WHAT ARE THE TOP 100 SPIRITS

The list of 2019 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

Heaven's Door Double Barrel Whiskey

No. 2

Deep South Cape Dry

No. 3

OX44

No. 4

Lark Distillery Single Malt Whisky

No. 5

Harahorn Small Batch Gin

TOP 100 SPIRIT LIST

  • 1 Heaven's Door Double Barrel Whiskey
  • 2 Deep South Cape Dry
  • 3 OX44
  • 4 Lark Distillery Single Malt Whisky
  • 5 Harahorn Small Batch Gin
  • 6 IBA 40
  • 7 Henstone
  • 8 DG Exclusive American Single Malt
  • 9 Tequila Huizache
  • 10 Tequila Huizache Origen
  • 11 Benjamin and Blum Negroni
  • 12 Elephant London Dry Gin
  • 13 Titlán 45
  • 14 Delpech Fougerat
  • 15 Carter's Coffee
  • 16 Southern Star
  • 17 Tequila Huizache
  • 18 987 (Nueveochosiete)
  • 19 Palma Gin
  • 20 Golden Eight
  • 21 Seppeltsfield Road Distillers - House Gin
  • 22 Herno Old Tom Gin
  • 23 Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
  • 24 Pedrino - Vermouth & Tonic Spritz
  • 25 Delta Rye
  • 26 Cameo Red Vermouth
  • 27 La Fée Parisienne Absinthe Supérieure
  • 28 Autumn Dry Gin
  • 29 Second Son Cheshire Gin
  • 30 Second Son Spiced Winter Gin
  • 31 Mastic Tears Classic
  • 32 IBA 55
  • 33 Rebel Yell Small Batch Reserve
  • 34 Distillerie De Paris Gin Bel Air
  • 35 Rutte Old Simon
  • 36 Vural Vodka
  • 37 Granite North Gin
  • 38 Elephant Strength Gin
  • 39 CCD Special Reserve Gold Spur Corn Whiskey
  • 40 Holyrood Spiced Gin
  • 41 Coffee + Pimento Bitters
  • 42 De Vine Ancient Grains
  • 43 Escalibor
  • 44 FOS Greek Mastiha
  • 45 Virago Four-Port Rum Finished In Ruby Port Casks
  • 46 Berto
  • 47 Bergamot Liqueur
  • 48 Violet Liquor
  • 49 Luxardo Aperitivo
  • 50 Ferro China Baliva
  • 51 Hadrian's Wall Gin
  • 52 Hadrian's Wall Gin
  • 53 Misty Isle Gin
  • 54 Reflections
  • 55 Mirus
  • 56 Silver Rum Overproof (Unaged)
  • 57 De Kuyper Triple Sec
  • 58 Cafe Marula
  • 59 Harahorn Cask Aged Gin
  • 60 Blackberry Balsamic Bitters
  • 61 Garden Party Rosemary
  • 62 Anaseuli Peach Distillate
  • 63 Bedlam Vodka
  • 64 Ron Añejo Carúpano Solera Centenaria Reserva 21 Limitada
  • 65 Yellowstone Select
  • 66 Antwerps Elixierke
  • 67 Gin - Soft & Smooth
  • 68 Midnight Desire
  • 69 Eskbank
  • 70 One Gin
  • 71 Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
  • 72 Hubbards Gin Casino Blend
  • 73 Spanish Oak
  • 74 Aged Tsipouro Katsaros Family
  • 75 Tokki Soju
  • 76 Anaseuli Apple Distillate
  • 77 Anaseuli Pear Distillate
  • 78 Rum Dog Rum
  • 79 Rua Single Malt Whiskey
  • 80 Renaissance Vodka
  • 81 Beachcomber Southern Sweet Gin
  • 82 The Muff Liquor Company Craft Vodka
  • 83 Envy Whisky
  • 84 Rollins Tennessee Whiskey
  • 85 Hector Legrand
  • 86 Gint Rubro
  • 87 Rheinbrand Dry Gin
  • 88 Purecane vodka
  • 89 Borderies VSOP
  • 90 Dewar's 25 Years Old The Signature
  • 91 Chabot Armagnac
  • 92 Beattie's Farm Crafted Vodka
  • 93 Holyrood Dry Gin
  • 94 Himkok Aquavit
  • 95 Arvesølvet Aquavit
  • 96 Luxardo Maraschino
  • 97 Luxardo Sangue Morlacco
  • 98 Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira
  • 99 Rathlee's Rum
  • 100 Garden Grown Gin
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