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Two Isles distilleries are vying for the title of Scottish Gin Distillery of the Year.

The Isle of Barra Distillery and North Uist Distillery have just been named category finalists in this year's Scottish Gin Awards. They now face off against two other distilleries, Beinn an Tuirc Distillers and Isle of Raasay Distillery, for the industry honours.

Meanwhile, North Uist Distillery has made it into the finals of five other award categories; best berry flavoured gin, best pink gin, best London dry, excellence in branding, and excellence in packaging.

The winners of the Scottish Gin Awards 2022 will be announced on November 10 in a ceremony at the Glasgow Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. 

A total of 171 gins, created by 56 Scottish gin companies, have made it through to the finals after a blind tasting session by a 30-strong expert judging panel.

Adam Hardie, chairman of the Scottish Gin Awards and Head of Food and Drink at Johnston Carmicheal, said: "The Scottish Gin Awards 2022 is a great opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of our industry over the last 12 months.

"To be named a finalist is a massive achievement, especially given the challenges of the last two and a half years and shows the true resilience and innovation of our industry."