David T Smith - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Spirit news

Fri 16 Dec 2022

Throughout judging, each of our experts will individually score every spirit they sample. This means after we’ve announced our results, we can share the spirits our judges rate the highest.

Today we hear from David T Smith.

David is a member of the IWSC’s Spirits Judging Committee and is a keen supporter of craft distilling.  As well as being a contributing editor to Gin Magazine, David has had several books published, including The Craft of Gin, Gin Tonica and most recently, Negroni.

An early adopter in the modern gin boom, David has built up an unrivalled wealth of knowledge on juniper spirits. As well as Gin, he leads judging for vodka, vermouth and liqueurs for the IWSC.

David T Smith’s Top Picks: