The 2018 Contenders HAVE BEEN CHOSEN.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR RUNNERs UP...
So we created The Contender’s Challenge Series. The concept is blisteringly simple – each year, any gin producer from anywhere can submit to our very scientific testing process. We conduct one-on-one tastings with each of our entrants, we score them all and then choose a shortlist of the five best gins. We call those five our Contenders. For the rest of the year the Contenders are featured across our World’s Best Martini channels, we work to promote their gins through small tasting events, "Martini of the Month" style features in premium drinks outlets and, as an option, in our product ecosystem including our Contenders Box Set and our (soon to be) world famous Travel Martini Kits.
In January we hold the Contenders Challenge Event. This is a ticketed event for gin lovers everywhere. Attendees get to meet the gin makers and taste their classic and showcase recipe martinis. The highlight of the evening is when we invite our panel of drinks experts to repeat our taste test, and cast their votes for the new World's Best Martini.
The 2017 Winning Recipe
Daffy's Gin 'World's Best Martini'
50ml Daffy's Gin
5ml Noilly Pratt (vermouth)
Small piece orange peel
Warm Cassia Bark
1g Raw Ground Almonds
1 drop Coriander Tincture
Add the mint leaf, almonds and orange peel to a shaker and muddle. Then add the gin, stir, and let it sit whilst you prepare the stirring jar. Add 10ml of vermouth to the stirring jar, stir and then discard. Then add another 5ml and add the coriander tincture. Add the gin then double strain into a mixing glass and garnish with the warm cassia bark.