The Global Whisky Challenge is dedicated to defining excellence in whiskies from around the world. The competition is produced by Wine Country Network, publishers of Wine Country International ® Magazine, and a global leader in producing professional beverage competitions for wines and spirits.

Wine Country Network Launches the Global Whisky Challenge

Whiskies from around the world will compete to be crowned as Global Whisky Champion 

BROOMFIELD, CO, USA – Wine Country Network, Inc., publishers of Wine Country International® Magazine and a global leader in producing professional beverage competitions, has announced that the company is launching the Global Whisky Challenge, the world’s first traveling whisky competition to be held in three countries.

The Global Whisky Challenge will define excellence in whiskies worldwide. The world’s first traveling whisky competition will occur in Scotland, Japan, and the United States. A seasoned team of US and International spirits judges will taste whiskies double-blind, scoring products based on 100 points using a proprietary rating system. The competition exclusively uses the NEAT ™ professional spirits evaluation glass.

Judges will taste top-scored products and select one “Best of Show” 1st place winner at each competition. Our senior judges will taste the “Best of Show-1st place” winners in New York and the whisky which receives the highest score will be crowned the 2023 Global Whisky Champion.

Part One: UK and European Whisky

We cordially invite all UK and European whisky producers to enter their top whiskies!

Competition Dates: April 15 & 16, 2023

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

The competition will take place in Glasgow, Scotland. The first edition will focus exclusively on UK and European-made whisky. A select team of US and UK-certified spirits judges and seasoned beverage professionals will double-blind entries. Digital medals/certificates will be presented as Best of Show, Best of Class, Best of Region, Best of Country, Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. Physical die-cast medals, award plaques, and laser-engraved barrelheads will be available. For details, visit: