2021, Awards, Icons of Gin

Icons of Gin 2021 winners announced

The top of the class in the gin industry have been celebrated in a live virtual announcement today, with the announcement of the 2021 Icons of Gin.

The winners and highly commended results were announced by Gin Magazine editor, Bethany Whymark on the Gin Magazine Facebook page this year due to the UK Covid lockdown.

Comprising three parts, the Gin Magazine Awards are designed to commend the very best people, places and products in the world of gin.

From bartenders to brand ambassadors, retailers to visitor attraction managers, the Icons of Gin awards honour those who have worked tirelessly for the growth of the industry. Among this year’s winners were Brazil’s Amázzoni Gin, which was crowned Distiller of the Year, and Warner’s Distillery, which was named Craft Producer of the Year.

Bethany said: “Now is a wonderful time to be working in the world of gin, and we are proud to be able to celebrate the industry’s best through our awards – which were presented in a virtual format for the first time ever in 2021.

“Those in the gin industry have demonstrated an incredible resilience and a great deal of compassion over the past year, helping not only their own businesses but those of others to survive and flourish in challenging circumstances. Their efforts should be commended.

The results of the 2021 Icons of Gin can be found below.

Icons of Gin 2021
Winners and Highly Commended

Producer Awards

Brand Innovator of the Year
Citadelle Gin

Highly Commended
Four Pillars

Campaign Innovator of the Year
Giniversity, Gin & Culinary Cruise

Highly Commended
Manly Spirits Co., The Scavenger Hunt

Craft Producer of the Year
Warner’s Distillery

Highly Commended
Mallorca Distillery

Distiller of the Year
Amázzoni Gin

Highly Commended
Golden Moon Distillery

Sustainable Distillery of the Year
Greensand Ridge Distillery

Highly Commended
YVY Destilaria

Visitor Attraction of the Year
The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Highly Commended
Brass Lion Distillery

People Awards

Brand Ambassador of the Year
Keli Rivers, Sipsmith

Highly Commended
Nick Baxter, Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Distillery Manager of the Year
Siobhan Feeley, Sacred Spirits

Highly Commended
Jamie Koh, Brass Lion Distillery

Master Distiller of the Year
Anne Brock, Bombay Sapphire

Highly Commended
Cameron Mackenzie, Four Pillars

Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year
Ben Tassone, Margaret River Distilling Company

Highly Commended
Ewan Paterson, Clonakilty Distillery

Retail Awards

Buyer of the Year
Emile Ward, Spirits Kiosk

Multiple Outlet Retailer of the Year
The Whisky Exchange

Online Retailer of the Year
Ginshop.it

Highly Commended
Master of Malt

Own Brand Supermarket of the Year
Lidl

Single Outlet Retailer of the Year
Fire & Ice

Highly Commended
The Cheese, Gin & Ale Barn

Supermarket of the Year
Lidl

Travel Retailer of the Year
World Duty Free, London Heathrow Terminal 3

Highly Commended
daa

Bar Awards

Bar of the Year
Golden Moon Speakeasy

Highly Commended
The Leafy Elephant, Wokingham

Bar Group of the Year
The Hospo Group

Bar Manager of the Year
Georgia Billing, City Of London Distillery

Highly Commended
Simon Audas, Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Bartender of the Year
Néli Pereira, Espaço Zebra

Highly Commended
Kino Soh, Brass Lion Distillery

Hotel Bar of the Year
Dukes London

Communication Awards

Advertising Agency of the Year
Interweave Group

Design Agency of the Year
Arctype

PR Agency of the Year
Distinctly Aware

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Icons of Gin awards 2020

The Icons of Gin celebrate the international best of producers, bars and retailers and those taking the coveted top spots have been chosen for showing particular dedication and drive, taking not just their companies, but the industry to another level.

Here are the 2020 Winners & Highly Commended

Bar Manager of the Year

Christophe Rossi, L’Escamoteur, Kyoto

Highly Commended

Paul Minea, The Leafy Elephant, Wokingham

 

Bartender of the Year

Dale Kyd, The Gin Room, St Louis

Highly Commended

Giorgio Bargiani, Connaught Bar, London

 

Brand Innovator of the Year, sponsored by WestRock

Adnams

Highly Commended

Hayman’s Gin

 

Communications Agency of the Year

Ally, Creative PR & Marketing

Highly Commended

Brazen PR

 

Communicator of the Year

Caroline Childerley (The Gin Queen)

Highly Commended

The Bearded Gin Guy

 

Craft Producer of the Year, sponsored by Wade Ceramics

Audemus Spirits

Highly Commended

YVY Destilaria

 

Designer of the Year

Adam Hill

Highly Commended

Thiago Modesto, Estudio de Design

 

Distiller of the Year, sponsored by Hrastnik 1860

Adelaide Hills Distillery

Highly Commended

Aviation American Gin

 

Distillery Manager of the Year

Andrew Auwerda, Philadelphia Distilling

Highly Commended

Dr Garrison Ellam, Arizona Craft Beverage

 

Gin Bar Group of the Year

The Botanist

Highly Commended

London Cocktail Club

 

Gin Bar of the Year

Barber Shop, Sydney

Highly Commended

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, Phoenix

 

Gin Buyer of the Year

Jack Breslin, Scottish Gantry

Highly Commended

John Vine, Waitrose

 

Gin Hotel Bar of the Year

American Bar, The Savoy

Highly Commended

Little Rituals, Residence Inn by Marriott, Phoenix

 

Gin Ambassador of the Year

Aidan Conroy, Slight Shot Distilled Irish Gin

Highly Commended

Keli Rivers, Sipsmith

 

Master Distiller of the Year

Dave Withers, Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Highly Commended

Alex Davies, The Kyoto Distillery

 

Multiple Outlets Retailer of the Year

Binny’s

Highly Commended

Drinkmonger

 

 

 

Online Retailer of the Year

31 Dover

Highly Commended

Master of Malt

 

Own Brand Supermarket of the Year

Lidl GB

 

Single Outlet Retailer of the Year

Billington’s of Lenzie

Highly Commended

Batch 13

 

Supermarket of the Year

Lidl GB

Highly Commended

Waitrose

 

Sustainable Distillery of the Year

Cape Byron Distillery

Highly Commended

Adnams

 

Travel Retailer of the Year

DFS Changi

Highly Commended

World Duty Free

 

Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year

Alison Dinnie, Cotswolds Distillery

Highly Commended

Julie Fitzgerald, Adnams

 

Visitor Attraction of the Year

Philadelphia Distilling

Highly Commended

City of Manchester Distillery Gin Experience