Two x 700mL gin sample bottles per entry are required for the judging or a minimum of 1400mL if you are entering smaller bottles. Please use the address labels provided below on this page. The judging will take place in a secret location in Concord NSW during the first few days of September 2021. There will be three panels of judges. All gin products will be judged blind and served neat. The mechanics of the judging will be managed by Glass Brassiere Sommelier Chris Rose who is one of the most experienced wine show stewards in Australia. His assistants are all trained sommeliers. The top gin in each category will be rejudged in the final Best in Show judging where all judges will participate. In the event of any category achieving gold medal status, the top gold in that category will win a trophy. Every gin entered has the possibility of winning a medal – gold, silver or bronze. If a gold medal is not awarded in a category, the top scoring gin in that category will be titled Best in Class. The top scoring gin in the whole competition will win the Best in Show Trophy. The Design judging will take place the previous day.
Confidential written reports prepared by the judging team leaders will be provided for ALL entries (including the bottle design judging) following the release of the results. They will be sent as hard copies along with certificates.
COCKTAIL PARTY TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU
All Trophy and Best in Class winners will be notified immediately following the judging and asked to make arrangements to attend the Trophy Presentation Cocktail Party in Sydney on 20 November 2021. Winners need to supply 6 x 700mL bottles for the function which will take place in the Sydney Town Hall on Friday 20 November at 4.00pm. There will be no charge for this event. Chairman Bill Lark will make the presentations and comment on the winning gins. At 5.30pm same day the Sydney Gin Palooza will open to the public and the celebrations will continue.