Judges 2019

The line-up of judges for the inaugural show reads like a who's who of the world of gins, whiskies, brandies, rums and liqueurs. Jerome Royer, President of the French Brandy Federation, David Boyd, formerly responsible for the production of Chivas Regal, Abelour and Edradour and David Smith, chair judge at a number of international spirits competitions and inaugural winner of the ThinkGin Communicator of the Year will be joined by several of the country's leading spirits judges – all of whom have had extensive judging experience, mostly abroad.

The judging takes place at The Cullinan in Cape Town from 18 to 20 June. The results will be announced towards the end of July at an event in Sandton.

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    Michael Fridjhon

    Show Chairman

    International Judges

    South African Judges