In Partnership WithLondon Essence & The Gin To My Tonic
Gin Awards



The Gin To My Tonic is one of the largest gin communities in the UK, with the aim of raising awareness and celebrating the endeavours of craft distillers from across the UK and beyond. We love nothing more than recommending gins, and what better way to recommend than with our very own annual awards.

With so many different award bodies on the market, we wanted to do something a little different, something that connects the everyday gin drinker with the results of such awards, whilst offering a return on investment to the distillers that enter (and that are subsequently shortlisted) through an array of engaging initiatives including content, events, tasting and experiences, all of which involve stock support from The Gin To My Tonic.

The shortlisted finalists will be decided by a judging panel that includes the Co-Founders of The Gin To My Tonic, Craft Distiller Partners, Key Influencers, Bartenders, Mixologists, Mixer Brands and Associated Drinks Bodies/Clubs, with the winners being decided by public vote over a 5 month voting period.


Enter The Competition


We understand that entering any awards is quite simply an investment, and so here at The Gin To My Tonic we want to give back to those that deserve the recognition. We have designed a package of incentives that includes but is not limited to:

  • All distillers that enter will have their products added to The Gin To My Tonic Online Store.
  • All shortlisted entries will be stocked on our touring Festival Bars as part of a special ‘Award’ Bars initiative, with the opportunity for the public to vote then and there.
  • At Home Tasting Kits will be sold on The Gin To My Tonic Online Store for each Award Category, offering the public the opportunity to become judges from the comfort of their own home.
  • Special features on our social media channels.
  • Special features to our opted-in nationwide e-mail database.
  • Inclusion within Virtual Gin Tasting Experiences, VIP Gin Club, Advent Calendars & More.
  • And as part of our Newcomer Bursary Award, the possibility to win a year’s worth of marketing and event support in 2024 with The Gin To My Tonic (all costs covered).

All of this activity and more will be put in place to encourage our passionate and engaged community of gin lovers to vote, and ultimately support the favourites they discover whilst on an exciting journey of gin discovery with us. The Gin To My Tonic will purchase stock to deliver these items.

So if you are an independent, innovative and passionate distillery, we want to hear from you!

For further information please contact us on [email protected]

Enter The Competition


  • 31Jan

    Tuesday 31st January 2023

    Award Entries Open

    Entries will open

  • 14Apr

    Friday 14th  April

    Awards Entries Close

    Entries will close at Midnight on 14th April

  • 08Jun

    Thursday 8th June 2023

    Shortlisted Entries Announced

    Our panel of expert judges will whittle down the entries to a shortlist of between 8 – 12 per award, with the results being announced to the public.

    Public Voting Opens 

    Then it’s over to the gin loving public!  This is their unique opportunity to have their say over the next 5 months. Award Bars will be introduced at our Gin Festivals, Tasting Kits will go LIVE on The Gin To My Tonic Store and Virtual Tasting Events scheduled, all with a call to action to encourage gin lovers to vote.

  • 05Nov

    Sunday 5th November 2023

    Voting Closes

    Public voting will close on Sunday 5th November at Midnight at which point, the public vote will be combined with the judges overall scores (where appropriate) to reveal a Winner and two Runners Up.

  • 16Nov

    Thursday 16th November 2023

    Winners Announced

    Either virtually or as part of an awards ceremony taking place around/during The Gin To My Tonic Show Manchester 17th-18th November 2023


Scroll through the slider below to find the category that best suits you

Best London Dry Gin

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Best Distilled Gin

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Best Old Tom

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Best Flavoured Gin

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Best High Strength / Navy Strength Gin

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Best Hedgerow Gin

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Best Cask Aged Gin

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Best Sustainable Distillery

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Best Bottle Design

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Best Gin & Tonic

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Best Negroni

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Best Martini

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Best Distillery Of The Year

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Best Newcomer Bursary Award

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To enter The Gin To My Tonic Awards, follow the steps below. Each category has different entry criteria, so please check the category information before entering to ensure your product or distillery is suitable to be considered. Please feel free to upload supporting documentation, or e-mail this to [email protected] with your order number.

Step 1 – Initial Sign Up

Sign up for each award using the “Sign Up” form on The Gin To My Tonic Awards page.  Please note each category entered requires a separate entry

Step 2 – Payment

Once you have filled in your details for the specific award category you will be taken to the payment section.  Entries can only be considered once payment has been received.

Step 3 – Samples

Once your entry has been accepted and verified we will send you further instructions on where to send your 70cl  (or 50cl) sample bottle along with the deadline.


£75 per category for ‘Gin To My Tonic’ Exhibitors. Use code TGTMTEXHIBITOR at checkout.
£100 per category for Non-Exhibitors.