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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 of its type 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, save $50 with code: FRENCH50

The competition also runs a packaging and design contest. Beverage packaging and design is an essential part 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 2021 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.