Who can enter?

The Global Spirits Masters is open to brand owners, producers, distributors, importers and retailers from any country. Products entered by retailers must be their own brands. Entrants must have written permission from the brand owner prior to entering the competition.

Entry fee

The cost of entry is £195+VAT for the first entry, and £150+VAT for each additional entry made into the same Global Spirits Masters competition. Further entries into different Global Spirits Masters competitions will be charged separately.

How to enter

You may enter The Global Spirits Masters by filling out the online entry form, or alternatively by email, fax or post. Choose which categories and competitions to enter by consulting the category list here.


Online entry is the fastest and most secure way of participating in The Global Spirits Masters. Create a log-in and our system will remember your personal details so you don’t have to re-type them every time you enter.


Post, fax or email:

Complete an entry form, providing all of the relevant information. Download a category list for a guide to which competitions and categories you can enter. Include a cheque made payable to Union Press Ltd or provide credit card details on the entry form.


Send the entry form, including payment, to:



The Global Spirits Masters
Wigglesworth House
Fourth Floor
69 Southwark Bridge Road

Fax: +44(0)20 7803 2428


Email: emma@thespiritsbusiness.com



Terms and Conditions:



Once you have entered and supplied payment, please remember to do the following:

• Provide us with high resolution bottle or pack shots of each product entered. These can be sent to emma@thespiritsbusiness.com.

• Forward two samples for each product or category you are entering to:

The Global Spirits Masters

Wigglesworth House

Fourth Floor

69 Southwark Bridge Road

London SE1 9HH

• Please ensure that all UK duty on samples is pre-paid.


Competition deadlines

Please ensure your entry form, payment and samples reach us before the following deadlines. Late entries may not be judged but you will still be charged.


Global Spirits Masters Competition Deadline to receive bottles Issue results published
Distillery 4 December 2016 January
Tequila & Mezcal 15 December 2016 February
Rum and Cachaca 27 January 2017 March
Asian Spirits 31 March May
Cognac 31 March May
Brandy 31 March May
Scotch Whisky 28 April June
Gin 26 May July
Irish Whiskey 30 June August
World Whisky 30 June August
American Whiskey 30 June August
Luxury 28 July September
Travel Retail 30 August October
Vodka 30 August October
Liqueurs 29 September November
Premixed 29 September November
Speciality Spirits 29 September November
Design 27 October December
Distillery 24 November January 2018



Terms and Conditions

• To enter The Global Spirits Masters you must be one of the following: a brand owner, a producer, a distributor/importer or a retailer

• If you are not the brand owner, you must have written permission to enter

• Silver, Gold and Masters medals will be awarded in each category

• The Masters winners from each category will then be judged for the overall title of Grand Spirits Master 2017

• Awards will be given at the discretion of the judges

• The chairman’s decision is final

• Each entry must be supported by two bottles. However, just one bottle is required if entering a Design & Packaging category alone

• Ensure your samples arrive promptly and in time for their allocated competition (see entry deadlines here). Late entries may not be judged but you will still be charged

• Companies MUST use a new entry form for each different Global Spirits Masters competition to qualify for discounted multiple entries