by BEVERAGE TRADE NETWORK

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Entry Info

Key Dates

Warehouse Closes: March 2nd, 2023

Judging Date: March 22, 23, & 24, 2023

Winners Announced: April 12, 2023

Registration Ends - Feb 22nd, 2023

Fee Schedule:

 

£125 Early Bird - October 1 to Dec 9, 2022

£180 Regular - Dec 10 to Feb 22, 2023

Shipping Info:

Please send your samples (2 bottles per entry) to the warehouse address mentioned on the submission Labels.

The warehouse is open for receiving the samples.

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Spirits that arrive after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

IMPORTANT:

Clearly label each box of spirit using the submission label, which can be downloaded once you have entered and paid for your spirit in your account.
If you send your spirits directly to our warehouse, you must tick the option: ‘Duties and Taxes payable by shipped'. If the above is not completed, we cannot guarantee that the spirits will not be stopped in Customs and arrive on time for the competition. London Spirits Competition is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your spirits, please ensure everything is in order before sending your spirits.

Import License, Declaration & Duty

All duty, shipping costs, and taxes must be prepaid by the submitter of the samples. Spirits must be Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), therefore instruction to complete the import declaration should be given to your forwarder/courier company, please choose ‘shipper accept all charges’ on the documentation provided by your courier company. Submitters should also be responsible for any fees related to the import declaration. Spirits cannot be accepted by our logistic partner if the charges associated with shipping have not been paid. Any penalty and additional cost incurred from the non-compliance of declaration requirement in the UK will be borne by the Submitters.

Do I Need To Insure My Spirits?

LSC and its logistic partner will not take responsibility for spirits damaged or lost whilst in transit. In the event that for reasons beyond the reasonable control of LSC, it is necessary or advisable for the LSC to be cancelled, LSC cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss of profit, damage or expense of any kind incurred as the result of such cancellation.

The London Spirits Competition looks to recognise, reward and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. For any spirits brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it.

That is why the London Spirits Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those spirits brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.