Founded in 2016 as the Swiss Gin & Rum Awards, from 2018 including a whiskey category, we were the first award in Switzerland for all national and international products in the whiskey, rum and gin categories that are commercially available in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The aim was not only to evaluate Swiss products or international products separately, but also to oversee the entire diversity available in Switzerland and to highlight the best products in each category.
In 2021 we will start under a new name: Swiss Spirits Review! All spirits of ANY ORIGIN can now be sent submitted.
In the course of the last year we have given a lot of thought to the future of our community event. We believe that the relevance of “Awards” and “Competitions” is getting smaller and smaller. After the changes in the run-up to the tasting in spring 2020, when we switched to an international 100 point scheme and medals, we also worked on the vision of our Community Award. The naming already reflects a large part of it.
What is a review? In a broader sense, one could also say “check”, “assess” or “evaluate”. We believe that feedback is much more important to the producer than a competition – that’s why every submitter will receive his personal, non-public product feedback.