April 7, 2017


This Year’s Spirits Competition Once Again Sets Unparalleled Standards and Uncovers the World’s Best-Distilled Spirits

New York, NY (Nov 11, 2013) – For the 4th year, the New York International Spirits Competition (“NYISC”) was held at 3 West Club on October 21th to taste, evaluate and judge over 400 of the world’s best–distilled spirits – a 23% increase from the previous years submissions. Over 37 countries submitted their brands to be critiqued by a hand-selected panel of A-List and key TRADE ONLY judges –distributors, buyers, restaurant/bar proprietors, retail storeowners, and importers – those that have the most direct ability to make an impact on future 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.

The Judges awarded only 3 Double Gold Medal, 9 Gold Medals, 66 Silver Medals and 67 Bronze Medals.

The 3rd Annual New York International Beer Competition is scheduled for February 9th 2014.  The 4th Annual New York International Wine Competition will be May  18th,2014 and the 5th Annual New York International Spirits Competition will be October 19th, 2014.

The New York International Beverage Competition will be expanding with its trade only buyers judging by price internationally in 2014 with the Berlin International Spirits Competition in March 2nd 2014 and the Melbourne International Spirits Competition June 29th 2014.

Please also visit us at ProWein in March 2014 where we will be showcasing the top winners from the New York International Spirits Competition and New York International Wine Competition

Our sister company All Spirits Events will continue to present and pour the winners from the competition at private and consumer events in the USA and Internationally.

For more information about the competitions please visit:

New York International Spirits Competition 2013 Winners

Visit the 2013 Winners Page to see who stole the show!