Hotham's Cardamom Gin achieved 'Highly Commended' status at The Gin Guide Awards 2020
Gins from more than 30 countries competed in The Gin Guide Awards 2020 in categories based on production methods, styles of gin, and countries of production. The winners are selected through a rigorous blind tasting process conducted by a large panel of distinguished gin experts, distillers, retailers and mixologists. Each gin’s appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, finish and overall quality and market appeal are assessed to determine the highest scoring gins, based purely on the spirit itself and with no influence from branding or marketing.
The Gin Guide Awards – The world’s largest dedicated gin competition:
The Gin Guide Awards is an independent, global celebration of the historic, diverse and growing gin industry. Recognised and respected by the trade and consumers alike for its rigorous and quality-focused approach, The Gin Guide Awards serve to highlight the exceptional products, distilleries and people within the gin industry across the world. Keep an eye out for past winners displaying their Awards proudly on their bottles and packaging.
Head Judge Paul Jackson, the Founder and Editor of The Gin Guide, commented on The Gin Guide Awards 2020 and the standard of entries:
“The quality and diversity of gins has been outstanding. British gins and international gins alike showed the depth of skill in distillation and product development that exists in the industry. Gins from unexpected and emerging markets hugely impressed the esteemed judges and showed that gin can truly cross borders and be an exciting product in markets across the world.”
“Huge congratulations and credibility go to all the winners and finalists. It is a remarkable achievement to be a winner in The Gin Guide Awards, with the need to unanimously impress an expert panel across all key characteristics of the spirit. Previous winners have used their success in The Gin Guide Awards to help take their businesses to the next level, and I look forward to seeing this year’s winners enjoying the benefits in the same way.”
Full details of winners, highly commended entrants and geographic high scorers for each category are available on The Gin Guide website, as well as a printable ‘Winners Checklist’ for gin lovers to tick off the gins as they try each of them:
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Hot on the heels of their recent success at local food and tourism award ceremonies, Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery has now been recognised as Yorkshire’s ‘Experience of the Year’ in the prestigious White Rose Awards 2019, as well as winning silver and bronze awards in three more categories.
A boutique distillery based in the Old Town of Hull has won a silver award in the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition, placing their gin amongst the world’s top spirits.
Competing against the world’s best gins, Hotham’s Distillery has been awarded 91 out of a possible 100 points for their Hotham’s Cardamom Gin in the ‘Flavoured Gin’ category, coming third out of 60 finalists in the category.