Distillery Experience Challenge 2017 results

04 January, 2017

The Awards judging took place at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s london headquarters in December. Christian Davis reports


Distilleries host thousands of visitors every year. The Distillery Experience Challenge seeks to rewardexcellence in hospitality, being it teaching how a spirit is made, the history of the distillery and its environs, conducting a testing or laying on an event.

The judging panel for the Distillery Experience Challenge comprised: Graham Cox, the WSET’s UK business development director, Charles Maxwell, head of Thames Distillers, Joanne Moore, G&J Distillers master distiller, Christian Davis, editor, Drinks International.


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Trade shows – remember them? Before the world stopped we’d have attended a number of them throughout the year and be able to look down the list of recognisable guest speakers with their seminar titles. They were a source of great education which had been curated by the organisers to provide a spread of credible, engaging information.