2021 Spirits Taste Categories

$300 each

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WHISK(E)Y

Bourbon
1000. NAS
1001. Age Stated under 5 Years
1002. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1003. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1004. Age Stated 15+ Years

Bourbon, Straight
1010. NAS
1011. Age Stated under 5 Years
1012. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1013. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1014. Age Stated 15+ Years
1015. Bottled-in-Bond

Bourbon, Straight, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1020. NAS
1021. Age Stated under 5 Years
1022. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1023. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1024. Age Stated 15+ Years

Bourbon, Single Barrel
1030. NAS
1031. Age Stated under 5 Years
1032. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1033. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1034. Age Stated 15+ Years
1035. Bottled-in-Bond

Bourbon, Single Barrel, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1040. NAS
1041. Age Stated under 5 Years
1042. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1043. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1044. Age Stated 15+ Years

American, Blended
1050. NAS
1051. Age Stated under 5 Years
1052. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1053. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1054. Age Stated 15+ Years

American, Blended, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1060. NAS
1061. Age Stated under 5 Years
1062. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1063. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1064. Age Stated 15+ Years

American, Single Malt
1070. NAS
1071. Age Stated under 5 Years
1072. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1073. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1074. Age Stated 15+ Years
1075. Bottled-in-Bond

American, Corn
1080. NAS
1081. Age Stated under 5 Years
1082. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1083. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1084. Age Stated 15+ Years
1085. Bottled-in-Bond

American, Wheat
1090. NAS
1091. Age Stated under 5 Years
1092. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1093. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1094. Age Stated 15+ Years
1095. Bottled-in-Bond

American, Wheat, Single Malt
1100. NAS
1101. Age Stated under 5 Years
1102. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1103. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1104. Age Stated 15+ Years
1105. Bottled-in-Bond

American
1110. Flavored, Specify ________
1120. Moonshine
1130. Moonshine/ Flavored, Specify _________

Tennessee
1140. NAS
1141. Age Stated under 5 Years
1142. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1143. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1144. Age Stated 15+ Years
1145. Bottled-in-Bond

Tennessee, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1150. NAS
1151. Age Stated under 5 Years
1152. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1153. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1154. Age Stated 15+ Years

Rye, Straight
1160. NAS
1161. Age Stated under 5 Years
1162. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1163. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1164. Age Stated 15+ Years
1165. Bottled-in-Bond

Rye, Straight, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1170. NAS
1171. Age Stated under 5 Years
1172. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1173. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1174. Age Stated 15+ Years

Rye, Single Barrel
1180. NAS
1181. Age Stated under 5 Years
1182. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1183. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1184. Age Stated 15+ Years
1185. Bottled-in-Bond

Rye, Single Barrel, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1190. NAS
1191. Age Stated under 5 Years
1192. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1193. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1194. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Blended
1200. NAS
1201. Age Stated under 5 Years
1202. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1203. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1204. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Blended, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1210. NAS
1212. Age Stated under 5 Years
1213. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1214. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1215. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Single Grain, (specify) _____
1220. NAS
1221. Age Stated under 5 Years
1222. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1223. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1224. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Single Grain (specify), Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1225. NAS
1226. Age Stated under 5 Years
1227. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1228. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1229. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Single Malt
1230. NAS
1231. Age Stated under 5 Years
1232. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1233. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1234. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish (specify) _____
1240. NAS
1241. Age Stated under 5 Years
1242. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1243. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1244. Age Stated 15+ Years

Canadian, Flavored, Specify ________
1250. NAS
1251. Age Stated under 5 Years
1252. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1253. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1254. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Blended
1260. NAS
1261. Age Stated under 5 Years
1262. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1263. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1264. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Blended, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1270. NAS
1271. Age Stated under 5 Years
1272. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1273. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1274. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Single Grain, (specify) _____
1280. NAS
1281. Age Stated under 5 Years
1282. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1283. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1284. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Single Grain, Special Barrel Finish (specify) _____
1290. NAS
1291. Age Stated under 5 Years
1292. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1293. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1294. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Single Malt
1300. NAS
1301. Age Stated under 5 Years
1302. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1303. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1304. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1310. NAS
1311. Age Stated under 5 Years
1312. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1313. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1314. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Pure Pot Still
1320. NAS
1321. Age Stated under 5 Years
1322. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1323. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1324. Age Stated 15+ Years

Irish, Pure Pot Still, Special Barrel Finish, Specify ______
1330. NAS
1331. Age Stated under 5 Years
1332. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1333. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1334. Age Stated 15+ Years

Please select region for all Single Malt Scotch Entries

(A Highlands B Lowlands C Islay D Islands E Speyside F Campbelltown)

Scotch, Blended
1340. NAS
1341. Age Stated under 5 Years
1342. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1343. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1344. Age Stated 15+ Years

Scotch, Single Grain
1350. NAS
1351. Age Stated under 5 Years
1352. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1353. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1354. Age Stated 15+ Years

Scotch, Single Grain, Special Barrel Finish
1360. NAS
1361. Age Stated under 5 Years
1362. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1363. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1364. Age Stated 15+ Years

Scotch, Single Malt
1370. NAS
1371. Age Stated under 5 Years
1372. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1373. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1374. Age Stated 15+ Years

Scotch, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish _____
1380. NAS
1381. Age Stated under 5 Years
1382. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1383. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1384. Age Stated 15+ Years

Scotch, Single Malt, Peated
1390. NAS
1391. Age Stated under 5 Years
1392. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1393. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1394. Age Stated 15+ Years

Scotch, Single Malt, Peated, Special Barrel Finish, Specify _____
1400. NAS
1401. Age Stated under 5 Years
1402. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1403. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1404. Age Stated 15+ Years

Japanese, Blended
1410. NAS
1411. Age Stated under 5 Years
1412. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1413. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1414. Age Stated 15+ Years

Japanese, Blended, Special Barrel Finish, Specify _______
1420. NAS
1421. Age Stated under 5 Years
1422. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1423. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1424. Age Stated 15+ Years

Japanese, Single Grain, Specify______
1430. NAS
1431. Age Stated under 5 Years
1432. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1433. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1434. Age Stated 15+ Years

Japanese, Single Grain, Specify ______ Special Barrel Finish,
Specify ______

1440. NAS
1441. Age Stated under 5 Years
1442. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1443. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1444. Age Stated 15+ Years

Japanese, Single Malt
1450. NAS
1451. Age Stated under 5 Years
1452. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1453. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1454. Age Stated 15+ Years

Japanese, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish, Specify _______
1460. NAS
1461. Age Stated under 5 Years
1462. Age Stated 5-10 Years
1463. Age Stated 11-15 Years
1464. Age Stated 15+ Years

1500. Whisk(e)y Other _____

vodka

(Fill in Type: Potato, Wheat, Rye, Corn, Grain Blend, Other Grain, Fruit)

200. Domestic (USA), Classic (Clean) _____
201. Domestic (USA), Residual (Distiller is aware the vodka has flavor) _____
202. Domestic (USA), Over-proof _____
203. Imported, Classic (Clean) _____
204. Imported, Over-proof _____
205. Flavored _____
206. Aged _____
207. Other _____

gin

300. London Dry, Classic
301. Contemporary (Signature Botanical)
302. Old Tom, Classic
303. Old Tom, Classic, Aged/Cask Finish
304. Aged/Cask Finish, Specify______
305. Other _____

WHITE SPIRITS OTHER

400. Aquavit
401. Jenever
402. Ouzo
403. Soju
404. Shochu
405. Other _____

BAIJIU

406. Sauce Fragrance
407. Strong Fragrance

ABSINTHE

408. Absinthe Blanche (La Bleue)
409. Absinthe Verte
410. Absinthe Other _______

rum

500. White, Blanco
501. Dark/Gold
502. NAS
503. Age Stated Under 5 Years
504. Age Stated 5-10 Years
505. Age Stated 10-15 Years
506. Age Stated 15+
507. Naval/Over-Proof
508. Special Cask Finish
509. Flavored, Specify ______
510. Spiced

Rhum Agricole
511. NAS
512. Age Stated Under 5 Years
513. Age Stated 5-10 Years
514. Age Stated 11-15 Years
515. Age Stated 15+ Years
516. Cachaça, Unaged
517. Cachaça, Aged
518. Other _____

AGAVE (TEQUILA, MEZCAL)

600. Tequila, Blanco/Silver
601. Tequila, Gold
602. Tequila, Joven
603. Tequila, Reposado
604. Tequila, Añejo
605. Tequila, Extra Añejo
606. Tequila, Flavored, Specify _____
607. Tequila, Special Barrel Finish, Specify _______
608. Tequila, Liqueur, Coffee
609. Tequila, Liqueur, Chocolate
610. Tequila, Liqueur, Other, Specify______
611. Tequila, Other Agave Spirit _____
612. Mezcal, Blanco/Silver
613. Mezcal, Gold
614. Mezcal, Joven
615. Mezcal, Reposado
616. Mezcal, Añejo
617. Mezcal, Extra Añejo
618. Mezcal, Flavored, Specify_____
619. Mezcal, Special Barrel Finish, Specify_______
620. Mezcal, Other _____

BRANDY

700. Armagnac, NAS
701. Armagnac, VS
702. Armagnac, VSOP
703. Armagnac, XO
704. Armagnac, Extra Aged
705. Armagnac, Special Barrel Finish
706. Calvados
710. Cognac, NAS
711. Cognac, VS
712. Cognac, VSOP
713. Cognac, XO
714. Cognac, Extra Aged
715. Cognac, Special Barrel Finish

American, Grape
720. NAS
721. Age Stated Under 5 Years
723. Age Stated 5-10 Years
724. Age Stated 11-15 Years
725. Age Stated 15+ Years

American, Apple
730. NAS
731. Age Stated Under 5 Years
732. Age Stated 5-10 Years
733. Age Stated 11-15 Years
734. Age Stated 15+ Years

American, Fruit, Other _____
740. NAS
741. Age Stated Under 5 Years
742. Age Stated 5-10 Years
743. Age Stated 11-15 Years
744. Age Stated 15+ Years
750. French, Grape
751. French, Apple
752. French, Fruit Other _____
753. Italian, Grape
754. Italian, Grappa
755. Spanish, Grape
756. Spanish, Solera
757. Spanish, Brandy De Jerez
758. Spanish, Special Barrel Finish
759. Spanish, Flavored
760. Spanish, Orujo
761. Canadian
762. Caribbean
763. European
764. South American
765. Pisco, Chilean
766. Pisco, Peruvian
767. Other _____

Liqueurs

800. Vermouth
801. Herbal/Botanical
802. Coffee
803. Chocolate
804. Cream/Dairy
805. Cream/Dairy, Flavored, Specify _____
806. Fruit, Specify ____
807. Nut, Specify _____
808. Schnapps
809. Sloe Gin
810. Other _____

Spirits Other

900. Other _____
901. Sotol

Premixed Cocktails

100. Agave
101. Vodka
102. Gin
103. Rum
104. Whiskey
105. Brandy
106. Liqueurs
107. Seltzer/Rtd Cocktails/ Specify_____
108. Other _____

Mixers (Non-Alcoholic)
120. Bloody Mary
121. Daiquiri
122. Fruit
123. Margarita
124. Piña Colada
125. Specialty Cocktail Products
126. Other _____

Community Involvement (Free)

130. Hand Sanitizer
131. Other____

2021 Spirits Marketing + Design Categories

$125 each or $175 for campaigns

Entries will be evaluated for quality, creativity and resourcefulness. Judges will also take into consideration the apparent size of the operation. There could be multiple winners or no winners in a category.

For purposes of this competition, craft distillery is defined as a producer of small quantities distilled in single batches, as opposed to a larger distillers’ continuous process. Non-continuous small batch operations located within mega distilleries are not considered craft distilleries.

If you don’t see a satisfactory category, you can choose an appropriate “Other” category. You will then be prompted to create your own category.

For Marketing and Public Relations categories, after checkout, upload an explanation of the effort and/or any materials such as photos, videos, web addresses etc. For all other categories submit relevant files. If you want to send in a hard copy or bottle, please let us know via email. Entries are $125 unless otherwise noted.

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MARKETING/PROMOTION CAMPAIGN

1300. Branding ($175)
1301. Corporate Social Responsibility/Charitable Program ($175)
1302. Digital Media Campaign ($175)
1303. Integrated Marketing ($175)
1304. Marketing Stunt ($175)
1305. Craft Distillery Campaign ($175)
1306. Product Launch ($175)
1307. Special Event ($175)
1308. Other _____ ($175)

PUBLIC RELATIONS

1309. Brand Ambassador ($175)
1310. Distillery Tour ($175)
1311. Craft Distillery Tour ($175)
1312. Partnership ($175)
1313. Influencer Event ($175)
1314. Special Events ($175)
1315. Sponsorship ($175)
1316. Visitor Attraction ($175)
1317. Other _____ ($175)

ADVERTISING

1318. Advertising Campaign ($175)
1319. Web Advertising Campaign ($175)
1320. Banner/Sign
1321. Billboard
1322. Business/Trade Publication
1323. Magazine
1324. Newspaper
1325. Point of Purchase
1326. Poster
1327. Webmercial
1328. Web Display Ad (Pop-Ups, Banners etc.)
1329. Other_____

MEDIA RELATIONS/PUBLICITY

1330. Publicity Campaign ($175)
1331. Magazine Placement
1332. Newspaper Placement
1333. Online Placement
1334. Radio Placement
1335. Television Placement
1336. Other _____

MARKETING/PROMOTION MATERIALS DESIGN

1337. Branded Products (Restaurant, Barbeque Sauce, etc.)
1338. Holiday Card
1339. Invitation
1340. Logo
1341. Poster
1342. Specialty Item (T-Shirt, Metal Sign, Shot Glasses etc.)
1343. Other _____

BOTTLE DESIGN

1344. Creative/Unusual Appearance
1345. Historic/Traditional Appearance
1346. Modern Appearance
1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
1348. Other _____

LABEL DESIGN

1349. Creative/Unusual
1350. Historic/Traditional
1351. Product Story and Description
1352. Special Product
1353. Other _____

PACKAGING DESIGN

1354. Bottle Canister
1355. Bottle Special Packaging
1356. Display or Presentation box
1357. Folding Cartons
1358. Holiday/Gift Packaging
1359. Rigid Boxes
1360. Other _____

POINT OF SALE/DISPLAY DESIGN

1361. Bottle Sticker
1362. Bottle Collar
1363. Bottle Hangar
1364. Shelf Talker
1365. Signage
1366. Other _____

WEBSITE

1367. Distillery
1368. Craft Distillery
1369. Event
1370. Product
1371. Other _____

SOCIAL MEDIA

1372. Social Media Campaign (Multiple Platforms) ($175)
1373. Facebook Site
1374. Facebook Engagement
1375. Instagram Site
1376. Snapchat Filter
1377. Social Site Other _____
1378. Social Video
1379. Twitter Site
1380. Blog (Overall)
1381. Viral Marketing
1382. Other _____

VIDEO

1383. Corporate Image
1384. Educational
1385. Event
1386. Historical
1387. Marketing
1388. Promotional
1389. YouTube Video
1390. Podcast
1391. Other_____

NEW CATEGORY

My project doesn’t fit any of the categories.
1392. Other _____ ($175)

2019 Spirits Journalism Categories

$50 each

If you don’t see a satisfactory category, you can choose an appropriate “Other” category. You will then be prompted to create your own category.

The entry system will ask for a URL address for your entry or you can upload a file after checkout.

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WRITING FOR PRINT PUBLICATION

1400. Book
1401. Column
1402. Feature Article
1403. Lifestyle Article
1404. Listicle
1405. Marketing Material
1406. Newsletter
1407. Newsletter Article
1408. News Article
1409. Product Review
1410. Profile
1411. Publication
1412. Publication Article
1413. Review
1414. Travel
1415. Other _____

WRITING FOR THE WEB

1416. Blog Article
1417. Blog Series
1418. Blog Tasting Review
1419. E-Book
1420. E-Magazine
1421. E-Newsletter
1422. Column
1423. Feature Article
1424. Lifestyle Article
1425. Listicle
1426. News Article
1427. Product Review
1428. Profile
1429. Tasting Notes/Critique
1430. Travel
1431. Website
1432. Other _____

PHOTOGRAPHY

1433. Event
1434. Feature
1435. Lifestyle
1436. Product
1437. Still Life
1438. Travel
1439. Other _____

VIDEO

1440. Documentary
1441. Event
1442. Feature
1443. Interview
1444. Other _____

PODCAST

1445. Interview
1446. Review
1447. Other _____