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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.

Nick Larsson-Bell
Nick Larsson-Bell

Position: Buyer

Company: Harvey Nicholls

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Richard Legg
Richard Legg

Position: Spirits Consultant

Company: Distilled Knowledge

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Billy Leighton
Billy Leighton

Position: Chief Blender

Company: Irish Distillers - Central Laboratory

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Daniele Liberati
Daniele Liberati

Position: Brand Manager

Company: Samaroli

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Matias Llobet
Matias Llobet

Position: Master Distiller

Company: Juan Torres

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William Lowe MW
William Lowe MW

Position: Master Distiller

Company: Cambridge Distillery

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Matias Luciani
Matias Luciani

Position: TR Brand Ambassador for Bushmills - Dublin Airport

Company: Proximo Spirits

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Eddie Ludlow
Eddie Ludlow

Company: The Whisky Lounge

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Bill Lumsden
Bill Lumsden

Position: Master Blender

Company: Glenmorangie

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Steven  Magarry
Steven Magarry

Position: CEO

Company: SYDNEY RUM DISTILLERY

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Roberta Mariani
Roberta Mariani

Position: Global Ambassador

Company: Bacardi Martini

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Nigel Mark
Nigel Mark

Position: Drinks educator

Company: Glassmates

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Christian Maspes
Christian Maspes

Position: Bar Manager

Company: Corinthia Hotels

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Charles Maxwell
Charles Maxwell

Position: Director

Company: Thames Distillers

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Barry McCaughley
Barry McCaughley

Position: Business Owner

Company: Morso London, Kaiju Spirits, Tengu Sake

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Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller

Position: Freelance spirits writer and judge

Company: Gin A Ding Ding

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Virginia Miller
Virginia Miller

Position: Writer

Company: Virginia Miller

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