Our Tribute gin, voted best Belgian Dry Gin.
Firmin Filliers first started to create a gin some 100 years ago, when genever was still lord and master in the Low Countries.
Gin was the English perception of genever at the time, but it actually turned out to be a completely different spirit. Firmin, as the 3rd generation Master Distiller at Filliers Distillery, also wanted to make his own unique mark on the company.
And he most certainly managed to do just that in 1928 with the creation of the first Belgian gin. He created a herby and spicy gin with hints of malt, interspersed with, to name but a few, angelica and lavender.
Firmin bottled the gin in an iconic pharmacy bottle, which he was able to acquire via his cousin, a pharmacist in Antwerp. It was an emergency solution, as glass was incredibly expensive at the time. However, it turned out to be a visionary move, which still typifies Filliers Dry Gin 28 to this day.
Gin started to become a great deal more popular in Belgium in 2012, which prompted Filliers to start distilling a new gin based on that old recipe, the Filliers Dry Gin 28. Many other variants subsequently followed, which certainly appealed to all gin lovers. The icing on the cake was the fact that the Master Distillers also created their own version of the original recipe as a tribute to the Filliers gin founder. The Tribute gin was born…
And now, in 2021, this unique gin has won a gold medal at the World Gin Awards. This has resulted in the gin now bearing the title of being the best Belgian London Dry Gin. A tribute to our Firmin Filliers, but certainly also to our Master Distillers Filip and Pedro!