We’re very pleased to announce that Wessex have been shortlisted for the 2022 Gin Producer of the Year Award at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve taken part in the competition and have previously won gold outstanding for our Wyvern’s Classic London Dry Gin and gold for our Saxon Garden Floral Gin.
The IWSC has been running for over 50 years, since 1969 and has been recognising great gin from around the world since. This shortlist announcement is for their ‘Spirits Producer of the Year Trophies’ specifically, and the winners are to be announced on Thursday 29th September 2022 at the IWSC’s 2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration.
Excitingly, every winner of the 10 ‘Spirits Producer of the Year’ awards will automatically be eligible for the IWSC’s ‘Outstanding Spirit Producer of the Year Trophy’. The IWSC is judged by world renowned gin-experts who have for the first time ever asked contestants to submit a survey form to give more context into the advancements made in their craft operations. So we’re looking forward to the new judging format and how the industry is rewarding innovation and sustainability. This is something we’re very passionate about at Wessex Distillery, as you can read about here in our brand mission statement.
A message from Jonathan Clark, our Master Distiller
“Once again, we’re really pleased to be recognised at such a prestigious level, so I’d like to pass on our thanks to the judges at IWSC, our loyal customers who have supported us for the past 5 years, and the hard-working team at Wessex Distillery! Congratulations to everyone shortlisted, and good luck for September!”
Find out about our UK Gin Producer of the Year award win here!