I am a distillery and want to join the competition, what nominations are available?
Edition 2019 is dedicated to gins. All craft gins will be judged in blind sessions and will get a chance to receive Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum awards, based on the total score awarded by the jury. The gin with the highest score will receive recognition as The Best Gin of The Year. Next to that, our jury will select gins with a very distinct and unusual taste to award them with Signature Gin label. Discovery of The Year is another nomination, where jury will pull their choice.
All gins that score an award will follow another round of blind tastings by typical gin consumers, giving a chance to receive an additional Consumer Top 3 Choice award.
Is there any payment involved?
Yes, you can expect the following spendings during the course of the event:
- Entry fee. There is an application fee involved, charged per each entry.
- Shipping costs. As a distillery you are responsible for shipping of your samples to our address in the Netherlands.
When is the deadline?
The timeline and deadlines for the next edition will be announced soon. We expect to finalize all the judging in May 2019, giving you a chance to use the medal during the high summer season.
What do the winners receive?
The winners will receive a certificate, the right to use medals on the winning spirit bottles or any other advertisement material, bottle-stickers depicting the medal awarded.
How many bottles do I need to send for blind competition?
Please make sure to send 2 bottles of at least 500ml for each entry. All shipping costs and related tax are for the sender.