Industry Choice Awards
Industry categories are not open to entry and are awarded based on nominations from experts from across the industry, including writers, bloggers, venue owners, mixologists and event managers. Each category has one overall winner - this is the gin that achieved the highest number of nominations in the category and will be able to display the respective Award logo.
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SPIRIT OF GIN AWARD
WINNER: The House of Botanicals - Aberdeen, Scotland
Awarded to the distillery or brand receiving the highest number of nominations from industry experts for their approach and initiatives towards charitable, environmental, community and/or industry causes, as well as innovation and audience engagement.
The House of Botanicals received the highest number of nominations for their environmental sustainability efforts, support of the local community and businesses, audience engagement, and The Library - an open space to read, learn and taste.
INDUSTRY CHOICE: DISTILLERY
WINNER: Four Pillars - Victoria, Australia
Awarded to the distillery receiving the highest number of nominations from industry experts based on the distillery's all-round offering, product range and activity in the industry and community.
Four Pillars received the highest number of nominations for their popular gins, collaborative products and innovative developments in the category, as well as their involvement in industry events and organisations.
INDUSTRY CHOICE: INNOVATION
WINNER: Locksley Distilling Co - Yorkshire, England
Awarded to the brand or distillery receiving the highest number of nominations from industry experts for innovation in flavours, products, processes, technology or industry initiatives.
Locksley Distilling Co received the highest number of nominations for their continuous, creative and enthusiastic approach to innovation in spirits and flavours, including creating unique products and progressive collaborations.
INDUSTRY CHOICE: EXPERIENCE
WINNER: Junipalooza - London
Awarded to the event/s receiving the highest number of nominations from industry experts as the event/s they have most enjoyed and been most impressed by in the past year.
Junipalooza received the highest number of nominations for their London events, achieving notable popularity and providing a platform and occasions for gin distillers to engage with their audiences.