Bartender Spirits Awards is judged by Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers for The On-Premise Industry. This event will take place in San Francisco on May 19-20, 2019 and will become the first spirits competition within the United States judged entirely by top bartenders within the industry. Using the tagline “Judged by Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers for the On-Premise Industry,” the Bartender Spirits Awards will recognize, encourage, promote and celebrate excellence in the U.S. drinks industry.
The aim of the new competition is to provide independent and honest reviews for brands targeting the U.S. bar trade. The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, all of them with extensive expertise within the on-premise industry.
Medals will be awarded to those spirits that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying spirits that should become additions to bar inventories. Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to the best-performing spirits based on the following three factors: taste; packaging; and price.
Super Early Bird Ends: October 31, 2018
Domestic Registration Ends: April 10, 2019
International Registration Ends: February 28, 2019
Warehouse Closes: April 20, 2019
Judging: May 19-20, 2019
Winners announced: June 10, 2019
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