Hong Kong Best Spirits Awards aim to select the very best spirits in different styles and promote to consumers in Hong Kong, Macau and greater China. The HKBS Awards present a unique spirit-judging competition, celebrating the passion, effort and expertise from all walks of life in promoting spirits in Hong Kong.

Throughout the years, we have earned reputation and popularity among industries and have become a competition of high recognition in Hong Kong.

Spirits & Design Categories

Bar, Restaurant and Hotel Categories

Our Panels Group:

Judging for spirits categories and Bar&Restaurant categories is conducted by a group of spirits professionals and veteran in the industries, like spirits experts, bartender, sommeliers and spirits lovers, presenting both insiders’ professional judgements, as well as honest opinions from the consumers as spirits lovers.

All design judging is conducted by a panel of leading Hong Kong design professionals. 

Spirits Categories:

Best Single Malt Whisky – No Age Statement (with market price below HK$1,000)

– Whisky distilled at a single distillery use 100% malted barley, yeast and water.

 – No age statement.

Best Single Malt Whisky – No Age Statement (with market price HK$1,000 or over)

– Whisky distilled at a single distillery use 100% malted barley, yeast and water.

– No age statement.

Best Single Malt Whisky – 12 Years or Under

– Whisky distilled at a single distillery use 100% malted barley, yeast and water.

 – 12 years or under.

Best Single Malt Whisky – 13 – 20 Years

– Whisky distilled at a single distillery use 100% malted barley, yeast and water.

 – 13 – 20 years

Best Single Malt Whisky – 21 Years or Over

– Whisky distilled at a single distillery use 100% malted barley, yeast and water.

 – 21 Years & Over

Best Independent Bottled Whisky – No Age Statement

– Whisky distilled at a distillery, bottled by Independent whisky bottlers.

 – No Age Statement

Best Independent Bottled Whisky – With Age Statement

– Whisky distilled at a distillery, bottled by Independent whisky bottlers.

 – With Age Statement

Best Blended Malt Whisky

– A blend of single malts from different distilleries.

Best Blended Whisky

– A blend of both malt and grain whiskies from different distilleries.

Best Grain Whisk(e)y

– Made from any grain other than malted barley including wheat, maize (corn) and rye

Best Bourbon Whiskey

Corn based whiskey produced in USA

Best Asian Whisky – No Age Statement

– Whisky distilled at a distillery in Asian countries (India, Japan, Myamar, Taiwan, Thailand, etc)

 – No Age Statement

Best Asian Whisky – With Age Statement

– Whisky distilled at a distillery in Asian countries (India, Japan, Myamar, Taiwan, Thailand, etc)

 – With Age Statement

Best Brandy

This category applies to all brandies made from wine – except cognac and armagnac

Best Armagnac

This category applies to all armagnac

Best Cognac

This category applies to all cognac

Best Gin

This category applies to all gin

Best Rum

This category applies to all rum

Best Baiju

This category applies to all Baiju

Best Scotch Whisky

Top three of the Scotch whiskies from each category will move on to 2nd round to compete the “Best Scotch Whisky Award"

Design Categories

Best Label Design

This includes all aspects of on-bottles printed communications,  including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, paper and film labels and sleeves. The design will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.

Best Packaging Design

This applies to the package design, such as bottle, cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The design will be judged on the overall design and uniqueness.

 

 Whisky Bar/ Restaurant/ Hotel Categories

Best Whisky Bar

This applies to all whisky bars

Best Whisky List from Hotels & Restaurant

This applies to all hotels and restaurants which serving whiskies

Best Cocktail Bar

This applies to all cocktail bars

Best Restaurant’s Cocktail Bar

This applies to a dedicated bar to serve cocktails in a restaurant.

The judging process:

Spirits

        Blind tasting is conducted by a group of judges and select the winner in each category.

 Design

        The design is judged by a group of leading Hong Kong design professionals.

Restaurant/Bar/Hotels

        Judges act as mysterious shoppers to judge in the restaurant, bar or hotel.

Entry fees:

Exhibitors in RBHK 2019:

Categories

 Fee

Spirits

 

Free

 

Design

Spirts + Design

Restaurant/Bar/Hotel

Non-exhibitors in RBHK 2019

Categories

Fee (HK$)

 US$

Spirits

HK$624

 US$80

Design

HK$546

 US$70

Spirts + Design

HK$1,014

 US$130 

Restaurant/Bar/Hotel

FREE

 FREE

Payment Method: 

1/ Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Bank of China

Bank Code: 012

SWIFT Code: BKCHHKHHXXX

Company Name: Spirits Culture Limited

Account number: 887-00231079

Please e-mail payment slip to [email protected]

2/ Cheque

Cheque should be crossed and made payable to Spirits Culture Limited

Address: Rm1503, 15/F, Kai Wong Commercial Building, 222-226 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Attention to: Account Department

With the remark of “Best Spirits Awards 2019 

Samples/vouchers Submission:

Categories

Sample Quantity

 Deadline

Spirits

3 bottles

26th Jul 2019

Design

2 bottles

26th Jul 2019

Spirits + Design

4 bottles

26th Jul 2019

 

Categories

Free Tasting vouchers Quantity

 Deadline

Restaurant/Bar/Hotel

$400 Cash vouchers x 2 sets

(for mystery judging used)

 26th Jul 2019


Delivery Address:
Rm1503, 15/F, Kai Wong Commercial Building, 222-226 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Tel: 2798 7115

With the remark of “Best Spirits Awards 2019

Application Deadline:
Spirits + Design Categories: 26th July 2019, 11:59pm
Restaurants & Bars Categories: 2nd Aug 2019, 11:59pm

Terms & Conditions:

·       Online application only.

·       Entries from EXIBITORS are only accepted on a complete online entry form.

·       Entries from NON-EXIBITORS are only accepted on a complete online entry form with appropriate entry fee.

·       Any entry form which arrives incomplete, late or illegible and any product which is late or damaged may be deemed invalid.

·       No withdrawal is allowed after submission and entry fee will NOT be returned. Product will be retained by the Organiser.

·       The judges’ decision on all matters is final.

·       The Organiser may cancel some of the categories in case of insufficient entries.

·       The Organiser reserves the right to refuse to accept an entry, alter the application deadline, display and use the products.

·       The Organiser reserve the right to change the date, venue or to postponed or cancelled the event at any time without prior notice to participants, in which case the Organiser will make effort to inform the participant prior to the date.