International Spirits Challenge 2015

Rewarding quality, celebrating excellence

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

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

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 Scotch Whisky, World Whiskies

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

MAY06 Design & Packaging, Marketing

Entry Deadlines

Entry Deadlines & Diary Dates

Diary Dates 2015

Category Entry Deadlines Bottle Delivery Dates
Gin & Genever 16th January 30th January
Liqueurs 16th January 30th January
Anise Spirits 13th February 27th February
Vodka 13th February 27th February
White Spirits 13th February 27th February
Tequila & Mezcal 13th February 27th February
Scotch Whisky 13th March 27th March
World Whiskies 13th March 27th March
Rum, Cachaça 10th April 24th April
Brandy, Cognac 10th April 24th April
Armagnac, Calvados, Pisco, Grappa 10th April 24th April
Design & Packaging 6th May 15th May
Marketing 6th May 15th May

Results Timetable

Full results will be released at various points in the year through the ISC website and in Drinks International Magazine. Full results will be posted as follows:

Results coverage on the ISC Website
White Spirits 7th May
Brown Spirits 26th June
Design & Packaging 26th June
Marketing Awards 9th July
Trophies and Special Awards 9th July
Results Coverage in Drinks International Magazine
June White Spirits Gold Medal Results
July Brown Spirits Gold Medal Results
August ISC Full Results Supplement
September ISC Awards Dinner review and trophy coverage