2022 London Spirits Competition Winners Announced
The results of the 2022 London Spirits Competition are out. The 2022 Spirit Of The Year award goes to Bareksten Navy Strength Gin by Oss Craft Distillery.
The results of the 2022 London Spirits Competition are out. This is a competition where spirits are judged for end consumers. Spirits are rated with three main criteria in mind: quality, value and packaging. To be a medal winner, Spirits must show a rating in all the three factors with the most weightage on quality.
A record number of entrants are this year vying for the much-coveted bronze, silver, and gold medals, with about 2500 spirits brands from more than 80 countries, about 50% more compared to last year, being assessed by the top panel of judges, consisting of some of the world’s leading figures from the hospitality sector.
2022 London Spirits Competition judging
Some of the country’s top bartenders and spirits buyers gathered on March 23-24-25 at St Mary's Church in London’s Marylebone, sniffing, swirling, and spitting their way through a vast array of gins, vodkas, and whiskies as well as a range of more obscure spirits, as the judging of the London Spirits Competition reaches a peak. These include representatives from some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants, bars, and hotels such as the Ritz, Le Manoir, Gleneagles, the Goring, the Connaught, and Claridges.
The 2022 Competition saw 447 entries from the United Kingdom as the top entrant country, followed by 323 products from Australia and 160 from the United States. 771 Gin’s made Gin the top category entrant followed by Whiskey and Rum.
The 2022 Spirit Of The Year award goes to Bareksten Navy Strength Gin by Oss Craft Distillery
2022 London Spirits Competition Winner “Bareksten Navy Strength Gin” by Oss Craft Distillery
2022 London Spirits Competition Winners:
Best Spirits of The Year 2022: Bareksten Navy Strength Gin, Norway
Best Spirits of The Year (by Quality): Bareksten Navy Strength Gin, Norway
Best Spirits of The Year (by Value): Samuel Gelston's Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Ireland
Best Spirits of The Year (by Package): Bareksten Navy Strength Gin, Norway
Best Vodka of The Year 2022: Vestal Vodka, Poland
Best Rum of The Year 2022: Rum Nation Panama 21 Aged Years, Panama
Best Tequila of The Year 2022: Tequila Don Fulano Imperial, Mexico
Best Gin of The Year 2022: Bareksten Navy Strength Gin, Norway
Best Whisky of The Year 2022: Spirit Hound Straight Malt Whiskey, United States
Best Brandy of The Year 2022: Grappa Riserva Invecchiata in Botti da Whiskey, Italy
Best Liqueur of The Year 2022: Amaro San Marco, Italy
Best Cognac of The Year 2022: Ferrand Cognac 1840 Original Formula, France
About London Spirits Competition
The London Spirits Competition is an international spirits competition organized by Beverage Trade Network. The competition looks to recognise, reward and help promote brands that have successfully been created to tick all the boxes - quality, value and packaging.