How will you inform us about the results?
We will inform the winners about the results by email.
Can I take my supporters to the Award Ceremony?
Yes, of course you can take supporters, partners, employees, friends and family with you. Please make sure to reserve spots for them by ordering tickets in time. Winners will have preference and discounts.
Our distillery produces more than one brand, can I nominate them all?
Yes, you can nominate as many spirits as you want. The only condition: the spirit should be a commercially launched product.
Who are the judges?
Jury members will be anonymous during the selection period to avoid any influence. The professional jury will be introduced during the Award Ceremony. The anonomized profiles of the juries will be published on this website when the blind-tasting will start.
How does the award help me to promote my brand?
Participating in this competition will raise visibility to your distillery and your brands. Winning one of the awards will give your brand a distinct differentiator on the store shelf. The award results will receive a strong PR among large distributors in continental Europe.
How is the winner selected?
The winner will be selected during blind tasting sessions. In each session 4 to 6 spirits with be compared to each other by our expert jury based on at least 15 characteristics. Each session winner will enter the next selection stage, where the finalists will be selected.
The finalists will be judged for based on their unmodified by additives taste, as poured straight from the bottle. An addition, gins will be judged for their taste in the mix with tonic (all gins will be mixed with the same neutral Indian tonic).
All the scoring and jury comments of own brand will be available for nominees after the competition upon request in an anonymised format.