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The USA Spirits Ratings is in its 7th year and is inviting domestic and international brands to enter the 2024 competition now. The ratings is one of the leading spirits competitions in the USA organized by Beverage Trade Network which has grown very well showing interest in the competition. One of the very unique things about USA Ratings is its judges. All the judges are trade buyers and have direct buying responsibility.
The goal of this competition is to recognize high-quality spirits that consumers are looking to buy in retail stores or order when they visit a bar or restaurant. While there are many competitions that judge spirits on the basis of overall taste, the USA Spirits Ratings will be the first one that uses the criteria of Quality, Value, and Packaging to judge the best spirits in the world.
USA Ratings staff takes spirits for blind tasting for Quality and Value scores first and then the package is shown.
According to the organizers of the event, Beverage Trade Network, decisions about what makes a great spirit are too often made without the end consumer in mind. There are other factors that are often top-of-mind for consumers than just taste – such as the appearance and design of a bottle, or the overall brand image associated with a specific spirit. Pricing, too, plays an important role in how a product is perceived.
As a result, the USA Spirits Ratings developed its scoring system based on Quality, Value, and Packaging that considers these factors.
The judging panel will consist of prominent industry individuals with a strong commercial buying focus. Whether they are purchasing for hotels and restaurants or a retail chain of liquor stores, these buyers know the types of brands and products that will resonate with consumers.
As an extra incentive and to help with your holiday blues, we are offering $75 off all entries from regular pricing if you enter before November 30, 2023. To take advantage of the super early-bird sale all you need to do is complete your registration by November 30, 2023. The discount will be automatically applied to your transaction. This offer is applicable to products from any country.
Super Early Bird Ends - November 30, 2023
Submission Closes - June 20, 2024
Warehouse Closes - June 28, 2024
Judging Day - July 21, 2024
Winners Announced - August 8, 2024
Super Early Bird Pricing - $175 per spirit (now to November 30, 2023)
Early Bird Pricing - $200 per spirit(December 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024)
Regular Pricing - $250 per spirit (March 1, 2024, to June 20, 2024)
All winners in the USA Spirits Ratings will receive additional promotional and marketing support from the event organizers, including a full mention in upcoming editorial and press coverage of the event. In addition, social media platforms and channels will be used to promote the winners of the event.