Ginius, awarded in San Francisco


Ginius, the second liquor of Frederik Van Duuren from West Flanders, is described as ‘Not just a Flemish dry gin’. The San Francisco World Spirit Competition confirms this, with a gold medal.

Beer is not our only national pride and wonder! Ginius from Oostduinkerke, a part of Koksijde on the Flemish coast, is the ‘new green baby and the brother of Duingin’, the first strong liquor from the distiller Frederick Van Duuren.

A ‘green’ gin, because Ginius is made of nine, fragrant plants: grapefruit and lime provide a fresh citrus flavor, lavender for the floral, black pepper for a warm, dry angelica and laurel for a complex tone. The recipe also includes iris, cardamom and juniper course.

The San Francisco World Spirit Competition was founded in 2000 by Anthony Dias Blue, annually attracts more than 1,000 distillers from around the world and is considered the most important competition for liquor worldwide.

Van Duuren, already delighted with his first, Duingin, where the coast resounds his Flemish homeland with its dunes and from which the ubiquitous duindoornbes (Hippophae the rhamnooides)has the strongest taste, is excited about the gold medal for his latest miracle potion, Ginius, thus named the world’s best gin.