USA Spirits Ratings: Spirits judged by Quality, Value, and Packaging.
Entries are now open for domestic and international spirits producers. Early bird ends May 31, 2020. For domestic and international distilleries looking to gain wider recognition within the U.S. marketplace, the USA Spirits rating event is a fantastic opportunity to get in front of the industry’s most influential tastemakers.
For spirits to stand out in the USA Spirits Ratings, they have to perform well in each of three separate judging criteria:
Quality. All spirits will be initially tasted blind to assess their quality and how drinkable they are for consumers in their target area.
Value for money. Spirits will then be assessed to see how much value for money they are offering their target spirits drinkers at that price point.
Packaging and design. As the majority of spirits is bought with our eyes, the USA Spirits Ratings will recognize spirits that stand out on the shelf, or on a back bar, and will assess how well suited that design or packaging is to their target consumer group and at that price point.
Clearly label each box of spirits using the delivery label, which can be downloaded once you have entered and paid for your spirits in your account.
If you send your spirits directly to the warehouse, you must tick the option: ‘Duties and Taxes payable by shipped'. If the above is not completed, we cannot guarantee that the spirits will not be stopped in Customs and arrive on time for the ratings. USA Spirits Ratings is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your spirits, please ensure everything is in order before sending your spirits.