The Inaugural 2017 panel of our dynamic spirits judges, is a group of highly decorated and extremely reputable individuals, with tremendous and diverse spirits and mixology backgrounds.
The panel we have assembled perfectly fits the high level of quality and visibility that we wanted for our inaugural panel.
Each judge was carefully deliberated on, and hand-selected to be a part of this elite group.
The judging process, itself, is conducted as a 100% blind tasting process from the early rounds all the way through the sweepstakes rounds.
An extensive amount of diverse and specific spirit categories have been created.
So, as each entry is received, it is catalogued in our system and put into its most appropriate sub-category. During the competition, all the spirits in their respective and specific sub-categories are sampled together as flights, carefully evaluated from color to finish, and scored by each one of our spirits judges on that that flight.
Then, scores for each spirit are tallied. The few spirits that have the distinguished honor of being scored the highest will move on to our sweepstakes rounds.
In the early afternoon of Friday, August 18th, those highest scored spirits will be judged again to crown the Best of the Show categories.
Medals will be awarded to all winners on Friday afternoon August 18th.
The following week a worldwide press release will be sent out announcing all the winners as well as the overall Best of the Show winners. There will also be an announcement featured in the September issue of Food and Beverage Magazine saluting all the winners. That announcement alone will be viewed by millions of people around the world in the industry as well as consumers in the general public.
Each winner will also receive a one of kind medal to be displayed as they wish and also a graphic of the medal that will be designed as a bottle sticker.