International Submission Deadline Is May 31, 2024

26/02/2024 The USA Spirits Ratings call for entries for all international and domestic brands is now open. International Submission Deadline Is May 31, 2024.

The USA Spirits Ratings is in its 7th year and is inviting domestic and international brands to enter the 2024 competition now. The ratings is one of the leading spirits competitions in the USA organized by Beverage Trade Network which has grown very well showing interest in the competition. One of the very unique things about USA Ratings is its judges. All the judges are trade buyers and have direct buying responsibility. International Submission Deadline Is May 31, 2024.

The goal of this competition is to recognize high-quality spirits that consumers are looking to buy in retail stores or order when they visit a bar or restaurant. While there are many competitions that judge spirits on the basis of overall taste, the USA Spirits Ratings will be the first one that uses the criteria of Quality, Value, and Packaging to judge the best spirits in the world.

According to the organizers of the event, Beverage Trade Network, decisions about what makes a great spirit are too often made without the end consumer in mind. There are other factors that are often top-of-mind for consumers than just taste – such as the appearance and design of a bottle, or the overall brand image associated with a specific spirit. Pricing, too, plays an important role in how a product is perceived.

As a result, the USA Spirits Ratings developed its scoring system based on Quality, Value, and Packaging that considers these factors.

The judging panel will consist of prominent industry individuals with a strong commercial buying focus. Whether they are purchasing for hotels and restaurants or a retail chain of liquor stores, these buyers know the types of brands and products that will resonate with consumers.

International Submission Deadline Is May 31, 2024. If you are an international brand looking to enter in the competition, please enter before May 31. We will assist you with samples, TTB and Cola Waiver if you do not have a USA importer.

Key Dates:

International Submission Deadline - May 31 2024
Domestic Submission Deadline - June 20, 2024
Warehouse Closes - June 28, 2024
Judging Day - July 21, 2024
Winners Announced - August 8, 2024


$250 per spirit (May 1, 2024, to June 20, 2024)

All winners in the USA Spirits Ratings will receive additional promotional and marketing support from the event organizers, including a full mention in upcoming editorial and press coverage of the event. In addition, social media platforms and channels will be used to promote the winners of the event.

Get rated by Quality, Value, and Packaging by the top trade buyers in the USA. The final submission deadline is June 28, 2024. Here is how to enter.