LAS VEGAS (August 28, 2023) – The TAG Global Spirits Awards (TGSA), now entering its 3rd annual competition, has announced the commencement of Early Bird Submissions. Founded by the esteemed mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, seasoned industry professional David Grapshi, and Julio Bermejo, the American ambassador of Mexico’s National Chamber for the Tequila Industry. In 2023 TGSA has added industry veteran Sean Ludford as its Executive Director. Sean has been a long-time competition judge as well as managing beverage competitions for decades. TGSA boasts a leadership team with a cumulative experience of over 160 years. This team has witnessed the launch of countless products, the revival of classics, and the emergence of innovative new categories in the spirits industry.

Starting on August 1, early entry is now open for brands to submit their spirits and Ready to Drink (Seltzers, spirit-based, and wine-based beverages) for this year’s awards. Early Bird pricing is $445.50 for spirits brands and $225 for RTD brands, each reflecting a discount from regular entry fees now through October 1, 2023.

Additionally, brands seeking to submit Five (5) or more products can use the newly introduced No Entry Form Entry by emailing

The spirits competition now in its third year, features respected judges from four continents, and, standing out from other industry awards programs, features consumer events for spirits enthusiasts to participate, including the 3rd Annual Pink Tie Party benefitting the Helen David Relief Fund. The beloved Pink Tie Party event has raised over $50K to date to assist those in the bar industry fighting cancer.

“In the world of spirits, excellence is measured not only in the craftsmanship of the liquid but in the connections it forges across continents and souls. We recognize remarkable industry pioneers who exemplify unity and hope, as demonstrated by events like the Pink Tie Party, instilling compassion into our shared journey,” says TAG Spirit Awards co-founder, Tony Abou-Ganim.

The 3rd annual TAG Global Spirits Awards will take place on March 5 – 8, 2024, at Delano Las Vegas. The full program will be announced soon. For more information and to stay up-to-date, please visit and follow on Instagram @tagspiritsawards.


Entries are closed for 2024.


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