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MEET THE JUDGES

Recruited for their unrivalled expertise, the IWSC judges are at the heart of our awards

Our judges assess every glass put in front of them methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of experts and influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, from buyers, importers and distributors to the specialists making and serving the drinks. View our judges below.

Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Position: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Nick Bell
Nick Bell

Company: Harvey Nicols

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Bruno Besa
Bruno Besa

Company: Astrum Wines

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Samuel Boulton
Samuel Boulton

Position: Director

Company: Vanguard Bars LTD

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Sam Boulton
Sam Boulton

Company: Vanguard bars

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Beth Brickenden
Beth Brickenden

Company: My Corkscrew

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Denis Broci
Denis Broci

Company: Claridges

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Dr Anne Brock
Dr Anne Brock

Company: Bombay Sapphire

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Rose Brookman
Rose Brookman

Company: The Mixing Class

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Nate Brown
Nate Brown

Company: Twin Provence

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Freddy Bulmer
Freddy Bulmer

Company: The Wine Society

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Ian Burrell
Ian Burrell

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: UK RumFest

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Immacolata Cannavo
Immacolata Cannavo

Company: Oblix Restaurant

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Matteo  Carretta
Matteo Carretta

Position: Director of mixology

Company: Claridge

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