A bumper year for entries
The competition for medals was extremely tough this year with over 1200 global gin entries into the 2022 IWSC awards. By my calculations approx 990 gins were awarded medals with 248 of those going to English gins. We entered all four of our Campfire Gins this year and to our delight we won two silver medals and two bronze medals. Another four certificates to add to our awards wall in the distillery!
All spirits were tasted by the IWSC’s carefully curated panels of industry experts, led by members of its Spirits Judging Committee: Ian Burrell, Marie Cheong Thong, Dawn Davies MW, Joel Harrison, Deano Moncrieffe, Richard Paterson OBE, David T. Smith and Olivier Ward. Judges included Sam Carter, Pip Johnson, Charles Maxwell and Bernadette Pamplin.
The judges comments
Campfire Cask Aged Gin – IWSC bronze 2022
Light citrus spice and subtle oak with lovey sweetness and cask characters and toasty notes on the length.
Campfire Old Tom Gin – IWSC bronze 2022
Anis, waxy citrus and liquorice root aromas combining with juniper and warming spice flavours.
Campfire London Dry Gin – IWSC silver 2022
Full of expression with zesty notes of citrus, pine, green juniper and a soft lingering wisp of summer violet. Luxuriant and fresh with a satisfyingly long finish. Captivating.
Campfire Navy Strength Gin – IWSC silver 2022
Classically clean with delightfully fresh flavours that open up majestically to reveal an array of splendidly delectable botanicals. A charming gin with an equally engaging luscious finish.
About the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition)
- The IWSC is the world’s original wine and spirit competition.
- Founded in 1969 by chemist Anton Massel, he created the competition to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. This remains the purpose of the IWSC today.