Cocktails Spirits Spirits Innovation Awards
Best of 2023 - Livener | Spirit-Free 2023 - Livener
Livener won first prize in the Spirit-Free category at the French Bar des Innovations 2023, as well the overall prize of Best of 2023! A huge win as the category grows in France.
“The one who receives the grand prize was unanimous because we are witnessing the birth of a new category. Even though she fits in that of “alcohol-free” – moreover wider – it is an innovation complete, still non-existent on the French market, which convinces with its balanced, textured, accomplished taste and by its unprecedented promise: to bring a benefit that we feel physically. On the way to a new party that happily coexists with the festive spirit that drives the world of hospitality.” - Cocktail Spirits judges
Non-GMO Project verified
We are proud to announce that our spirit range is now officially Non-GMO Project Verified. This means that our spirits have undergone the most rigorous, third-party standards for GMO avoidance.
“We have always cared about transparency and wellbeing. We care about natural ingredients and the magic of plant power. We choose not to ingest or consume genetically modified ingredients out of concern for the health of our planet and our bodies. GM crops cause acceleration of monocultures that can destroy landscapes and wildlife. They can lock farmers into never ending purchase agreements with big industrial corporate suppliers. They can alter the very nature of the plant kingdom and we can’t stand for that. If we feel this way as a company then how on earth could we not ensure that our own products are free from GM ingredients?” - Dash Lilley, Three Spirit co-founder
We have always been a Non-GMO company and are in the process of also certifying our Blurred Vines range. Read more in our We're a Non-GMO! blog here.
Low & No Producer 2022 - Three Spirit
In its inaugural year, we were crowned the Low & No Producer of the year at the IWSC Awards 2022. The IWSC awards reward excellence in wine and spirit production, and the growing relevance of Low & No alcohol drinks has led to the introduction of new trophies to recognise the producers standing out in the categories. With entries for the category up 225% on 2021 this was a huge win for us as well as other Low & No producers.
B Corp status
2022 saw us gain B Corp status. A big moment for the Three Spirit team and community. We pride ourselves on being a company that values difference and innovation; changing the way we socialise and connect. We use science to consistently craft cutting edge liquids that prioritise flavour and function. We strive to be a business that generates more good than bad, leaving a positive impact on our customers' well-beings, for our team members, and our planet.
“This has been a massive team effort but something that was always part of how we wanted to build and grow a business. We never stop looking at how we can improve and we are honest with ourselves when it comes to our shortcomings. We look forward to continue our work to be as conscientious as possible and always strive to be better in all that we do.” - Dash Lilley, Three Spirit co-founder
Free From Christmas Awards 2022
We scored again at the Free From Christmas Awards, this time with our wine alternatives! Vegan, gluten free, and free of all major allergens, Blurred Vines join our elixirs in being celebrated by Free From as inclusive, functional, and flavourful drinks. With winters brimming with festivities, Spark and Sharp keep your wine glasses full, and keep you energized and uplifted throughout the holiday season.
“Really complex, crisp in flavor and a unique approach to the non-alcoholic wine market.” - FFCA judge's comments
People’s Choice Spirits Awards
Livener - Gold
Hand-picked, enthusiastic spirits consumers are invited to judge alongside qualified industry experts, backed up by spirits professionals, including drinks writers, respected buyers, importers, retailers and distillers. As one of the only competitions to involve consumers as well as spirits professionals, the competition is exciting, inclusive and relevant. The people have spoken!
TAG Global Spirit Awards
Livener - Silver | Social Elixir - Gold
With an acclaimed panel of international judges, what makes the TAG Global Spirits Awards so exciting is that non-alcoholic spirits are judged alongside traditional alcoholic spirits. Each judge is proficient in the spirits categories they evaluate to determine outstanding performers within categories. In 2021 loved for its bold flavours, the bartender's favourite Social Elixir won Gold, with Livener taking Silver.
The Drinks Business & The Spirit Business
Livener - Gold | Social Elixir - Silver | Nightcap - Gold
The DB & SB Spring Blind Tasting takes place as the weather warms in the Northern Hemisphere, seasonal spirits launch, and fresh produce is more widely available. Livener won a Gold, with its “tropical aroma and distinctive guava on the nose” and in its second annual Spring Blind Tasting event, the judges were bowled over by the range and quality of spirits on offer.
Of the low- and no- flight: “It was very strong and surprising as a category – a mix of classic twists and innovation. It’s exciting to taste such a general improvement within low/no. The products seemed to deliver more flavour, balance and complexity than experienced previously.” - Ivan Dixon, independent drinks consultant
Vegan Choice Awards
Livener - Gold
The Vegan Choice Awards is a stamp of approval. A team of expert evaluators ensure the Vegan Choice seal only honours the best of the best in vegan products and services.
Spark - 94 points (Silver) | Sharp - 98 points (Gold) | Livener - 96 points (Gold) | Social Elixir - 92 (Silver) | Nightcap - 96 points (Gold) | Livener & tonic (Gold) | Nightcap & soda water (Bronze)
With the introduction of our wine alternatives came our first wine and spirit competition! The IWSC sets the international benchmark for quality, standing out from the crowd with over 50 years of experience and hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits. Anton Massel created a wine and spirits competition based on subjective tasting judgement as well as strict chemical analysis. His aim was to reward excellence in wines and spirits worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. Now the competition hosts entries from around 90 countries worldwide, with each sample grouped by type, judged blind alongside its category peers. Blurred Vines did not disappoint, with Sharp scoring top marks with 98 points (out of 100) and the rest of the Three Spirit range scoring 92+ points.
Praise for Blurred Vines
“Taste is v enjoyable... I know from a variety of sources this company use really good quality ingredients.” - Alice Lascelles, Financial Times
“Hands down, these are the most exciting drinks to come my way that are not wine.” - jancisrobinson.com
“The nearest the alcohol-free world gets to a pet nat.” - Fiona Beckett, The Guardian
Food Matters Live
UK challenger brand of 2021 - Bronze
Food, health and nutrition brands entered the Food Matters Live awards to compete for the title of being named a brand of the future. During the judging process, the judges looked at everything from packaging to taste and how well each brand delivers on its brand promise and we took away Bronze at the 2021 ceremony.
Free From Christmas Awards
Starter Pack - Best Drink of the Year 2021
The Free From Christmas Awards are the UK’s only awards dedicated to free from food and drink. Free from the top 14 EU allergens, our Starter Pack won Christmas Drink Product of the Year in 2021 with the judges commenting that the Starter Pack made the perfect holiday gift.
“I love this, it's really different... I'd welcome this as a gift any day. Quirky, more unusual flavours and very different to anything else. Really very innovative.” - From From Christmas Awards on Three Spirit Starter Pack
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Livener - Silver | Social Elixir - Silver | Nightcap - Double Gold
Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the oldest and largest competition of its kind, and the Tasting Alliance Competitions are considered the most influential both in North America and internationally. Established producers look to the SFWSC for confirmation of their core ranges, as well as validation of new products and new production techniques. Not long after our US launch our Collection scored highly at the 2021 competition. Nightcap proved the standout winner with a Double Gold; awarded to the entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel, these are among the finest products in the world.
The Spirit Business - The Low & No Masters
Livener - Gold | Social Elixir - Gold | Nightcap - Gold
The Spirits Business The Low & No Masters competition finds and rewards the finest Low & No Alcohol Spirits brands on the world stage. The competition was launched in 2021 as the low- and no- scene picked up momentum. Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the entrants are judged in a blind tasting. In the Non-Alcoholic Apéritifs (0.5% ABV and Under) category, our Collection won three of only six Golds awarded.
Nightcap had a “light woody aroma” but a “generous amount of chilli and ginger spice” on the palate. “This feels comforting.” - Bryan Rodriguez, wine and spirits buyer for Harvey Nichols
Great Taste Awards
Livener - 1 star
Since its inception in 1993, Great Taste has been the benchmark for speciality food and drink sold in the UK with over 10,000 brands vying for the awards. Not long after its release our fiery and fruity Livener won a 1-star award.
Livener - Best New Wave Spirit
The Imbibe No & Low Taste Awards was the first competition to recognise the championing of the no and low alcohol movement by the drinks industry. In the competition's inaugural year, Livener won Best New Wave Spirit.
Food Matters Live
Starter Pack - Innovative Better-For-You: Product of the Year
The Food Matters Live Awards celebrate the innovation, creativity and resilience of the food and nutrition industry around the world across the food, drink and nutrition sectors. Recognised for its breath of flavours and innovation our Starter Pack won Innovative Better-For-You: Product of the Year in 2020.