Marks and Spencer's was delighted to be involved with the International Spirits Challenge this year. To have our products endorsed by this recognised competition reaffirms the hard work we have put in, to expand and diversify our range. By participating in these awards we have increased awareness of the quality of our spirits range both within the trade and also to consumers.
Emma Dawson, Wine & Spirits Buyer, Marks & Spencer Group plc
We are delighted to receive recognition from such a respected and independent industry body as the International Spirits Challenge. The quality of the panel means that this award is of great significance to us, and we are honoured to have received it for a third consecutive year, reflecting our commitment to our range, our products, our suppliers and to our customers...
Anne Jones Wines, Beers and Spirits Buying Team Waitrose Ltd
Quality is our No. 1 priority and we are delighted with the Sierra results from the ISC. Not only does this endorse our own views but it also provides an independent reference point for our customers and consumers which we can use beneficially in our Brand communications strategy...
Bill Oddy Managing Director of Sierra Tequila UK Distributor, The Drinks Company Ltd
The Whisky Exchange is delighted to have won the ISC's Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year– although we have been honoured with several awards in recent years we are particularly proud of this one as we were nominated and voted for independently by the industry rather than entering ourselves. To win this coveted title twice in three years is very special...
Tim Forbes The Whisky Exchange
Winning an ISC award for our whisky has great value because it's the only authentic "Spirits" competition. The judges are real specialists...
Kazuyuki Takayama, European Brand Manager, Suntory
KWV has participated in the International Spirits Challenge for many years, as our company believes that it offers an objective, credible and highly competitive platform by which KWV benchmarks its products, and is recognised for its quality...
Hymli Krige, Communications Director, KWV South Africa Ltd
We were very honoured to pick up two Trophies this year and received numerous new business references as a direct result, as well as congratulations from clients...
Kevin Shaw, Managing Director, Stranger & Stranger
I am proud to have worked with the International Spirits Challenge for many years, particularly when I am judging alongside the most dedicated "Master Blenders" of the World. Therefore I know that every spirit sample evaluated receives the highest scrutiny possible which not only reflects the success of the competition but more importantly benefits the consumer...
Richard Paterson, Master Blender, Whyte & Mackay Ltd
Gin & Genever, Liqueurs
Vodka, White Spirits, Tequila & Mezcal, Anise Spirits
Scotch Whisky, World Whiskies
Rum, Cachaça, Brandy & Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, Pisco, Grappa
Design & Packaging, Marketing
Design & Packaging Awards
Design is a vital element for the success of any spirit brand. Design has many functions such as brand development and awareness, functionality and the communication of the brand to consumers. The ISC Design & Packaging Awards recognise the very best design within the spirits sector. They are supported by some of the world's leading design agencies. Established, new and repackaged products will be judged as well as four key special awards.
Our esteemed panel of judges assess each product against its design brief. Scores are based on initial impact, originality, creativity, innovation and relevance to target market.
Best Design & Packaging for Travel Retail
Awarded to the best design that captures the essence of this luxury retail sector through elegant design and positioning of the premium product.
Best Design & Packaging for the On-Trade
This award recognises the best creativity, innovation and design functionality of a spirit brand positioned in the on-trade sector.
Most Innovative Graphic Design
This award celebrates the best graphic design that successfully communicates the identity and key messages of a spirit brand.
Most Innovative Pack Format
Awarded to the best pack format that demonstrates excellence through its design and presentation.
rewarding quality, celebrating excellence
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