Results: Spirits, 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 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 Beer CompetitionWorld Beer CompetitionWorld Beer CompetitionWorld Beer Competition

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - AMERICAN STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Old World Series Rye, Sauternes Finish

Platinum

Old World Series Rye, Sauternes Finish

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Whistlepig

Gold Award

Gold:

Knob Creek Rye Whiskey

United States
Knob Creek

Silver Award

Silver:

George Dickel Rye Whisky

United States
Diageo

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bulleit Rye

United States
Bulleit

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - BLENDED MALT SCOTCH SPECIALS
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

The Spice Tree The Spice Tree, Vatted Malt Whisky, Highland

Platinum

The Spice Tree The Spice Tree, Vatted Malt Whisky, Highland

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Glendalough

Gold Award

Gold:

John Walker & Sons Odyssey Scotch

Scotland
Glendalough

Silver Award

Silver:

Poit Dhubh Blended Malt Scotch Gaelic Whisky, 12 Year

Scotland
Glendalough

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Wemyss Malts 12 Year Old Pete Chimney Scotch, Islay

Scotland
Glendalough

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - BLENDED SCOTCH
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Vintage 18 Year Old Scotch

Platinum

Vintage 18 Year Old Scotch

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Dewars

Gold Award

Gold:

John Walker & Sons King George V Scotch

Scotland
Johnnie Walker

Silver Award

Silver:

Black Bottle Scotch

Scotland
Burn Stewart Distillers

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Label 5 Gold Heritage Scotch

Scotland
La Martiniquaise

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - BRANDIES - VS/ THREE STAR OR EQUIVALENT
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

E&J Gallo Distillers Brandy, VS

Platinum

E&J Gallo Distillers Brandy, VS

Origin:
United States

Producer:
E&J Distillers

Gold Award

Gold:

Korbel Brandy

United States
Korbel

Silver Award

Silver:

Cardenal Mendoza Brandy

Spain
Shaw-Ross

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Distilleria Bonaventura Prime Uve Oro Italian Grape Brandy

Italy
Primeuve

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - CANADIAN WHISKY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

J.P. Wiser's 18 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Platinum

J.P. Wiser's 18 Year Old Canadian Whisky

Origin:
Canada

Producer:
J.P. Wiser

Gold Award

Gold:

Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel Canadian Whisky

Canada
Diageo

Silver Award

Silver:

Forty Creek Copper Pot Whisky

Canada
Forty Creek Whisky

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Pike Creek Canadian Whisky

Canada
Corby

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - COGNAC & BRANDIES XO OR EQUIVALENT
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

D'USSÉ Cognac XO

Platinum

D'USSÉ Cognac XO

Origin:
France

Producer:
D'Usse

Gold Award

Gold:

E&J Gallo Distillers XO Brandy

United States
E&J Distillers

Silver Award

Silver:

J. Dupont Art Déco XO Grande Champagne Cognac

France
J. Dupont

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Leyrat Cognac XO Vielle Reserve Cognac

France
Leyrat

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - COGNAC VS / THREE STAR OR EQUIVALENT
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Leyrat Cognac VS Fine

Platinum

Leyrat Cognac VS Fine

Origin:
France

Producer:
Leyrat

Gold Award

Gold:

Camus Cognac VS Elegance

France
Camus

Silver Award

Silver:

Meukow Cognac VS

France
Meukow

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Courvoisier Cognac VS

France
Courvoisier

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - OTHER WHISKEY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey, Single Cask Strength

Platinum

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey, Single Cask Strength

Origin:
Tiawan

Producer:
Kavalan

Gold Award

Gold:

Suntory The Yamazaki 18 Year Old, Single Malt Whisky

Japan
Beam Suntory

Silver Award

Silver:

Barrell Batch 001 American Whiskey, Cask Strength

United States
Barrell Bourbon

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Tradition Sherry Cask Malt Whiskey

India
Tradition

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - SINGLE MALT IRISH WHISKEY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Platinum

Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Origin:
Ireland

Producer:
Beam Global

Gold Award

Gold:

West Cork 10 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Ireland
West Cork Distillers

Silver Award

Silver:

Kavanagh Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Ireland
Teeling

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Ireland
Diageo

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - SINGLE MALT SCOTCH - 13 to 19 Yrs
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Aberfeldy 21 Year

Platinum

Aberfeldy 21 Year

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Aberfeldy

Gold Award

Gold:

Tobermory 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, Mull

Scotland
Tobermory

Silver Award

Silver:

Balblair 1999 Single Malt Scotch , Highland

Scotland
Balblair

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bowmore Scotch 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch , Islay

Scotland
Bowmore

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - SINGLE MALT SCOTCH - Up to 12 Yrs
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Laphroaig Select Islay

Platinum

Laphroaig Select Islay

Origin:
Scotland

Producer:
Laphroaig

Gold Award

Gold:

Aberfeldy 12 Year

Scotland
Aberfeldy

Silver Award

Silver:

Haig Club Single Grain

Scotland
Haig Club

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Ardbeg 10 Years Old Single Malt

Scotland
Ardbeg

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - SMALL BATCH BOURBON 10 YRS. & OLDER
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Orphan Barrel Lost Prophet Bourbon, Kentucky

Platinum

Orphan Barrel Lost Prophet Bourbon, Kentucky

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Diageo

Gold Award

Gold:

Jim Beam Harvest Bourbon Collection , Brown Rice Bourbon

United States
Jim Beam

Silver Award

Silver:

Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, Kentucky

United States
Four Roses Bourbon

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - SMALL BATCH BOURBON 10 YRS. & YOUNGER
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

Platinum

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Knob Creek

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - SMALL BATCH BOURBON 10 YRS. & YOUNGER
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Baker's Bourbon 7 Year

Platinum

Baker's Bourbon 7 Year

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Baker's Bourbon

Gold Award

Gold:

1792 Ridgemont Kentucky Straight Bourbon

United States
Sazerac

Silver Award

Silver:

Jim Beam Signature Craft Bourbon, Quarter Cask Bourbon

United States
Jim Beam

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Spirit of America Handcrafted Bourbon Whiskey

United States
HR Distilling

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - STRAIGHT BOURBON
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Straight Bourbon

Platinum

Straight Bourbon

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Knob Creek

Gold Award

Gold:

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon

United States
Brown-Forman

Silver Award

Silver:

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

United States
Buffalo Trace

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Bourbon

United States
LuxCo

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS - WHISKEY, WHISKY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Wild Horses Colt

Platinum

Wild Horses Colt

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Wild Horses Distillery

Gold Award

Gold:

Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky

United States
Balcones Distilling

Silver Award

Silver:

George Dickel Superior No. 12 Tennessee Whisky

United States
George Dickel

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Ottis Webber Oregon Wheat Whiskey

United States
Oregon Spirit Distillers

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS -BLENDED IRISH WHISKEY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Resere Irish Whiskey

Platinum

Tullamore D.E.W. 12 Year Old Special Resere Irish Whiskey

Origin:
Ireland

Producer:
Tullamore Dew

Gold Award

Gold:

Bushmills Original Blend Irish Whiskey

Ireland
Bushmills

Silver Award

Silver:

West Cork Irish Whiskey

Ireland
West Cork Distillers

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, Single Grain

Ireland
Glendalough

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Tasting Awards: BROWN SPIRITS -FLAVORED WHISKY
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon

Platinum

Knob Creek Smoked Maple Bourbon

Origin:
United States

Producer:
Knob Creek

Gold Award

Gold:

J.P. Wiser's Spiced Torched Toffee Canadian Whisky

Canada
J.P. Wiser

Silver Award

Silver:

Sugarlands Shine Appalachian Apple Pie Moonshine

United States
Sugarlands

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bushmills Irish Honey Whiskey

Ireland
Bushmills

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Tasting Awards: LIQUEURS / APERTIFS / FLAVORED SPECIALS
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

E&J Gallo Distillers Peach Brandy

Platinum

E&J Gallo Distillers Peach Brandy

Origin:
United States

Producer:
E&J Distillers

Gold Award

Gold:

Old Forge Moonshine Coffee Recipe No. 102

United States
Old Forge Distillery

Silver Award

Silver:

Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Salted Caramel Liqueur

United States
Jackson Morgan

Bronze Award

Bronze:

LS Cream Liqueur

United States
LS Cream

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - AÑEJO TEQUILA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Hornitos Black Barrel Añejo Tequila

Platinum

Hornitos Black Barrel Añejo Tequila

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Hornitos Tequila

Gold Award

Gold:

Malinalli Extra Añejo Tequila

Mexico
Malinalli

Silver Award

Silver:

Casamigos Añejo Tequila

Mexico
Casamigos

Bronze Award

Bronze:

El Tesoro Añejo Tequila

Mexico
El Tesoro

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

"Best of Show"

Familia Camarena Tequila Silver

Platinum

Familia Camarena Tequila Silver

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Familia Camarena

Gold Award

Gold:

Década Silver Tequila

Mexico
DÉCADA Spirits, INC.

Silver Award

Silver:

Casamigos Blanco Tequila

Mexico
Sidney Frank

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Silver Tequila

Mexico
Milagro

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - CACHAçA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Leblon Cachaça

Platinum

Leblon Cachaça

Origin:
Brazil

Producer:
Leblon

Gold Award

Gold:

Gogó da Ema Cachaça Tradicional

Brazil
Gogo

Silver Award

Silver:

Boca Loca Cachaça

Brazil
Boca Loca

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Gogó da Ema Cachaça Tradicional

Brazil
Gogo

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - DARK RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Pusser's 3 Year Old Rum

Platinum

Pusser's 3 Year Old Rum

Origin:
Barbados

Producer:
Pusser's

Gold Award

Gold:

Marauda Rum Steelpan

United States
Marauda Rum

Silver Award

Silver:

3 Howls Oak & Madeira Aged Rum

Australia
3 Howls Distillery

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Bundaberg Small Batch Rum, Master Distillers' Collection

United States
Bundaberg

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - EXTRA-AGED RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

7 Year Old Rum

Platinum

7 Year Old Rum

Origin:
Trinidad

Producer:
Angostura

Gold Award

Gold:

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum

US Virgin Islands
Cruzan

Silver Award

Silver:

Opthimus 25 Anos Solera Rum

United States
Spirit Imports

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Phraya Deep Matured Gold Rum

Thailand
InterBev

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - FLAVORED / SPICED RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Shellback Rum - Spiced

Platinum

Shellback Rum - Spiced

Origin:
Barbados

Producer:
Shellback

Gold Award

Gold:

Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum

United States
Levecke

Silver Award

Silver:

Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum

United States
Diageo

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Black Mask Spiced Pacific Rum

Thailand
The Spirit of Thailand

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - FLAVORED GIN
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Gordons Elderflower Distilled Gin

Platinum

Gordons Elderflower Distilled Gin

Origin:
United Kingdom

Producer:
Diageo

Gold Award

Gold:

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin

United Kingdom
Diageo

Silver Award

Silver:

Seagram's Pineapple Twisted Gin

United States
Pernod-Ricard

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Happy Peach Gin

United Kingdom
Happy Brands

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - FLAVORED VODKA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka

Platinum

New Amsterdam Pineapple Vodka

Origin:
USA

Producer:
New Amsterdam

Gold Award

Gold:

CÎROC Pineapple Vodka

France
Diageo

Silver Award

Silver:

Deep Eddy - Lemon Vodka

United States
Deep Eddy

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Ozone - Blood Orange Vodka

Lithuania
Ozone

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - GIN
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

New Amsterdam Gin

Platinum

New Amsterdam Gin

Origin:
USA

Producer:
New Amsterdam

Gold Award

Gold:

Plymouth Navy Strength Gin

United Kingdom
Pernod-Ricard

Silver Award

Silver:

Happy Gin

United Kingdom
Happy Brands

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Beefeater 24 Gin

United Kingdom
Pernod-Ricard

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - MEZCAL
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Buen Suceso Mezcal

Platinum

Buen Suceso Mezcal

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Buen Sucso

Gold Award

Gold:

Zignum Mezcal Añejo

Mexico
Zignum

Silver Award

Silver:

Mezcal Amarás Espadín Mezcal

Mexico
Amaras

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Zignum Mezcal Silver

Mexico
Zignum

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - PISCO
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Alto del Carmen Pisco

Platinum

Alto del Carmen Pisco

Origin:
Chile

Producer:
Pisco Capel

Gold Award

Gold:

Kappa Pisco

Chile
Kappa

Silver Award

Silver:

Acholado Pisco

Peru
La Caravedo

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Pisco Acholado

Peru
Señor Juan

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

"Best of Show"

Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

Platinum

Familia Camarena Tequila Reposado

Origin:
Mexico

Producer:
Familia Camarena

Gold Award

Gold:

El Tesoro Reposado Tequila

Mexico
El Tesoro

Silver Award

Silver:

Herradura Reposado Tequila

Mexico
Herradura

Silver Award

Silver:

Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado Tequila

Mexico
Milagro

Bronze Award

Bronze:

El Jimador Reposado Tequila

Mexico
El Jimador

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - SOJU / SH_CH_
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Ilpoom Jinro Soju

Platinum

Ilpoom Jinro Soju

Origin:
South Korea

Producer:
Hite Jinro

Gold Award

Gold:

Iichiko Frasco Sh_ch_

Japan
Iichiko

Silver Award

Silver:

Iichiko Special Sh_ch_

Japan
Iichiko

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Denso Soju

Japan
Sapon

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - VODKA
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Spiritual Vodka

Platinum

Spiritual Vodka

Origin:
New Zealand

Producer:
Spiritual Spirits Limited

Gold Award

Gold:

Beveran Vodka

USA
Beveran Vodka

Silver Award

Silver:

Russian Standard Gold Vodka

Russia
Russian Standard

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Mainstay 54 Vodka

South Africa
Mainstay

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Tasting Awards: WHITE SPIRITS - WHITE RUM
Platinum Award

"Best of Show"

Shellback Silver Rum

Platinum

Shellback Silver Rum

Origin:
Barbados

Producer:
Shellback

Gold Award

Gold:

Old Forge Distillery Rum

United States
Old Forge Distillery

Silver Award

Silver:

Cruzan Estate Diamond Light Rum

US Virgin Islands
Cruzan Rum

Bronze Award

Bronze:

Cruzan Aged Light Rum

US Virgin Islands
Cruzan Rum

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