Nelson’s Distillery & School wins a Silver medal at the 6th London Spirits Competition for its Nelson’s London Dry No.7 which took place in London on March 22, 23 and 24, 2023. The medal is an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry.
Nelson’s London Dry No.7 scored highly in the three judging aspects of quality, value and packaging.
The London Spirits Competition stands apart from other spirits competitions by awarding spirits for their drinkability. Where other competitions focus solely on technical competence and distilling prowess, the London Spirits Competitions goes further to evaluate a spirit for its all-around excellence - in the way it tastes, looks and the value it provides. They believe that this golden triangle makes spirit drinkers more likely to buy and drink the spirit either from a retail store or at a bar or restaurant and want to laud this.
CEO Sid Patel of event organizer Beverage Trade Network mentions that “Spirits brands consumers are looking for an-round experience when drinking a spirit. The spirit needs to hit all the right notes to be enjoyed again and again. So, at the London Spirits Competition, we evaluate spirits that contribute to a spirit’s overall drinkability. Along with the quality, spirits are assessed for their appearance and value.”
The judging panel of 2023 was drawn from leading spirits industry professionals with direct commercial buying responsibility. This establishes the winners at the competition to be agreeable to the on-premise trade and consumer alike. Spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Spirits that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, while spirits that scored 76 to 89 points were awarded Silver medals, whilst Bronze medals were awarded to spirits that scored between 65 and 75 points.
"The highly skilled judges, the opportunity to compete alongside thousands of outstanding spirits from across the globe, and the rigorous evaluation of quality, value, and packaging make the London Spirits Competition awards highly sought-after. We are delighted that our Nelson's London Dry No.7 achieved such remarkable results at the competition," said Neil Harrison, Nelson's Distillery & School founder, owner and Master Distiller. "This Silver medal showcases that our spirits align with the preferences of bar managers, mixologists, and spirit enthusiasts alike."
About Nelson’s Distillery & School
Nelson's Distillery & School is a renowned craft distillery in Staffordshire, offering immersive experiences in the world of spirits. With their expertly crafted gin, vodka, and rum, they provide visitors with unique opportunities to learn about distillation and create their own blends. Through their Tour, Talk & Taste experience and the Gin & Vodka School, Nelson's Distillery & School combines education, craftsmanship, and passion for an unforgettable journey into the art of spirit-making.
Our London Dry No.7 Gin was the original creation for founder, owner and Master Distiller, Neil Harrison. “A gin with gentle citrus and juniper on nose and palate with a balanced smooth and round finish.” This unique blend of 27 botanicals forms the base to all Nelson’s core gins.
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About the London Spirits Competition
The London Spirits Competition is one of the leading international spirits competitions of its kind that rates spirits by their quality, value and packaging. The organizers of the event are Beverage Trade Network, organizing beverage industry events around the world. The competition happens annual in London every year. For more information, please see: www.londonspiritscompetition.com