The Gin Guild has announced it will sponsor a brand new award at the IWSC Awards 2024.  This year marks several changes to the Gin category at the IWSC and while being tasted alongside other traditional, juniper-forward gins in the judging, the London Dry category remains a hugely important, stand-alone type of gin with its rich heritage, its authenticity and its unique place in the international market.

As part of the continuous commitment to championing the best London Dry producers, in collaboration The Gin Guild, the IWSC are introducing a dedicated producer trophy, awarded to the very best London Dry Gin in the competition.

Christelle Guibert, CEO of the IWSC comments: “Gin is one of the biggest and the most diverse categories at the IWSC with over a thousand entries each year. We are excited to witness all the innovation happening in this category, whilst also watching the many producers who opt for the traditional London Dry style of gin.

It is our honour to celebrate the most outstanding producers from both camps, therefore we are delighted to introduce the IWSC London Dry Gin Producer trophy – giving this unique type of gin the spotlight it deserves.

Pal Gleed, Director General of The Gin Guild added:

The Gin Guild are passionate about the art of gin production, especially those made to the strict London Dry Gin standards, and we are delighted this new award celebrates London Dry Gin at the very pinnacle of the Gin category”.

Trophy winners are announced at the company’s annual Awards Celebration in October.