SEPTEMBER 23–25, 2024


Judges Panel 2024

Judging Process

We take great pride in curating a dynamic panel of judges comprised of highly decorated and extremely reputable individuals with tremendous and diverse experience in all aspects of the spirit industry.

The panel we have assembled perfectly fits the high level of quality and visibility that we aim to provide.

The judging process is conducted as a 100% blind-tasting process from the early rounds all the way through the sweepstakes rounds.

An extensive number of diverse and very specific spirit categories have been created to ensure that the entries are judged correctly.

Upon receipt, each entry is registered by the supplier and meticulously verified by our staff before being cataloged in our system and, if necessary, categorized into the most fitting sub-category. During the competition, spirits within their designated sub-categories are sampled together as flights, meticulously evaluated, and numerically scored by each judge.

The scoring ranges are:
Platinum – 96-100
Gold – 90-95

Each judge assigns a score to the spirit, and the collective scores determine its final score, and if applicable a numerical score for Platinum and Gold. Wines deemed outstanding in the preliminary judging process advance to the final sweepstakes, where the entire panel reassesses them to determine the highest honors - The Best of Category and Best in Show.

The announcement of winners on October 14 will be disseminated via a global press release, reaching millions across the industry and public consumers worldwide. Additionally, on October 22, The Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards website will unveil a dedicated Winners Section, showcasing images and comprehensive information about each winner.

Every winner will receive a unique medal, symbolizing their achievement, with unrestricted usage rights, along with a comprehensive digital media kit containing various file format graphics and press release links.