PROFESSIONAL SPIRITS REVIEWS

From the creators of the first international spirits competition in the US,
the International Review of Spirits.

100,000 REVIEWS AND COUNTING.
Since 1981, our reviews have put countless brands on the map.
From massive names like Grey Goose, Pappy Van Winkle and Casamigos to the bootstrap-pulling craft distilleries like Few, Copperworks and Vapor Distilling, we broadcast the flavor and quality that sets brands apart.

To this day BTI is the fairest, most consistent professional review source out there— just look at the data.

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2020 Spirits Review Calendar

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SPIRITS
DEADLINES & RESULTS
JANUARY
SPIRITS
  • Vodka
  • World Cocktail Championships: Bloody Mary
  • World Cocktail Championships: Moscow Mule
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: Jan. 1st

Product Received: Jan. 15th

Results Available: March 2nd

FEBRUARY
SPIRITS
  • Rum & Cane Spirits
  • World Cocktail Championships: Daiquiri
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: Feb. 1st

Product Received: Feb. 15th

Results Available: April 1st

MARCH
SPIRITS
  • Agave Spirits
    • Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Raicilla, Bacanora
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: March 1st

Product Received: March 15th

Results Available: May 1st

APRIL
SPIRITS
  • RTD Cocktails & Mixers

 

DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: April 1st

Product Received: April 15th

Results Available: June 1st

MAY
SPIRITS
  • Gin & Genever
  • Conscious Spirits
    • Health Conscious, Eco-Conscious, Sustainable, Organic, Low-Proof & Non-Alcoholic
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: May 1st

Product Received: May 15th

Results Available: July 1st

JUNE
SPIRITS
  • Scotch, Irish & World Whisk(e)y
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: June 1st

Product Received: June 15th

Results Available: Aug. 3rd

JULY
SPIRITS
  • North American Whisk(e)y
    • Rye, Bourbon, Canadian, Tennessee, Single Malts & Blends
  • World Water Championships
    • Sparkling, Still & Flavored
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: July 1st

Product Received: July 15th

Results Available: Sept. 1st

AUGUST
SPIRITS
  • Liqueurs
    • Fruit, Cream, Chocolate, Herb, Nut, Amaro, Fernet
  • Brandy
    • Cognac, Armagnac, Pisco, Eau-de-Vie
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: Aug. 1st

Product Received: Aug. 15th

Results Available: Oct. 1st

SEPTEMBER
SPIRITS
  • New & Innovative Spirits
  • Best Buy Bar
    • Any spirit $25 and under usd retail
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: Sept. 1st

Product Received: Sept. 15th

Results Available: Nov. 2nd

OCTOBER
SPIRITS
  • Asian Spirits
    • Baiju, Shochu, Soju, Arak
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: Oct. 1st

Product Received: Oct. 15th

Results Available: Dec 1st

NOVEMBER
SPIRITS
  • 2021 Packaging Competition
DEADLINES & RESULTS

Submission: Nov. 1st

Product Received: Nov. 15th

Results Available: Jan 4th, 2021

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Ratings and reviews are crucial elements of your marketing toolkit, but it’s important to choose a review source that’s trusted by consumers.

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VP Development at La Brasserie Unibroue
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Editor, Chicago Tribune
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Winemaker/Owner, Adastra
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Terre de Vignerons
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Ron Barcelo
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Mike Huffman,
Whidbey Island Distillery
“Our winery has had BTI rate our wines for a number of years. We use the bottle stickers and shelf talkers for both education and to enhance our marketing. We have had distributors request bottle stickers, and during wine pourings, we use the shelf talkers as a customer take away. We appreciate the information written by BTI since we find it to be concise, descriptive, informational, and a well rounded review of our wines.“
Janet Soderberg,
Alamira Wines, Vistaflores Estate

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