First Silver Medal in the bag!

Our UK adventure has started with a bang! Today we’ve received word of our first silver medal. During the London Spirits Competition, an expert panel tasted and rated Union 55 Rum as top in class in regards to quality, packaging and value.  We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment and can’t wait to get Union 55 in the hands of more bartenders and Customers across the UK.


Judging criteria

To win a Silver medal at the  London Spirits Competition, we’ve had to score highly in all three areas of the judging criteria.

  • Quality Score
  • Value Score
  • Package Score

A separate weighted score will be given for each of the three parts of the judging process. The scores will be added up to give a final score from which individual prizes are awarded.


Who’s judging?

The London Spirits Competition is assessed and judged by a leading panel of top level spirits buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility. These are spirits consultants and experts are also directly involved in the development of new spirits brands or buying spirits for commercial re-sale.

The list of judges has been drawn from leading retail chains, wholesalers, distributors and on-trade groups across a variety of channels and disciplines including multiple retailing, convenience stores, cash and carries, specialist retailers, casual and fine dining, hospitality and the travel industry.


Its hard work organising an event on this scale, and more so to judge all these spirits. Therefore, a massive shout out and thank you to all London Spirits Competition judges and organisation for taking time to taste, analyse and recognise the effort that goes into creating a quality spirit.


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