Educating Bartenders Worldwide.
By Beverage Trade Network
On July 7-8, London was the host city for the third annual London Spirits Competition, leading international competition of its kind in the world that assesses spirits not only on the basis of taste and quality, but also packaging and value. The goal was for experts to judge spirits the way consumers actually judge them, in the hopes of discovering new and innovative spirits that are worthy of attention by both trade buyers and consumers.
Spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value, and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Spirits that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, while spirits that scored 76 to 89 points were awarded Silver medals. The primary reason for using three criteria rather than just one was to focus on the overall drinkability of each spirit.
Substation No.41 Rum 700mL scored 96 points and also won the best rum in the world award at 2020 London Spirits Competition.
The London Spirits Competition is organized by Beverage Trade Network, which organizes alcohol beverage industry events all over the world. The goal of this event was to judge spirits the way consumers judge them.
At the judging session, judges tasted and scored spirits on a blind basis before seeing bottles and marking them for on-shelf appeal as well as value for money. This enabled them to come up with an overall score that reflects their overall drinkability.
Spirit Of The Year - St. Kilian Signature Edition FOUR by St. Kilian Distillers GmbH
Vodka Of The Year - G52 Botanical Vodka - Fresh Citrus by Glasgow Distillery Company
Rum Of The Year - Substation 41 by Pinnacle Drinks
Tequila Of The Year - Cutwater Tequila Reposado by Cutwater Spirits
Gin Of The Year - Barossa Distilling Barrel Aged Gin by Barossa Distilling
Whisky Of The Year - St. Kilian Signature Edition FOUR by Kilian Distillers GmbH
Distillery Of The Year - St. Kilian Distillers GmbH
Australia - Substation 41 by Pinnacle Drinks
Germany - Signature Edition FOUR by St. Kilian Distillers GmbH
Mexico - Cutwater Tequila Reposado by Cutwater Spirits
Denmark - Fary Lochan Single Malt Whisky by Fary Lochan Destilleri A/S
United States - Petoskey Stone Gin by High Five
United Kingdom - The Whisky Baron Glenrothes by The Whisky Baron
Ukraine - The Inked Collection Wild Cranberry by Nemiroff
Canada - Georgian Bay Vodka by Georgian Bay Spirit Co.
Italy - JAMAICA White Pot Still by Rum Nation
France - Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne Cognac by De Kuyper Royal Distillers
Spain - Ron Aldea Familia by Destilerías Aldea, S.L.
Best Spirit By Quality - Fary Lochan Danish Single Malt
Best Spirit By Value - St. Kilian Signature Edition FOUR
Best Spirit By Package - St. Kilian Signature Edition FOUR
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For more information on the London Spirits Competition, please see: www.londonspiritscompetition.com
For more information on Beverage Trade Network, please see: www.beveragetradenetwork.com