As consumer interest in categories such as Japanese gin and Indian whisky takes off, a number of local brands are shaking up the spirits category with new and exciting expressions. We present the best value-for-money Asian brands on the market.
The Spirits Business held its annual Asian Spirits Masters last month, where an experienced panel of judges recognised the best bottlings in the business.
This year, only spirits made in Asia were eligible to enter, spanning all manner of categories, from Asian gin and vodka to whisky and rum.
A wide range of spirits were awarded the top accolades of Master and Gold medals for their quality.
The individual scores of each entrant have not been revealed, however these are five of the highest rated medalists in the competition, in no particular order.
While some expressions are not standard priced, our judges have given each spirit listed here the seal of approval for offering excellent quality within their respective price categories.
Click through to the following pages to view the top five best value-for-money Asian spirits of 2019.