Spirit Judging Committee

WHAT IS THE JUDGING COMMITTEE?

These senior judges are at the forefront of the judging process

Tasked with leading each of the judging days, the committee oversees all panel chairs and judges, and re-tastes every Gold medal-winning spirit for final endorsement. Meet our 2021 committee below.

Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Position: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Ian Burrell
Ian Burrell

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: UK RumFest

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Sam Carter
Sam Carter

Position: Spirits Judging Committee Member

Company: Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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Marie Cheong-Thong
Marie Cheong-Thong

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Colin Hampden-White
Colin Hampden-White

Position: Spirits Judging Committee Member

Company: The Three Drinkers

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Arthur Nägele
Arthur Nägele

Position: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Christine  Parkinson
Christine Parkinson

Position: Member of the Wine and Spirits Judging Committees

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Richard Paterson
Richard Paterson

Position: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Whyte & Mackay

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David T  Smith
David T Smith

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Summer Fruit Cup

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Eric Zandona
Eric Zandona

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: The American Distilling Institute

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