DistiSuisse Award

The best Swiss spirits 2023/24 honored

On October 13, 2023, the Swiss distilling industry gathered in the Markthalle in Basel for the biennial DistiSuisse, the national award ceremony for the best Swiss spirits.

This year's event broke all records with an impressive turnout of 135 distilleries submitting 790 products for judging. This represents almost 30 percent more entries than at the previous award two years ago.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the honoring of nine outstanding distilleries as "Distillery of the Year 2023". This recognition honors their exceptional contributions to the Swiss spirits landscape. In addition, 167 products were awarded the coveted gold medal, underscoring the high quality and craftsmanship found in the Swiss distilling industry.

The magazine for the 2023/24 award

Order the DistiSuisse magazine with results, background reports and exciting information from this year's awards now free of charge in the BAR NEWS shop. The magazine is available in German and French.

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DistiSuisse Magazine 2023/24

Tradition meets innovation

Max Kopp, President of the DistiSuisse association, was delighted with the increased participation and emphasized the growing popularity of Swiss spirits. "The high level of participation proves that Swiss spirits are gaining in popularity. Behind this upswing
are traditional distilleries as well as numerous newcomers with high-quality and innovative distillates."

Jury under new management

The long-standing collaboration with Agroscope, the competence center for agricultural research in Switzerland, is a key success factor for DistiSuisse. This year, Jonas Inderbitzin took over as head of the jury for the first time, and his commitment to the rigorous assessment of the products submitted made a significant contribution to quality assurance. The growing participation covered almost all 19 categories of spirits and reflected the great diversity of Swiss spirits culture. From traditional distillates to innovative creations, DistiSuisse 2023 showcased the impressive range of flavors and quality standards that can be found in the Swiss distilling industry.

The best Swiss distilleries 2023

This year, seven Swiss producers were awarded the title "Distilleries of the Year" at DistiSuisse. To receive this award, at least four samples from different categories must be awarded gold.

  • S. Fassbind AG, Oberarth (11 x gold)
  • Specialty distillery Humbel AG, Stetten (10 x gold)
  • Destillaria Daguot GmbH, Illanz ( 9 x Gold)
  • Distillerie Studer & Co AG, Escholzmatt (8 x gold)
  • Z'graggen Distillerie AG, Lauerz (7 x gold)
  • Diwisa AG, Willisau (6 x gold)
  • Etter Söhne AG, Zug (6 x gold)
  • Heiner's Destillate GmbH, Zug (6 x gold)
  • Amstutz Manufaktur AG, Rothenburg (5 x gold)
Back row: Jonathan Schönberger (Distillerie Studer), Thomas Lüscher (DIWISA), Robert Cathomas (Destillerie Daguot), Gloria Humbel (Humbel)
Front row: Toni Schürch (Amstutz), Thomas Heiner (Heiner's Destillate), Peter Anderhub (Fassbind), Gabriel Galliker (Etter), Daniel Zgraggen (Zgraggen Distillerie)
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