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
Brand Innovator of the Year
Campaign Innovator of the Year
Giniversity, Gin & Culinary Cruise
Manly Spirits Co., The Scavenger Hunt
Craft Producer of the Year
Distiller of the Year
Golden Moon Distillery
Sustainable Distillery of the Year
Greensand Ridge Distillery
Visitor Attraction of the Year
The Spirit of Manchester Distillery
Brass Lion Distillery
Brand Ambassador of the Year
Keli Rivers, Sipsmith
Nick Baxter, Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Distillery Manager of the Year
Siobhan Feeley, Sacred Spirits
Jamie Koh, Brass Lion Distillery
Master Distiller of the Year
Anne Brock, Bombay Sapphire
Cameron Mackenzie, Four Pillars
Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year
Ben Tassone, Margaret River Distilling Company
Ewan Paterson, Clonakilty Distillery
Buyer of the Year
Emile Ward, Spirits Kiosk
Multiple Outlet Retailer of the Year
The Whisky Exchange
Online Retailer of the Year
Master of Malt
Own Brand Supermarket of the Year
Single Outlet Retailer of the Year
Fire & Ice
The Cheese, Gin & Ale Barn
Supermarket of the Year
Travel Retailer of the Year
World Duty Free, London Heathrow Terminal 3
Bar of the Year
Golden Moon Speakeasy
The Leafy Elephant, Wokingham
Bar Group of the Year
The Hospo Group
Bar Manager of the Year
Georgia Billing, City Of London Distillery
Simon Audas, Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Bartender of the Year
Néli Pereira, Espaço Zebra
Kino Soh, Brass Lion Distillery
Hotel Bar of the Year
Advertising Agency of the Year
Design Agency of the Year
PR Agency of the Year