Results: Spirits, 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Competition is complete!

Behind closed doors, in a tasting room closed to brand participants and the public, this “double-blind” taste test method is one that is most effective in providing honest opinions from the panel. The products are all brought to their optimum tasting temperature, thus assuring the panel the same sensation of taste that is received by the general populous.

The packaging event occurs after the tasting event process has been completed, which gives the highest level of control over the tasting panels' opinions during the tasting phase. Only after all judging is complete and all scores are tallied are any of the results or information about the competition released to the international press.

Now the results are finally in; after more than 20,000 miles of travel for the judging panel, the Competition has finally completed! This year played host to more entries than any year prior. Many brand owners competed with their entire arsenal of product offerings, yet in the end it seems that the best quality came from a small group of manufacturers whom have honed their craft to become the “World’s Best”.

Congratulations to all of our entrants and award winners, your products are truly the best that the world has to offer and you should all be very proud of that honor!

Wishing you all the best in the new year,
Sincerely,
WBC Administrative Staff


 

We are proud to present to the world,
the winners of this year's
World Spirits Competition:

World Spirits Competition
World Spirits Competition - Platinum Award World Spirits Competition - Gold Award World Spirits Competition - Silver Award World Spirits Competition - Bronze Award

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Tasting Awards: BRANDIES - COGNAC VS/THREE STAR +
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Cardanal Mendoza Brandy

Platinum

Cardanal Mendoza Brandy

Origin:
Spain

Producer:
Mendoza Distills

Gold Award

Gold:

Distilleria Bonaventura Prime Uve Oro Italian Grape Brandy

Italy
Bonaventura

Silver Award

Silver:

Monteru Tripple Toast Cask

France
MS Walker

Bronze Award

Bronze:

E&J Gallo Brandy XO

USA
E&J Gallo Distillers

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Tasting Awards: IRISH WHISKY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Pogues Irish

Platinum

Pogues Irish

Origin:
Ireland

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

Power's 10yr

Ireland
Power's Winery

Silver Award

Silver:

West Cork Bourbon Cask

Ireland
MS Walker

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Black Bush Whiskey

Ireland
Bushmills

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Tasting Awards: LIQUEURS / APERTIFS / FLAVORED SPECIALS
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur

Platinum

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur

Origin:
USA

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

HoopTea White Mango

USA
Hoop Tea

Silver Award

Silver:

E&J Gallo Peach

USA
E&J Gallo Distillers

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Packaging Awards: PACKAGING
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Island Company Rum

Platinum

Island Company Rum

Origin:
USA

Producer:
Rum Company, LLC

Gold Award

Gold:

2016 Barrel Reserve Red Wine

USA
Cooper's Hawk

Silver Award

Silver:

Jamaica Independence Reserve Rum

Jamaica
Appleton Estate

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Fresh Juniper Gin

England
Boxer Gin

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Tasting Awards: SCOTCH WHISKY - BLENDED SCOTCH (SEE RULE #1)
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Dewar's 25yo - The Signature

Platinum

Dewar's 25yo - The Signature

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
John Dewar & Son's

Gold Award

Gold:

Grand Macnish 15yr

Scotland
MS Walker

Silver Award

Silver:

Dewar's 15yo - The Monarch

Scotland
John Dewar & Son's

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Dewar's Signature

Scotland
Dewar's

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Tasting Awards: SCOTCH WHISKY - SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Jura 10

Platinum

Jura 10

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Jura

Gold Award

Gold:

The Dalmore 12

Scotland
Whyte and Mackay

Silver Award

Silver:

Benromach 12yr

Scotland
Benromach

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bennendonner 10yr

Scotland
Bennendonner

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Tasting Awards: WHISKEY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Blanton's Gold Edition

Platinum

Blanton's Gold Edition

Origin:
USA

Producer:
Blanton's

Gold Award

Gold:

Whisky A Go Go Special Reserve

USA
WAG

Silver Award

Silver:

Wild Horses Burnt Cask

USA
Wild Horses

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Rogue Oregon Single Malt Whiskey

USA
Rogue Ales & Spirits

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - ANEJO TEQUILA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Hornitos Cristalino

Platinum

Hornitos Cristalino

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Hornitos Tequila

Gold Award

Gold:

Decada Anejo

Mexico
Decada

Silver Award

Silver:

Hornitos Black Barrel

Mexico
Hornitos Tequila

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Hornitos Black Barrel

Mexico
Hornitos Tequila

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - BLANCO 100% AGAVE TEQUILA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Cazadores Blanco

Platinum

Cazadores Blanco

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Cazadores / Bacardi

Gold Award

Gold:

Happy Tequila Blanco

Mexico
Happy

Silver Award

Silver:

Familia Camarena Plato

Mexico
Familia Camarena

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Grand Mayan Silver

Mexico
MS Walker

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - DARK RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

BACARDI 8 Anos

Platinum

BACARDI 8 Anos

Origin:
Puerto Rico

Producer:
BACARDI

Gold Award

Gold:

Estate Diamond Dark Rum

U.S. Virgin Islands
Cruzan

Silver Award

Silver:

Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum

Bermuda
Goslings

Bronze Award

Bronze:

BACARDI Black

Puerto Rico
BACARDI

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - FLAVORED VODKA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

SMIRNOFF Spicy Tamarind

Platinum

SMIRNOFF Spicy Tamarind

Origin:
USA

Producer:
SMIRNOFF

Gold Award

Gold:

Absolute Apeach

Sweden
Absolut

Gold Award

Gold:

Ciroc Red Berry Vodka

France
Ciroc

Silver Award

Silver:

SMIRNOFF Kissed Caramel

USA
SMIRNOFF

Bronze Award

Bronze:

SMIRNOFF Raspberry

USA
SMIRNOFF

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - GIN
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Bombay Sapphire East

Platinum

Bombay Sapphire East

Origin:
United Kingdom

Producer:
Bombay Sapphire

Gold Award

Gold:

Dry Town Gin

USA
Old Elk Distillery

Gold Award

Gold:

Pembroke Gin

USA
Corgi Spirits

Bronze Award

Bronze:

New Amsterdam Gin

USA
MS Walker

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - GIN FLAVORED / INFUSED
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Distillery No. 209 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gin

Platinum

Distillery No. 209 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gin

Origin:
USA

Producer:
Distillery No. 209

Gold Award

Gold:

Spruce Gin

USA
Rogue Ales & Spirits

Silver Award

Silver:

Earl Grey Gin

USA
Corgi Spirits

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Elderflower Gin

England
J.J. Whitley

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - GOLD RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Jamaica Rum, Special

Platinum

Jamaica Rum, Special

Origin:
Jamaica

Producer:
Appleton

Gold Award

Gold:

BACARDI Limitada

Puerto Rico
BACARDI

Silver Award

Silver:

Aromas Caribbean Gold

British Virgin Islands
Aromas

Bronze Award

Bronze:

BACARDI Gold

Puerto Rico
BACARDI

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - OTHER
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal

Platinum

Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

Zignum Mezcal Anejo

Mexico
Zingnum

Silver Award

Silver:

Mezcal de Leyenda Durango

Mexico
MS Walker

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Buen Suceso Mezcal

Mexico
Buen Suceso

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - REPOSADO 100% AGAVE TEQUILA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Cabo Wabo Tequila Reposado

Platinum

Cabo Wabo Tequila Reposado

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Cabo Wabo

Gold Award

Gold:

Cazadores Reposado

Mexico
Bacardi

Silver Award

Silver:

Happy Tequila Reposado

Mexico
Happy

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Familia Camarena Reposado

Mexico
Familia Camarena

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - VODKA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Beattie`s Farm Crafted Vodka

Platinum

Beattie`s Farm Crafted Vodka

Origin:
Canada

Producer:
Beattie`s Distillers

Gold Award

Gold:

Blu Frog

USA
Quality Craft Spirits Ltd

Silver Award

Silver:

SMIRNOFF No. 21

Russia
SMIRNOFF

Bronze Award

Bronze:

New Amsterdam

USA
MS Walker

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - WHITE RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Rum Dog Rum

Platinum

Rum Dog Rum

Origin:
USA

Producer:
Edmonstone & MacMillan, LLC

Gold Award

Gold:

BACARDI Superior

Puerto Rico
BACARDI

Silver Award

Silver:

Mount Gay Silver Rum

Barbados
Mount Gay

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Extra Dry 4 Year Rum

Nicaragua
Flor de Caña

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