The results of the 2020 World Gin Awards were announced on 27 February at the Honourable Artillery Company London at the Gin Magazine Awards Dinner.
The shortlist of country winners was announced on 15 January after the final tasting which was attended by more than 150 of our judges and entrants from around the world.
The World Gin Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognized styles of gin. Presented by TheDrinksReport.com, the world’s no.1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Gin Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best gins to consumers and trade across the globe. World’s Best Trophies, certificate and logo pack
Gins with flavour profiles where juniper is still discernible, but other flavours such as citrus, spice, and floral notes are more prominent than in a Classic Gin. Contemporary Gin is a catch-all term for gins described as “New-Wave”, "New Western”, “New American Dry”, etc.. It must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Juniper-forward, traditional-style gins made using the London Gin production technique: all flavours must be imparted via distillation, with only water and neutral spirit to be added after distillation. The gin must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Classic Gin should have a clean base spirit with a neutral flavour that allows the distilled flavours of the botanicals to come through. The gin is juniper-forward and other common botanicals include angelica root, coriander seed, orris root, and citrus peel. It must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
A gin where the principal gin botanical flavours, including juniper, are imparted through maceration and not through distillation. It must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Gin that has been matured in or with wood, including the use of: barrels, chips, or staves. Must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Gin that has been flavoured with fruit or another botanicals, typically via infusion or maceration, and may be sweetened. It must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV. This category includes flavoured versions of gins from other categories, e.g. Navy or Old Tom.
Any gin bottled between 57% and 58% ABV.
Gin produced to replicate the historical style of Old Tom, whether that be botanically intense, sugar-sweetened, or botanically sweetened. Must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Subcategories of Genever include: Jonge, Ould and Korenwijn. It must be produced according to EU regulation 110/2008.
Distilled gins that focus on a particular botanical or flavour and prominently state this on their label. Flavoured exclusively through distillation, these spirits still have juniper as a key focus, but have an additional focus on the signature component.
A gin-based liqueur flavoured with blackthorn/sloe berries.
This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.
This applies to the secondary, outer, presentation packaging, such as cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The presentation will be judged on the overall effect with the bottle in place.
Packaging created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market
This category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
This category refers to a new or refreshed packaging design created for an existing product and introduced to the market after February 1, 2019. A picture or sample of the previous packaging must be supplied along with a description of what changes have been made and why
Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.
The overall design of the glass or PET bottle: shape, colour, functionality and any embossing, decorative finishes, coatings or direct printed elements as well as visual appeal.
The judging processTASTE
The taste judging is held in three rounds.
Round 1 - announced on 15 January 2020
Each gin is tasted in its relevant style to identify and select the style winners. Judges making up the World Gin Awards panel include international, leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.
Rounds 2 - Will be announced on 27 February 2020
Style winners are tasted against each other to identify the ‘Best’ gin in each category.
Round 3 - Will be announced on 27 February 2020
The ‘Best’ gin in each category are then tasted against each other one last time to select the World’s Best Gin. Judges at this stage include those in Round 1 and 2 to whom are added a panel of leading distillers and experts from the gin industry.
DESIGN - Will be announced on 27 February 2020
All DESIGN judging is conducted by a panel of leading international design experts.
Please send 3 bottles. If you have entered only in design, please only send 2 bottles.
ShippingFor any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact
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