Scottish Gin Awards 2020: New date announced for annual awards dinner

The annual Scottish Gin Awards dinner in Glasgow will go ahead this year, but at a later date than normal.

Published 18th Jun 2020
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The Scottish Gin Awards is set to go ahead this year, as a new date has been announced for the annual dinner.

The fourth Scottish Gin Awards was due to take place on 1 October, but has been rescheduled to 12 November.

This new date means that the entry deadline and judging dates have been moved too.

Posting on the Scottish Gin Awards website, the team said: "We are pleased to announce new dates for our 2020 Scottish Gin Awards programme, following the impact of the COVID19 pandemic.

"All our events will be staged observing the latest health and safety guidance. Whether our events are live judging sessions, awards dinners or digital broadcasts, we are committed to staging all our competitions throughout 2020.

"While it is pleasing to see some positive signs of return to life, we are of course preparing to be flexible and we are aware that further changes may be required in the months ahead.

"We will continue to operate with the safety of our guests as a number one priority. We are working closely with all our venues to make sure we identify any restrictions or social distancing measures we may need to observe.

"Hopefully, we will see a continually improving picture and a gradual return to the way we work, socialise and network over the next five months."

The new dates

Entry Deadline - Wednesday 12th August 2020
Product Delivery for Judging - Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st August 2020 to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Scottish Gin Awards Ceremony – Thursday 12th November 2020, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

The annual gin awards

The Scottish Gin Awards were started in 2017 and aim to recognise the very best gins and producers the country has to offer,  and cover both taste and business performance.

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The annual dinner attracts hundreds of people from the gin industry as well and drinks writers and enthusiasts,

Award categories include: Growth Business of the Year, Scottish Gin Bar of the Year, Best Newcomer and Scottish Gin of the Year.

For more information on the Scottish Gin Awards and the new date please visit their website.

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