Use the dropdown menu to find your local participating depot. More info below
If you have a UK distributor, you can send us your samples from there
You are welcome to make your own shipping arrangements. Please note you will be responsible for all costs, taxes and duties
For all samples being sent to the IWSC, duty and VAT must be paid by the sender, we will not accept any duty charges.
If have any queries regarding payment of duty and/or taxes, you'll find answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
We need two samples of spirit entries. If you are entering any of our add-on awards (Design Awards or Mixer awards), we require one additional bottle for each add-on entered.
We ask for two bottles so that we can promote top-rated spirits at trade and consumer events throughout the year. In addition, if your spirit is put forward for a trophy, we will use one of the extra bottles in these judging sessions.
Please note our new address for sample delivery
We ask all our entrants to send samples in environmentally friendly packaging and avoid using cellophane and polystyrene.
Important notice for direct and consolidated shipping: Non-UK producers are required to include a commercial invoice on the outside of the case that includes the information below.
For easier shipping, entrants can select our group shipping offer. Our group shipping partner manage the export and customs process for you, all you need to do is select ‘Group Shipping’ if available, and simply ship your samples to your country’s Hellmann depot. Hellmann will then deliver the bottles direct to us, and complete the customs clearance process, saving entrants both time and money. The group shipping price covers all duty.
Pricing: £87 per entry
Make sure you have checked our entry and shipping deadlines beforehand and you must contact Hellmann Beverage Logistics prior to sending your samples. Please include your company name clearly on the box.
If you have any questions about the group shipping offer, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.