Meghalaya’s Cherrapunji Eastern Craft Gin wins top honour at Global Spirits Masters

Cherrapunji Eastern Craft Gin, a homegrown gin from Meghalaya, has clinched the top honour at the prestigious Global Spirits Masters competition. Competing against 110 brands from 55 countries, this distinctive gin emerged victorious, highlighting the rich flavors of Northeast India on the global stage.

Showcased at the London Wine Fair on May 21, 2024, Cherrapunji Eastern Craft Gin has captivated the global spirits industry with its unique composition. A collaboration between the company’s master distiller and a Dutch counterpart, the gin blends 12 native botanicals from the northeast, including Kaji Nemu from Assam, Khasi Mandarin from Meghalaya, smoked tea from Manipur, cardamom from Sikkim, and juniper from the eastern Himalayas.

The gin, crafted from rainwater, represents the diverse and rich terroir of Northeast India. Currently available in Meghalaya, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh, Cherrapunji Eastern Craft Gin is set to launch in northern India soon. The company is also focusing on exports, with the first batch scheduled to reach European shores next month.

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