Hong Kong Best Spirits Awards

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.

Results

Spirits & Design Categories

Best Restaurant’s Cocktail Bar

Gold Buenos Aires Polo Club Buenos Aires Polo Club
Sliver TokyoLima Pirata Group
Bronze Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social Cordis, Hong Kong


Best Cocktail Bar
 

Gold Lobster Bar and Grill Island Shangri-La Hong Kong
Silver The Sea by The Old Man The Old Man
Bronze Hugger Mugger Pirata Group


Best Whisky Bar

Gold The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge Galaxy Entertainment Group
Silver Safe Bubbles & Malt Wealthy Earn Limited
Bronze Chin Chin Bar Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui


Best Whisky List from Hotels & Restaurant

Gold Tiffany’s New York Bar InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
Silver Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social Cordis, Hong Kong
Bronze The ThirtySix Bar & Co. Grain & More Limited

Bar, Restaurant and Hotel Categories

Best Single Malt Whisky – No Age Statement  (with market price below HK$1,000) G.Rozelieures Rare Collection French Single Malt Whisky The Cellar D’Or Ltd
Best Single Malt Whisky – 12 Years or Under Glen Grant Single Malt Whisky 10 Years Old METABEV
Best Single Malt Whisky – 13 – 20 Years Balblair Single Malt Whisky 15 Years Old Asiaeuro International Beverage Limited
Best Independent Bottled Whisky – No Age Statement Big Peat Blended Malt Whisky (HK Edition) The Whisky Library
Best Independent Bottled Whisky – With Age Statement Caskells Mortlach Single Malt Whisky 11 Years Old Jon Dory Limited
Best Blended Malt Whisky Lower East Side Blended Malt Scotch Whisky The Three Stills Company
Best Blended Whisky Adelphi Dancey Man Private Stock Blended Whisky Jon Dory Limited
Best Grain Whisk(e)y Old Particular Strathclyde Single Grain Whisky 12 Years Old / 2005 (HK Edition) The Whisky Library
Best Bourbon Whiskey Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey Independent Wine & Spirit (China) Ltd
Best Asian Whisky – No Age Statement Kaicho Pure Malt Whisky Asiaeuro International Beverage Limited
Best Armagnac Château de Leberon Armagnac Solera 2001 The Whisky Library
Best Cognac Monnet Cognac XO GSAP Limited
Best Gin Swallowtail Barreled Gin HK Liquor Store
Best Rum Samaroli Coilltean Guadeloupe Rum 20 Years Old / 1998 The Whisky Library
Best Label Design Roku Gin ASC Fine Wines
Best Packaging Design Big Peat Blended Malt Whisky (HK Edition) The Whisky Library
Best Scotch Whisky Balblair Single Malt Whisky 15 Years Old Asiaeuro International Beverage Limited
Best Spirits Samaroli Coilltean Guadeloupe Rum 20 Years Old /1998 The Whisky Library

Judging

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.

The Panel 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.