We are very excited about our judges panel of real trade buyers who will be judging in the Berlin International Spirits Competition. It is with great pride that we have a diverse group of judges from over Seven European Countries that include Top Mixologists, Retail Store Buyers and Distributors...Real Buyers judging the spirit by its category and actual price. We call this "The Real World"
These judges are some of the most respected members in the industry and especially in their own country. This is a wonderful opportunity for established and new brands to be judged in a pure blind taste taste by its category and price. The judges travel expenses will be covered by the competition. Please check back for updates as we are continuously updating our judges list and bio information.
Atalay Aktas- Berlin, Germany
Schwarze Traube Mixology Bar. Atalay was Germany's 2013 World Class Cocktail Competition Representative.
Emil Seth Areng Umea Sweden
Bar Manager at Rex Bar & Grill. Emil was Sweden's 2013 World Class Cocktail Competition Representative.
Monica Berg London UK
Monica is at Pollen Street Social in London. Monica represented Norway in the World Class Cocktail Competition.
Ivar De Lange Amsterdam Netherlands
Co-Owner of Demain. Ivar was The Netherlands 2013 World Class Cocktail Competition Representative.
Gareth Evans- London UK
Executive Bar Manager at Social Eating House. Gareth was United Kingdom's 2013 World Class Cocktail Competition Representative.
Nick Fleming-London UK
Head Wine & Spirits Buyer at the World Famous Department Store Harrods
Harry Glocker Berlin Germany
Fjalar Goud Amsterdam Netherlands
Co-Owner Issac Company
Gregor Haslinger Frankfurt Germany
Owner of Whisky Spirits One of the top whisky stores in Frankfurt.
Werner Hertwig Berlin Germany
Owner of Wein & Whisky One of the top whisky stores in Berlin
Fabios of Vienna. Bert was Austria's 2013 World Class Cocktail Representative.
Hasse Bank Johansen Aarhus Denmark
Owner at St. Pauls Apothek. Hasse was Denmark's 2013 World World Class Cocktail Representative.
Jerome Kaftandjian Paris France
Based out of the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome and represented France in World Class Cocktail Competition
Mattia Pastori Milan Italy
Asst Lounge Manager at Armani Hotels and Resorts. Mattia was Italy's 2013 World Class Cocktail Competition Representative.
Thodoris Pirillos Athens Greece
Head Bartender at "A for Athens Cocktail Bar" in Athens Greece. Thodoris has represented Greece in the World Class Cocktail Competition.
Laura Schacht Amsterdam Netherlands
Brian Silva London England
Brian Silva has been an industry veteran for many years on the London Bar Scene. Currently he behind the bar and implementing new cocktails at the world famous London Balthazar Restaurant in Covent Garden