April 28, 2023
July 10, 2023
July 23, 2023
The USA Spirits Ratings is in its 6th year and is inviting domestic and international brands to enter in the 2023 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.
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.
Early Bird Deadline: April 28, 2023
Final Deadline: June 30, 2023
Warehouse Deadline: July 10, 2023
Judging Day: July 23, 2023
Winners Announcement: August 17, 2023
Early Bird Pricing - $200 (Now to April 28, 2023)
Regular Pricing - $250 per Spirit (April 29, 2023, to June 30, 2023)
Enter your brands here and don’t miss this opportunity to get your brand in front of America’s top spirits buyers.