HOW TO ENTER

entries are now closed for the
2022 TAG Global Spirits Inaugural Competition.

 

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS

  • Any commercial spirits beverage may be entered
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions a producer may enter, but no product may be entered more than once in a given year
  • All participants will be required to send three bottles of each spirit submitted
  • TAG Global Spirits Awards reserves the right to photograph any entry and use the image and entry details in promotional marketing materials including social media, catalogs, posters, publications and our website, and in press releases and other publicity generated to promote the Awards
  • The Awards will issue refunds for products that do not arrive to our Las Vegas warehouse in time for the competition. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

JUDGING INFORMATION & CRITERIA

  • Judging will be conducted using methodologies (such as the Ultimate Universal Spirits Glass and judge’s scorecards) to maintain consistent assessment of each spirit entry
  • To the extend possible, each entry will be categorized within a group of similar spirits and judged within that group. The final number of categories and how they are divided will be determined by the competition organizers based on the total number of entries.
  • The first round of judging is an elimination round, followed by the medal round, culminating in the Grand Finale
  • Not every entry will receive recognition. Awards will be made on a merit basis using the judging protocols established for the competition
 

Baijiu / Kaoliang
Strong Aroma
Light Aroma
Sauce Aroma
Rice Aroma
Phoenix Aroma
Baijiu-Other
Kaoliang

Armagnac
Blanche
VS/Three Star
VSOP
XO/Hors d’Age
Vintage

Brandy—Calvados
Pays d’Auge Fine/Three Stars
Pays d’Auge Vieux/Reserve
Pays d’Auge VO/VSOP/Vieille Reserve
Pays d’Auge Extra/Napoleon/Hors d’Age/Age lnconnu
Pays d’Auge Vintage
Domfrontais
AOC (Any age designation)

Brandy—Cognac
VS/Three Stars
VSOP
XO/Napoleon/Extra
Vintage
Non-Aged Statement

Brandy—Other
Grappa
Marc
Eau-de-Vie/Fruit Brandy
Grape Brandy—World
Other Brandy—World
Aguardiente—World
Flavored Brandy—World (Non-Liqueur)

Brandy—Pisco
Pisco—Peru (Puro)
Pisco—Peru (Mosto Verde)
Pisco—Peru (Acholado)
Pisco—Chile

Brandy—Spain
Spanish Brandy

Fortified Wine
Sherry
Port
Madeira
Fortified—Other
Vermouth—Dry/Extra Dry
Vermouth—Sweet
Vermouth—Bianco
Vermouth—Other

Amari
Amari
Aperitivo/Aperitif
Fernet

Gin / Genever
London Dry
Old Tom
Navy Strength
Barrel Aged
Flavored
Genever
Gin-Other

Liqueurs
Pastis
Aniseed
Berry and Fruit
Citrus
Coffee
Nut
Chocolate
Cream/Dairy
Mint/Herb
Whiskey – Liqueur
Other – Liqueur
Schnapps
Sloe Gin
Absinthe
Limoncello

Mezcal
Espadin
Arroqueno
Tobola
Pechuga
Madrecuixe
Tepeztate
Other Agave (Mexico)
Multiple Agaves
Raicilla

Agave-based Spirits
Sotol
Bacanora
Other Agave-based Spirits (Non-Mexico)

Miscellaneous Spirits
Aquavit
Raki
Applejack
Arrack
Other Spirits

Non-alcoholic Spirits
Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Rum / Rhum
Rhum/Rum Agricole
White/Silver
Gold/Dark (Aged less than 5 years)
Gold/Dark (Aged more than 5 years)
Over-Proof (Over 51% abv)
Spiced
Flavored
Vintage & Rare
Aguardiente
Other Sugarcane Distillates

Cachaca
Artisinal (Un-aged)
Artisinal (Aged)
Industrial(Un-aged)
Industrial(Aged)

Shochu / Soju
Sweet Potato
Barley
Rice
Brown Sugar
Awamori
Soba
Shochu-Other
Flavored Soju
Soju-Other

Tequila
Blanco/Silver/Platinum 100% Agave
Joven 100% Agave
Reposado 100% Agave
Añejo 100% Agave
Extra Añejo 100% Agave
Joven Cristalino
Reposado Cristalino
Añejo Cristalino
Extra Añejo Cristalino
Mixto
Flavored

Vodka
Potato
Wheat
Rye
Barley
Corn
Multiple Grain
Grape or Fruit Distillate
Flavored
Other Vodka
Other Grain

Whiskey—Canada
Blended
Single Grain
Single Malt
Single Barrel
Small Batch
Rye
Flavored

Whiskey—Ireland
Blended
Single Malt
Single Pot Still
Single Grain
Poitin/Poteen

Whiskey—Scotland
Blended
Blended Malt
Single Grain
Blended Grain
Speyside Single Malt
Islay Single Malt
Lowland Single Malt
Island Single Malt
Highland Single Malt (Non-Speyside)
Campbeltown Single Malt
Independent Merchant (Single Malt/Blended)

Whiskey—American
Moonshine/White Dog
Rye
Bourbon
Small Batch Bourbon
Single Barrel Bourbon
Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon
Bottled-in-Bond Rye
Single Malt
Single Grain
Blended
Tennessee Whiskey
Other American Whiskey
Wheat Whiskey
Flavored
Indiana Rye
Bottled-In-Bond – Other Whiskies / Bonded Whiskies

Whisk(e)y—World
Japanese Blended
Japanese Single Grain
Japanese Single Malt
Japanese Column Still
Taiwanese Blended
Taiwanese Single Malt
Indian Blended
Indian Single Malt
French Blended
French Single Malt
Wales/England Blended
Wales/England Single Malt
Australia Blended
Australia Single Malt
Other—World

Whisk(e)y—Flavored
Flavored—World Whiskey

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
We have partnered with MHW, Ltd., an experienced importer, distributor and service provider, that can make arrangements to receive your international shipments.

To work with MHW, Ltd., please follow this link to SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS.

Shipments will not be accepted before June 15, 2021.

DOMESTIC PARTICIPANTS
If you already distribute your product in Nevada, we will send you an email by December 10, 2021, with delivery dates and location. Please contact your distributor in Nevada to coordinate delivery of three bottles of each submission.

If you DO NOT HAVE DISTRIBUTION in Nevada, shipping instructions can be found here. Shipping questions? Email MHW, Ltd. at TAGAWARDS@MHWLTD.COM.

SUBMIT ENTRIES

Entries are closed for 2022.

CONSUMER EVENTS

Consumer events have concluded for 2022.

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