SB’s best-tasting spirits of 2020

As 2021 starts, we look back on a year of Global Spirits Masters blind-tasting competitions and highlight the expressions that really wowed our judges. Here, we celebrate the Taste Masters of 2020. Stylish packaging and sustainable endeavours get you nowhere in The Global Spirits Masters series – of course, with the exception of The Design & Packaging Masters. The focus is all on the quality of the liquid inside the bottle. It’s an important distinction…

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SB’s best-tasting spirits of 2019

With such a high calibre of medal winners spanning all categories of The Global Spirits Masters, being voted ‘best in class’ is the mark of a truly exceptional product. Here, we celebrate the Taste Masters of 2019. In The Global Spirits Masters, the overriding question the judges ask themselves is: “Does this spirit taste good?” This can be broken down into particular criteria regarding balance, mouthfeel, expression of category, creativity and value for money. The…

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Wine & Spirits Show reveals trade masterclasses

The Spirits Business and the drinks business have unveiled the free trade masterclasses for the upcoming Wine & Spirits Show in April. Launched in collaboration between the two magazines, The Wine & Spirits Show will return to The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London on 12 and 13 April. Over the course of the two days, the event will bring leading wine and spirits brands together for an exciting programme of discussion, tasting and learning. Around 1,500 visitors attended the inaugural…

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The Spirits Business’s Taste Masters 2018

Our 2018 Spirits Masters competitions highlighted the best drinks that the industry has to offer. We re-tasted some of the highest scoring expressions to list a selection of revered Taste Masters. The standard of entries in The Global Spirits Masters was higher than ever in 2018, with a great number of medals awarded to deserving brands. In total, more than 1,000 Silver, Gold and Master accolades were given out, and among the top scorers, a…

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