About the awardsOpen for entries
We are delighted to announce that the World Cognac Awards 2021
are already open for entries. In these challenging times we want to give you as much time as possible to register and complete your entries.
New for this year is our custom-built shipping system in partnership with DHL. You can now book in your shipments easily through your online profile.
The World Cognac Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of cognac . Every entrant receives… A personalized World Cognac Awards tasting note
Invitation to the World Cognac Awards final round tasting in London
Extensive coverage on WorldCognacAwards.com
High resolution logos
International, regional and national coverage targeting cognac consumers and trade buyers
Boxed set: inclusion in the World Cognac Awards boxed set, featuring the winners
Point of sale materials including: stickers and collarets with your award in corporate collars
All country and world winners are featured in the annual Best Spirits publication
Medals, Certificates and Trophies receive…
Medal, certificate and logo pack
Country certificate and logo pack
World Style certificate and logo pack
World’s Best Trophies, certificate and logo pack
X.X.O. / Hors d’Âge / Extra Extra Old
at least 14 years of ageing
V.S. / Qualité Supérieure / 3***
V.S.O.P. / Napoléon / Très Vieux / Suprême
X.O. / Hors d’Âge / Extra
at least 10 years of ageing
This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.
This applies to the secondary, outer, presentation packaging, such as cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The presentation will be judged on the overall effect with the bottle in place.
Packaging created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market
This category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
This category refers to a new or refreshed packaging design created for an existing product and introduced to the market after February 1, 2019. A picture or sample of the previous packaging must be supplied along with a description of what changes have been made and why
Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.
The overall design of the glass or PET bottle: shape, colour, functionality and any embossing, decorative finishes, coatings or direct printed elements as well as visual appeal.
The judging processTASTE
Each Cognac is tasted in its relevant category to identify and select the category winners. Judges making up the World Cognac Awards panel include international, leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.
The ‘Best’ Cognac in each category are then tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Cognac.
All DESIGN judging is conducted by a panel of leading international design experts.
Please send 3 bottles. If you have entered only in design, please only send 2 bottles.
ShippingFor any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact
email@example.com Anita Ujszaszi
| ||1 entry||2 entries||3 entries||4+ entries|
|Taste & Design||£245 + VAT each||£235 + VAT each||£225 + VAT each||£215 + VAT each|
|Design||£169 + VAT each||£164 + VAT each||£159 + VAT each||£154 + VAT each|
|Taste or Design||£169 + VAT each||£164 + VAT each||£159 + VAT each||£154 + VAT each|
|Taste & Design||€315 each||€305 each||€295 each||€285 each|
|Design||€210 each||€205 each||€200 each||€195 each|
|Taste or Design||€210 each||€205 each||€200 each||€195 each|
|Taste & Design||$410 each||$395 each||$380 each||$365 each|
|Design||$280 each||$270 each||$260 each||$250 each|
|Taste or Design||$280 each||$270 each||$260 each||$250 each|
|Taste & Design||$460 each||$445 each||$430 each||$415 each|
|Design||$320 each||$310 each||$300 each||$290 each|
|Taste or Design||$320 each||$310 each||$300 each||$290 each|
Terms & conditions All entries must be made only by the closing date listed.
Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee.
If an entry is withdrawn after completion of the entry (payment has been made) or
disqualified, the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50% of the
entry fee. Products will be retained by the Organiser.
If you are shipping your entries yourself, please ensure that all customs, clearance and any
associated costs have been paid. If these are not paid, the World Gin Awards can either not
accept the entries or will have to invoice any costs occurred, including a £25.00 administration
The judges’ decision on all matters is final.
The Organisers may, at their discretion, refuse to accept an entry.
The Organisers may alter the closing date for the awards, place an entry in the most
appropriate style, rule that an entry may not compete or is ineligible to compete, or alter the
date, time or place on or at which the awards are scheduled to take place.
The Chair of Judges has the power to disqualify any entry not deemed as meeting the entry
These rules are governed by the laws of the UK.
Please note: bottles will not be returned. Our policy on unreturned bottles is as follows:
o Opened bottles may be poured at trade and consumer events to promote the
o Closed bottles may be distributed to individual charities on a case by basis, or
presented for auction, all proceeds going to charity