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Bartender Spirits Awards gives you the opportunity to grow your brand presence in bars, hotels, and restaurants.

This 4th edition of Bartender Spirits Awards an international spirits competition judged by and for bartenders, bar managers, and mixologists, and is entirely unique in that it is focused on the buying needs of on-premise establishments. Top bartenders of the USA will be gathering in San Francisco to judge spirits that make a compelling addition to bars, hotels, and restaurants.

Raise the profile of your spirits

Winning a Bartender Spirits Award is a mark of excellence that is recognized across the bar industry. If you are a distillery or a brand owner looking to grow your distribution in the United States, this is the perfect chance to win recognition for your spirits within the on-premise channels of the U.S. marketplace. 

Get in front of a hard-to-reach audience

Most spirits competitions are judged by distillers, writers, and consultants and thus, they tend to focus on factors that might not necessarily be important to on-premise buyers, many of whom are looking to address gaps in their overall bar inventory. The Bartender Spirits Awards judges include top bartenders, bar managers, and buyers and this provides an opportunity to reach a large group of these influential trade professionals.

Get Scores Breakdown

Get to know how you did in Mixability, Balance and Versatility, Taste, Mouthfeel and Finish, Value and Package via score breakdown.

Tasting notes and shelf talkers.

Each entrant will also get a unified tasting note compiled from the feedback from all the judges that you can use to market your brand. You will also be provided with shelf talker templates free of cost that you can download and use with your own tasting notes and product details and scores.

Relevant Judging Criteria For On-Premise Sector.

If your goal is to grow distribution in bars, hotels, and restaurants, winning a BSA medal will help you grow your distribution as the spirits will be evaluated by and for the on-trade.

Winners To Get Unparalleled global reach via the BTN network. See Winning Impact For Further Details

All winners at the Bartender Spirits Awards are fully supported by Beverage Trade Network in promoting their new medals or awards. Examples of promotional support include:

Prominent listing on the Bartender Spirits Awards website and Bartenders Business e-Magazine
Inclusion in the Bartenders Spirits TOP 100 SPIRITS Guide
Social media marketing support
Medal stickers for bottles
Award logos and other promotional materials (available for download)
Special features on all Double Gold and Gold Medal winners