OPIHR Aromatic Bitters Gins wins top accolade in the 2022 International Wine & Spirits Competition

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OPIHR Aromatic Bitters Gins wins top accolade in the 2022 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Judged by a panel of leading industry experts, OPIHR Aromatic Bitters London Dry Gin has been awarded the top accolade of Gold (Outstanding) in this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) with a phenomenal score of 98/100, the highest score in the London Dry Gin category.

OPIHR Aromatic Bitters Gin is the European Edition in the brand’s Regional Editions range, which takes inspiration from various global flavour trends located along the Ancient Spice Route.

Inspired by Venice’s 500+ year rich spice trade history and the Italian love affair with cascarilla bark which they famously use to create highly aromatic tonics, bitters and vermouths, OPIHR Aromatic Bitters Gin blends fragrant myrrh and the distinct aromatic bitterness of cascarilla bark.

This is a bold, savoury-led spiced London Dry gin with balanced bitter notes and mixes perfectly with sweet vermouth and Campari to create a spiced twist on a classic Negroni cocktail.

The IWSC win follows award wins for OPIHR Szechuan Pepper Gin (Far East Edition) which won two international Gold accolades last year at the International Spirits Challenge and Travel Retail Awards respectively.

Rob Milton, Global Brand Director for OPIHR Gin comments, “A growing number of gin consumers around the world are seeking more adventurous flavour combinations and OPIHR is the brand leading the way, opening up a whole new taste frontier in the gin category through its exploration of spice, as articulated through our marketing platform, Let The Taste Take You There. OPIHR’s range of gins send you on a taste adventure through each sip, making them really stand out from the crowd, and with so many consumers embracing our spiced London Dry Gins, it’s fantastic to see the industry following suit and recognising the quality within the OPIHR range.”

For more information, please contact the communications team at Quintessential Brands by e-mail: [email protected]


Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.

Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe, including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers, in Cheshire, UK; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; Irish Cream artisan producers, First Ireland Spirits; and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which opened in 2019. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.

Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. iqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide spirits solutions of unrivalled quality.


2022-03-22T13:53:20+00:00 March 22nd, 2022|News, Press Releases|