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.

Welcome to The Global Spirits Masters


Whisky-glass-ice-rocks-db-lux-spirits-dec-14The Global Spirits Masters is one of the most renowned blind tasting competitions in the world, and with a commitment to using only independent judges, is also one of the most impartial.


Distillers and bottlers from across the globe enter all manner of spirits from Scotch and Cognac to gin and vodka, to be assessed on aroma, flavour and balance in an effort to win a coveted Silver, Gold or Master medal.


Each entry is judged on its own merits by specialist judges and according to its category, ensuring the liquid is assessed as fairly as possible.


The results from each competition are printed in The Spirits Business magazine and also published online, while at the end of the year the most impressive expressions are named best in class at a glittering awards ceremony held in London.


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


Why enter?

• Guaranteed global editorial exposure of medal wins in The Spirits Business magazine

• Results permanently published online at thespiritsbusiness.com

• Free marketing support and advice on promoting medal wins


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