Awards and Accreditations

Awards & Accreditations

We are very proud to announce that, in our first year of trading, Piston Gin was recognised
and awarded at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the most influential
and highly regarded spirits competition in the world.

The competition is judged by a blind tasting process guaranteeing that every entry is assessed fairly
and given equal consideration, with the main emphasis on integrity and impartiality.
The judging panel consists of more than 40 experienced experts, including
esteemed beverage directors and renowned authors.

San Francisco Gold Medal

Oak Aged Dry Gin won Gold for being an exceptional spirit that is near the pinnacle of achievement and sets the high standard for its category.

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San Francisco Silver Medal

Silver was awarded to both Piston Distinguished Dry and Douglas Fir Infused Dry Gin for being outstanding, finely crafted spirits that show refinement, finesse, and complexity as well as being amongst the best examples of their categories.

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San Francisco Bronze Medal

Piston Strawberry & Hibiscus and Coffee Infused Gin both received Bronze awards for being well-crafted spirits that are commercially sound, modestly attractive, and free from significant flaws; these winners are excellent examples of their categories.

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The Guild of Fine Food Producer Member

Piston Distillery are proud produce members of the Guild of Fine Food.

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As Seen In

I’m really impressed. This Piston fires on all cylinders – a very impressive debut from an exciting new distillery. Ian Buxton, best-selling author of 101 Gins to Try Before You Die.

Our full range of award winning handcrafted gin… have you got a favourite?
Gin and Tonics are always on hand at our Gin School, we have a limited number of places available on Friday 24th January. Book at
What’s better than gin and chocolate?!
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Enjoy a date night with a difference at Piston Gin School and leave with your own bottle of gin. Due to popularity we have opened some additional dates in February – grab one whilst you can!
Our Oak Aged Gin delivers abundance of character, with notes of oak followed by the sweet smoothness of honey.
It’s G&T time!
Our Gin School is available for private bookings and parties. Create a bespoke package to include food or even this photobooth cab! Enquire today by emailing
We use no artificial colours or flavourings here. Fresh locally picked strawberries are distilled in our Strawberry & Hibiscus gin.
Our 14 botanicals deliver a unique taste and impart a realm of flavour.