The Gin Guild and International Wine and Spirits Competion collaborate with Gin-Note™

The Gin Guild have partnered with The IWSC to offer winning gin producers the opportunity to help promote their award winning brand by providing access to Gin-Note™, free of charge, as an inclusive benefit of their IWSC competition award win.

Gin-Note™ is intended to be a simple flavour indicator of a gin. The significant growth in the number of distilleries producing gins means that there are now a growing number of styles and tastes to navigate. To consumers and trade buyers alike, it can be a very confusing category. Gin-Note™ provides guidance when making a buying decision.

The approach is a combination of a simple graphic and text on the different flavour profiles. Descriptions are prepared by the brand owner, and they are intended to inform, educate and guide those seeking to explore gin.  See the following example.


Example Gin-Note chart:


How does it work?

  • 2021 IWSC winners can apply for Gin-Note, free of charge (usually £225 + VAT per annum per entry for non-Guild members).
  • Enter your unique individual Gin entry ID (supplied by the IWSC) below to proceed
  • Ensure you have read our IWSC Gin Note Terms and Conditions

Are you a winner? Get your Gin-Note:

Please enter the IWSC ID entry number for your gin to proceed:

 What are the benefits and terms?

  • Reference the Gin-Note IWSC 2021 entry in your promotional materials.
  • Use the generated profile in the form provided (unaltered) under licence.
  • Use the generated QR code as a sticker on bottles to allow consumers to access the generated profile on the Gin Guild website via the click of a smartphone.
  • Have your brand displayed on the IWSC 2020 pages on the Guild site.
  • The offer is for IWSC 2021 gin competition winners only.
  • The package is individual and tailored to IWSC and those winners and subject to terms and conditions (available on the Gin Guild website).