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About Spirits of the Americas

Welcome to the 2015 Spirits of the Americas competition, an IWSC Group North America event. The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions globally, including the illustrious
International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Spirits of the Americas (SOA) was launched to celebrate the diversity and innovation of distilling across North, South and Central America and the Caribbean by recognizing product excellence across a broad range of categories.

Now it its third year, SOA is led by an illustrious panel of nationally and internationally-recognized wine and spirit experts and members of the trade who will evaluate and rank participating products.

From the bourbons of Kentucky and the rums of the Caribbean to the Tequilas of Mexico, the Americas have a strong history of regional spirits and, in recent years, have seen significant innovation with the production of spirits in surprising places like vodka from Maine and Argentina, gin from San Francisco or absinthe from Philadelphia. Through Spirits of the Americas, the IWSC Group turns an international spotlight on the diverse and exceptional products distilled in the Americas.

The Spirits of the Americas competition takes place in conjunction with the Spirits of Mexico competition, which celebrates Mexico’s agave-based spirits.

About The IWSC Group

A globally-recognized events company focused exclusively on the alcoholic beverage sector, UK-based the IWSC Group offers a broad portfolio of events around the world that help bring brands and people together in the best environments to create lasting relationships.  The IWSC Group events have a unique focus around alcoholic beverages from wine and spirit competitions, such as the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), or “alcohol plus” events where alcoholic beverages remain a fundamental part of the offering in addition to food, music or art.

In March 2015, the IWSC Group increased its presence in the Americas with the launch of the IWSC Group North America and the addition of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AF&WF) to its existing American portfolio.  Headed by entrepreneurs and AF&WF founders, Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter, the IWSC Group North America offers an expanding portfolio of events, which includes spirit competitions, whisky expos and alcohol plus events like the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

2015 Schedule

Key Dates



How it Works

July 28, 2015



July 27, 2015


The Spirit Guide

July 13, 2015


Competition Rules

July 12, 2015

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2015 Judges

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Spirits of the Americas

c/o IWSC Group NA
1000 Marietta Street, NW
Suite 108
Atlanta, GA 30318 USA
Phone: (864) 542 -7185