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MEET THE JUDGES

Recruited for their unrivalled expertise, the IWSC judges are at the heart of our awards

Our judges assess every glass put in front of them methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of experts and influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, from buyers, importers and distributors to the specialists making and serving the drinks. View our judges below.

Millie Milliken
Millie Milliken

Position: Journalist

Company: Freelance

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Rosie Milsom
Rosie Milsom

Position: Global Head of NPD

Company: Atom Brands

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Luca Missaglia
Luca Missaglia

Position: Director / Managing Partner

Company: The art of shaking / Amaro Santoni

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Tetsu Mogi
Tetsu Mogi

Position: Managing Director

Company: JFC (UK) LTD.

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Gabriela Moncada
Gabriela Moncada

Company: Speciality Drinks

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Deano Moncrieffe
Deano Moncrieffe

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Equal Measures

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Antony Moss MW
Antony Moss MW

Position: Consultant

Company: Antony Moss

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Meeghan Murdoch
Meeghan Murdoch

Company: Sagasu Drinks

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Arthur Nägele
Arthur Nägele

Position: Trainer & Adviser

Company: Die Spirituosenakademie

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Dr Abbie  Neilson
Dr Abbie Neilson

Company: Cooper King Distillery

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Julia  Nourney
Julia Nourney

Position: Independent Spirits Consultant

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Bernadette Pamplin
Bernadette Pamplin

Company: Under the Ginfluence

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Becky  Paskin
Becky Paskin

Position: Whisky & Drinks Journalist

Company: Freelance

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Rob Patchett
Rob Patchett

Position: Global Whisky Ambassador

Company: Cotswolds Distillery

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Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus

Position: Whiskey Historian

Company: House of Bourbon

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Federico Pavan
Federico Pavan

Position: Director of Mixology

Company: Brown's Hotel a Rocco Forte Hotel

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Desmond Payne MBE
Desmond Payne MBE

Position: Master Distiller,Beefeater Gin

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Oliver  Pergl
Oliver Pergl

Position: Tequila Educator

Company: Proximo U.K

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