New kid on the block, Imagin Classic, takes top SA honours at the World Gin Awards


Amidst hundreds of well-known and established gins, Imagin Classic Gin, has taken the top spot as the South African winner for the Classic Gin Category at the recent World Gin Awards 2023*. This handcrafted, double-distilled gin is one of the most affordable in its class, further adding to its appeal.

This prestigious award platform selects the best gins in internationally recognised gin styles and promotes the world’s best to consumers. The various Taste categories are based on the commonly held gin groupings that define the style and process of its production. Gins from all over the world compete for the World’s Best Gin title in categories such as Classic Gin, Compound Gin, Signature Botanical, and London Dry Gin. This competition forms part of the prominent and sought-after World Drinks Awards.

“This is a massive honour for our team”, says an elated KWV Spirits Marketing Executive, Nuno Fernandes. “This award shows that a high-quality gin doesn’t have to break the bank.”

Fernandes adds, “Imagin Classic offers the consumer a very distinct botanical taste. The fresh and invigorating blend of juniper, fruity aromas, and lemon flavours on the palate, makes it an even more attractive choice for our consumers. With a hint of spice and fresh lemon peel, it has a distinctively smooth taste.”

“This accolade reaffirms the quality, innovation, and creativity of SA’s most trusted wine and spirit brand – KWV. The award now joins the long list of accolades for KWV spirits,” Fernandes concludes.

Imagin Classic Gin retails at an attractive R169.99 per bottle at all major liquor stores and online at the KWV Online Shop at For the perfect serve, enjoy Imagin Classic Gin with Indian Tonic, garnished with a wedge of lemon for a beautiful, crisp G&T experience.

*This prestigious award will be presented to KWV at The Gin Magazine Awards Gala Dinner on Monday, 23 February 2023, in London.

About KWV
KWV celebrated its centenary in 2018, and while firmly rooted in South Africa, it remains an industry leader when it comes to innovation and quality. Through its numerous award-winning brands, KWV is committed to showcasing the craftmanship of South Africa’s wine, brandy and spirits products to the world. 
KWV boasts a global footprint with a portfolio of brands in over 100 markets. Guided by an ethos to give consumers only the absolute best, KWV continues to build on its reputation as a pioneer and innovator. Furthermore, KWV continues its lead into the next century with a mantra that puts the consumer first.      

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