Daffy’s Crowned ‘The World’s Best Martini’
Daffy’s Gin recently won the World’s Best Martini Challenge 2017 held in London, displacing the 2016 incumbent Tanqueray 10 as the ultimate benchmark Martini gin.
The annual competition organised by James Thomas and Gary Sharp (World’s Best Martini Challenge Founders) was hosted in London, at bar Three Six Six alongside four other of the world’s best gins fighting for the trophy (Brooklyn, Hepple, Darnley’s View and Caorunn).
Two Martinis were made with Daffy’s. The first, created by Eduardo Delamora (Owner of Three Six Six) mixed Daffy’s with mint, orange peel, coriander bitters and almonds, with a garnish of cinnamon and also Daffy’s ‘core serve’ classic martini helped win the overall competition, using only dry vermouth and a dash of orange bitters (see recipe below).
Chris Molyneaux, Daffy’s Founder and Master Distiller commented:
“We are ecstatic to have been crowned the World’s Best Martini Gin. The Martini is the most iconic of gin cocktails. The competition was very tough with so many other great gins in the final. Mixologist Eduardo was a joy to watch – making classics to perfection and also pushing the Martini into new spheres with his twists on classics. The genius of the Martini is that it is one of the most sophisticated and one of the easiest drinks to make at home.”
James Thomas one of the entrepreneurs behind the search for the top martini said:
“What a night! At the end of a closely fought contest amongst a range of top quality gins, the judges had to raise their glasses to Daffy’s Gin. Not only was it a crowd pleaser but it was the only contender to win a vote from all four judges.”
Gary Sharp the other event organiser said:
“The event was a stunning success and showcased five of the new emerging stars in the gin market. It was a great reflection of the range and scope of this exciting vibrant industry. Roll on World Gin Day and cheers to Daffy’s, the taste of 2017!”
The spec for Daffy’s Martini is below. Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more cocktail inspiration!
4 parts Daffy’s, 1 part dry vermouth, a dash of orange bitters, 1 strip unwaxed lemon peel, ice cubes
Place the ice, gin, bitters and Vermouth in a mixing glass. Stir down with a mixing spoon for ten seconds. Strain into a Martini glass. Pinch a strip of lemon peel over the glass to release the oils and then drop in.