JUDGING PROCESS

STEP 1

Submit spirits entries online

STEP 2

Follow directions to ship your entries

STEP 3

Judging takes place in February

WHAT TO EXPECT

Integrity is the bedrock of our competition, which is why we are the only spirits event in the world with as many international judges, each with expertise to evaluate specific categories. (The complete breakdown of categories will be determined by the number of overall entries.)

To ensure authenticity, the TAG Awards has commissioned the Ultimate Universal Spirits Glass, ideal for showcasing spirits exactly as the producer intended them to be tasted.

What’s more, entries are graded using a scoring methodology that creates consistency by assessing the same universal qualities in every bottle, modified for each category.

JUDGING ROUNDS

RESULTS

Preliminary Round

The first round the judges determine whether your beverage is worthy of recognition within the category. If so, your spirit will be honored with a Bronze, Silver, Gold, Double Gold, or Platinum TAG Award recognizing your achievement among fellow submissions within the class. (The panel of judges for this round are subject matter experts within the category.)

Platinum Round
The second round focuses exclusively on the platinum award winners to determine the very top three performers within the class. These three notable spirits will move on to the next round. (The judges for this round are proficient to evaluate the specific spirit category.)
Best In Show

In the third and final round, all of the judges will come together to evaluate the top platinum performers from each category to determine the 2023 TAG Global Spirits Awards overall Best in Show within each class.

In addition to adoration, and global recognition, winners are awarded corresponding medals and winning certification.

THE HARDWARE
AND HOW TO GET IT

Medal Ribbons

WHAT A MEDAL MEANS

Not every entry will receive an award, but those that do will have the honor of being recognized as winners of the world’s most influential spirits competition. The stunning Platinum, Double Gold, Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal that adorns your winning bottle will send a powerful message that your spirit is among the very best.

Best In Show

BEST IN SHOW

Best in Show winners are the top performers in their class. These winning spirits distinguish themselves as being of the highest quality, with standout characteristics that make them unforgettable.

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