2023 SIP Awards – International Spirits Competition

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2023
2023 SIP Awards - International Spirits Competition
Venue / Location

SIP Awards
2323 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

General Information

Tasting Competition – April 28 – May 14, 2023

We are proud to lead the Spirits industry in a new direction! By pivoting to an in-home tasting experience, we have more judges to conduct the blind tasting in the comfort of their own home.

Result Announcement – May 29, 2023

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $550.00/Spirits
Per Entry Fee – $450.00/Mixers
Per Entry Fee – $200.00/Design

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

SIP Awards
2323 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

700ml or larger – enclose two (2) bottles per entry
300ml – 699ml – enclose three (3) bottles per entry
Less than 300ml – enclose four (4) bottles per entry


Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Best of ClassOur most exclusive award is reserved for premium spirits receiving scores in the pinnacle of their respective categories. The Best of Class medal expresses the highest acclaim from consumer judges.

PlatinumSpirits that placed for a Platinum medal represent a distinguished class that earned exceptional marks from consumer judges. Platinum medal recipients are highly recommended to the public.

Double GoldThe Double Gold medal correspond to an outstanding rank of spirits which consumers judged to qualify for the top percentile of their given categories and justify strong recommendations.

GoldThe Gold medal celebrates spirits that demonstrated a noteworthy performance in a double blind tasting with a diverse consumer panel. With scores in the upper division, Gold medal spirits are strongly recommended.

SilverSIP Awards Silver medal showcases spirits earning marks from consumer judges in the top range of their categories. The consumer judges deem Silver medal recipients to be distinguished spirits recommended to the public.

BronzeBronze medals are presented to well-crafted spirits that qualify for special distinction with their strong performance in the SIP double blind tasting with consumer judges. Bronze medals are noteworthy achievements deserving of recommendation.

Zero Participation AwardWe never give participation awards which means that around ⅙ of brands do not receive medals. While entering the SIP Awards declares a brand’s exemplary devotion to quality, the integrity of our medals relies upon meaningful differentiation.