Need to know

Entering your spirits

All the information you need to get your spirits to us

An IWSC international spirit award will help you market your spirits, generate trade and consumer interest, and increase your sales. So what are you waiting for? Here you can view our entry dates and deadlines, instructions on how to enter, shipping information and more. If you need any assistance with your application, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose the IWSC

Why choose the IWSC

How to enter

How to enter

Shipping your samples

Shipping your samples

Entry fees

Entry fees

Enter now

Enter now

Promo pack

Promo pack

Judging process

Judging process

Our experts

Our experts

Why the IWSC?

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An IWSC accolade is one of the key pieces of getting your name out there, to actually tell people not only that you exist but also that you have quality, that you are a great product.

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Billy Abbott  /  The Whisky Exchange  /  2022 Spirits Communicator of the Year, shortlist

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Some of the most discerning and demanding palates in the spirits industry can be found at the IWSC’s judging sessions, so achieving any kind of medal is no mean feat!

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Guy Hodcroft  /  Bordeaux Index  /  Judge

"One of the biggest successes we can point to off the back of our IWSC awards, are the largescale customers we have won as a direct result of the award."

John Hall  /  Trevethan Distillery  /  2021 UK Gin Producer Trophy

Deadlines

Entry categoryEntry & payment deadlineGroup (consolidated) shipping deadlineDirect delivery deadline
2023 Spirits (& Mixer) Awards

31st January

2023-01-31all day2023 Spirits (& Mixer) Awards - Entry and payment deadline

17th January

2023-01-17all day2023 Spirits (& Mixer) Awards - Group shipping deadline

9th February

2023-02-09all day2023 Spirits (& Mixer) Awards - Direct delivery deadline

Past deadlines

Entry categoryEntry & payment deadlineGroup (consolidated) shipping deadlineDirect delivery deadline
Mixer Awards

7th February

2022-02-07all dayMixer Awards - Entry and payment deadline

10th January

2022-01-10all dayMixer Awards - Group shipping deadline

11th February

2022-02-11all dayMixer Awards - Direct delivery deadline