The ‘Gin of the Year’ award has been running for a number of years and has recently been joined by the ‘Rum of the Year’ award and ‘RTD of the Year’.

Results from previous years can be found in the menu dropdown.

Any other updates can be found below.

And, we have just launched our RTD of the Year 2022 Competition! It’s free to enter and you’ve got until the 16th August.

1st November 2022Awards / BlogRTD of the Year 2022Whisky Cocktail – WINNER – Cocktails By Mail – Smoked Honey SourWhisky Cocktail – Highly Commended – Cocktails By Mail – Covfefe Martini Gin and Tonic – WINNER – Adnams Copper House Gin and TonicGin and Tonic – Highly Commended – Chew Valley Distillery – Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary Gin and Skinny TonicGin and Tonic – Highly Commended – Mothers Ruin 1751 – Cornish Blue Gin and TonicGin and Tonic – Highly Commended – Spirit of One – One G&T Crisp Apple Mojito – WINNER – Tom Savano – Mojito Gin Ready To Drink – WINNER – Conker – Gin & JuiceGin Ready To Drink – Highly Commended – Brighton Gin – Brighton Raspberry Crush RTD – Highly Commended – Oyester – Maritime Hard Seltzer Tropical PunchRTD – Highly Commended – 58 & Co – Gin Hard Seltzer Pink GrapefruitRTD – Highly Commended – Michael Hunneygen-Henry & Tom Okello – The Potion by Potion Universe Gin Cocktail Ready To Serve – WINNER – Hernö – Word!Gin Cocktail Ready To Serve – Highly Commended – Hernö – MartinezGin Cocktail Ready To Serve – Highly Commended – World of Zing – Saffron & Rose Gimlet Mai Tai – WINNER – Distil + Fill – Mai TaiMai Tai – Highly Commended – Tom Savano – Mai Tai RTS Margarita – WINNER – Deano Moncrieffe – Mirror MargaritaRTD Margarita – WINNER – Tom Savano – Margarita Martini – WINNER – Puddingstone Spirits – Campfire MartiniMartini – Highly Commended – Sacred Spirits – Dry Martini Negroni – WINNER – Sacred Spirits – Bottle Aged NegroniNegroni – Highly Commended – 137 Distillery – Navy Royal NegroniNegroni – Highly Commended – World of Zing – Bordeaux Cask Aged NegroniNegroni – Highly Commended – Atom Labs – Jaffa Cake Negroni [...]
4th July 2022Awards / Blog / CompetitionsThe Crafdi Craft Distilling Expo is excited to announce the launch of its inaugural Ready To Drink / Ready To Serve (RTD/RTS) competition, following on from the success of “Rum of the Year” and “Gin of the Year” competitions. The competition is free to enter for UK and EU producers, although entrants will be responsible for all costs associated with shipping and customs, including all fees, duties and taxes, etc… The competition is split into two parts: Ready to Drink (RTD) of the Year This is for drinks (most of which will be canned) that are designed to be consumed straight from their packaging/container. Examples include: Hard SeltzersGin & TonicsSpirits & MixersOther cocktails and mixed drinks (typically of an ABV below 12%) Ready to Serve (RTS) of the Year This is for products, such as bottled cocktails, which are not designed to be consumed directly from the container, but rather need to be prepared in some way, e.g. be stirred over ice, put in the freezer, etc., before being served in a glass. Examples include: Bottled Old Fashioned, Manhattan, SazeracPre-mixed Negroni, Dry MartiniOther cocktails (typically with an ABV over 18% ABV) The deadline for entry and receipt of samples is Tuesday 16th August 2022. For Ready to Drink products, a minimum of 4 are required (bottles or cans). For Ready to Serve products, a minimum of 400ml is needed. To enter, complete the form below, which will give you full instructions. Please note. You will need to complete and send the form with your submission. Results will be announced at The Craft Distilling Expo Live on Friday 7th October 2022. Entry Form [...]