“Judged by Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers for the On-Premise Industry”.
The Bartender Spirits Awards will take place in San Francisco on May 19-20, 2019 and will become the first spirits competition within the United States judged entirely by top bartenders within the industry.
The aim of the competition is to provide independent and honest reviews for brands targeting the U.S. bar trade. The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, all of them with extensive expertise within the on-premise industry.
Medals will be awarded to those spirits that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying spirits that should become additions to bar inventories. Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to the best-performing spirits based on the following three factors: taste; packaging; and price.
- Super Early Bird Ends: October 31, 2018
- Domestic Registration Ends: April 10, 2019
- International Registration Ends: February 28, 2019
- Warehouse closes: April 20, 2019
- Judging: May 19-20, 2019
- Winners announced: June 10, 2019