Best Spirits Awards

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.

Our 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 judgments, 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.

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 or 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」

Awards Category

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

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

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.

Submission

Whisky Bar/ Restaurant/ Hotel Categories

Submit entry before 10 July 2020

Spirits & Design Categories

Submit entry before 27 July 2020

Entry Fees

RBHK 2020 Exhibitors

Free!

Non-exhibitors in RBHK 2020

Categories Fee (HK$) US$
Spirits HK$624 US$80
Design HK$546 US$70
Spirits + Design HK$1,014 US$130
Restaurant / Bar / Hotel HK$624 US$80

Payment Method

1/ Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Bank of China
Bank Code: 012SWIFT Code: BKCHHKHHXXX
Company Name: Spirits Culture Limited
Account number: 887-00231079Please 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 “Hong Kong Best Spirits Awards 2020

Samples/ vouchers Submission

Categories

Sample Quantity

 Deadline

Spirits

3 bottles

31 Jul 2020

Design

2 bottles

31 Jul 2020

Spirits + Design

4 bottles

31 Jul 2020

Categories

Free Tasting vouchers Quantity

 Deadline

Restaurant / Bar / Hotel

$200 Cash vouchers x 2 sets
(for mystery judging used)

15 Jul 2020

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

Enquiries: 2798 7115

With the remark of “Best Spirits Awards 2020

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.

Check out 2019 Winner List

Moments from 2019