The Bitter Battle®

We lead the way in quality standards for the spirits industry. When we first launched The Bitter Battle in 2013, the cocktail world responded! Tastings is a one-of-a-kind publisher and we promote the uniqueness and style of brands internationally. Bitters are a unique spirits category that we showcase once a year. Your bitters must be commercially available for sale in at least one country to enter for a review. Enter your bitters today!

The Elixir Cup

As the industry's leader in discovering unique products, Tastings® now provides a one-of-a-kind platform to showcase unique Elixirs: Shrubs, Vinegars, Syrups, and Tinctures. If you produce, import or market a special potion, enter it today in The Elixir Cup for valuable professional reviews from our judges and expert leading tasters. Your product must be commercially available in at least one country to enter. Enter today.

The Bitter Battle

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Entry Deadline is April 1st

The Elixir Cup

Download Form

Entry Deadline is April 1st

  • Ship us: For Bitters: two 2oz (or your equivalent) bottles; for Elixirs: 24oz total of each entry, regardless of sample size.
  • Mailing Address: 4849 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60630
  • Fax or Email form to: - 773-930-4598
  • Entry Fees: $200 per cocktail bitters or elixir.
  • Any questions? Call our office: 773-930-4080 or email us at:

Terms of Use

By entering by form, you agree to abide by the terms of our competition rules and usage policy:


We accept credit card, check or wire transfer payment. Checks should be payable to Wire transfers: Contact: Foreign wires require $30 fee payable in US Dollars. Any related shipping charges will be charged to credit card on file. Results will not be released until full payment is received.

Results Package

A copy of your results will be emailed to you. All reviews are published on individual product pages on for 3 years. Your package will contain free Point-of-Sale and options to buy printed stickers and shelf-talkers.

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