International Spirits Challenge 2015

Rewarding quality, celebrating excellence

Beam Suntory is delighted to have won the Distiller of the Year Award this year, 4th time in this 5 years, as well as 3 trophies by both Suntory and Beam team. As all of the judges are experts in the industry, we believe that winning awards in this competition is really credible and important.  We will continue to pursue for the best quality always.
Keita Minari Brand Manager, Japanese Whisky, Beam Suntory EMEA

Chateau du Tariquet was awarded Individual Distillery of the Year 2014. We are very honoured to receive this award as it is a true recognition of our family's work for the last five generations. Our aunt Maïté and our father Yves have given us passion for the vine, the distillation and the ageing of Bas-Armagnacs. We and the whole team at the estate are very proud that Château du Tariquet won such a fantastic trophy.
Rémy Grassa from Responsable ADV Export

Distell is proud to have a distinctly successful track record with the International Spirits Challenge. Winning many trophies over the years has not only affirmed our confidence in our products, but also transferred that confidence to our customers and consumers. Awards from competitions like the International Spirits Challenge are of the utmost importance to our brand communication strategies.
Nick Holdcroft

Accolades from the International Spirits Challenge for the exceptional quality of our products is a phenominal achievement. We pride ourselves on the distinct character and taste of each of our vodkas and we are very pleased that the judges, all global connoisseurs, have commended Belvedere Vodka time and time again.
Claire Smith-Warner Head of Spirit Creation Belvedere Vodka

Entry Deadlines

JAN 16 Gin & Genever, Liqueurs

FEB 13 Vodka, White Spirits, Tequila & Mezcal, Anise Spirits

MAR 13 Rum, Cachaça, Brandy & Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, Pisco, Grappa

APR 10 Scotch Whisky, World Whiskies

MAY06 Design & Packaging, Marketing

Welcome to the 2015 International Spirits Challenge

Welcome to the International Spirits Challenge 2015

The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. The ISC recognises three key areas of the industry: Tasting, Design & Packaging and Marketing.

Now in its 20th year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high calibre of spirits, designs and campaigns entered into the competition each year. Receiving more than 1,000 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide makes the ISC a truly global competition. It is supported by most of the world's leading spirits producers as the international standard for quality and excellence.

Winning an ISC award is indeed an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from our experienced panel of specialist judges.

Rewarding quality, celebrating excellence.

Entry Information

Enter the 2011 International Spirits Challenge

The ISC is open to anyone who produces, markets or sells spirits from any country.

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Why Enter?

Why Enter?

Our judges are truly representative of the industry: they consist of the most respected leaders in the business.

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Tasting Awards

Tastig Awards

The ISC judging process is a highly controlled operation held over seven days of intense blind tastings.

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