Enter the 2019 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!

 

MAY 4-5, 2019

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.

Head Bartender, The Vesper

My name is Phil Stratigis DiTramontos. I'm originally from Parsippany, NJ, but moved up to Rochester in 2005 to attend the University of Rochester. There, 2 big surprises happened: I ended up meeting my wife, Victoria, and I got into bartending. After a brief experiment in the desk-job world, I found myself back in the bar and restaurant business, and I haven't looked back since. In my spare time, I make dog treats, cook, play disc golf, and love to tour around the local and regional bar, restaurant, brewery, and distillery scene with my wife.