WHAT ARE THE TOP 100 SPIRITS

The list of 2020 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

St. Kilian Distillers Signature Edition FOUR

No. 2

Substation 41

No. 3

Fary Lochan Danish Single Malt

No. 4

Cutwater Tequila Reposado

No. 5

Neptuns Dark Rhum

TOP 100 SPIRIT LIST

  • 1 St. Kilian Distillers Signature Edition FOUR
  • 2 Substation 41
  • 3 Fary Lochan Danish Single Malt
  • 4 Cutwater Tequila Reposado
  • 5 Neptuns Dark Rhum
  • 6 Khukri XXX Rum
  • 7 Mezcal El Tinieblo Joven Edición Especial 54%
  • 8 Satryna Tequila Anejo Cristalino
  • 9 Barossa Distilling Barrel Aged Gin
  • 10 Mandalay Export Rum
  • 11 Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne Cognac
  • 12 Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum
  • 13 The Whisky Baron Glenrothes
  • 14 Banditti Club Spiced Rum
  • 15 G52 Botanical Vodka - Fresh Citrus
  • 16 Amaretto Adriatico Bianco
  • 17 Petoskey Stone Gin
  • 18 Moreau Apple Pie Liqueur
  • 19 Cherry Heering
  • 20 MUYU Vetiver Gris
  • 21 QVT London Gry Gin
  • 22 Flóki Single Malt Whisky
  • 23 Mezcal El Tinieblo Joven
  • 24 Baciamano Italian Finest Spirits/Salis Vodka
  • 25 Espadin Mezcal
  • 26 Miss Yoko (Lychee Infused)
  • 27 Vanjak Sweet Tea Vodka
  • 28 Ron Aldea Familia
  • 29 The Inked Collection Wild Cranberry
  • 30 Cognac VSOP
  • 31 Arak Haddad Elite
  • 32 Arak Haddad Crystal
  • 33 Arak Haddad Gold
  • 34 Hill Billy Red
  • 35 Skyline Gin
  • 36 Cotswolds Peated Cask Single Malt Whisky
  • 37 DryCat Nut Gin
  • 38 St-Rémy Cask Finish Collection: Cabernet-Sauvignon
  • 39 Georgian Bay Vodka
  • 40 Barrel aged gin
  • 41 Bitter
  • 42 G52 Botanical Vodka - Rich Coffee
  • 43 Queens Elderflower Liqueur
  • 44 Sheep's Eye Gin
  • 45 JAMAICA White Pot Still
  • 46 The Whisky Baron - Bunnahabhain
  • 47 AURA TERANINO
  • 48 Daymark 1683
  • 49 Mezcal Pwb
  • 50 Luzhou Laojiao
  • 51 The Original
  • 52 48% Distillers Cut
  • 53 V-Sinne-Gin Schwarzwald Dry Gin
  • 54 Summum Vodka
  • 55 Casa Pecados Reposado
  • 56 De Kuyper Pineapple
  • 57 De Kuyper Watermelon
  • 58 Highland Gin. No 57
  • 59 Highland Gin No. 6
  • 60 Organic 100% de Agave Reposado Tequila
  • 61 Lyre's Orange Sec
  • 62 Ipswich "Tavern" Rum
  • 63 VII HILLS Italian Dry Gin
  • 64 Bockfieber Nusslikör
  • 65 Special Reserve Whiskey
  • 66 Compass Gin Wild
  • 67 Cuckoo Sunshine Gin
  • 68 De Luxe
  • 69 Taunus Dry Gin Ursel Heritage
  • 70 THE WYVERN'S GIN
  • 71 Augustum
  • 72 PÉ NA AREIA
  • 73 Derechito - Tequila Reposado
  • 74 Straight Whiskey
  • 75 Peach
  • 76 Northmoor Gin
  • 77 Grappa di Barolo
  • 78 Stauning Rye March 2019
  • 79 Chesterfield Dry Gin
  • 80 Mirto Del Fondatore
  • 81 Blu Lie Vodka Italiana
  • 82 Rhum Bakara Réserve D'or
  • 83 Courvoisier Cognac XO
  • 84 ENE CRAFT GIN / ORIGINAL DRY
  • 85 Round Rock Vodka
  • 86 Beach Bum Rum - Gold
  • 87 Filliers Single Malt Whiskey 10YO
  • 88 Lytham Gin Bee's Knees
  • 89 Vermut Gin Fusion
  • 90 Virginia Distillery Co / Courage & Conviction
  • 91 Essential Eight Rum
  • 92 Brogan's Way Royal Blood Gin
  • 93 Einfach Minze Pur / SIMPLE Pur mint (Pepperminliqueur)
  • 94 Storywood Tequila Sherry 7
  • 95 Storywood Tequila Double Oak CS
  • 96 Courvoisier Cognac VS
  • 97 De Kuyper Apricot Brandy
  • 98 Courvoisier Initiale Extra
  • 99 Cucumber Vodka Soda
  • 100 Rebelcity Irish Whiskey