WHAT ARE THE TOP 100 SPIRITS

The list of 2022 LSC Winners is out. It is curated and picked up by a leading panel of top-level spirits buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility or spirits consultants and experts who are also directly involved in the development of new spirits brands or buying spirits for commercial resale.

The list of judges was drawn from leading retail chains, wholesalers, distributors, and on-trade groups across a variety of channels and disciplines including multiple retailing, convenience stores, cash and carries, specialist retailers, casual and fine dining, hospitality and the travel industry. 

VOTING PROCESS

1. Blind tasting to determine the spirit's quality and drinkability. Spirits that are well balanced, where their acidity, tannins and alcohol levels all work seamlessly together. That’s the quality factor. Where appropriate they will also be assessed by variety, style, region, and country. London Spirits Competition wants to celebrate spirits that are both enjoyable and easy to drink.

2. Judges will then determine the value score of the spirits based on the quality and its retail price. You don't need to be the cheapest spirit on the shelf to offer the best value for money. Far from it. A spirit may have a high price tag, but can still offer great value providing it delivers the right quality and taste for a spirit at that price point. London Spirits Competition will assess each spirit for how much value it is offering its customers.

3. The judges will then be handed the bottle or format for them to be able to assess, in detail, the design, label, and packaging and determine how well that matches up to, or complements the quality of the spirit and its price point. It is how the product is perceived when placed on the spirits shelf among thousands of other spirits. The London Spirits Competition will reward those brands that show they understand their customers, and the price category they are operating in, and have produced a design and package with the right personality to attract and keep their attention. 

4. The judges can discuss the spirit as a whole to help allocate scores in the four judging areas however each judge will give the wine its own score and the average will be taken as the final score.

 

 

No. 1

Bareksten Navy Strength Gin

No. 2

Gin Provincia Patagonia

No. 3

Spirit Hound Straight Malt Whiskey

No. 4

Earthbound Crystal Gin

No. 5

Islay Mist Original

TOP 100 SPIRIT LIST

  • 1 Bareksten Navy Strength Gin
  • 2 Gin Provincia Patagonia
  • 3 Spirit Hound Straight Malt Whiskey
  • 4 Earthbound Crystal Gin
  • 5 Islay Mist Original
  • 6 Bareksten Botanical Gin
  • 7 King's Inch Glasgow Single Malt Whisky
  • 8 Fizzy Peachtree
  • 9 AMARO SAN MARCO
  • 10 Black Diamond Banana Edition
  • 11 Aatta Gin
  • 12 Grappa Riserva Invecchiata in Botti da Whiskey
  • 13 Single Malt Barrel-Aged Gin
  • 14 Big Dry Gin
  • 15 La Hechicera Reserva Familiar
  • 16 Dasher + Fisher Ocean Gin
  • 17 Whitley Neill Connoisseur's Cut Gin
  • 18 Samuel Gelston's Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • 19 Vestal Vodka
  • 20 Earp Distilling Co. No. 8 Dry Gin
  • 21 De Kuyper Fizzy Strawberry
  • 22 De Kuyper Fizzy Passionfruit
  • 23 Bullards Old Tom Gin
  • 24 Lanique Spirit of Rose
  • 25 Isle of Harris Gin
  • 26 Maister London dry gin
  • 27 Heol an Oriant 1672 - Original Dry recipe
  • 28 Starward Octave Barrels
  • 29 Stalla Dhu Islay
  • 30 Tequila Don Fulano Añejo
  • 31 Tequila Don Fulano Imperial
  • 32 Emperor Jubilée (Cognac finish)
  • 33 Emperor Heritage
  • 34 Lauders 15 Year Old
  • 35 Shipyard Gin 'Original'
  • 36 LIMONCELLO BRISAMARE
  • 37 Rum Nation Panama 21 Aged Years
  • 38 Old J Tiki Fire
  • 39 MayaJules Mezcal Artesanal
  • 40 The Prideful Goat Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 41 3 Lacs
  • 42 Newtown Strength
  • 43 Lyre's G&T
  • 44 Citadelle Original
  • 45 Compelling Gin
  • 46 Barr Hill Gin
  • 47 Muff Gin
  • 48 York Gin Grey Lady
  • 49 Inverroche Verdant Gin
  • 50 Old Tom Cribb
  • 51 Mozart White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 52 Flowers NGin Winter Edition
  • 53 Isola di Favignana - GIN
  • 54 Takamaka Koko
  • 55 Porn Star Martini
  • 56 Single Malt Whisky: Muscat Cask
  • 57 De Kuyper Zero Mojito cocktail 0%
  • 58 Ferrand Cognac 1840 Original Formula
  • 59 Jin Maek Soju 53
  • 60 Edwards 1902 English Potato Vodka
  • 61 BRANDY NANNONI 10 ANNI
  • 62 Starward Solera
  • 63 Civico 10 Vermouth di Torino Rosso Superiore
  • 64 Indiana Rye
  • 65 Three Chain Road Premium Dry Gin
  • 66 Popol Vuh / Young Mezcal
  • 67 Rose Sea & T
  • 68 Highland Gin 57 Autumnal
  • 69 Giniversity Australian Native Gin
  • 70 1868 Grappa da Prosecco Finissima
  • 71 CACHAÇA AVIADOR PRATA
  • 72 Tarquin's Cornish Gin
  • 73 MORRIS Australian Single Malt Whisky SIGNATURE 40%ABV
  • 74 Bart's Blended Irish Whiskey
  • 75 George Bishop London Dry Gin
  • 76 Emperor London Bridge (Sauterne finish)
  • 77 Single Barrel
  • 78 Cowboy
  • 79 Agnes Arber Premium Gin
  • 80 Inshriach Distilling Ltd`inshriach 57 Navy
  • 81 Xiaman Artisanal Mezcal
  • 82 West Coast Signature Dry Gin
  • 83 SoHi Extra Virgin Vodka
  • 84 Dada Chapel - Potato Vodka
  • 85 Private Collection Añejo (Extra Aged)
  • 86 Private Collection Extra Añejo (Ultra Aged)
  • 87 Reserve Collection Añejo (Extra Aged)
  • 88 Reserve Collection Extra Añejo
  • 89 Dark & Stormy
  • 90 Dancing Sands Sauvignon Blanc Gin
  • 91 1881 Rafters Subtly Smoked
  • 92 BITTER CITRUS APERITIVO
  • 93 Tequila AMAN Añejo "El Profesor"
  • 94 Castrum London Dry Gin
  • 95 Dram in a Can
  • 96 Vodi Tasmanian Vodka
  • 97 Good George Lazy Lemon
  • 98 Bareksten Morket
  • 99 New Zealand Dry Gin/ The National Distillery Company
  • 100 Hemp