Spirits Communicator

Our Spirits Communicator award, in partnership with the global drinks producer and exports company, Chivas Brothers, recognises an individual who makes an exceptional contribution towards promoting spirits to the public.

The 2021 winner will be announced at the IWSC's virtual awards ceremony in November. After the announcement, IWSC and Club Oenologique will work closely with the winner in a series of exciting activities throughout the year. Stay tuned!

Previous winners include Ryan Chetiyawardana (below), Tom Sandham, Olivier Ward, Alice Lascelles and Dave Broom.

Entries are open!

Do you know someone whose communication skills are such that they engage consumers’ interest in spirits in a particularly compelling way? 

We welcome entries from across the worlds of publishing, journalism, broadcasting and education, and the nominees will be judged by a panel of experts in the field.

Candidates are required to work in one or more of the following sectors:

  • 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)
  • Spirit consumer education

Our 2021 Spirits Communicator will probably have spent many years of their professional lives associated with spirits, but only their promotional work or projects from the last year (2020) will be considered for this year’s award.

Judging will take place at the beginning of October and the winner of the 2021 Spirits Communicator trophy will be announced at our online awards ceremony on 18 November 2020.

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About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is a global drinks producer and exports company steeped in Scottish heritage. It is the only Pernod Ricard business dedicated entirely to Scotch whisky and comprises a prestigious range of single malt and blended whiskies. Chivas Brothers’ award-winning portfolio features some of the world’s most revered Scotch whisky brands including Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet.