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A TASTING EVENT FULL OF SPIRIT

Savor some of the most exquisite spirits from around the world as a consumer judge. Your voice will matter as you blind-taste 40+ samples and decide which brands will become award-winners. Master the art of sipping and discover the layered subtleties of each spirit while refining your palate like never before.

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday, May 4, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 PM

Hotel Irvine

17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614

Your Last Chance to Reserve Your Seats is Approaching Quickly

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VARIETY OF CATEGORIES

  • VODKA
  • GIN
  • TEQUILA
  • MEZCAL
  • RUM
  • WHISKEY
  • SCOTCH
  • COGNAC
  • BOURBON
  • LIQUEURS
  • INFUSED SPIRITS
  • MIXERS

... and many others!

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SPIRIT / MIXER
BRANDS

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ATTENDEES

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SERVINGS

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EVENT
PER YEAR

EVERY YEAR IS BIGGER THAN THE LAST

Check out highlights from the 2018 SIP Awards. As a one-of-a-kind experience, tasting your favorite types of spirits with friends and family will be a day to remember. Join us for plenty of opportunities to win prizes, a DJ spinning feelgood hits, and delicious food!

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SPECIAL EVENT

THE LARGEST GLOBAL SPIRIT BRANDS

constellation
beam suntory
Diageo
bacardi
pernod ricard
brownforman

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY

"It's an opportunity to get out there, try new things, and broaden your taste."

Linda

LINDA F.

Non-Profit

"You're never going to have another opportunity to try so many different varieties of spirits as we have today."

jeff

JEFF C.

Law

"We came out with a few friends not knowing what to expect, and it ended up being an absolute blast!"

jamie

JAMIE Y.

Tradeshow & Events

"I drink for the taste and experience, and this type of event is ideal for that."

Sam

SAM S.

Marketing & Branding

"This event changed how I approached spirit tasting. I gained several pro-tips to enjoy my favorite brands even more."

Keith

KEITH L.

Real Estate

"Learning how to experience a spirit like an expert made it all worth it, especially when I received my personal blind-tasting results."

Jeremy

JEREMY B.

Advertising

"We had fun and met new and interesting people at out table. My husband and I had a great time!"

AVa

AVA D.

Travel & Hospitality

"The staff and food was superb! Had a great time and have marked my calendar for 2019. I highly recommend this event."

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PATRICK P.

US Navy Veteran

INFLUENTIAL SPEAKERS

Pouya “Paul” Hashemi

SIP Awards, Founder

 

Gives eye-opening insight on why the SIP Awards started and the impact it's made in the spirits world.

GEORGE MANSKA

Neat Glass, Founder

 

Contributes fundamental guidance on how to effectively grasp all of your senses to taste spirits.

MOE GIRTON

Mo's Universe, Creative Director

 

Teaches the art of food & cocktail pairing with her own simple approach to make your friends think you're an expert.

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STEVE GREGORY

Eddie V's, Mixologist

 

Educates judges on how to properly taste and evaluate the different spirits, various nuances within each spirit.

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RANDY SHELLS

insideOUT, Bartender

 

Showcasing two of insideOUT's most popular and creative cocktails.

MINK DANG

Manhattan Beach Post, Mixologist

 

Specializes in shaking cocktails. Judges will learn the do's and dont's of diluting and aerating mixed drinks.

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RICHIE STARR

21 Oceanfront & Billy's at the Beach, Mixologist

 

Will showcase how to use bitters in cocktails, the importance of bitters and where they come from.

EXCITING THINGS TO EXPECT

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Over 40+ spirit samples

to evaluate in blind testing

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Receive your personalized score

to see if you were able to spot your favorite brands

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A variety of delicious foods & appetizers

will be served to complement your tasting experience

  • Learn how to effectively taste the subtleties of fine spirits
  • Many chances to win prizes & giveaways throughout the event
  • Refine your tasting palate with a wide selection of spirits so you'll always know your preferences at bars and restaurants
  • Professional DJ and photographers on site
  • Mingle with new people with similar interests and have good time in a fun environment
  • Gift bag with free offers and discounts from many of our local partners

It's Just Around the Corner!

SECURE YOUR SEATS NOW!

* Spirit category preference can be selected on the registration form, based on availability. If you want to choose your preferred category, be sure to purchase VIP Tickets (limited tickets available)

Cocktail attire required.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tasting start time to ensure you are seated at your designated category of tastings.

SIP Awards reserves the full right to disqualify at any time any person from being a judge, for any reason. Judges cannot be affiliated with the spirits industry in any way (bartender/servers are welcome). Similar to wine tasting we will provide all samples chilled and undiluted.

Must have valid ID and be 21 years or older to attend.

Questions? Please contact judges@sipawards.com.

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