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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.

Emma Stokes
Emma Stokes

Company: Ginmonkey

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Rachel  Sutherland
Rachel Sutherland

Position: Liquid & Innovation Manager

Company: Warner's Distillery

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Rachel Sutherland
Rachel Sutherland

Company: Warners distillery

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Meme Toor
Meme Toor

Company: Meme Loves Gin

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Michael Vachon
Michael Vachon

Company: Maverick Drinks

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Adamo Varbaro
Adamo Varbaro

Company: Drinks Merchant

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Camille Vidal
Camille Vidal

Company: Mindful Drinking

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Olivier Ward
Olivier Ward

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Gin Foundry

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Eric Zandona
Eric Zandona

Company: The American Distilling Institute

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