Excellence in Craftsmanship
Based on a scoring system, this award celebrates the spirit portfolio of smaller drinks companies whose brands have put in an exceptional performance in the Challenge.
Distiller of the Year
Designed to show consistent excellence and quality across large spirit portfolios, the Distiller of the Year award is scored on a weighted points system based on the performance of all brands entered by a company.
Supreme Champion Spirit
For this award, all the Trophy winners are re-tasted blind by the category chairmen. The Supreme Champion Spirit is awarded to the highest scoring Trophy winner of the competition.
This award celebrates the work and commitment of an individual who has made a significant impact on the drinks industry. The ISC chairmen vote for each year’s winner.
Design & Packaging Awards
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.
UK Multiple Spirits Retailer of the Year
This award recognises leading UK retailers for their impressive in store promotions, sampling, consumer education and campaigns that increase the sales of spirits in the off trade. Nominations are submitted by drinks producers to the ISC committee before final assessment.
UK Independent Spirits Retailer of the Year
Awarded to an independent UK retailer for its commitment and excellence in spirits retailing. Nominations are submitted by drinks producers to the ISC committee before the winner is selected.
International Spirits Retailer of the Year
This award is in search of a leading international retailer that has led the way in spirits retailing through commitment, innovation and responsibility. Nominations are submitted by drinks producers to the ISC committee before final assessment.
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