Results: Spirits, 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 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"

E&J Gallo Brandy XO

Platinum

E&J Gallo Brandy XO

Origin:
USA

Producer:
E&J Gallo Distillers

Gold Award

Gold:

Monteru Tripple Toast Cask

France
MS Walker

Silver Award

Silver:

Distilleria Bonaventura Prime Uve Oro Italian Grape Brandy

Italy
Bonaventura

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Cardanal Mendoza Brandy

Spain
Mendoza Distills

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Tasting Awards: IRISH WHISKY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

West Cork Bourbon Cask

Platinum

West Cork Bourbon Cask

Origin:
Ireland

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

Pogues Irish

Ireland
MS Walker

Silver Award

Silver:

Finn MacCool's Special Reserve

Ireland
Finn MacCool's

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Power's 10yr

Ireland
Power's Winery

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Tasting Awards: LIQUEURS / APERTIFS / FLAVORED SPECIALS
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

White Mango

Platinum

White Mango

Origin:
USA

Producer:
Hoop Tea

Gold Award

Gold:

BTL SVC 1934 Cosmo

USA
Innovative Beverage

Silver Award

Silver:

E&J Gallo Peach

USA
E&J Gallo Distillers

Bronze Award

Bronze:

St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur

USA
MS Walker

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

"Best of Show"

Dewar's Signature

Platinum

Dewar's Signature

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Dewar's

Gold Award

Gold:

John Barr Reserve Blend

Scotland
Whyte & Mackay

Silver Award

Silver:

Grand Macnish 15yr

Scotland
MS Walker

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Dewar's Monarch

Scotland
Dewar's

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Tasting Awards: SCOTCH WHISKY - DISTILLERS? SINGLE MALT SCOTCH (SEE RULES #1 & #2)
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

The Dalmore 12

Platinum

The Dalmore 12

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Whyte and Mackay

Gold Award

Gold:

Jura 10

Scotland
Jura

Silver Award

Silver:

Bennendonner 10yr

Scotland
Bennendonner

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Benromach 12yr

Scotland
Benromach

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Tasting Awards: WHISKEY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Dead Guy Whiskey

Platinum

Dead Guy Whiskey

Origin:
USA

Producer:
Rogue Spirits

Gold Award

Gold:

Heritage Cask Whiskey

USA
Stonecutter Spirits

Silver Award

Silver:

Wild Horses Burnt Cask

USA
Wild Horses

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Whisky A Go Go Special Reserve

USA
WAG

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - A?EJO TEQUILA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Grand Mayan Ultra Aged

Platinum

Grand Mayan Ultra Aged

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

Hornitos Black Barrel

Mexico
Hornitos Tequila

Silver Award

Silver:

D?cada A?ejo

Mexico
Decada

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Casamigos Anejo

Mexico
Casamigos Tequila

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

"Best of Show"

Familia Camarena Plato

Platinum

Familia Camarena Plato

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Familia Camarena

Gold Award

Gold:

Cazadores Blanco

Mexico
Cazadores / Bacardi

Silver Award

Silver:

Grand Mayan Silver

Mexico
MS Walker

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Happy Tequila Blanco

Mexico
Happy

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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:

New Amsterdam Gin

USA
MS Walker

Silver Award

Silver:

Single Barrel Gin

USA
Stonecutter Spirits

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Dry Town Gin

USA
Old Elk Distillery

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - GOLD RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Bacardi Black

Platinum

Bacardi Black

Origin:
Puerto Rico

Producer:
Bacardi

Gold Award

Gold:

Aromas Caribbean

British Virgin Islands
Aromas

Silver Award

Silver:

Marauda Rum STEELPAN

Australia
Marauda Rum

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bacardi 8 Anjos

Puerto Rico
Bacardi

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - OTHER
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Mezcal de Leyenda Durango

Platinum

Mezcal de Leyenda Durango

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

Peloton de la Muerte Mezcal

Mexico
MS Walker

Silver Award

Silver:

Buen Suceso Mezcal

Mexico
Buen Suceso

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Zignum Mezcal A?ejo

Mexico
Zingnum

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

"Best of Show"

Cazadores Reposado

Platinum

Cazadores Reposado

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Bacardi

Gold Award

Gold:

Familia Camarena Reposado

Mexico
Familia Camarena

Silver Award

Silver:

Happy Tequila Reposado

Mexico
Happy

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Malinalli Reposado

Mexico
Malinalli Distillery

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - VODKA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

New Amsterdam

Platinum

New Amsterdam

Origin:
USA

Producer:
MS Walker

Gold Award

Gold:

Dry Town Vodka

USA
Old Elk Distillery

Silver Award

Silver:

Blu Frog

USA
Quality Craft Spirits Ltd

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bellkurve Vodka

USA
Wolf Spirits LLC

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