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Tenth Annual Denver International Spirits Competition Now Accepting Entries

Distillers that enter before December 31, 2020, can enjoy
early bird savings!

BROOMFIELD, Colorado- October 26, 2020, Wine Country Network, Inc, announced that the 2021 Denver International Spirits Competition is now accepting spirit entries.

The Denver International Spirits Competition (DISC) is the region’s largest double-blind professional spirits competition. The DISC is one of only a handful of other international spirit competitions of its type worldwide (San Francisco, Berlin, London, New York).

Spirits judging is done on a 100-point scale and by price categories, yielding the fairest ratings. Judges cast their votes for the best spirit entries in more than 120 different types. The competition team has expanded to manage growing entries of RTD (Ready-To-Drink) premixed cocktails. Top-scored distilleries receive handsome die-cast award medals, royalty-free promotional artwork, and valuable media exposure.

Wine Country Network is now assembling a prestigious panel of more than 30 of the nation’s most respected spirits authorities to participate. For 2021, the competition is taking extra measures to protect its staff and judges during the Pandemic. The competition will allow several internationally acclaimed guest judges, to judge remotely in the safety of their homes.

The competition is open to craft distillers, spirit marketers, merchant bottlers, commercial distilleries, and duty-free spirits producers. Producers, importers, and distributors are now encouraged to enter their products before March 8, 2021.

The competition also runs a packaging and design contest. Beverage packaging and design is an essential part of brand marketing and success. Entrants may enter single bottles or a series of bottles to be judged by art directors and retailers.

For details and online entries visit: DENVERSPIRITSCOMP.COM

Interesting Industry Fast Facts:

Distilling in the U.S. is a fast-growing industry!

*Licensed Distilleries in the US.

January 2014:               1,000
January 2015:              1,500
November 2016:          2,085
November 2017:          2,514
November 2018:         2,842
August 2019                3,118
October 2020              3,625
Licensed Colorado Distilleries=136

(Operating or in development as of 10/26/20)

* Source: TTB/Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

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The 2021 Denver International Spirits Competition Is Now Accepting Entries

Enter your best spirits in the largest and most respected spirits competition in the Rocky Mountain region. All spirits are tasted double-blind by a prestigious panel of beverage professionals, sommeliers, and trade members.