New York, New York
The Only International Spirits Competition Judged By Real Trade Buyers
Judging – April 24, 2022
If the judges are faced with an obviously flawed bottle of a product, no more than one additional bottle of the same entry will be opened and tasted.
The tasting order of entries is set in our database first by panel, then category. Large categories are randomly split by the database so that no panel is asked to taste more than 60 products in the same category.
Spirits are presented to judges in coded glasses. No bottles are visible to judges at any time until the competition is finished. Staff members are strictly forbidden from discussing any brand names, whether entered or not in the competition.
The decision of the judges is final and no changes are made to awards after the judging is complete. Judges receive a copy of the code sheets of the spirits they judged with awards noted, so they are able to compare our records with their notes from the judging.
Per Entry Fee – $300.00
Western Carriers-BLD #1-MB
Attn: Wine Vault/Joel Rubin/Acct #707
New York International Spirits Competition
2220 91st Street
North Bergen, NJ 07047
Ship two (2) 750mL (or similar) bottles of each entry. Clearly mark “Sample Material – Not for Resale – Glass Enclosed” on the outer carton(s).
Award levels are Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Double Gold – Phenomenal Product (Must Be Unanimous Decision by Panelists)
Gold – Buyers “Love” It
Silver – Buyers “Like” It
Bronze – Buyers would purchase it
Double Gold award winners will be re-tasted by all panelists to establish which brands may be eligible to receive a ‘Best of Category’ endorsement in its pricing category.