FAQS
A: The ISC is open to anyone who produces, markets or sells spirits from any country, including distillers, producers, distributors, agents, pr agencies, independent retailers, retail chains, supermarkets and wholesalers.

All spirits must be entered with the permission of the brand owners. Please check that your agent or producer has not already entered the same spirit as you.
A: The ISC accepts a wide range of spirits for tasting. To see the full list of categories available for entry click here

All spirits must be commercially available for retail, and in sufficient quantities for it to be reasonable to expect them to be available until at least early 2019. No specially prepared samples will be accepted.
A: Please refer to the list of categories which you can locate from the home page. If you have a rare or unique product and need advice, please contact the sales team:

Please contact:

Rick Beaumont on +44 (0) 1293 558130. Email: rick.beaumont@drinksint.com 
Or Jo Morley on +44 (0) 1293 590044. Email: jo.morley@drinksint.com
A: Yes, entries can be saved in your basket to be completed at a later date.
A: Discounts for multiple entries apply to online bookings only and will adjust automatically once entered.
A: Yes. Just enter further bookings in the online entry process. Discounts for multiple entries will adjust automatically.
A: Yes, simply log into your account and request for changes to be made.
A: Please send samples for judging. Full information about shipping can be found here
A: Full information about shipping can be found here.
A: The UK Duty Stamps Scheme is UK law and applies to spirits or fortified wines with a strength of 30% alcohol by volume (ABV) or more, of 35 centilitres capacity or above, for consumption in the UK. Each bottle that you send must have a duty stamp indicating that excise duty has either been paid, or is due to be paid, before it is released onto the UK market. It is your responsibility to pay for duty stamps. You can purchase duty stamps through the ISC entry process.
A: Please contact the sales team who can help and assist with your enquiry.

Please contact:
Rick Beaumont on +44 (0) 1293 558130. email: rick.beaumont@drinksint.com  
Jo Morley on +44 (0) 1293 590044. email:  jo.morley@drinksint.com
A: Entries may be cancelled up to 14 days after the booking date. After this, entry fees are non refundable.

Alternatively you may replace the replace with another product at no additional cost.

Simply log into your account and request for your entry to be cancelled. A member of the ISC team will then process your cancellation and send updated paperwork. 
A: If you require an invoice and your order is less than £500 we add an administration charge to cover the extra expense we incur in ensuring that all payments are received before judging takes place. The administration fee can be avoided by paying by credit card at time of entering.
A: Yes, but you will have to pay the administration fee of £20 to cover this.

A: Entrants will be informed by email.

CATEGORY RESULTS DEADLINES
Gin & Genever
Liqueurs & Specialities
Anise Spirits
16th March 2018
Scotch Whisky
World Whiskies
27th April 2018
Vodka
White Spirits
Tequila & Mezcal
8th June 2018
Rum, Cachaça
Brandy, Cognac
Armagnac, Calvados,
Pisco, Grappa
8th June 2018
Design & Packaging 8th June 2018
A: Entrants reserve the right to withhold the results from being published. Entrants must contact us within seven days of receiving notification of your results.

Please contact:
Rick Beaumont on +44 (0) 1293 558 130 or email rick.beaumont@drinksint.com.
A: The results will be published online at www.internationalspiritschallenge.com  and www.drinksint.com as well as printed in Drinks International Magazine.

Click here to see when results will be announced.
A: On request we can submit feedback from the judges notes.

Please contact:
Rick Beaumont on +44 (0) 1293 558 130 or email rick.beaumont@drinksint.com
A: Yes you can use electronic medal award artwork to showcase your success. You will be sent high resolution artwork and you can also purchase high quality stickers to help promote your products.

Medal artwork is valid for three years from date of issue.
A: When entering a spirit into a standard, premium or super premium category, please carefully check the product description. Tasting categories are not based on price point, so entrants should consider factors such as limited bottle production, quality of ingredients and the distillation process, which should determine whether a spirit is a standard, premium or super premium product.
A: Please check the description on your bottle label before entering the challenge. The entrant has the final responsibility for entering a spirit into the correct relevant sub category based on the product description.