Last Best Brewing & Distilling is absolutely thrilled to share that our gins have earned World Gin Awards for the second year in a row in three different gin categories:

Afterglow: Contemporary Style Gin, Best in Canada, 2022
Savage Love: London Dry Gin, Gold in Canada, 2022 and 2021
Fortunella: Classic Gin, Silver in Canada, 2022; Classic Gin, Gold in Canada, 2021

“We are so proud that Last Best’s gins have been recognized by the World Gin Awards since we first released them,” says Master Distiller, Bryce Parsons. “We’re also the only Canadian gin producer in the past year to win awards in multiple gin categories. It’s an honour to see all three excel in their style categories and be acknowledged at this global level as professional, consistent and innovative for two years in a row.”

Last Best’s gin programme focuses on innovation and creativity, but also exploring a wide variety of gin styles as we develop our recipes. In 2021, we furthered this programme and introduced our Gin Cocktail Collection including three premium canned cocktails that were meticulously crafted to complement and elevate the different flavour profiles of each of our award-winning gins.

Since 2013, the World Gin Awards have been a part of the World Drink Awards, which highlight all alcoholic beverage categories globally. Entries are received from around the world and are blind tasted and scored to an enforced policy. Each drink is marked on aroma, flavour and finish, with other elements also taken into consideration. The judges and organizers are gin experts with refined, worldly palettes reflecting the variety of flavours found in gins across the globe. Over 30 countries are represented, with the top winner from each earning a chance at the title of World’s Best Gin in their respective categories.

Alberta’s growing distilling community is also receiving recognition on the global stage. Out of four Canadian awards within the highly competitive London Dry category, three of the gin producers hail from Alberta. We’re thrilled to be amongst other Alberta distilleries being awarded, like Anokha and Gnu, and look forward to seeing this community continue to make world-class products and expand nationally and internationally.

Last Best Brewing & Distilling’s gins and canned cocktails are available at liquor retailers across Alberta and at our brewpub located at 607 11 Ave SW. Visit for more information.

For further information:
Meghan McMaster
Marketing & Communications Manager