The 2022 "Best Of Year" winners will be selected from the highest Spring and Fall scores. The following list represents the best of the Spring competition.


Best Bourbon

Pursuit United Batch 002

Pursuit Spirits, LLC

Best Single Barrel Whiskey Bourbon/ Tennessee Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

Jack Daniel’s Distillery

Best Luxury Whiskey

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Spring 2022

Heaven Hill Distillery

Best American Single Malt

The QuintEssential

Cedar Ridge Distillery

Best Rye Whiskey

BLACKENED X Willett Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Finished In Madeira Casks

Sweet Amber Distilling Co.

Best Single Barrel Rye

291 Colorado Whiskey Finished with Aspen Staves, Barrel Proof Single Barrel

Distillery 291

Best World Whiskey

Single Malts of India – Neidhal

Glass Revolution Imports USA, LLC

Best Tennessee Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Batch 009

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Best Canadian Whisky

Found North Batch 004

Found North Whisky

Best Flavored Whiskey

CoatTail Cinnamon flavored whiskey

The Old Nick Williams Co.

Best American Craft Spirit

Five Stories Barrel Aged Rum

Northern Row Brewery & Distillery

Best Scotch Whisky

Aberlour 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

Pernod Ricard

Best Irish Whiskey

Waterford The CUVÉE

Glass Revolution Imports USA, LLC

Best Tequila

El Tesoro Extra Añejo

Beam Suntory

Best Mezcal

Cutwater Spirits – Mezcal Reposado

Cutwater Spirits

Best Sotol

Watercross Sotol

Dime Box Distillery, LLC

Best Vodka

Haku Vodka

Beam Suntory

Best Flavored Vodka

Hempahol Vodka Infused with Hemp Seed

The Old Nick Williams Co.

Best Gin

Philosopher Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin

Aristotle Spirits

Best Rum

Five Stories Barrel Aged Rum

Northern Row Brewery & Distillery

Best Shochu

Masako Honkaku Shochu

Furusawa Distillery

Best Brandy

Starlight Distillery 10 Year Estate Grown Bottled In Bond Apple Brandy

Starlight Distillery

Best Cognac

Branson Cognac XO

Sire Spirits

Best Liqueur

Chocolate Creme Brulee

Last Shot Distillery

Best Ready To Drink

High Peaks Distilling Barrel Aged Manhattan

High Peaks Distilling, LLC

Best Marketing Campaign

Affinity Creative Group

Best Bottle Design

St. Augustine The Saint Bourbon Whiskey

St. Augustine Distillery

2022 Taste Competition


2022 Marketing Competition