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

Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka

No. 2

Muyu Vetiver Gris

No. 3

Botanic Australis Navy Strength Gin

No. 4

Rum Nation Guatemala XO

No. 5

Dingle Distillery Fourth Single Pot Still Release

TOP 100 SPIRIT LIST

  • 1 Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka
  • 2 Muyu Vetiver Gris
  • 3 Botanic Australis Navy Strength Gin
  • 4 Rum Nation Guatemala XO
  • 5 Dingle Distillery Fourth Single Pot Still Release
  • 6 Eau De Vie De Poire Williams Vrp 40% vol
  • 7 Ron Añejo Calazan
  • 8 Ron Añejo Calazan Reserva
  • 9 Taigun Organic Vodka
  • 10 A. de Fussigny Grande Champagne VSOP
  • 11 Muyu Jasmine Verte
  • 12 St-Rémy Signature
  • 13 Lydén Distillery Dry Gin
  • 14 Monmouth Gin
  • 15 Hammerle Williams Eau de vie
  • 16 Enso Japanese Blended Whisky
  • 17 Legent
  • 18 A. de Fussigny Pure Organic VSOP
  • 19 Pure Single Rum
  • 20 Acqua Bianca
  • 21 Seacliff Vodka
  • 22 Peyrat Cognac XO
  • 23 Emperor Rum Sherry Finish
  • 24 Sophia
  • 25 Dingle Single Malt Whiskey Batch No. 5
  • 26 Grappa Riserva Affinata In Botti Da Madeira
  • 27 Amass Dry Gin
  • 28 Golden Eight 25% vol
  • 29 Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin
  • 30 Ararat Nairi
  • 31 Georgian Bay Vodka
  • 32 Tokaj Gin
  • 33 Branson Cognac VSOP Grand Champion
  • 34 Crema de Orujo - Artelicor
  • 35 Misty Isle Vodka
  • 36 Ron Añejo Calazan Special
  • 37 Lorenz Crafted Spirit
  • 38 Glyph Spice
  • 39 DG Straight Rye Whiskey - Single Barrel
  • 40 Silent Pool Rare Citrus Gin
  • 41 Santa Teresa 1796
  • 42 Amaro Mediterraneo
  • 43 Henstone Distillery Charcoal Filtered Vodka
  • 44 Muyu Chinotto Nero
  • 45 Wild Knapp Gin
  • 46 Dr Beaky’s Gin
  • 47 Ten To One Dark Rum
  • 48 Fishers London Dry Gin
  • 49 Black Tot Finest Caribbean Rum
  • 50 Cotswolds Old Tom Gin
  • 51 FNQ. Rum Co. Iridium Rum
  • 52 Courvoisier Cognac XO
  • 53 G.H.Q. Scottish Vodka
  • 54 Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin
  • 55 Ginepraio Amphora Navy Strength Gin
  • 56 Mediterranean Gin
  • 57 Artisanal Dry Gin
  • 58 Ambrosia Sicily Edition
  • 59 Campfire London Dry Gin
  • 60 Campfire Navy Strength Gin
  • 61 Gold Cock Single Malt 20yo
  • 62 Copperfield London Dry Gin Volume 3
  • 63 The Bloody Buddy
  • 64 Devils Bridge Spiced Rum
  • 65 St-Rémy XO
  • 66 Shoogle Scottish Dry Gin
  • 67 Botanic Australis Northern Gem Gin
  • 68 Nixta Elote Liqueur
  • 69 Jawbox Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur
  • 70 Devil's Share American Whiskey
  • 71 Cutwater American Rye
  • 72 Mahiki White Coconut
  • 73 Izo / Tequila Extra Anejo Cristalino
  • 74 Hesperidina
  • 75 Courvoisier Napoleon Fine Champagne
  • 76 Brandy 1964
  • 77 Nine Sisters Ocean Gin
  • 78 La Grappa Di Barolo
  • 79 Freihof Mirtillo Liqueur
  • 80 Junimperium Blended Dry Gin
  • 81 Sagamore Spirit Double Oak Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 82 Wyvern Classic
  • 83 Abacaty Avocado Cream Liqueur
  • 84 HirschRudel Kräuterlikör
  • 85 Aromatic Gin
  • 86 Navy-Strength Gin
  • 87 Licor de Hierbas - Artelicor
  • 88 Ron Roble Viejo Ultra Añejo
  • 89 Ron Añejo Reserva Especial Barrica 120
  • 90 Caballo Viejo Ron Ultra Añejo
  • 91 DG 51 Rye
  • 92 Meredith's Malvern Dry Gin
  • 93 Clover Lucky nr4
  • 94 Taunus Dry Gin Ursel Dark Forest
  • 95 Bashall Spirits Orange and Quince
  • 96 Henstone Distillery London Dry Gin
  • 97 Picofino Vermut Gin Fusion
  • 98 WL Distillery / First Edition
  • 99 Orkney Akvavit
  • 100 Tropical Gin