Ninth Annual Denver International Spirits Competition Now Accepting Entries

Distillers that enter and pay before October 30, 2019 qualify for extra early bird savings!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado- August 29, 2019, Wine Country Network, Inc, announced that the 2020 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 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. 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 2020, the competition will include several internationally acclaimed guest judges, as well as Colorado-based sommeliers and mixologists.

The competition is open to craft distillers, merchant bottlers, commercial distilleries, and duty-free spirits producers. Producers, importers, and distributors are now encouraged to enter their products before March 2, 2020. Distillers that register and pay their entry fees before October 31, 2019, may take advantage of a $75 extra early bird incentive with promo code: drink75

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. Canned cocktails are also accepted.

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

Licensed Colorado Distilleries=119
(Operating or in development as of 8/28/19)
* Source: TTB/Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

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The 2020 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.