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

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

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

Entry Deadlines

JAN 16 Gin & Genever, Liqueurs

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

MAR 13 Scotch Whisky, World Whiskies

APR 10 Rum, Cachaça, Brandy & Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, Pisco, Grappa

MAY06 Design & Packaging, Marketing

Design and Packaging

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.

Our esteemed panel of judges assesses each product against its design brief. Scores are based on initial impact, originality, creativity, innovation and relevance to target market.

Entrants are welcome to submit products into Established, New and Repackaged categories as well as the four key awards below.

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