The IWSC’s Low & No Awards is its biggest recent success story with entries growing for the third year. 2022 entries for the 1.2% and lower category were up over 225% versus the previous year demonstrating the continuing surge in popularity and relevance for these drinks.
28 gold medals were awarded to entrants for this category, as well as 104 silver medal winners and 138 bronze medal winners. Two medals – the Zero Alcohol Trophy and the Low Alcohol Trophy (under 1.2%) were also created this year to reward the two best performing drinks in this year’s judging.
David T Smith, member of the IWSC’s Judging Committee comments: “There has been real progress made in the low alcohol space over the past couple of years. It is very clear that producers are putting some serious time, effort, and innovation into increasing quality.
“The judges tasted the full spectrum of low alcohol drinks, from beer to wine through to the spirits and what has been great to see is how very good some of the alternatives to what we consider traditional alcoholic beverages are, and for those created to be a substitute, how difficult it would be to tell the difference between some of them.”
Low Alcohol Trophy (under 1.2%)
Zero Alcohol Trophy
Gold medal winners:
Recognising the relevance of the low alcohol (under 1.2%), the IWSC is launching a new Low/No Alcohol Producer of the Year trophy, sponsored by Bev Zero. The shortlist will be announced on Friday 22 July with the winner announced at the IWSC’s 2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration on 29 September.
For a full list of the IWSC’s 2022 winners, visit here on our website.