Hello Craft Distillers!

The competition for the Craft Spirits Berlin Awards is dedicated to handcrafted spirits. It is Europe’s largest contest in this area. All spirits and fortified wines are permitted. Handmade soft drinks, fillers and syrups can also take part in the competition.

The submitted products are judged by a jury of experts in a blind tasting. The jury includes distillers, sommelier and sensor experts. Each product is assessed individually and by at least five jurors. The criteria tested include smell, taste, balance and typicality. The assessment is based on a 100-point scheme.

Awards

Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded according to the number of points achieved. In the past few years, around half of all products assessed have won a medal.

The “Best in Class” award is also given within the individual spirits categories. The product with the highest number of points in the entire competition receives the “Craft Spirit of the Year – Best in Show” award. The producer with the most awards is given the title “Craft Distillery of the Year – Best in Show”.

The award ceremony will take place on February 26, 2021 in the Säälchen in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The results will be available on this website from February 27, 2021. All winners receive certificates and medal stickers.

Registration competition

Please register your products online. You will then receive a registration confirmation.

The registration fees are:

1st sample – 150 €
2nd and 3rd sample – each 125 €
from the 4th sample – each 90 €

Register now

Submit sample

An original, labeled bottle with a capacity of at least 0.35 L must be submitted for each product. Smaller bottles must be added to at least 0.35 L. Upon receipt you will receive a confirmation. Please send your product samples to the following address:

Craft Spirits Berlin Awards
Portal 1 / EG
Erkelenzdamm 59/61
D-10999 Berlin
Germany

Customs Clearance

For participants from abroad: Please follow your national customs regulations when shipping the samples. We recommend to attach a pro-forma invoice indicating the content as “No commercial value – goods not for sale”.

For shipments from non-EU countries: Please send your samples duty paid. The pro-forma invoice must be affixed on the outside of the parcel.

Deadline

The deadline for receipt of entry of form and product samples is January 31st, 2021.

Confirmation of reception

As soon as we have received your products, you will receive a confirmation of receipt.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have

E: info@craftspiritsberlin.de
T: +49 179 260 45 17 (Thomas Kochan)
T: +49 163 464 86 88 (Theo Ligthart)