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August 2016

New York International Spirits Competition, 2016

August 1, 2016 - October 18, 2016
New York, NY United States

Information from New York International Spirits Competition 7th Annual New York International Spirits Competition October 23-24th, 2016! The New York International Spirits Competition is the first major international spirits competition with TRADE ONLY judges comprised of: buyers from the top retail stores, restaurant owners, cocktail bars, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers. Unlike other spirits competitions, these judges have purchasing power and the ability to make a direct impact on brand sales. Source: nyispiritscompetition.com

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September 2016

World Spirits Competition, 2016-17

September 15, 2016 - November 15, 2016
Genève, Switzerland

Information from the World Spirits Competition Entry period begins September 15, 2016. Delivery of product is required before November 15, 2016. The Judging begins on November 16th, 2016. The winners are announced to the world press on December 15th, 2016. Source: spiritscompetition.com

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October 2016

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017

October 17, 2016 - February 17, 2017
New York, NY United States

Information about the Ultimate Spirits Challenge We will begin accepting entries for Ultimate Spirits Challlenge 2017 on October 17th, 2016. The deadline for receiving samples and entry forms will be February 17, 2017. Judging will take place in March 2017. For more information, contact info@ultimate-beverage.com Source: ultimate-beverage.com

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January 2017

2017 International Review of Spirits by Tastings.com

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Winning a Beverage Testing Institute award from Tastings.com is an impressive achievement for any product. The award proves the quality, standard and excellence of a beverage by undergoing our rigorous, blind tasting test. Our principles are deeply rooted and launched the standards for blind, objective tastings for wine, beer and spirits in the US. We were founded in 1981 and remain today as the only on going, annual alcohol review company.

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March 2017

[tentative] 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

March 17, 2017 - March 20, 2017
Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Information about SF Spirits Comp The 2016 Competition was held on March 17th to 20th at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco. All entrants have been notified of their results by e-mail. If you have not received your email notification, please email Chloe Turan at chloe@sfspiritscomp.com. All winners of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Double Gold medals will receive award certificates and corresponding medallions in July. Best in Show, Director’s Award, Distillery of the Year, and Importer of the Year award recipients will also be sent custom-etched glass plates and printed certificates, as well as complimentary medallion artwork for use in their online and print promotions. 2017 COMPETITION Our 2017 Competition will be held in March 2017. If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive your forms for 2017, please email us at info@sfspiritscomp.com and include your complete company name, contact name, mailing address, and phone number. Source: sfspiritscomp.com

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April 2017

WSWA 74th Annual Convention & Exposition

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017
Grande Lakes, Orlando, 4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837 United States

Information from WSWA Please join us NEXT YEAR for the WSWA 74th Annual Convention & Exposition April 18 - 21, 2017 Grande Lakes Orlando Source: wswaconvention.org

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New York International Spirits Competition, 2017

April 23, 2017
New York, NY United States

Information from New York International Spirits Competition 8th Annual New York International Spirits Competition April 23rd, 2017! The New York International Spirits Competition is the first major international spirits competition with TRADE ONLY judges comprised of: buyers from the top retail stores, restaurant owners, cocktail bars, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers. Unlike other spirits competitions, these judges have purchasing power and the ability to make a direct impact on brand sales. Source: nyispiritscompetition.com

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August 2017

American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft Spirits

August 30, 2017 - January 25, 2018

THE LARGEST AND MOST RESPECTED JUDGING DEVOTED TO CRAFT SPIRITS ADI accepts entries in all classes and categories of craft spirits from small, independently owned distillers, blenders, bitters makers, and producers of aperitif & fortified wines. Each year, both US and international entries are tasted blind and evaluated by our expert panels of judges made up of distillers, journalists, bar owners, bartenders, retailer, wholesalers, distributors and importers. All spirits entered will receive written tasting notes and be considered for awards both for the spirit and the packaging. During registration, entrants can choose to purchase professional bottle image(s) of any of the spirits entered and entrants can submit one or more of their registered spirits for testing and receive a certificate of chemical analysis which is valid for all major retailers, most countries import/export and tender purposes. Learn more and register: distilling.com Registration Opens: August 30, 2017 Last Day for Early Bird Registration: December 24, 2017 Deadline for International Entries: January 5, 2018 Deadline for US Entries: January 19, 2018 Deadline to Receive Spirits: January 25, 2018

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January 2018

2018 International Review of Spirits by Tastings.com (Ongoing)

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Winning a Beverage Testing Institute award from Tastings.com is an impressive achievement for any product. The award proves the quality, standard and excellence of a beverage by undergoing our rigorous, blind tasting test. Our principles are deeply rooted and launched the standards for blind, objective tastings for wine, beer and spirits in the US. We were founded in 1981 and remain today as the only on going, annual alcohol review company.

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February 2018

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018

February 2, 2018 - February 21, 2018
New York, NY United States

Information about the Ultimate Spirits Challenge Ultimate Spirits Challenge™ provides the most expert and authoritative evaluation of spirits for producers, marketers, importers, distributors and retailers available. Careful, meticulous evaluation of each product. Powerful marketing support and collateral that helps build your brands and further promote your products. The deadline for receiving samples and entry forms is February 21, 2018. Judging will take place in March 2018. Enter at: https://www.ultimate-beverage.com/enterUSC2018/ For more information, contact info@ultimate-beverage.com Source: ultimate-beverage.com

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April 2018

2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States

Information about SF Spirits Comp SFWSC medal winners range from some of the most renowned international distillers to small-batch producers that we’ve helped put on the map. Not only is a SFWSC medal a testament to your hard work, it’s a universally recognized indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Our medals are valuable sales tools that can garner a flood of attention from press, industry experts, and consumers. In a saturated marketplace, winning a SFWSC medal sets you apart from your competitors while giving you opportunities to further promote, market, and position your product to consumers. 2018 COMPETITION We will begin accepting entries in early February. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email info@sfspiritscomp.com.  Source: sfspiritscomp.com To Enter: Tasting Competition Package Design Competition View Results: Once published, click to view 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Results! Did You Win? First in Print works with our friends at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, helping honorees spread the word about their accomplishments. Click to shop official SF Spirits Comp bottle neckers, shelf talkers, and more!

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New York International Spirits Competition, 2018

April 22, 2018
New York, NY United States

Information from New York International Spirits Competition 9th Annual New York International Spirits Competition April 22, 2018! The New York International Spirits Competition is the first major international spirits competition with TRADE ONLY judges comprised of: buyers from the top retail stores, restaurant owners, cocktail bars, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers. Unlike other spirits competitions, these judges have purchasing power and the ability to make a direct impact on brand sales. Source: nyispiritscompetition.com

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WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition

April 30, 2018 - May 3, 2018
Caesars Palace Las Vegas, NV United States

The WSWA Convention is the premier event where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products, meet with existing partners and look for services to enhance internal operations. 2018 COMPETITION Please join us for the WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition April 30 - May 3, 2018 Caesars Palace • Las Vegas, Nevada To Enter: Wine Tasting Competition Spirits Tasting Competition Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition Source: wswaconvention.org

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March 2019

WSWA 76th Annual Convention & Exposition

March 31, 2019 - April 3, 2019
Grande Lakes, Orlando, 4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837 United States

The WSWA Convention is the premier event where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products, meet with existing partners and look for services to enhance internal operations. 2019 COMPETITION Please join us for the WSWA 76th Annual Convention & Exposition March 31 - April 3, 2019 Grande Lakes Orlando To Enter: Wine Tasting Competition Spirits Tasting Competition Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition Source: wswaconvention.org

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April 2019

SIP Awards

April 1, 2019 - May 10, 2019

The SIP Awards were created with a simple question in mind, “What about the consumer’s opinion?” The goal was to fill this void, bringing the people who regularly consume your product together to decide which brands deserve this prestigious award. We set out to create a fair competition by strategically choosing consumers from all demographics, conceiving an event that cuts to the core of public opinion as a starting point, rather than an afterthought, in branding and product development. Your spirit will be judged by consumers, not industry insiders, brand owners, or representatives. Getting unbiased evaluations and feedback from people who drink and purchase spirits is a unique opportunity to find out exactly how your product resonates with the public in a professional setting. April 19, 2019 Deadline to submit Entry form, Payment and Samples May 4, 2019 The tasting competition will be held in Irvine, California. Open to only official SIP Awards judges and staff. May 28, 2019 The 2019 international spirit & mixer results will be officially announced. Learn more and enter at https://sipawards.com/

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SIP Awards

April 1, 2019 - May 10, 2019

The SIP Awards were created with a simple question in mind, “What about the consumer’s opinion?” The goal was to fill this void, bringing the people who regularly consume your product together to decide which brands deserve this prestigious award. We set out to create a fair competition by strategically choosing consumers from all demographics, conceiving an event that cuts to the core of public opinion as a starting point, rather than an afterthought, in branding and product development. Your spirit will be judged by consumers, not industry insiders, brand owners, or representatives. Getting unbiased evaluations and feedback from people who drink and purchase spirits is a unique opportunity to find out exactly how your product resonates with the public in a professional setting. March 6, 2020 Deadline to submit Entry form, Payment and Samples May 16, 2020 The tasting competition will be held in Newport Beach, California. Open to only official SIP Awards judges and staff. June 6, 2020 The 2019 international spirit & mixer results will be officially announced. Learn more and enter at https://sipawards.com/

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May 2019

SIP Awards

May 4, 2019

The SIP Awards stands apart as the only internationally recognized consumer judging spirits competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition where top brands showcase their achievements. KEY DATES Submission Deadline: March 8, 2019 Sample Arrival Deadline: April 19, 2019 Tasting Competition: May 4, 2019 Results Announced: May 28, 2019

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Bartenders Spirits Awards

May 19, 2019 - May 20, 2019
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94080 United States

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. KEY DATES 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:…

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March 2020

London Spirits Competition

March 23, 2020

The London Spirits Competition looks to recognize, reward and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. For any spirits brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list—and then vitally stay there—they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the London Spirits Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those spirits brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. A competition  will judge spirits in three key areas: Their quality. Their value for money. What they look like. To be an award winner you will need to have top quality spirits, that offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and on the back bar. Key Dates Early Bird Pricing Ends: September 30, 2019 Warehouse Closes For Samples: March 6, 2020 Judging: March 23, 2020 Winners Announced: April 30, 2020 For more…

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August 2020

Bartenders Spirits Awards

August 13, 2020
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94080 United States

The 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, 2020 and is a 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 2nd edition of this 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. KEY DATES Registration Ends: April 22, 2020 Warehouse Closes July 20, 2020 Judging: August 13, 2020 Winners Announced: August 31, 2020 For further inquiries, feel free…

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