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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.

Amy  Armstrong
Amy Armstrong

Position: Founder

Company: Dry but Wet

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Polly  Balding
Polly Balding

Position: Key Account Manager

Company: Fentimans

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Jake Biggs
Jake Biggs

Position: Wine & Spirit Buyer

Company: Majestic

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Erika Blazeviciute Doyle
Erika Blazeviciute Doyle

Position: Director

Company: Drink Dry

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Daniel  Crowther
Daniel Crowther

Position: Managing Director

Company: Hedonist Drinks

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Andrew De Lavis-Trafford
Andrew De Lavis-Trafford

Position: Spirits Buying Manager

Company: Enotria & Coe

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Enrique Gomez
Enrique Gomez

Position: Bar Operations Manager

Company: Sticks'n'Sushi

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Millie Gooch
Millie Gooch

Position: Panel Judge

Company: Sober Girl Society

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David Hodgson
David Hodgson

Position: Founder & Director

Company: Vinolo Ltd.

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James  Hopkins
James Hopkins

Position: Founder / Director

Company: The London Cocktail Club

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Position: Drinks Experience

Company: Waitrose

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Narmeen Kamran
Narmeen Kamran

Position: Managing Director

Company: Desert Island Events

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Sarah Kate
Sarah Kate

Position: Publisher & founding editor

Company: Some Good Clean Fun

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Josh Kelly
Josh Kelly

Position: Brands Relation Manager & Buyer

Company: Club Soda

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Carmel  Kilcline MW
Carmel Kilcline MW

Position: Head of Technical

Company: Casella Family Brands

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Rosie Lees
Rosie Lees

Position: Writer & Co-founder

Company: Nineteen94, Lecce Cocktail Week

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Josh  Linfitt
Josh Linfitt

Position: Bar manager

Company: Ugly butterfly

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William Lowe MW
William Lowe MW

Position: Master Distiller

Company: Cambridge Distillery

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Federico Manganaro
Federico Manganaro

Position: Senior Bartender

Company: Donovan Bar

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James Morgan
James Morgan

Position: Co-founder/ Drinks Consultant

Company: Brimful Drinks

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