Spirit Communicator Of The Year 2018 nominations

Key dates

Nominations open
27th November 2017 - 16th March 2018
In 2016, due to such strong entries for the Communicator Award from both Wine & Spirit categories, we created an additional award - The Spirit Communicator of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by Chivas Brothers, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills have made an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in spirits, in the last 12 months.

Potential Spirit Communicators must work in one or more of the following:
- Publishing (books, reviews, biographies and autobiographies
- Journalism (specialist press, special feature collections, newspaper, magazine and digest articles)
- Broadcasting - Radio, television and film (writing, presenting, producing and directing)
- Online (social media, blogging, website)
- Wine consumer education

Potential Spirit Communicators will have probably spent many years of their professional life associated with spirits - although only their promotional work or special projects from the last year (2017) will be considered for the 2018 trophy.

We will be collecting nominations from people within the spirits industry until the 31st January 2018. Nominees will then be sent a form asking them for more information about themselves and why they should win. (Nominees do not have to provide information, but if they do not, they cannot be considered). A panel of experts in the field will discuss the candidates and decide on a winner.

Previous winners include Olivier Ward and Alice Lascelles.

The winner will be invited to a tasting at the IWSC Spirits Tastings at Vintners Hall, London, in July 2018 (date tbc).
Spirit Communicator Of The Year 2018
Sponsored by Chivas Brothers
Chivas Brothers

Nominations have closed