Sam Carter - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Spirit news

Wed 12 Oct 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 Sam Carter. Sam is globally renowned as a leading authority on gin and gin cocktails and has been Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire since 2009. Constantly developing and experimenting with the spirit and different cocktail variations, Sam is continuously pushing himself to the forefront of the category, Sam joined us again this year to judge one of our biggest categories – gin!

“Having become a regular IWSC judge has been a real honour & true pleasure for myself and something I really do look forwards to doing each year. This year particularly, I noticed a huge uplift in the quality of the entrants’ spirits. Most impressive was the great innovation & creativity that’s happened within this ever-evolving category. Many truly well balanced, complex, bright & uplifting expressions in-which I could easily envisage being used in more challenging cocktail serves than just a simple G&T.”

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