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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.

Natsuki Kikuya
Natsuki Kikuya

Company: Museum of Sake

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Lucas Kussmaul
Lucas Kussmaul

Company: Identity Drinks

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Jono  Le Feuvre
Jono Le Feuvre

Position: Online Content Producer

Company: Han Drinks Solo

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Richard Legg
Richard Legg

Company: Master of Malt

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Eddie Ludlow
Eddie Ludlow

Company: The Whisky Lounge

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Roberta Mariani
Roberta Mariani

Company: Bacardi Martini

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Charles Maxwell
Charles Maxwell

Company: Thames Distillers

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Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller

Company: Gin A Ding Ding

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Rosie Milsom
Rosie Milsom

Company: Atom Brands

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Luca Missaglia
Luca Missaglia

Company: Cocktail Concierge

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Tetsu Mogi
Tetsu Mogi

Company: JFC (UK) LTD.

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Gabriela Moncada
Gabriela Moncada

Company: Speciality Drinks

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Deano Moncrieffe
Deano Moncrieffe

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Equal Measures

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