Q: Who can enter the ISC?
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.
Q. Can I enter the ISC if my company is based in Russia or Belarus?
A: No, currently the UK government has imposed a range of sanctions measures, including trade and financial sanctions, under The Russia (Sanctions) EU Exit 2019 Regulations.
Q: What products can I enter?
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 2023. No specially prepared samples will be accepted.
Q: I'm not sure which category to enter my product?
Q: How do I know if my spirit is a STANDARD, PREMIUM or SUPER PREMIUM product?
Q. Can I save entries in my shopping basket and return to complete payment and booking at a later date?
Q: How are discounts applied to my order?
Q: Can I add further entries to my existing order?
Q: Can I change any entries once they have been submitted?
Q: I have entered my products online. What are the next steps?
Q: The spirit brand I wish to enter is very expensive and of limited stock, can I still enter?
Q: Can I cancel my entry if the sample product cannot be supplied or I change my mind?
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.
Q: Why do I need to pay UK Excise Duty?
Q: Can I receive an invoice for orders under £500?
Q: Can I stop my results being published or announced?
Q: When and where will the results be published?
Q: Can I obtain feedback from the judging notes?
Q: Can I use any award logo freely?
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. Entrants must adhere to the Brand Guidelines document for full usage on medal artwork. This is available to view in the winners zone section on the this website.