-class spirit at Imbibe Live.

It’ll be available to sample at stand G16, along with the rest of the Oss range of products made at Det Norske Brenneri (The Norwegian Distillery), such as Arvesølvet, Harahorn Gin and Eiktyrne – Norway's first whisky.

'I am absolutely thrilled with this award. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is world-renowned and one of the most respected events of its type. All the judging is done by blind tasting, which means that it really does all come down to the flavour and quality of the spirits,’ said founder Stig Bareksten.

Bareksten Botanical Gin represents the essence of Norway – dark, wild, breathtaking and dramatic. Clean flavours inspired by ancient craft traditions are at the very heart of the brand’s ‘botanical wonders’.

‘To win Double Gold in the gin category feels amazing. It’s a fantastic achievement and really feels like vindication for all the hard work that has been put into Bareksten over the years,’ Bareksten added. ‘We always wanted to make the world’s best spirits. We knew this was the case, of course, now it’s official.’

Visit Oss Craft Distillery at stand G16