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

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

Why Enter?

Why enter the International Spirits Challenge 2015?

The International Spirits Challenge is home to some of the finest palates in the world. Each of our judges must have demonstrated their skill and knowledge in spirits before joining a specialist panel. Our judges are truly international and representative of the industry: they consist of the most respected leaders in the business and include master blenders, master distillers, importers, distributors, buyers, consultants, journalists, authors and independent experts.

Benefits of Entering

The ISC medal is an internationally recognised symbol of quality. Winning an ISC medal is an outstanding achievement and underlines a producer's commitment to quality and innovation through the spirit, design and marketing. The International Spirits Challenge is committed to helping brands promote their competition success and offers continuous support for winners including the following:

  • Exclusive results editorials in Drinks International magazine plus the annual full results brochure
  • Results exposure on the ISC website
  • Free high resolution artwork of medals is available to all winners for point of sale materials and promotions
  • Feedback for all medallists: tasting notes and judges' notes are supplied to entrants to help support their medal success
  • Showcase tastings, product placements at the ISC Awards Dinner and exhibitions
  • Promotion through awards presentation at the ISC Awards Dinner
  • ISC brand profile at key international trade shows
  • Retail promotions

The ISC Promise

All Trophy and Gold winners will be guaranteed to receive tasting notes, judges' comments, high resolution medal artwork, coverage on the ISC website and discounted table sales at the awards dinner.

rewarding quality, celebrating excellence