If you have a question we haven’t answered below, or would like any further information, please contact Rhiannon Morris at rhiannon.morris@thespiritsbusiness.com or on +44(0)20 7803 2430.

How many bottles do I need to send?

If you are entering a tasting award, you must send in 2 x 75cl or 3 x 50cl bottles, or 4 skus for RTDs, Pre-mixed cocktails, tonics and mixers. However, if you are entering a Design & Packaging or Marketing award only, you need only send one.

Where do we send the samples?

Please send all samples to: The Global Spirits Masters, Sensible Wine Services Ltd, Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UT, UK, Contact Number – 01622 832640.

How do we pay the UK duty?

We advise using one of the leading couriers to send your bottle samples to us, who can usually organise payment of UK duty for you. Please ensure this is paid prior to sending.

Are the spirits judged against the other spirits in their category or on their own individual merit?

All entries are tasted blind alongside other spirits entered into the same category. However, each spirit is judged individually and without comparison to other entries.

How many Master, Gold and Silver medals can be awarded?

There is no limit on how many medals are awarded in each competition.

If we want to enter into more than one category how much does it cost?

The first entry in each Global Spirits Masters competition costs £195 +VAT. You may enter the same product or additional products into further relevant categories within that competition. Each subsequent entry in that competition will be charged at £155 +VAT.

However, if you would like to enter a product into a different Global Spirits Masters competition, you must pay the full amount for the first entry, and the reduced amount for any subsequent entries.

My spirit is best tasted in a particular serve. Will the judges taste accordingly?

All spirits entered are tasted at room temperature in ISO glasses.