2013 Winners

Announcing the Winners of the 4th Annual New York International Spirits Competition!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our fourth amazing year!

400+ Submissions
37+ Countries

50+ Categories
The 4th Annual NYISC Took Place on November 11th, 2013 in New York City

In its 4th year, the New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) was held at the 3 West Club on November 11th to taste, evaluate and judge over 400 of the world’s best–distilled spirits – a 23% increase from last years submissions. Over 37 countries submitted their brands to be critiqued by a hand-selected panel of A-List and key TRADE ONLY judges – buyers, retail storeowners, restaurant/bar proprietors, distributors and importers – those that have the unique ability to make a direct impact on sales.

The NYISC is truly an international spirits competition and created new categories as the spirits world continues to evolve.  This year the NYISC created a new category for the growing Chinese Market and for the first time had Baiju in its competition.  The number of international whiskey producers continues to grow and the NYISC created  with advise of the trade buyers judges “American Single Malt” and “International Single Malt” categories.

“This year’s significant increase in submissions is a clear sign that the industry truly recognizes and appreciates NYISC’s overall philosophy of judging for real sales impact,” says Adam Levy, Founder of the NYISC. ”While other renowned competitions prize up to 85% of entrants with awards, the discerning panel and ethos of the NYISC is to honor the brands that are most deserving among their peers.  This year, NYISC prized only 48% of its entrants.

The Press/Trade tasting showcasing the winners will be held November 25th 2013 at the 3 West Club from 4-7pm.

Double Gold Medal

Alltech Pearse Lyons Reserve
Balcones Crooked Bourbon
Bains Cape Mountain Whisky
Silver Lightning Moonshine
Speyburn 10 YR
Three Ships Premium Select 5 year
Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish


Chateau de Laubade XO


Brovo Amaro #14- Mike Ryan
Drapo Vermouth Rosso


Louis Royer VSOP


Belaya Rus Vodka
Chuckanut Bay Distillery Potato Vodka

Register Now

We invite you to register for the NYISC online, or use the downloadable form below to submit your spirit or mixer.