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Press Release: December 9, 2023
2023 Denver International Spirits Competition Now Accepting Entries
America's best-valued international spirits competition offers increased benefits, w/o a price hike.

BROOMFIELD, Colorado - Wine Country Network, Inc., publishers of Wine Country

International® Magazine and a global leader in producing professional beverage competitions, has announced that the 12th Annual Denver International Spirits Competition will take place on March 18 to 26, 2023. Certified spirits specialists judge this double-blind competition, seasoned buyers, mixologists, sommeliers, and master distillers.

The Denver International Spirits Competition is recognized as one of the world's premier International Spirits Competitions. Now in its twelfth year, the DISC has grown by double digits annually, receiving over 550 entries in 2022. The competition accepts spirits from more than 125 categories and is judged double-blind by a seasoned team of certified spirits specialists and experienced buyers. The DISC uses a proprietary evaluation form and a 100-point scale to score entries. The judging team exclusively uses the NEAT ™ Ultimate Spirits Evaluation Glass.

There are currently more than 4,300 licensed distilleries in the US and more than 10,000 International distilleries. In these uncertain economic times, the competition has decided not to increase entry fees or remove significant winner benefits like physical die-cast award medals.

Winners' Benefits Include:

  • Handsome die-cast medals provided to all winners
  • Royalty-free digital medal art provided within 24 hours of the winner's announcement
  • Actual scores and judge's notes provided upon request
  • Follow-up article in Wine Country International® Magazine

Entry Deadlines:

Online Entries -March 11, 2023
For additional info: DENVERSPIRITSCOMP or call (303) 665-0855


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Additional Information

2023 Denver International Spirits Competition

Entry Fee: $450

  • Bottles required: 2-700/750
  • Cans required: 8-12 oz

Spirits Competition Online Entries Link:

2023 DISC Packaging and Design Contest

Entry Fee: $175

  • Bottles required: 1-700/750 of each Single or Series entry
  • Cans required: 8-12 oz of each Single or Series entry

Packaging and Design Contest link:


  • Online Entries by March 12, 2023
  • Samples Delivered: January 10 to March 15, 2023

Samples Shipping Address:

Wine Country Network, Inc (DISC)
390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Tel. (303) 665-0855




Eleventh Annual Denver International Spirits Competition Now Accepting Entries

Distillers that enter before December 31, 2021, can enjoy
$50 early bird savings!

BROOMFIELD, Colorado- December 12, 2021, Wine Country Network, Inc, announced that the 2022 Denver International Spirits Competition is now accepting spirit entries.

The Denver International Spirits Competition (DISC) is the region’s largest double-blind professional spirits competition. The DISC is one of only a handful of other international spirit competitions worldwide (San Francisco, Berlin, London, New York).

Spirits judging is done on a 100-point scale and by price categories, yielding the fairest ratings. Judges cast their votes for the best spirit entries in more than 120 different types, including the soon-to-be TBB standard for American Single Malt Whiskey.

The competition team has expanded to manage growing entries of RTD (Ready-To-Drink) premixed cocktails. Top-scored distilleries receive handsome die-cast award medals, royalty-free promotional artwork, and valuable media exposure.

Wine Country Network is now assembling a prestigious panel of more than 30 of the nation’s most respected spirits authorities to participate. For 2022, the competition is taking extra measures to protect its staff and judges during the Pandemic.

The competition is open to craft distillers, spirit marketers, merchant bottlers, commercial distilleries, and duty-free spirits producers. Producers, importers, and distributors are now encouraged to enter their products online before March 1, 2022.

Entry fee: $400, enter and pay before 12/31/21, and save $50 with code: FRENCH50

The competition also runs a packaging and design contest. Beverage packaging and design is an essential parts of brand marketing and success. Entrants may enter single bottles or a series of bottles to be judged by art directors and retailers. Entry Fee: $175

For details and online entries visit: DENVERSPIRITSCOMP.COM

Interesting Industry Fast Facts:

Distilling in the U.S. is a fast-growing industry!

*Licensed Distilleries in the US.

January 2014:                           1,000
January 2015:                         1,500
November 2016:                     2,085
November 2017:                     2,514
November 2018:                     2,842
August 2019                            3,118
October 2020                         3,625

December 2021                      3,980

* Source: TTB/Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

The 2023 Denver International Spirits Competition Is Now Accepting Entries

Enter your best spirits in the largest and most respected spirits competition in the Rocky Mountain region. All spirits are tasted double-blind by a prestigious panel of beverage professionals, sommeliers, and trade members.