We’re so thrilled to be celebrating a Silver Medal for Bax Botanics Verbena alcohol free spirit at The World Alcohol-Free Awards!
Sea Buckthorn was also Commended so we’re doubly proud!
Massive congrats to all the other brands who were recognised here, it was brilliant to see so many independents winning top honours!
Take a look at the best alcohol free drinks here.
A big thank you to all the wonderful judges who gave their time to make these awards such a success and to Chris Losh and Christine Parkinson for their hard work creating the awards.
From the World alcohol free awards website –
‘This is the first international drinks competition completely dedicated to products at or below 0.5% ABV,’ said competition director, Chris Losh. ‘So these results should resonate throughout the whole AF world, from Sydney to Singapore and London to Los Angeles.’
Judging took place in central London earlier this month, with specialist AF tasters from Europe and the US joining UK panellists to work their way through the hundreds of entries.
The competition’s total focus on alcohol-free drinks made for a uniquely specialised entry and tasting process, with all entries carefully flighted according to ABV, production method and style. Spirits were given a choice of being tasted with one of four mixers, and wines, wine alternatives and kombuchas were tasted out of larger wine glasses, rather than ISOs.
In a highly rigorous judging format, medal-winners were tasted up to a dozen times by judging teams, senior judges and head of judging, Chrissie Parkinson.
‘Make no mistake, this was a really tough process,’ said Chris Losh. ‘Drinks had to impress a lot of people to get an award. So if you’ve done well you owe it to yourself to tell the world about what you’ve achieved.’
As well as wines, spirits and beers, the competition also included strong entries from tea-based drinks, shrubs and functionals.
‘We had winners from every corner of the globe, and in an amazing array of styles,’ said Chrissie Parkinson. ‘It really goes to show what a vibrant and exciting category alcohol-free is at the moment.’