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GOLD MEDAL SPIRITS

Agave Spirits

Samson & Surrey
   Mezcal Vago Ensamble en Barro

Casa Lumbre
   Ojo de Tigre Joven

Desolas Mezcal
   Desolas Mezcal

Best Mezcal Reposado
Casa Lumbre
   Contraluz Mezcal Cristalino

Best Raicilla        
R & J Estancia Distillery
   Raicilla Malpaso    

Best Tequila Blanco            
Heaven Hill Brands
   Lunazul Blanco                

 

Brandy
Brandy of the Year
Best Cognac
Maison Ferrand
   Ferrand S.D.A Sélection des Anges

Best California Brandy        
Spirit of Gallo
   Argonaut The Claim Second Edition

Best California Brandy, XO        
Spirit of Gallo
   Germain-Robin XO

Best Cognac VSOP                    
Maison Hardy
   VSOP Organic Cognac    

Best Brandy, Bottled in Bond                
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
   Brandy Cornerstone                    

 

Gin
Best Classic Gin
Highclere Castle Spirits
   Highclere Castle Gin

Best Barrel Gin                    
Safe House Distilling Co.
   Barrel Aged Lock Pick High Desert Style Gin

Best Signature-Botanical Gin        
Round Turn Distilling
   Bimini Coconut Gin
                   
Purity Distillery
   Nordic Old Tom Gin

Maison Ferrand
   Citadelle Gin Jardin d’été

Kupu Spirits
   Barrel-Aged Gin

 

Liqueur/Infusions/Aromatized
Pairidaēza
   Crème de Banane Liqueur

Best Amaro
Liquid Riot
   Fernet Michaud

Best Liqueur (Other)
Casa Lumbre
   Nixta Licor de Elote

Best Herbal Liqueur
January Spirits
   Genepy

Best Vermouth
Torino Distillati
   Savoia Americano Rosso
   
No/Low Alcohol Elixir of the Year
Bark & Bitter
   Novara Aperitivo

Best Soda
Big Marble Organics
   Ginger Beer

Health-Ade LLC
   Pink Lady Apple Health-Ade Kombucha
 

Ready to Drink Cocktails 
Ready to Drink Cocktail of the Year
Best Bottled Cocktail
Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits
   After Hours Espresso Martini

Best Fruit Cocktail
Mission Craft Cocktails
   Cosmopolitan

Best Rum Cocktail
Cutwater
   Tiki Rum Punch

Best Whisky Cocktail
O'Shaugnessy Distilling Co.
   Keeper's Heart Old Fashioned

 

Rum & Cane Spirits
Best Rum Aged less than 6 Years
Saint Lucia Distillers
   Chairman's Reserve Legacy

Best High Ester Rum
River Antoine
   Rivers Royal Grenadian Rum

Denizen Rum
   Denizen Rum Aged White

Rhum J.M
   Rhum J.M Terroir Volcanique

 


Specialty Spirits

Specialty Spirit of the Year
Best Shochu
Sanwa Shurui
   iichiko Shochu Saiten

Best Absinthe

Absinthia Vermut

   Absinthia Absinthe Verte

Vodka
Vodka of the Year
Best Vodka from Corn
Safe House Distilling Co.
   Teller Genuine Vodka

 

Whisky
Best Single-Barrel Rye Whisky
Proof and Wood
   Tumblin' Dice Single Barrel Rye

Best Cask-Finished Rye Whisky
Sweet Amber Distilling Co.
   BLACKENED X Willett

Best Bourbon Whisky
Ironroot Republic Distilling
   Saints Alley Bourbon - Herald Special Edition

Best Cask-Strength Rye Whisky
Grand Traverse Distillery
   Hand Selected Ole George Cask Strength Single Barrel

Best Cask-Finished Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Distillery
   Dareringer Founder's Collection

High n' Wicked Whiskeys
   Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Redwood Empire Whiskey
   Cask Strength Emerald Giant Rye Whiskey

Best Cask-Strength Bourbon
Kings County Distillery
   Barrel Strength Bourbon

William Price Distilling
   Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey

Samson & Surrey
   Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon

Nearest Green Distillery
   Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey

Nearest Green Distillery
   Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Rye - Batch 002

Doc Swinson's Whiskey
   Doc Swinson's Blenders Cut Bourbon

Calistoga Depot Distillery
   Fame & Misfortune Cask Strength Rye

Brown Water Spirits LLC
   O.H. Ingram River Aged Straight Rye Whiskey

Balcones Distilling
   Lineage Single Malt

Best International Peated Single Malt
Best Irish Whiskey

The Teeling Whiskey Company
   Blackpitts Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Still Austin Whiskey Co.
   Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey

Heaven Hill Distillery
   Elijah Craig Straight Rye Whiskey

Rye & Sons
   Rye & Sons Rye Whiskey

Best International Single Malt (un-peated)
O'Shaugnessy Distilling Co.
   Keeper's Heart 10 Year Old Single Malt

Buzzard's Roost Sipping Whiskey
   Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey

Wolves
   Single Malt

 

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