Top 10 award-winning spirits for spring

13th April, 2021 by Nicola Carruthers

As spring hits consumers north of the equator, we reveal some of the best bottlings that scored top medals in our seasonal blind tasting.

Non-alcoholic amaretto, rye whiskey and absinthe

A non-alcoholic amaretto, a rye whiskey and an absinthe grabbed top medals in our latest taste test

Last month, The Spirits Business hosted its second collaborative tasting with sister magazine the drinks business. 

The inaugural DB & SB Spring Blind Tasting follows the success of last year’s Autumn Blind Tasting. The spring tasting was held virtually over Zoom due to lockdown restrictions in the UK, with bottles shipped to judges’ homes anonymously by Wine Sorted.

The judging panel comprised: Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business and chair of the tasting, and Ivan Dixon, independent spirits consultant.

Spanning categories such as Scotch, gin, rum, vodka, low-and-no and Tequila, the competition awarded Master, Gold and Silver medals to products that offered high-quality liquid.

For the purpose of this roundup, we looked at the products that scored Master and Gold medals. 

Click through to the following pages to see 10 award-winning bottlings from the DB & SB Spring Blind Tasting 2021.

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