Best of Category Spirits, 2022

Updated: Jul 29

Agave Spirits

Aged Mezcal

Cutwater Mezcal Reposado, Cutwater Spirits

Unaged Mezcal

Grulani Mezcal, Grulani Mezcal

Raicilla

Raicilla Malpaso, Raicilla Malpaso

Tequila Anejo

Teremana Tequila, Destilería Teremana de Agave

Tequila Blanco

Lunazul Blanco, Heaven Hill Brands

Tequila Reposado

Partida Roble Fino Reposado, Autentica Tequilera



Brandy and Fruit Spirits

American Brandy

Germain Robin XO, McCall Distillery

American Brandy, Aged 2 - 4 Years

Argonaut Fat Thumb, McCall Distillery

Apple Brandy

Bottled In Bond Single Barrel 10 Year Estate Grown Apple Brandy, Starlight Distillery

Armagnac

Cardinal du Four ‘21 Rébellion’ Armagnac, Cardinal du Four / Le Club des Marques

Cognac

Ferrand S.D.A. Sélection Des Anges, Maison Ferrand

Cognac VS,

Ferrand 1840, Maison Ferrand

Eau de Vie

Fassbind Les Eau de Vie Himbeergeist, Fassbind



Gin

Barrel Gin

Trillium Pink Pinot Gin, Trail Distilling

Classic Gin

Du Nord Prominence Gin, Du Nord Social Spirits

Contemporary Gin

Wonderbird No. 61 Gin, Wonderbird Spirits

Flavored Gin

Four Pillars - Bloody Shiraz Gin, Four Pillars Distillery

Navy Strength Gin

Oak Forest Navy Strength Gin, William Price Distilling

Old Tom Gin

Earl Grey Juniper Jones Gin, The Family Jones

Signature Botanical Gin

Bimini Coconut Gin, Round Turn Distilling

Sloe Gin

Spirit of Hven Sloe Gin, Spirit of Hven



Liqueurs, Infusions and Aromatics

Aperitivo

broVo American Aperitivo, broVo Spirits

Bitter/Amaro

Amaricano Bianca, Fast Penny Spirits

Coffee Cream Liqueur

Somrus Coffee, Som Priya Fine Spirits

Coffee Liqueur

Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, William Price Distilling

Cream Liqueur

Evan Williams Egg Nog, Heaven Hill Distillery

Fernet

Appalachian Fernet, Eda Rhyne Distilling Company

Floral Liqueur

Sorel, Jack from Brooklyn

Other Liqueur

Faretti Biscotti Liqueur, Giori G.I.L.S.A s.r.l

Triple Sec

Triple Sec, The Family Jones

Vermouth

Mulassano Bianco, Bordiga Mulassano Vermouth



Non-alcoholic Spirits

Non-alcoholic Aperitivo

Novara Bitter Aperitivo, Bark and Bitter

Non-alcoholic Herbal Infusion

Wilderton Earthen Non-Alcoholic Botanical Spirit, Wilderton Botanical Spirits

Sparkling Aperitif

Champignon Dreams, De Soi



Rum and Sugar Cane Sprits

Rhum Agricole

Rhum J.M 110, Rhum J.M

Blend of Rums, Unaged

Equiano Light, E&A Scheer BV

Clairin

Spirit Of Haiti Clairin Communal, Spirit of Haiti

Flavored Rum

Cutwater Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, Cutwater Spirits

High-Ester Rum

Chairman's Reserve 1931, Saint Lucia Distillers

Rum from Molasses, 2-3 Years Old

Marsh House Rum - Barrel Aged Limited Release, 1818 Spirits, LLC

Rum from Molasses, 3-4 Years Old

Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry, Maison Ferrand

Rum from Molasses, 6-10 Years Old

Scryer Rum, Scryer Rum

Rum from Molasses, less than 1 Year Old

Doctor Bird Jamaican Rum, Two James Spirits

Rum from Molasses, No Age Statement

Jung & Wulff Guyana, Sazerac Co.

Rum from Molasses, more than 10 Years Old

Plantation Under the Sea Fiji 2009, Maison Ferrand

Overproof Rum

Rum-Bar White Overproof Rum, Worthy Park Estate

Rum from Sugar, Unaged

Two Jackasses Unaged Silver Rum, 2 JAS Distilling, LLC

US Rum from Cane Juice, Unaged

Three Roll Estate Rhum Agricole 2021, Three Roll Estate

US, Rum from Sugar, Gold/Dark

Cutwater Barrel Aged Rum, Cutwater Spirits



Specialty Spirits

Aquavit

Batch 22 Classic Gold: New American Aquavit, Downtime Cocktails, Inc.

Bitters

Owl & Whale Persimmon Bitters, Owl & Whale

Blended Spirits

Rumrye, Ron Colón Salvadoreño LLC

Idiosyncratic Spirits

Empirical Ayuuk, Empirical

Mastiha

Axia Spirit, Plomari



Vodka

Citrus Vodka

Deep Eddy Vodka Ruby Red, Heaven Hill Brands

Vodka from Corn

Wild Leap Handcrafted Vodka, Wild Leap Craft Beverages

Flavored Vodka,

Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka, Phillips Distilling Co

Herbal Vodka

AMASS Vodka, Morgan McLachlan, AMASS

Vodka from Honey

Barr Hill Vodka, Caledonia Spirits

Other/fruit-base Vodka

Mutiny Island Vodka, Sion Farm Distillery

Other/vegetable-base Vodka

Mendel, 3BR Distillery

Vodka from Wheat

Annika Jones Single Estate Colorado Vodka, The Family Jones



Whisky

American Single Malt Whiskey

Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt Whiskey, Santa Fe Spirits

Cask Finished American Single Malt Whiskey

Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask Whisky, Virginia Distillery Company

American Whiskey

Lost Monarch, Redwood Empire Whiskey

Australian Single Malt Whisky

Nova Australian Whisky, Starward Australian Whisky

Blended Scotch, No Age Statement

Mr. Peat

Mr. Peat, Independent Bottling from Fox Fitzgerald

Blended Bourbon

Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon, Smooth Ambler Spirits Co

Blended Canadian Whiskey

Gooderham & Worts, Corby Spirit and Wine

Blended Rye Whiskey

High West Rendezvous Rye, High West Distillery

Blended Scotch Whisky, 10-20 Years Old

Dewar's 12 Year Old, John Dewar and Sons LTD

Blended Scotch Whisky, more than 20 Years Old

Dewar's Double Double 21, John Dewar and Sons LTD

Bourbon, Bottled in Bond

Ragged Branch Signature Bourbon - Bottled in Bond, Ragged Branch Distillery

Bourbon, Cask Finished

Saints Alley, Ironroot Republic Distilling

Bourbon, Cask Strength

Ironroot Harbinger Tri-Barrel, Ironroot Republic Distilling

Bourbon, Single Barrel

Tumblin' Dice Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Single Barrel, Barrel Proof, Proof and Wood

Double-Oaked Bourbon

The Frenchman Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Lucky Seven Spirits

Flavored Whiskey

Ole Smoky Peanut Butter Whiskey, Ole Smoky Distillery

Indian Single Malt Whisky

Amrut Single Malts of India Neidhal, Amrut

International Rye Whisky

Spirit of Hven Hvenus, Spirit of Hven

Rye Whiskey, 3-4 Years Old

Barrel Roll Rye, RockFilter Distillery

Rye Whiskey, Bottled in Bond

Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey, Heaven Hill Distillery

Rye Whiskey, Cask Finished

Vermouth Barrel Aged Catcher's Rye Whiskey, Two James Spirits

Rye Whiskey, Cask Strength

Barrel Strength Reunion Straight Rye Whiskey, Union Horse Distilling Company

Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel

The Senator Rye Single Barrel, Proof and Wood

Single Grain Irish Whiskey

Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey, Teeling Whiskey

Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Teeling Whiskey

Single Pot Irish Whiskey

The Busker Irish Whiskey Single Pot Still, Royal Oak Distillery

Straight Bourbon, High Rye

Doc Swinson's Blenders Cut Bourbon, Doc Swinson's

Straight Bourbon, 3 - 4 Years Old

Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Rabbit Hole Distillery

Straight Bourbon, 5-10 Years Old

Middle West Spirits Sherry Finished Bourbon, Middle West Spirits

Straight Bourbon, No Age Statement

Elijah Craig Small Batch, Heaven Hill Distillery

Straight Rye Whiskey

Ragged Branch Straight Rye Whiskey, Ragged Branch Distillery

Wheated Bourbon, Bottled in Bond

Ragged Branch Wheated Bourbon - Bottled in Bond, Ragged Branch Distillery

Wheated Bourbon, No Age Statement,

Larceny Small Batch, Heaven Hill Distillery

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