In the United States the gin of the Dutch distillery Rutte in Dordrecht has been nominated the best in the world.
Three products won double gold. It concerns both the Dry Gin Dry and the Dry Gin with celery. Also the Dutch gin Old Simon won double gold. This is what the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports.
The winners were announced and the prizes awarded at the annual exhibition of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.
The timing is outstanding for the distillery from Dordrecht. Gin is often used in cocktails and is currently experiencing an impressive march.
In the Netherlands gin & tonic has quickly become one of the most popular drinks. Five years ago the Dutch gin consumption was 425 000 liters. This year it is expected to rise to a consumption of 750 000 liters. That’s 75% more than last year.
Minister Rutte is a business unit of the famous distillery De Kuyper in Schiedam. The company is a worldwide leader in liquors.
In the Netherlands, the award winning gins will come later this year onto the market.