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The Judges

Eddie DeSousa

Head of Whisky Bars at Milroys of Soho & Milroys Spitalfields

Eddie is a Bartender at heart, working for most of his life behind a bar or in customer service, discovered is big passion for whisky when arrived in London, years ago. That passion land him a job at Milroys of Soho has Bar Manager, helping educate and evangelise the world about this spirit, one sip at the time. Under is management, Milroys Whisky Bar grew to a standard of international notoriety and undisputable place of whisky worship, where to enjoy some of the best from around the world, always in great company. 

Was part of the team-work behind the expansion of Milroys of Soho to Spitalfields: a townhouse with a bar in the main floor (Milroys of Spitalfields) with +1000 whiskies, a private members area (Dram House) with up to 300 whiskies, a private tasting room and a cigar terrace, rising from Bar Manager to Head Of Whisky Bars right after. 

Outside work you’ll find him enjoying a cigar with friends, when not busy taking care of his kids (one beautiful human and one very good boy of a dog), walking around nature, rock&roll gigs, or just chilling at home with a book about whisky… and a whisky in hand.

London Spirits CompetitionLondon Spirits Competition has been created exclusively to helping drinks producers and brand owners get closer to the buyers, distributors, and retailers that can bring their products to market.

Put your spirits in front of top buyers and get rated by Quality, Value for Money, and Packaging.

If you're looking to get in front of a leading panel of top-level spirits buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility in London, now is the best time to enter your spirits.

LSC Entry Process & Fees

Deadline For Submission Is Approaching Fast.

Leading spirits brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of trade buyers and influencers within the UK spirits industry. Time to submit your spirits in the 2021 London Spirits Competition.


2021 Registrations Open: Enter Now

Warehouse Closes For Samples: Feb 26, 2021

Judging: March 17, 2021

Winners Announced: March 30, 2021

Quantity Discount Now Available

3 to 8 entries: 10% discount
9 to 13 entries: 15% discount
14 or more entries: 20% discount