Our experts

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.

Dr Abbie  Neilson
Dr Abbie Neilson

Company: Cooper King Distillery

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Bernadette Pamplin
Bernadette Pamplin

Company: Under the Ginfluence

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Oliver  Pergl
Oliver Pergl

Position: Tequila Educator

Company: Proximo U.K

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Caroline Roddis
Caroline Roddis

Company: The Whisky Exchange

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Bryan Rodriguez
Bryan Rodriguez

Company: Harvey Nicols

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Josh Rosenbaum
Josh Rosenbaum

Company: Glenrinnes Distillery Ltd. (Eight Lands Organic Spirits)

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Aidy Smith
Aidy Smith

Company: The Three Drinkers

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David T  Smith
David T Smith

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Summer Fruit Cup

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Jeremy Stephens
Jeremy Stephens

Company: Cotswolds Distillery

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