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

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

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

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

Retailer Awards

The ISC Retailer Awards recognise innovation in global drinks retailing. Every year we pay tribute to off trade stores who have demonstrated excellent service, range and value to their retail operations. Our expert panel of judges will assess entries across five categories, as they seek to find the most innovative and successful spirits retailer.

The Retailer Awards are free to enter. Once all entries have been received, a shortlist will be drawn up by our expert panel of judges. Those shortlisted will be invited to participate in a short interview to help the panel understand the retailers approach to their business.

UK Multiple Spirits Retailer of the Year

This award recognises leading UK multiple retailers that have executed innovative ideas in spirits retailing. The winner will have shown evidence that spirits is a substantial and growing part of their business.

UK Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year

Awarded to an independent UK retailer for its commitment and excellence in spirits retailing. The winner will have demonstrated the growth of spirits sales within their business during the past twelve months.

International Spirits Retailer of the Year

This award celebrates an international retailer that has promoted spirits as a core element of their retail operation. The winner will have shown evidence of how its turnover has developed, the rise in customer spend, innovation and growth in sales from the past twelve months.

Online Spirits Retailer of the year

This award celebrates the online drinks retailer that has proven its sales performance and customer service in the past twelve months. The winner will have demonstrated creative ways to target promotions and increased basket spends from their online customer database.

rewarding quality, celebrating excellence