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
Classic Gin should have a clean base spirit with a neutral flavour, which 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.
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 traditional gin. Contemporary Gin is a catch-all term for gins described as “New-Wave”, "New Western”, “New American Dry”, etc.. 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. Must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
With subcategories including Jonge, Ould and Korenwijn. Must be produced according to EU regulation 110/2008.
Juniper-forward, traditional-style gins made using the London Gin production technique: all flavours distilled, with only water and neutral spirit to be added after distillation. Must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Gin that has been matured in or with wood, including barrels, chips or staves. Must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
Any gin bottled between 57% and 58% ABV.
Gin produced to replicate the historical style of Old Tom; either botanically intense, sugar-sweetened or botanically sweetened. Must be bottled at a minimum of 37.5% ABV.
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.
3 |Travel retail exclusive
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, 20i6. 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, 20i6
This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.
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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Early Entry Rates - only until 31 August
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