International Spirits Challenge 2015

Rewarding quality, celebrating excellence

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

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

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

Marketing Awards

The International Spirits Challenge recognises that the success of a spirit brand requires more than being just a quality product. The spirits industry has some of the most exciting brands and initiatives in the world. The aim of the ISC Marketing Awards is to recognise and celebrate the invaluable impact marketing has on creating and sustaining brand value which will ultimately improve profitability. Our judging panel of industry experts drawn from marketing and advertising agencies will assess each entry based on how well the campaign met the brief, overall brand strategy, evidence of innovation and creativity, positive results and statistics and return on investment.

2015 Marketing Award Categories

  • Best Launch Campaign
  • Best Integrated Campaign
  • Best Advertising Campaign
  • Best Digital & Social Media Campaign
  • Best Experiential Campaign
  • Best PR Campaign

Communication Awards

Spirits PR Company of the Year

This award is open to global PR companies who plan and implement successful campaigns on behalf of drinks companies. Entrants must submit five successful campaigns from the past twelve months.

rewarding quality, celebrating excellence