St. Kilian Distillers won the day at the 2020 London Spirits Competition. The German spirits makers took home the awards for Whisky of the Year, Spirit of the Year, and Distillery of the Year. St. Kilian Signature Edition FOUR garnered the highest praise from critics, scoring 97 points on its way to victory.
The third edition of the annual international spirits competition was organized by Beverage Trade Network and found bartenders and spirits buyers tasting over 1000 bottles from around the globe. The event took place in London on July 7-8 and spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value, and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale.
Elsewhere in the competition, Fary Lochan Danish Single Malt Whisky and Substation 41 Rum finished tied for second, with each spirit scoring 96 points. Substation 41 took home the award for Rum of the Year, while another Australian bottle, Barossa Distilling Barrel Aged Gin, took home Gin of the Year.
Check out the complete list of winners from the 2020 London Spirits Competition below:
2020 London Spirits Competition
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
Country Category Winners:
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.
By Judging Category:
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
Head to the 2020 London Spirits Competition official website for complete results.