Sky Wave Gin recognised as Tripadvisor 2023 Travellers’ Choice Award Winner

Sep 15 2023

Sky Wave Gin, The Home of the World’s Best Gin*, today announced it has been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers’ Choice award winner for its Distillery Experience with Curated Gin Tasting. The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.


Sky Wave Gin Co-Founder, Rachel Hicks, said, “We are incredibly proud of the Distillery Experiences with Curated Gin Tastings which we have created. They offer our customers a fun and immersive session steeped in all things juniper with four G&Ts to enjoy! Friends come to celebrate birthdays, families come to be together and travellers come to experience the spirit of Oxfordshire. Just this week we hosted a group from Arizona, America who loved discovering our little part of Britain. Our distillery hosts are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable, ensuring our customers have a great time.”


“Congratulations to the 2023 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice winners,” said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor. “The travel resurgence we’ve seen throughout the past year has even further heightened the competition. Earning a Travellers’ Choice Award demonstrates that you have provided great experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labour shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt. Cheers to another successful year!”


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  • World Gin Awards 2020


About Sky Wave Gin

  • Sky Wave Gin is a range of seven premium spirits and one non-alcoholic distilled expression, boasting incredible smoothness and carefully crafted for discerning drinkers who wish to enjoy the finer things in life.
  • Since Sky Wave Gin stepped onto the international gin stage in 2018, it has been continually recognised with the highest accolades. With more than 40 global awards we believe we are one of the most medalled distilleries in Britain. Sky Wave Gin was named The World’s Best Gin at the World Gin Awards 2020.
  • Multi-award winning Sky Wave Gin is yet another testament to the creativity, intelligence and innovation of Oxfordshire. Sky Wave is on a global journey to take its world’s best small batch craft gin to the world; inspired by a bygone era of elegance and adventure.


The Story

Sky Wave Gin is about carpe diem, seizing the moment, adventure and exhilaration. It is an ultra-premium gin, for the drinker who wishes to rise above the rest.

Unable to find their perfect gin, founders Rachel Hicks and Andrew Parsons seized the moment and created their own – to reflect the adventures they have had travelling through skies and over waves to far flung corners of the globe.

Sky Wave Gin creates all its artisan gins by hand and with passion. Every stage of distillation, bottling and packaging is carried out in its boutique distillery, at the quirky Bicester Heritage site in Oxfordshire, a former RAF base now the home of historic motoring and backdrop to Hollywood films. The distillery also has a tasting room with shop and bar offering weekly Distillery Experiences with Curated Gin Tastings along with corporate and private events.

Sky Wave Gin’s Master Distiller, Andrew Parsons, has created a number of bespoke gins for other brands, including Blenheim Palace Signature London Dry, which is picking up its own medals in international spirits competitions.

Contact; Rachel Hicks


About Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 1 billion reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type. The subsidiaries of Tripadvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIP), own and operate a portfolio of travel media brands and businesses, operating under various websites and apps.


*  Source: SimilarWeb, unique users de-duplicated monthly, March 2023

** Source: Tripadvisor internal log files