Fourth Annual

TAG Global

September 1-5, 2025


Over 100 spirits categories. 

Our Mission

To deliver an exceptional international spirits competition which celebrates the unique craft of distilling, fuels appreciation for outstanding quality, and prioritizes fair and transparent expert judging practices.

The 4th annual TAG Global Spirits Awards will take place September 1-5, 2025 at Delano Las Vegas. Click here to get on our mailing list!

We will have exciting new ticketed consumer events featuring Best in Show winning brands for spirits enthusiasts, including the 5th Annual Pink Tie party benefiting the Helen David Relief Fund held at The Palms in Las Vegas.


"I’m extremely happy to see Wheatley American Vodka recognized for its quality and flavor at the TAG Awards with a double gold. The craft and care we put into every bottle is something we take great pride in, and it’s wonderful to see that craft get recognized by others. We look forward to continuing to build our partnership with TAG Awards moving forward."

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David Binder

Global Brand Director Sazerac

"We are thrilled that Chopin Rye Organic has been named Best in Show at the 2023 TAG Global Spirits Competition. This award is a testament to the quality and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle of Chopin Vodka. We believe that Chopin Vodka is the best vodka on the market, and this award is a reminder of that,” said Tad Dorda, Founder of Chopin Vodka. Dorda added, “Chopin Vodka is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and we are proud of the mission we set out to achieve when we first started the company: to use the finest ingredients, traditional distillation methods, and continually elevate the vodka category. This award serves as a reminder that we are on the right track, and we are excited to continue to innovate and bring new and exciting products to market."

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Tad Dorda

Founder Chopin Vodka

"What an honor to judge the annual TAG Spirits Awards! Tony and the team have decades of experience overseeing spirits competitions, so it was no surprise that TAG ran so smoothly without a hitch. The judging panels were packed with the most highly respected spirits professionals in our industry. A medal from this competition will surely be meaningful for all who entered!"

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Julie Reiner

Mixologist, Club Owner, Author

"Tony, Julio and David have established the perfect environment in which to evaluate the very best spirits across many categories. The judging sessions are well paced and allow for great discussion between industry experts and the night time events allow us to celebrate the joys of the hospitality industry with friends old and new. It is an honor to return as a judge for the annual TAG Global Spirit Awards."

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Charlotte Voisey

Global Head of Brand Ambassador Advocacy William Grant & Sons Inc
"Over the years, I have had the pleasure of participating in numerous trade events and conferences, and in doing so, have had the opportunity to meet and work with numerous key leaders in the industry. TAG is a truly standout experience, not only for the numerous world class spirits that I had the pleasure to evaluate, but most importantly, because of all the people - from the Judges to the organizers and the production crew - who collectively are the most impressive group of people I have had to work together on one endeavor that we all genuinely care about: improving the quality of spirits that we can all enjoy and use, and the level of education around them."
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Shannon Mustipher

Author, Spirits Educator, and Consultant


Tony Abou-Ganim

Tony Abou-Ganim

A judge for The San Francisco World Spirits Competition from 2001 through 2020 and served as the Director of Judging for 11 years. He’s widely regarded as one of the pioneering & leading bar professionals in the world having been a Bartender; author; mentor, and spirits judge.

David Grapshi

David Grapshi

A force in the production, distribution and importation of Mexico’s oldest and finest tequila labels; a champion in elevating tequila to new heights.

Julio Bermejo

Julio Bermejo

Consummate beverage manager at San Francisco’s famous Tommy’s Mexican restaurant; highly-regarded tequila expert, with multiple industry and lifetime achievement awards.

Sean Ludford

Sean Ludford

Joining the TAG team as Executive Director of Operations, Sean Ludford has been involved in the beverage industry for over two decades.

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