Results: Spirits

The 2013-2014 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:

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Tasting Awards: Brandy / Cognac / Raki / Kognac / Konjac
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

xo brandy by e&j

Platinum

xo brandy by e&j

Origin: USA

Judges Notes: "Smooth, tangy and easy to enjoy."

Gold Award

Gold:

Tekirdağ Rakısı Gold series

Turkey

Silver Award

Silver:

yeni raki ali

Turkey

Bronze Award

Bronze:

VSOP brandy by e&j

USA

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Distiller Awards: Distiller of the Year Award
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

rogue brewery & distillery

Platinum

rogue brewery & distillery

Origin: USA

Judges Notes: "Bringing the Platinum Distillers Award to the US for the first time in many years is a great achievement!"

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Tasting Awards: Gin
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

new amsterdam gin

Platinum

new amsterdam gin

Origin: USA

Judges Notes: "Proper."

Gold Award

Gold:

copperworks distilling co. gin

USA

Silver Award

Silver:

ungava canadian premium gin

Canada

Bronze Award

Bronze:

pink 47

England

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Tasting Awards: Liqueurs & Aperitifs
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

jaan - premium paan liqueur

Platinum

jaan - premium paan liqueur

Origin: Canada

Judges Notes: "This is a very unique liqueur."

Gold Award

Gold:

chocolat deluxe chocolate liqueur

USA

Silver Award

Silver:

dingbat

Austrailia

Bronze Award

Bronze:

lemonist

New Zealand

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Tasting Awards: Rum
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

screech rum

Platinum

screech rum

Origin: Jamaica

Judges Notes: "Brings your tastebuds to a high level of enjoyment."

Gold Award

Gold:

bayou silver

USA

Silver Award

Silver:

happy rum

Trinidad & Tobago

Bronze Award

Bronze:

el salvador

Bolivia

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Tasting Awards: Rum: Extra Aged / Anejo / Dark
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

bacardi reserva limitada

Platinum

bacardi reserva limitada

Origin: Puerto Rico

Judges Notes: "This Rum Dominates the landscape."

Gold Award

Gold:

screech dark

Jamaica

Silver Award

Silver:

bacardi 1873 solera

Puerto Rico

Bronze Award

Bronze:

bacardi 8

Puerto Rico

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Tasting Awards: Rum: Flavored / Infused / Fruit
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

bacardi pineapple fusion

Platinum

bacardi pineapple fusion

Origin: Puerto Rico

Judges Notes: "Another unique concoction that awakens the senses."

Gold Award

Gold:

Ron Virgin Bold Coconut Rum

Trinidad & Tobago

Silver Award

Silver:

bacardi black razz

Puerto Rico

Bronze Award

Bronze:

bacardi wolf berry

Puerto Rico

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Tasting Awards: Rum: Flavored / Infused / Spiced
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

bacardi oakheart

Platinum

bacardi oakheart

Origin: Puerto Rico

Judges Notes: "Oak aging makes all the difference."

Gold Award

Gold:

ron virgin black spiced rum

Trinidad & Tobago

Silver Award

Silver:

bayou spiced

USA

Bronze Award

Bronze:

rogue hazelnut spice

USA

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Packaging Awards: Spirits
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

dewars signature

Platinum

dewars signature

Origin: Scotland

Judges Notes: "Slick design, carefully crafted package."

Gold Award

Gold:

confucius wisdom-a wise man's spirit

China

Silver Award

Silver:

black onyx vodka

Egypt

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Tasting Awards: Spirits: Unclassified
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

roberson's tennessee mellomoon - caramel shine

Platinum

roberson's tennessee mellomoon - caramel shine

Origin: USA

Judges Notes: "Carmel flavor takes this shine to the MOON!"

Gold Award

Gold:

confucius wisdom-a wise man's spirit

China

Silver Award

Silver:

carlos murphy spiced tequila

Mexico

Bronze Award

Bronze:

rogue chipotle spirit

USA

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Tasting Awards: Tequila: Aged / Extra Aged / Reposado / Anejo
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

chimayo reposado reserva tequila

Platinum

chimayo reposado reserva tequila

Origin: Mexico

Judges Notes: "Serious Tequila."

Gold Award

Gold:

mi casa reopsado

Mexico

Silver Award

Silver:

nosotros extra reposado

Mexico

Bronze Award

Bronze:

happy reposado

Mexico

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Tasting Awards: Tequila: Un-aged / Blanco / Silver
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

exodo tequila

Platinum

exodo tequila

Origin: Mexico

Judges Notes: "Clean. Pure. Delecate."

Gold Award

Gold:

happy

Mexico

Silver Award

Silver:

el jefe

Mexico

Bronze Award

Bronze:

extrordinaria

Mexico

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Tasting Awards: Vodka
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

russian diamond vodka

Platinum

russian diamond vodka

Origin: Russia

Judges Notes: "The essence of vodka was captured in this bottle."

Gold Award

Gold:

id black onyx

Egypt

Gold Award

Gold:

pure diamond

Belgium

Silver Award

Silver:

new amsterdam vodka

USA

Silver Award

Silver:

oregon single malt vodka

USA

Bronze Award

Bronze:

integre vodka

USA

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Tasting Awards: Vodka: Flavored / Infused / Spiced
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

dude rootbeer

Platinum

dude rootbeer

Origin: USA

Judges Notes: "Crazy good, unexpectedly so."

Gold Award

Gold:

jacquin's cotton candy

USA

Silver Award

Silver:

jacquin's sweet tea

USA

Bronze Award

Bronze:

india brand sarracha

India

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Tasting Awards: Whiskey / Bourbon / Rye - USA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

hillrock estate single malt whiskey

Platinum

hillrock estate single malt whiskey

Origin: USA

Judges Notes: "Welcome to the top!"

Gold Award

Gold:

knob creek single barrel reserve

USA

Silver Award

Silver:

hillroch estate double cask rye whiskey

USA

Bronze Award

Bronze:

rogue oregon single malt

USA

Bronze Award

Bronze:

hillrock estate solera aged bourbon

USA

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Tasting Awards: Whiskey, Whisky, Irish Whiskey
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

connemara peated single malt irish whiskey

Platinum

connemara peated single malt irish whiskey

Origin: Ireland

Judges Notes: "Making new traditions with every sip."

Gold Award

Gold:

greenore single grain irish whiskey

Ireland

Silver Award

Silver:

kilbeggan irish whiskey

Ireland

Bronze Award

Bronze:

bennendonner irish whiskey

Ireland

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Tasting Awards: Whiskey, Whisky, Scotch
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

dewars 18 year

Platinum

dewars 18 year

Origin: Scotland

Judges Notes: "Long live the King!"

Gold Award

Gold:

aberfeldy 21 year

Scotland

Silver Award

Silver:

dewars 12 year

Scotland

Bronze Award

Bronze:

grand macnish 15 year sherry-cask aged

Scotland

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