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The Gin To My Tonic 2024 Awards

About
THE GIN TO MY TONIC AWARDS

2024 ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The Gin To My Tonic is one of the largest gin communities in the UK and Ireland, with the aim of raising awareness and celebrating the endeavours of craft distillers. We love nothing more than recommending craft gins (and spirits), 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. As a result of this activity, we saw over 10,000 gin drinkers vote in 2023!

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.

2024 JUDGING PANEL COMING SOON. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR 2023 PANEL HERE

Enter The Competition

WHY ENTER?

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 an Awards initiative, with the opportunity for the public to vote then and there onsite.
  • All shortlisted entries will be invited to take part in one of our monthly Virtual Gin Tastings, 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.
  • Potential inclusion within special releases, such as our Gin & Rum Advent Calendars
  • And as part of our Newcomer Bursary Award, the possibility to win a a bursary prize which can be used on marketing and event activity with The Gin To My Tonic.

All of this activity and more will be put in place to encourage our passionate and engaged community of gin (and spirit) lovers to vote, and ultimately support the favourites they discover whilst on an exciting journey of gin and spirit 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

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 02Feb

    Friday 2nd February 2024

    Award Entries Open

    Entries will open

  • 15Apr

    Monday 15th  April

    Awards Entries Close

    Entries will close at Midnight on 15th April

  • 03Jun

    Monday 3rd June 2024

    Shortlisted Entries Announced

    Our panel of expert judges will whittle down the entries to a shortlist with the results being announced to the public.

    Public Voting Opens 

    Then it’s over to the gin and spirit loving public!  This is their unique opportunity to have their say over the next 5 months. Our Voting Page will officially open, Award Bars will be introduced at our Festivals, involvement in our monthly Virtual Gin Tastings will be arranged, and array of print and digital marketing content will be produced in support. All will have a call to action to encourage gin and spirit lovers to vote.

  • 18Nov

    Monday 18th November 2024

    Voting Closes

    Public voting will close on Monday 18th November 2024 at Midnight at which point, the public vote will be combined with the judges overall scores (where appropriate) to reveal a Gold Award Winner, Silver Award Winner, Bronze Award Winner & Judges Choice Award Winner. A Judges Choice Award will only be granted where the result differs from the public.

  • 29Nov

    Friday 29th November 2024

    Winners Announced

    The winners will be announced on Friday 29th November 2024 across all Gin To My Tonic channels, right within peak Christmas shopping season, to help propel your Christmas sales further.

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THE CATEGORIES

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Best Classic Gin

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Best Modern Gin

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Best Savoury & Coastal Gin

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Best Spiced Gin

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Best Floral Gin

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Best Citrus Gin

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Best Navy / High Strength Gin 

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Best Gin Liqueur

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Best Flavoured & Sweetened Gin

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Best Gin RTD

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Best Bottle Design

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Best Rum

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Best Vodka

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Best Distillery Tour

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Best Gin School Experience 

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Hero Award 

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Newcomer Bursary Award

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Distillery Of The Year

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How
TO ENTER

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.

Rates

£75.00 per category for ‘Gin To My Tonic’ Exhibitors. Use code TGTMTEXHIBITOR24 at checkout.
or
£100.00 per category for Non-Exhibitors.

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THE COMPETITION