Enter the Competition

To make a great spirit you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR DISTILLERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT SPIRITS!

 

APRIL 28-29, 2018

About us

To make a great spirit you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the world's most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table. Competition on a truly international scale – all for the best of reasons – Giving Back. 

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the spirits industry, including Masters Distillers, Certified Spirits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers and spirits industry writers and consultants.

You are invited to enter the

Great American International Spirits Competition

to be held in Rochester, NY, on April 28-29, 2018.

Open to all commercial distilleries and spirits producers worldwide.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR DISTILLERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT SPIRITS!

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Why this competition

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the spirits industry, including Masters Distillers, Certified Spirits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers and spirits industry writers and consultants. 

ALL SPIRITS are blind judged; each glass is identified only by a number. Judges are given the classification prior to each flight. They do not know the producer of the spirit.

EACH SPIRIT is judged on its own merit — it’s presence, balance and character — not by how it compares to other spirits in the flight.

The Great American International Spirits Competition will provide you with a world-class assessment and added exposure for your products. We provide results directly after the competition—so you can use the information to promote your medal winning spirits. All winning entries will receive an elegant medal for display in your distillery, as well as recognition on our competition website and social media around the world. Finished press releases to send to your local media, social media assets and customizable promotional artwork for shelf tags and bottle tags will also be available to all winners. 

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR COMPANY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT SPIRITS!

Awards

MEDALS are awarded for Gold, Silver and Bronze winning spirits.

Promotion of winners

WINNERS will be annouced on our website, receive a medal for display, mentioned in press releases, and listed in next years promotional material.

A truly charitable competition

RAISE A GLASS FOUNDATION has chosen InterVol, a Rochester based non-profit as the beneficiary of this year’s Competition. InterVol’s mission is simple: to recover unused viable medical supplies from hospitals and distribute them to those who need them the most. To date, InterVol has aided people in more than 70 countries around the world!