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Success at London Spirits Competition

Located between the Drava River and the slopes of the Bilogora mountains of Croatia is the small town of Pitomača, where MAMM Distillery produces award-winning brandy. The family-owned business produces traditional Croatian fruit brandy, made with quinces and plums sourced from their own orchards and local producers. After the first distillation the soft brandy is […]

Australian distiller goes for gold

As one of the media partners of the London Spirits Competition, we have been interviewing a number of people who represent companies whose products were winners at this year’s competition. This is an interview with Gordon Chalmers, head distiller and co-owner of Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Queensland, Australia. When asked for his opinion of the London […]

Single malt success

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky’s Cognac, Ruby Port and Amarone expressions took gold at the recent World Whisky Masters 2023 in the UK, whilst Fetească Neagră, Madeira, Burgundy, Commandaria and Vradiano were awarded silver. At the International Spirits Challenge (UK) Fetească Neagră & Cognac expressions all took bronze, as did their Oloroso expression at the International […]

Early bird discounts end in 3 days

The London Competitions are designed to recognise the best spirits, wine, and beer brands showcasing quality at its most competitive. Their early bird discounts end at midnight on 30 September, so don’t delay in entering your products entered and be a part of three competitions that help brands to build their presence in the UK […]

London Competitions update

Sid Patel, the CEO of the London Competitions, has the latest news of the 2024 competitions encompassing spirits, wine and beer. I am delighted to provide an update on some exciting features we are introducing at the London Competitions in 2024 and how we plan to give more value to our entrants. In our recent […]

St Maur conquers America

St Maur elderflower liqueur, which is produced in rural Warwickshire, has been awarded Best in Category, International Liqueurs at the American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition, which was held in the USA.  The award becomes the latest in a series of prestigious industry accolades for the drink, produced by William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and […]

And, the winners are…

This year the People’s Choice Drinks Awards event was bigger than ever. To become a finalist is a great accolade as the competition only awards one winner, one silver and one bronze in each category. All finalists are listed online as well as on the Drinks Finder. To see the winners in each category follow […]

Winning formula

The results of the 2023 London Spirits Competition are finally out. This year a record number of entrants were hoping for the much-coveted bronze, silver, and gold medals. There were around 2000 spirits brands represented, which were sent in from more than 80 countries. The competition prides itself on consistently being assessed by a top […]

Wolftown’s winning formula

Ulverston-based Wolftown, has won a fourth award for its second gin expression – Wolftown Citrus Gin – at the 2023 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). At this year’s event, which took place during the first two weeks of March, 120 of the world’s leading spirit experts gathered in London to assess over 4,100 entries […]

A compelling competition

As one of the media partners of the London Spirits Competition, London Wine Competition and London Beer Competition, it was a pleasure to be invited to meet the organisers and the judges. On Wednesday 22 March, the day the spirits were being judged, I interviewed Sid Patel – the who runs Beverage Trade Network (the company […]