Think Gin Awards: nominees revealed

18 February, 2016

Some of the finest retailers in the land have been nominated for the prestigious Think Gin Awards, which will be presented at an event in London on March 1. 

Think Gin is the leading annual event for anyone involved in the UK’s most dynamic and exciting spirits category.

Sales are soaring and shoppers are being wooed into the gin category in their droves in a phenomenon driven by innovative producers that are pushing boundaries, talented bartenders showcasing its flexibility and brilliant retailers that have given it increasing shelf space.

The event, which takes place at The Hosptial Club in London, provides all buyers with a one-stop shop, showcasing leading brands alongside craft gins, flavoured gins and more, while delving into the trends that are developing in a series of panel discussions and masterclasses with leading experts from across the on and off-trades, arming you with everything you need to know to maximise profits.

It also rewards top retailers, bar operators, wholesalers and commentators at an awards presentation after a robust judging process taking in votes from many of the leading lights in the gin industry. 

Lidl, Majestic, Oddbins and Waitrose are nominated for best multiple gin retailer, while the independent category features Gerry's Wines & Spirits, Hedonism, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange. 

Here is the full list of nominees:


Best Gin Retailer (Multiple Sites)


Majestic Wines



Best Gin Retailer (Independent)

Gerry’s Wines & Spirits


Master of Malt

The Whisky Exchange

Best Gin Bar (Multiple Sites)

Charlotte's Group


Best Gin Bar (Independent)

214 Bermondsey

Merchant House

Pleased to Meet You, Newcastle

The London Gin Club

Best Gin Wholesaler



Hammonds Of Knutsford

Matthew Clark

Speciality Drinks

Gin Communicator

Aaron Knoll

Arthur Nägele

David T Smith

Leon Dalloway

Tristan Stephenson

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