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
Icons of GinWelcome to the Icons of Gin
NEW for 2022
We are delighted to say that the Icons of Gin are now open for entries and introduce our new online entry system. You can simply make your applications through your customer profile.
The Icons of Gin Awards are a celebration of the years of hard work that go into every bottle. From the distillers themselves and brand ambassadors, to visitor centre managers, bars, bar tenders and the industry’s communicators – a great deal of craftsmanship, skill and knowledge are imparted at each stage of the process. This is our way of saying thank you to the individuals and producers for their dedication to each innovative release, visitor experience or expert retail service, delivered in a tireless fashion.
A list of rates, categories and definitions can be found here
Entry Deadline for Online Applications - 1 October 2021
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.
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.
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.
Subcategories of Genever include: Jonge, Ould and Korenwijn. It must be produced according to EU regulation 110/2008.
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.
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.
Any gin bottled with a minimum ABV of 57%. Can include overproof
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.
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.
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.
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 category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
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.
This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.
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 created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market
The judging processTASTE
All winners will be announced on 24 February 2022
The taste judging is held in two rounds.
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.
Style winners are tasted against each other to identify the ‘Best’ gin in each category.
Please send 3 bottles. If you have entered only in design, please only send 2 bottles.
ShippingFor any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact
email@example.com Anita Ujszaszi
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