2019 Spirits Taste Categories

$425 each

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WHISK(E)Y

100. Bourbon, Straight, NAS
101. Bourbon, Straight, Age Stated to 10 Years
102. Bourbon, Straight, Age Stated 11-17 Years
103. Bourbon, Straight, Age Stated 18+ Years
104. Bourbon, Straight, Special Barrel Finish
105. Bourbon, Single Barrel, NAS
106. Bourbon, Single Barrel, Age Stated to 10 Years
107. Bourbon, Single Barrel, Age Stated 11+ Years
108. Bourbon, Single Barrel, Special Barrel Finish
109. American, Blended, NAS
110. American, Blended, Special Barrel Finish
111. American, Single Malt, NAS
112. American, Single Malt, Age Stated to 10 Years
113. American, Single Malt, Age Stated 11+ Years
114. American, 100% Corn
115. American, 100% Wheat
116. American, Moonshine/ Unaged
117. American, Moonshine/ Unaged/ Flavored
118. Tennessee
119. Tennessee, Special Barrel Finish
120. Rye, Straight, NAS
121. Rye, Straight, Age Stated to 10 Years
122. Rye, Straight, Age Stated 11-17 Years
123. Rye, Straight, Age Stated 18+ Years
124. Rye, Straight, Special Barrel Finish
125. Rye, Single Barrel, NAS
126. Rye, Single Barrel, Special Barrel Finish
127. Canadian, Blended, NAS
128. Canadian, Blended, Special Barrel Finish
129. Canadian, Single Grain, (specify) _____
130. Canadian, Single Grain, (specify) Special Barrel Finish _____
131. Canadian, Single Malt, NAS (specify) _____
132. Canadian, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish (specify) _____
133. Canadian, Flavored
134. Irish, Blended, NAS
135. Irish, Blended, Special Barrel Finish
136. Irish, Single Grain, NAS (specify) _____
137. Irish, Single Grain, Special Barrel Finish (specify) _____
138. Irish, Single Malt
139. Irish, Single Malt, Age Stated 12+ Years
140. Irish, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish
141. Irish, Pure Pot Still
142. Irish, Pure Pot Still, Age Stated 12+ Years
143. Irish, Pure Pot Still, Special Barrel Finish
144. Scotch, Blended, NAS
145. Scotch, Blended, Age Stated to 12 Years
146. Scotch, Blended, Age Stated 13-20 Years
147. Scotch, Blended, Age Stated 21+ Years
148. Scotch, Single Grain, NAS
149. Scotch, Single Grain, Age Stated to 12 Years
150. Scotch, Single Grain, Age Stated 13+ Years
151. Scotch, Single Grain, Special Barrel Finish

Please select region for all Single Malt Scotch Entries

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

152. Scotch, Single Malt, NAS _____
153. Scotch, Single Malt, Age Stated to 12 Years _____
154. Scotch, Single Malt, Age Stated 13-19 Years _____
155. Scotch, Single Malt, Age Stated 20+ Years _____
156. Scotch, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish _____
157. Scotch, Single Malt, Peated, NAS _____
158. Scotch, Single Malt, Peated, Age Stated to 12 Years _____
159. Scotch, Single Malt, Peated, Age Stated 13-19 Years _____
160. Scotch, Single Malt, Peated, Age Stated 20+ Years _____
161. Scotch, Single Malt, Peated, Special Barrel Finish _____
162. Japanese, Blended, NAS
163. Japanese, Blended, Special Barrel Finish
164. Japanese, Single Grain, NAS
165. Japanese, Single Grain, Special Barrel Finish
166. Japanese, Single Malt, NAS
167. Japanese, Single Malt, Special Barrel Finish
168. World Whisk(e)y Other _____

vodka

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

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

gin

301. London Dry, Classic
304. Contemporary (Signature Botanical)
307. Redistilled London Dry, Classic
310. Redistilled London Dry, Classic, Aged/Cask Finish
311. Redistilled Contemporary (Signature botanical)
314. Redistilled Contemporary (Signature botanical), Aged/Cask Finish
315. Old Tom, Classic
318. Old Tom, Classic, Aged/Cask Finish
319. Cold Compound (no heat)
320. Cold Compound (no heat), Aged/Cask Finish
321. Other _____

WHITE SPIRITS OTHER

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

BAIJIU

406. Sauce Fragrance
407. Strong Fragrance
408. Light Fragrance
408. Rice Fragrance

ABSINTHE

409. Absinthe Blanche (la Bleue)
410. Absinthe Verte
411. Absinthe Other _______

rum

500. White, Unaged
501. Dark/Gold, Age Stated to 5 Years
502. Extra-Aged, 5+ Years
503. Over-Proof
504. Pure Pot Still, White, Unaged
505. Pure Pot Still, Age Stated to 5 Years
506. Pure Pot Still, Age Stated 6+ Years
507. Pure Pot Still, Special Cask Finish
508. Flavored
509. Spiced
510. Rhum Agricole
511. Cachaça, Unaged
512. Cachaça, Aged
513. Other _____

AGAVE (TEQUILA, MEZCAL)

600. Tequila,100% Agave, Blanco/Silver
601. Tequila,100% Agave, Joven
602. Tequila,100% Agave, Reposado
603. Tequila,100% Agave, Añejo
604. Tequila,100% Agave, Extra Añejo
605. Tequila, Blanco/Silver
606. Tequila, Gold
607. Tequila, Joven
608. Tequila, Reposado
609. Tequila, Añejo
610. Tequila, Extra Añejo
611. Tequila, Flavored
612. Tequila, Special Barrel Finish
613. Tequila, Liqueur, Coffee
614. Tequila, Liqueur, Chocolate
615. Tequila, Liqueur, Other
616. Tequila, Other Agave Spirit _____
617. Mezcal, 100% Agave, Blanco/Silver
618. Mezcal, 100% Agave, Joven
619. Mezcal, 100% Agave, Reposado
620. Mezcal, 100% Agave, Añejo
621. Mezcal, 100% Agave, Extra Añejo
622. Mezcal, Blanco/Silver
623. Mezcal, Gold
624. Mezcal, Joven
625. Mezcal, Reposado
626. Mezcal, Añejo
627. Mezcal, Extra Añejo
628. Mezcal, Flavored
629. Mezcal, Special Barrel Finish
630. Mezcal, Other _____

BRANDY

800. Armagnac, NAS
801. Armagnac, VS
802. Armagnac, VSOP
803. Armagnac, XO
804. Armagnac, Extra Aged
805. Armagnac, Special Barrel Finish
806. Calvados
807. Cognac, NAS
808. Cognac, VS
809. Cognac, VSOP
810. Cognac, XO
811. Cognac, Extra Aged
812. Cognac, Special Barrel Finish
813. American, Grape, Column Still, Aged
814. American, Grape, Pot/Hybrid Still, Unaged
815. American, Column Still, Aged
816. American, Column Still, Unaged
817. American, Alambic
818. American, Apple
819. American, Fruit Other _____
820. American, Flavored
821. American, Unaged
822. French, Grape
823. French, Apple
824. French, Fruit Other _____
825. Italian, Grape
826. Italian, Grappa
827. Spanish, Grape
828. Spanish, Solera
829. Spanish, Brandy de Jerez
830. Spanish, Special Barrel Finish
831. Spanish, Flavored
832. Spanish, Orujo
833. Canadian
834. Caribbean
835. European
836. South American
837. Pisco, Chilean
838. Pisco, Peruvian
839. Other _____

Liqueurs

901. Apéritif/Vermouth
902. Herbal/Botanical
903. Coffee
904. Chocolate
905. Cream/Dairy
906. Fruit
907. Nut
908. Schnapps
909. Sloe Gin
910. Other _____

Spirits Other

1000. Other _____

Premixed Cocktails

1100. Agave
1101. Vodka
1102. Gin
1103. Rum
1104. Whiskey
1105. Brandy
1106. Liqueurs
1107. Other _____

Mixers (Non-Alcoholic)

1200. Bloody Mary
1201. Daiquiri
1202. Fruit
1203. Margarita
1204. Piña Colada
1205. Specialty Cocktail Products
1206. Other _____

2019 Spirits Marketing Categories

$110 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 $110 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. Other_____

NEW CATEGORY

My project doesn’t fit any of the categories.
1391. 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 _____