May 29, 2020

NYISC Date Announcement 2020

We anticipate we will still be able to hold the 11th Annual New York International Spirits Competition on the UPDATED DATE OF AUGUST 2ND. Please see the new pricing and shipping deadlines below.

We understand that producers and their representatives may have temporarily closed their offices and shipping departments right now and are unable to ship. Please keep us updated with any shipping concerns.

In the event that we are unable to hold the competition in person with all of our trade-buyer judges, we are prepared for a virtual competition. Our first concern is the health and safety of our judges and staff.

Virtual Competition Contingency Plan

  • Our staff will be working in two person teams in our warehouse to prepare the samples for the judges. This allows team members to practice social distancing while continuously cross checking each other’s work.
  • Samples will be poured into individual 2 oz sample bottles. Each sample bottle will be labeled with an individual numeric SKU assigned to each submission.
  • Our staff will hand deliver the samples to the individual judges’ residences in the NY Metro Area.
  • Our judges panel, comprised exclusively of trade buyers, will receive their panel sheets for their assigned panel. The sheet will have the corresponding SKU product number, as well as the category and retail price of the product.
  • Our judges will then record their results in their assigned google document which replicates the information on the judge’s sheets.
  • Results will be tabulated and medals will be awarded based upon the judges feedback.
  • Results will be published the week of August 16th, 2020.


Entry Deadline: July 25th, 2020

Award Announcement: Week of August 17th

Through July 10th, 2020: $300
July 11th to July 17th: $350
July 18th to July 25th: $400

If you have any questions please contact us.

Adam Levy
Alcohol Professor