WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Ready-To-Drink and Pre-mixed drinks category has been showing consistent growth year-on-year, with the quality constantly improving and the producers experimenting with styles and ingredients.
RTDs and Pre-mixed drinks have met consumers' needs, offering a hassle-free solution for a quick and easy way to enjoy a cocktail without the need for extensive ingredients, equipment, or bartending skills.
In 2023 the category saw an impressive number of 18 gold medals; additionally, over 60 silvers and 90 bronze medals have been awarded to ready-to-drink entries.
For the first time in IWSC history, we will be taking our global awards to Kentucky. Our international judges - Richard Paterson OBE, Dawn Davies MW, Nate Gana, Guy Hodcroft, Shannon Tebay and Kristiane Sherry - will be joining local judges to judge all North American Whiskey & RTDs in Kentucky. It is a unique opportunity for North American producers to put their drinks on the global stage, whilst taking advantage of the convenient local delivery. The judging will take place on 9-13 September 2024 and the results will be announced on 16 September 2024.