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2020 New Zealand Spirits Awards announces new dates

The judging for the 2020 New Zealand Spirits Awards will be held in Wellington on July 22-24.

Presented by Spirits New Zealand Inc. and Distilled Spirits Aotearoa (NZ) Inc., the New Zealand Spirits Awards aims to acknowledge and reward the very best in local and international spirits commercially available in New Zealand.

The awards will be judged within seven categories: Gin, Liqueurs, Vodka, Whisky, Rum, Botanicals and Other Spirits (which includes cocktail modifiers and bitters; Botanical Spirits such as unsweetened absinthe, akavit; Agave-based spirits), Brandy (which includes Schnapps, Grappa, Eau-de-vie, Vermouth).

Each category will be recognised with Gold, Silver, Bronze and Double-Gold medals as appropriate. Trophies will be awarded for both Best in Category as well as Best in New Zealand product in Category. 

An extra award – the New Zealand Innovation Award – will judge the entrants’ overall use of New Zealand ingredients, processes, packaging and/or product design.

Super Liquor will be promoting the New Zealand Spirits Awards across its marketing activity including mailers, social and digital platforms and organisers ask that you include some unique selling propositions in your entry that can be used for promotional activity, should your product be awarded a medal and/or trophy.

Additionally, Super Liquor will be running mentoring sessions, available for all entrants, for “path to market” strategies. Please indicate on the entry form if you would like to join one of these sessions in early 2020.

Entries are open now and will close on Friday 3rd July 2020. To enter, click here.

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