Los Angeles, CA
Judging – June 26-27, 2023
L.A. Spirits Awards is committed to giving entrants the best possible competition experience, followed by winner benefits beyond what other spirits competitions offer.
From a modern online interface, to a diverse judging panel that best reflects the contemporary spirits industry and its consumers, to a strict “separation of Church and State”—by which managers only manage and judges only judge—to a broad range of winner promotional programs, L.A. Spirits Awards is designed to provide a bigger bang for your entry fee bucks.
Judging Principal Round
During the first stage of tasting, each entry is carefully evaluated by panels of three to four judges. It is here that entries have their first opportunity to earn Bronze, Silver, or Gold medals. Entries deemed worthy of a Gold medal by all judges on a panel are awarded a Platinum medal and may advance to the Best in Show round to compete for L.A. Spirits Awards’ top honors.
Entries do not compete against each other during this round. Instead, they’re judged on their own merits and based on contemporary standards that govern their spirits categories.
Judging Secondary Round
In some categories, spirits are assigned to a second round of judging. Secondary rounds are called upon whenever one of the following conditions exists:
Entries whose merits cannot be agreed upon during the initial tasting round are re-tasted to resolve judging disputes.
Broad categories that attract large numbers of entries are sampled by larger panels of judges to ensure that every entry receives the proper opportunities for assessment
If an unusually large number of candidates in any category are nominated during the principal round to compete for Best in Show honors, a secondary tasting is conducted to narrow the field of finalists.
Judging Best In Show Round
L.A. Spirits Awards’ final judging round determines the year’s Best in Show award winners—the top honors we bestow.
At this stage, principal- and secondary-round finalist nominees in each category are re-tasted by the entire roster of L.A. Spirits Award judges and Best in Show honors are awarded based on majority vote.
Per Entry Fee – $465.00 (Early Bird Thru April 26, 2023)
Per Entry Fee – $490.00 (April 27, 2023 Thru Entry Deadline)
L.A. Spirits Awards
3108 Glendale Blvd., Suite 563
Los Angeles, CA 90039 USA
Tel: +1 (323) 466-5563
Include two 750ml bottles (or the equivalent) of each product you are entering. For ready-to-drink products
that come in single-serve bottles or cans, we require 25 units of each product, regardless of size.
Bronze, Silver, or Gold medals. Entries deemed worthy of a Gold medal by all judges on a panel are awarded a Platinum medal and may advance to the Best in Show round to compete for L.A. Spirits Awards’ top honors.