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How do we judge the brands?

October 31, 2019 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Each judge is given a 100-point proprietary judging sheet per brand – focusing on eyes, nose, mouth/feel, taste and finish. Our judging is a double-blind point-system process. Our judges won’t know your name, and won’t know the names of the other spirits they might be tasting next to yours. It is based on a point system so, in true literary terms, it is “Brand Against itself” not “Brand Against Brand.” There could be several top awards received in a single category. In the same, perhaps no one will receive an award in a category.

On the last day of the competition, we will have on display all of the winners & their designated metals and then judges will then be able to compare their notes to the winners. That’s when they get to connect a name with you. At that time, we will be providing your name and information directly to our judges (distributors, big box retail, national liquor stores) and they just might contact you directly.

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This post was written by Stacey Ruff

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