We’ve been on a bit of a roll when it comes to awards lately – Gold and Best in Show (Canada) for Georgian Bay Vodka at the London Spirits Awards; Gold for Georgian Bay Vodka at the International Wine and Spirits Competition; Gold for Georgian Bay Vodka at the SIP Awards; Gold for Georgian Bay Gin at the SIP Awards; and an Elsie Award for Supplier of the Year from the LCBO.  You can see all our awards under the ‘Drinks & Awards’ page on our website.

And now our Smashes have just won a slew of awards as well. Our latest round of awards come from the SIP Awards, which are the only internationally recognized consumer judged spirits competition. As per the SIP Awards website, “catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique, spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition where top brands showcase their achievements.” We won the following:

Strawberry Smashed Soda – Double gold

Vodka Smash – Gold + 2020 innovation Star award

Gin Smash – Gold

Smashed Tea – Gold

And to top it off, Georgian Bay Raspberry Rhubarb Smash recently received Gold and a rating of 93 Points from the highly respected Beverage Tasting Institute. 

We didn’t need these awards to know our products are special – we’ve been hearing from you, our consumers, for years about them. We get the nicest emails sometimes – people writing just to tell us how much they love our products. But awards do help to validate our focus on making great tasting craft cocktails in can. All of our products start in our kitchen, which we call Innovation Kitchen. We experiment with different flavours and combinations in actual cocktails. Then we work with our flavour partner to reverse engineer these fresh cocktails into delicious, shelf-stable cocktails in can with natural ingredients and our own Georgian Bay gin & vodka. Clearly, working with the best base spirits in the world and taking a cocktail-inspired, taste-forward approach has paid off!

It’s pretty humbling to have this much recognition, and we can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have supported us through the years.  We appreciate that each and every time you go out and buy you have a lot to choose from when it comes to selecting your beverage, and every time you buy local and support our little company, it means a great deal.  Thank you and cheers to the future!

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