The submission process opens March 1st 2017. Spirits may be submitted online or completing the submission form. Online is through our partner The Data Still. The paper submission form downloadable here on the website and once filled out may be sent by email, fax or mailed.

The Judging Guidelines

All judging will be performed blind by a number of panels of experienced trade only spirit buyers. The judges represent some of the top trade buyers in theMelbourne area from Retail Stores, Restaurants, Mixologists, Sommeliers,Beverage Directors Distributors and Importers. Your spirit will be judged by real trade buyers who make buying decisions.

The spirits will first be categorized by their pricing band per category.  Therefore a Tequila Reposado that retails for $50 will be judged with other Tequila Reposado's in their pricing band all at the same time. The judges will then have in the description the actual retail price for each spirit in front of them.  The judging panel will confer and come to a consensus whether a spirit receives a Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze or no medal.  Each panel will taste a variety of spirits to avoid palate fatigue. In the event a supplier lists an incorrect classification for its entry, the competition will move it to the correct classification.

The Awards

Participating spirits in each pricing band in their category will be eligible to receive a Double Gold, Gold, Silver or Bronze Award.


All entries will send to the MISC site artwork and and a link to each brands website.   Please send us the following information adam@melbourneintlcomp.com if it applies/available

-JPG file of your brand artwork(Bottle Shot and or Logo)

-Staff Relations Contact (Name, Phone, Email etc.)

-Current Information (i.e. available in what markets domestically and internationally, info on Master Distiller/Blender, information unique to your brand)

-Signature Cocktail Recipe and Photo

-There is only one one time charge for entry.  We do not charge any extra fees for use of our logo and or medal won by any of the winning brands

-Winning results will be published on our website and with our media sponsors.

Each submission must include two x 700/750ml bottles or its equivalent.
Before May 27th 2017 AUD $150 per submission online | fax/email
May 28- June 3rd $175 per submission online | fax/email
June 4-10th $200 per submission online | fax/email

All product submissions must be received by the warehouse by June 7th 2017.

Please contact us if you have any special requests and need to ship/submit before the March 1st opening for submissions.

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any additional questions.


Adam Levy