About The Competition

This competition is unlike any spirits competition in the world. Cigar & Spirits Magazine is a trusted spirits and luxury publication that focuses on spirit ratings from around the world. The Cigar & Spirits Magazine’s tasting panel has over 100 years of combined tasting experience. We will be putting this year’s best spirits in the world to the test. Each product is blind tested on a 100-point scaling system and categorized by Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Based on your score, the qualifying Top 3 spirits will then be featured in Cigar & Spirits Magazine’s annual January/February “Best Of” issue

Each spirit is blind tasted and rated by category. The Top 3 spirits in each category will then be featured in the annual January/February “Best Of” issue of Cigar & Spirits Magazine, which is world renowned and distributed both nationally and internationally. All qualifying ratings and results will be featured on cigarandspirits.com which offers over 100,000 unique visitors a month. Each “Top 3 Winner” will receive the prestigious Cigar & Spirits accolade to be placed on your bottles, POP, promotions, ads and marketing pieces with your rating, along with the recognition in Cigar & Spirits Magazine.

Brands like Ketel One Vodka, Zacapa Rum, Stolichnaya Elit Vodka, Coppola, NOLET’s Silver Gin and many more have used the Cigar & Spirits Magazine official accolade on their bottles, packaging and marketing in order to show validity of their product to consumers.

Unlike ratings you receive from other competitions which are only seen by you and the competition host, your ratings are actually published for the world to see! Cigar & Spirits Magazine allows consumers to directly experience the results of this competition throughout the world.

Our panel is made up of unbiased professionals with over 100 years of combined tasting experience. This ensures no conflict of interest to the tasting. When non-experienced consumers are rating your spirits, there are many things that may change their palate that day such as: what they ate, what they drank, what they smoked, etc. Many factors go into having the cleanest palate to rate and ensure the quality of your spirit, therefore avoiding any compromise of your rating. We assure that our tasting panel is within a controlled environment before tasting to insure the quality and integrity of your product.

Entering the competition

In order to enter our competition prospective entrants must complete our online entry form. Upon entering, entrants can submit up to 6 different spirits and or mixers for consideration. After entering, entrants must send 2 bottles of each submitted spirit and or mixer to our office to be relayed to our panel. Packages should be addressed in the following manner:

Cigar & Spirits Magazine

11 Orchard Road Ste. 106,

Lake Forest, CA 92630

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