2019 NYISC Awards Winner

We’re excited to share that Trade Eights Cocktails is a winner at the recent 2019 New York International Spirits Competition!

Our Ginger Citrus +Whiskey cocktail won silver and our Hibiscus Lime +Gin took bronze in the Ready-to-Drink Cocktail category.  

What makes the New York International Spirits Competition unique is that it is the only major international spirits competition where the judges in the blind tastings are all trade buyers.

Who are trade buyers? They are the folks who purchase alcohol for a living, like buyers for supermarkets and liquor stores as well as restaurant owners and bartenders. They ultimately decide what types of liquor they want their businesses to offer customers, and therefore, in a way, decide what booze you’ll be drinking. Pretty powerful people, we’d say.

In the end, no matter what the tastemakers think, a drink is only a good one, if it makes your taste buds happy.  Try Trade Eights Cocktails for yourself and be the judge.

Silver Medal, 2019 NY International Spirits Competition - Ginger Citrus +Whiskey

Silver Medal, 2019 NY International Spirits Competition - Ginger Citrus +Whiskey

Bronze Medal, 2019 NY International Spirits Competition - Hibiscus Lime +Gin

Bronze Medal, 2019 NY International Spirits Competition - Hibiscus Lime +Gin