Bartender Spirits Awards

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Winning Impact You Will Have

Here is the winning impact you will have when you win a medal at the Bartender Spirits Awards.

Winning competitions is what determines your pace in this competitive world. And more so for such a competitive industry as wine & spirits. There are so many spirits brands competing with each other for the front row seats on a bar shelf, where they are the first one visible to the customers. In such a scenario, winning a medal can act as one of your most powerful marketing tool as well as a selling point. 

You can use your winning medal stickers on your brand support tools also. Some of the best places to showcase your Bartender Spirits Awards medal would be:

Brand Deck

Sell Sheet

Shelf Talkers

Case Cards

Bottle Neckers

Spirits Brand Marketing Tools

But wait, there's more that winning a medal at the Bartender Spirits Awards can do for you. This is how a Bartender Spirits Awards medal will help you in creating a classy impression on the spirits market in USA:

1. Results to go to 50,000+ trade professionals in USA in the Beverage Trade Network community

News of your victory will reach the right ears, or should I say, the right eyes around the world via the Beverage Trade Network (BTN) community which consists of high-profile buyers who are on the look-out to add new spirits to their profiles and portfolios.

2. Results will get press awareness among media partners of the Bartender Spirits Awards and will be posted on BTN news, Bartenders Business, and Bevroute News

Our media partners, BTN, Bartenders Business, and BevRoute will provide extensive coverage in their press as well as social media. Let your spirits brand shine in a global spotlight with year-long social media support, targeted for the American buyers of spirits.

3. Results to go to 20,000+ Bartenders and On-Premise Spirits Buyers of USA

Yes, we will also be sending the results to around 20000+ Bartenders in and around USA. We believe that the bartenders are the real tastemakers and influencers when it comes to on-premise spirits trends. A bartenders’s suggestion is highly valued by the restaurant and other on-premise customers.

4. Top 100 winners at BSA will be included in the Top 100 On-Premise spirits list

The Top 100 On-Premise spirits guide is a celebration of 100 top spirits at the Bartender Spirits Awards. Uniquely, the T100Spirits are selected from votes made by top Bartenders and On-Premise spirits buyers of USA. The top two questions that bartenders will be attempting to answer at the Bartender Spirits Awards as they judge spirits is: “Would we stock this?” and "Will the consumer buy the 2nd glass?". 

5. Buyers and Bartenders will see your package giving you great exposure

High profile buyers will take a look at your packaging too. The judging process consists of 3 phases:

Phase 1) Blind Tasting

Blind Tasting at Sommeliers Choice Awards

Each spirits entry will be blind tasted to assess the spirits' quality. The quality score will be marked out of 50. It will be a weighted average of the judges scores on the basis of Quality, Mixability, Balance & Versatility, Taste, Mouthfeel & Finish

Phase 2) Price Score Review

Price Score Review at Sommeliers Choice Awards

The judges will give a value score out of 25 based on their assessment of how much the spirit should be priced as, when compared to the quality. It's not necessary for a spirit brand to be very cheap to receive a good price score. This score basically judges how much value your spirits brand provides to the customers for the value charged.

Phase 3) Packaging Review

Packaging Review at Sommeliers Choice Awards

The judges will see the packaging and give a score out of 25 based on how appealing it would be for the average spirits buyer based on their industry knowledge. The parameters they would be evaluating on would include factors like appeal, clarity, uniqueness, and so on.

6. All Year Round Social Media

Winners get year-round social media support along with the press support from the Bartender Spirits Awards as well as our media partners BTN, Bartenders Business, and BevRoute

7. The certificate will be sent digitally 

Get your certificate delivered to you digitally. There are endless ways you can use those certificates and medals. Use them in your supply pitch to highlight your victory at one of the leading spirit competitions around the world.

8. Results also get circulated to 2000+ spirit importers and distributors in USA

If you’re a spirits brand based outside USA, the Bartender Spirits Awards is your gateway to the spirits market in USA. Get your spirit brand in a spotlight and shine in front of the leading on-premise buyers of USA.