2019 Taste Competition


Double Gold Winners

Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey


Sagamore Spirit

Region: Maryland
Category: Whisk(e)y | 121. Rye, Straight, NAS

Alcohol Content: 56%
Retail Price: $75
Production Volume: <5000

Tasting Notes:
“Crème brulee, toffee, and toasted caramel on the palate with notes of peach and apricot.”
“A warm, spicy, lingering finish with notes of toasted wood and candied fruit.”
“Deep, robust and nutty. Fabulous intensity.”
“Big Daddy! A power punch of spice and heft.”
“A high strength, big and bold flavored rye that is sweet and juicy with a satisfying bite on the back end.”

Sagamore Spirit Reserve Cognac Finish


Sagamore Spirit

Region: Maryland
Category: Whisk(e)y | 124. Rye, Straight, Special Barrel Finish, NAS

Alcohol Content: 53%
Retail Price: $70
Production Volume: <5000

Tasting Notes:
“Pleasant, complex fruit on the nose. I’m into it.”
“Overall a solid, delicious rue that I would love to sip with just a little water.”
“Makes me want to grab a good book and sip for awhile in my favorite chair.”
“Smooth finish and delicious.”
“Wow! My favorite of the entire competition. Balanced, bold, spicy, smooth, sultry.”

Mi Rancho Añejo 100% Agave Tequila


Casa Tequilera Dean Lozoya S.A. de C.V

Region: Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Category: Agave (Tequila, Mezcal) | 603. Tequila,100% Agave, Anejo

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $40
Production Volume: 5,001 – 50,000

Tasting Notes:
“Solid”
“Light gold color with slow legs. Mild nose with notes of wood, vanilla and green pepper”
“Pleasant and sippable.”
“Vanilla and custard palate with a cinnamon and nutmeg finish.
“Agave earthiness coupled with vanilla, caramel richness but a balanced freshness. Lovely.”
“Clean and neutral aroma at first whiff followed by a bouquet of floral notes. Balanced tannins, and not too sweet with tropical fruits and pepper flavors and a light, peppery finish.”

Corgi Spirits Earl Grey Gin


Corgi Spirits

Region: Jersey City, NJ
Category: Gin | 304. Contemporary (Signature Botanical)

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $34.99
Production Volume: <5000

Tasting Notes:
“Very pleasant”
“Strong notes of tea leaf on the nose.”
“More tea on the palate with bright notes of juniper, lemon peel, and coriander. Long, soft, lingering finish with a hint of tea leaf.”
“This is special. The tea notes are balanced and make this gin pretty and different.”
“Floral and tea notes mingle with juniper and a hint of lemon. A nice touch.”

Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur


Holladay Distillery

Region: County Cork, Ireland
Category: Liqueurs | 905. Cream/Dairy

Alcohol Content: 17%
Retail Price: $29.99
Production Volume: 5,001 – 50,000

Tasting Notes:
“Yum! Could have this for dessert anytime.”
“Balanced on the palate with rich vanilla and caramel.”
“Tastes like fresh cake batter and you can taste the pleasant alcohol flavor under the layers of caramel and cream. Dessert in a glass. Yes please!”
“Drink your dessert! Creamy and not annoyingly sweet.”


2019 Taste Competition


Gold Winners

Corgi Spirits Pembroke Gin


Corgi Spirits

Region: Jersey City, NJ
Category: Gin | 304. Contemporary (Signature Botanical)

Alcohol Content: 43%
Retail Price: $34.99
Production Volume: <5000

Cape Fear Maritime Gin


Cape Fear Distillery

Region: North Carolina
Category: Gin | 304. Contemporary (Signature Botanical)

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $24.95
Production Volume: <5000

Red Harbor Rum


Red Harbor Rum

Region: Charleston, SC
Category: Rum | 501. Dark/Gold, Age Stated to 5 Years

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $39.99
Production Volume: <5000

Holystone Distilling's Perla Vodka


Holystone Distilling

Region: Utah
Category: Vodka | Fruit Vodka | 210. Other — Grape based

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $34.95
Production Volume: <5000

Van Gogh Vodka


Van Gogh Vodka

Region: Holland
Category: Vodka | Grain Blend Vodka | 204. Vodka, Imported, Classic (Clean)

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $24.99
Production Volume: NA

Banner Natural Vodka


Banner Distilling Co.

Region: Texas
Category: Vodka |Grain Blend Vodka | 201. Domestic (USA), Classic (Clean)

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $22.99
Production Volume: <5000

Legent


Beam-Suntory

Region: Kentucky
Category: Whisk(e)y | 104. Bourbon, Straight, Special Barrel Finish

Alcohol Content: 47%
Retail Price: $35.00
Production Volume: 5,0001 – 100,000

Jim Beam Black


Jim Beam

Region: Kentucky
Category: Whisk(e)y | 100. Bourbon, Straight, NAS

Alcohol Content: 43%
Retail Price: $22.99
Production Volume: >750,000

Clyde May’s Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey


Conecuh Brands

Category: Whisk(e)y American Blended

Alcohol Content: 57%
Retail Price: $99.99
Production Volume: 1,500

Westland American Oak Single Malt Whiskey


Westland Distillery

Region: Washington
Category: Whisk(e)y | 111. American, Single Malt, NAS

Alcohol Content: 46%
Retail Price: $69.99
Production Volume: 50,001 – 100,000

Whisper Premium Rice Whiskey


Burlock and Barrel Distillers of Florida

Region: Florida
Category: Whisk(e)y | 114. American, 100% Rice

Alcohol Content: 45%
Retail Price: $79.99
Production Volume: <5000

Cooper’s Ransom Rye


Cooperstown Distillery

Region: New York
Category: Whisk(e)y | 120. Rye, Straight, NAS

Alcohol Content: 51%
Retail Price: $79.99
Production Volume: <5000

Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey


Conecuh Brands

Category: Whisk(e)y | 120. Rye, Straight, NAS

Alcohol Content: 47%
Retail Price: $44.99
Production Volume: 5,001 – 50,000

Sagamore Spirit Double Oak


Sagamore Spirit

Region: Maryland
Category: Whisk(e)y | 124. Rye, Straight, Special Barrel Finish, NAS

Alcohol Content: 48%
Retail Price: $59.99
Production Volume: <5000

Sagamore Spirit Signature Straight Rye Whiskey


Sagamore Spirit

Region: Maryland
Category: Whisk(e)y |121. Rye, Straight, NAS

Alcohol Content: 42%
Retail Price: $45.00
Production Volume: 5,001 – 50,000

Taste of Florida Spicy Bloody Mary


Taste of Florida

Region: Florida
Category: Mixers (Non-Alcoholic) | 1200. Bloody Mary

Alcohol Content: 0%
Retail Price: $4.99 to $5.99
Production Volume: 100,001 – 500,000

Boozewitch Shrubs


Gillespie’s Distillery & Boozewitch Brands

Region: British Columbia, Canada
Category: Mixers (Non-Alcoholic) | 1206. Other — Shrubs

Alcohol Content: 0%
Retail Price: $12.00
Production Volume: <5000


2019 Taste Competition


Silver Winners

Prospero Blanco


Conecuh Brands | Stella Anguiano

Region: Jalisco, Mexico
Category: Agave (Tequila, Mezcal) | 600. Tequila,100% Agave, Blanco/Silver

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $34.99
Production Volume: <5000

Holystone Distilling's Bosun’s Navy Strength Gin


Holystone Distilling

Region: Utah
Category: Gin | 321. Other — Dry Style Navy Strength

Alcohol Content: 57%
Retail Price: $38.95
Production Volume: <5000

Forager Rum Finished in Bourbon Barrels


Central Coast Distillery

Region: Central Coast/California
Category: Rum | 501. Dark/Gold, Age Stated to 5 Years

Alcohol Content: 45%
Retail Price: $40.00
Production Volume: <5000

Forager Vodka Distilled from Raw Honey


Central Coast Distillery

Region: Central Coast/California
Category: Vodka | Fruit Vodka | 205. Vodka, USA, Residual (Distiller is aware the vodka has flavor)

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $42.00
Production Volume: <5000

Vision Vodka


Vision Vodka

Region: Oregon
Category: Vodka | Wheat Vodka | 201. Domestic (USA), Classic (Clean)

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $30.00
Production Volume: <5000

Jim Beam White


Jim Beam

Region: Kentucky
Category: Whisk(e)y | 100. Bourbon, Straight, NAS

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $17.99
Production Volume: >750,000

Dead Man's Hand


Whiskey River

Region: California
Category: Whisk(e)y | 110. American, Blended, Special Barrel Finish

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $29.99
Production Volume: <5000

Cloudsplitter Single Malt Whiskey


High Peaks Distilling

Region: New York
Category: Whisk(e)y | 112. American, Single Malt, Age Stated to 10 Years

Alcohol Content: 46%
Retail Price: $60.00
Production Volume: <5000

Ghost Ship (Corn Whiskey)


Cleveland Distillery

Region: Ohio
Category: Whisk(e)y | 114. American, 100% Corn

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $20.00
Production Volume: <5000

1%er


Black Diamond Whiskey

Region: Maine
Category: Whisk(e)y | 116. American, Moonshine/ Unaged

Alcohol Content: 50%
Retail Price: $NA
Production Volume: <5000

Early Times Kentucky Whisky


Brown-Forman

Region: Kentucky
Category: Whisk(e)y | 168. Other — Kentucky Whisky

Alcohol Content: 40%
Retail Price: $8.99
Production Volume: 50,001 – 100,000


2019 Marketing Competition


Double Gold Winners

Colangelo & Partners


Client: Diplomatico Rum

Title of Entry: Diplomatico Rum Social Media
Category: Social Media | 1372. Social Media Campaign (Multiple Platforms)
Location
: New York, NY
Websitewww.colangelopr.com

Society Awards


Title of Entry: 10 Year Anniversary Bourbon
Category: Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 1307. Special Event
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Society Awards


Title of Entry: 10 Year Anniversary Bourbon Barrel
Category: Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 1304. Marketing Stunt
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Archie Rose Distilling Co.


Title of Entry: Archie Rose Distilling Co.
Category: Public Relations | 1316. Visitor Attraction
Location
: Rosebery, Australia
Websitewww.archierose.com.au

Journeyman Distillery


Title of Entry: We Are Journeyman
Category: Video | 1383. Corporate Image
Location
: Three Oaks, MI
Websitejourneymandistillery.com

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms Bottle Design
Category: Bottle Design | 1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Partners + Napier


Client: Constellation Brands, Inc.

Title of Entry: Casa Noble Barrel Stave Box
Category: Public Relations | 1309. Brand Ambassador ($175)
Location
: Rochester, NY
Websitewww.partnersandnapier.com

Journeyman Distillery


Title of Entry: Building A Distillery
Category: Video | 1387. Marketing
Location
: Three Oaks, MI
Websitejourneymandistillery.com

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co


Title of Entry: “Just Like Us” Video
Category: Social Media | 1378. Social Video
Location
: DeKalb, IL
Websitewhiskeyacres.com

Red Harbor Rum


Title of Entry: Red Harbor Rum
Category: Bottle Design | 1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
Location
: North Charleston, SC
Websitewww.redharborrum.com

Clyde May's


Title of Entry: Clyde May’s Straight Rye Whiskey
Category: Label Design | 1351. Product Story and Description
Location
: Garden City, NY
Websitewww.clydemays.com

Clyde May's


Title of Entry: Clyde May’s Cask Strength Alabama Style Whiskey
Category: Label Design | 1351. Product Story and Description
Location
: Garden City, NY
Websitewww.clydemays.com

Hanna Lee Communications


Client: The Polynesian

Title of Entry: Making The Polynesian, Major Food Group’s 21st Century Tiki Haven, the Most Talked About Bar in America
Category: Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 1300. Branding
Location
: New York, NY
Websitewww.hannaleecommunications.com

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms Website
Category: Website | 1370. Product
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms Product Story
Category: Label Design | 1351. Product Story and Description
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Sunday Afternoon


Client: Desgin Gin

Title of Entry: Gin From Within
Category: Advertising | 1326. Poster
Location
: Brooklyn, NY
Websitewww.desgingin.com

Heavenly Spirits


Title of Entry: From France With LOVE campaign
Category: Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 1300. Branding
Location
: Lakeville, MA
Websitewww.heavenlyspirits.com

Holladay Distillery


Client: Five Farms Irish Cream

Title of Entry: Five Farms Branding
Category: Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 1300. Branding
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Sagamore Spirit


Title of Entry: Bourbon’s Older Brother
Category: Advertising | 1318. Advertising Campaign
Location
: Baltimore, MD
Websitewww.sagamorespirit.com

Sagamore Spirit


Title of Entry: Branding by Sagamore Spirit
Category: Marketing/Promotion Campaign | 1300. Branding
Location
: Baltimore, MD
Websitewww.sagamorespirit.com

Sagamore Spirit


Title of Entry: Cocktail Column Still
Category: Marketing/Promotion Materials Design | 1342. Specialty Item (T-Shirt, Metal Sign, Shot Glasses etc.)
Location
: Baltimore, MD
Websitewww.sagamorespirit.com

Sagamore Spirit


Title of Entry: Six-Sided Bottle by Sagamore Spirit
Category: Bottle Design | 1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
Location
: Baltimore, MD
Websitewww.sagamorespirit.com

2019 Marketing Competition


Gold Winners

Sipssudsandsmokes


Title of Entry: Sips, Suds, & Smokes
Category: Podcast | 1446. Review
Location
: Nashville, TN
Websitewww.sipssudsandsmokes.com

Holystone Distilling


Title of Entry: Holystone Distilling Bosun’s Gin
Category: Label Design | 1353. Other —
Location
: Salt Lake City, UT
Websitewww.Holystonedistilling.com

Black Diamond Whiskey


Title of Entry: 1%er History
Category: Label Design | 1351. Product Story and Description
Location
: Brunswick, ME
Websitewww.blackdiamondwhiskey.com

Firesite Films


Client: Hartford Flavors

Title of Entry: Wild Moon Liqueurs – Rose Gin Old Fashioned Recipe video
Category: Video | 1387. Marketing
Location
: Noank, CT
Websitewww.firesitefilms.com

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms Specialty POS
Category: Point of Sale/Display Design | 1366. Other — Specialty POS Items
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms / Kansas City Irish Fest
Category: Public Relations | 1315. Sponsorship
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Society Awards


Client: Ambition Beverages

Title of Entry: Vision Vodka
Category: Bottle Design | 1346. Modern Appearance
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Society Awards


Client: Ambition Beverages

Title of Entry: Vision Vodka
Category: Bottle Design | 1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Society Awards


Title of Entry: Anniversary Bourbon
Category: Packaging Design | 1358. Holiday/Gift Packaging
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Creative Department


Client: Urban Press Spirits

Title of Entry: Affinity Gin
Category: Label Design | 1350. Historic/Traditional
Location
: Long Beach, CA
Websitecdepartment.com

Cooperstown Distillery


Title of Entry: Cooper’s Ransom Rye Bottle
Category: Bottle Design | 1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
Location
: Cooperstown, NY
Websitewww.CooperstownDistillery.com

Burlock and Barrel Distillers of Florida


Client: Whisper Premium Rice Whiskey

Title of Entry: Whisper Premium Rice Whiskey
Category: Bottle Design | 1345. Historic/Traditional Appearance
Location
: Jacksonville, FL
Websitewww.burlockandbarrel.com

Sagamore Spirit


Title of Entry: Sagamore Spirit Distillery Tour
Category: Public Relations | 1310. Distillery Tour
Location
: Baltimore, MD
Websitewww.sagamorespirit.com

2019 Marketing Competition


Silver Winners

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms / Wall Street Journal Ads
Category: Advertising | 1324. Newspaper
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Holystone Distilling


Title of Entry: Holystone Distilling’s Perla Vodka
Category: Label Design | 1353. Other —
Location
: Salt Lake City, UT
Websitewww.Holystonedistilling.com

MOI, Mark Oliver Inc


Client: Central Coast Distillery, Forager

Title of Entry: Vodka Distilled from Raw Honey
Category: Label Design | 1349. Creative/Unusual
Location
: Solvang, CA
Websitewww.markoliverinc.com

Cape Fear Distillery


Title of Entry: Cape Fear Distillery Maritime Gin
Category: Label Design | 1349. Creative/Unusual
Location
: Elizabethtown, NC
Websitewww.CapeFearDistillery.com

Whiskey River


Client: Dead Man's Hand

Title of Entry: Dead Man’s Hand
Category: Label Design | 1349. Creative/Unusual
Location
: Fairfield, CA
Websitefacebook.com/Dead Man’s Hand

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms Display Box
Category: Packaging Design | 1356. Display or Presentation box
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Five Farms Irish Cream


Title of Entry: Five Farms Logo
Category: Marketing/Promotion Materials Design | 1340. Logo
Location
: Weston, MO
Websitefivefarmsirishcream.com

Society Awards


Client: Ambition Beverages

Title of Entry: Vision Vodka Website
Category: Website | 1370. Product
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Society Awards


Client: Riazul

Title of Entry: Riazul Tequila
Category: Bottle Design | 1347. Shape and Overall Appearance
Location
: New York, NY
Websitesocietyawards.com

Heavenly Spirits


Title of Entry: From France With LOVE Ad
Category: Advertising | 1323. Magazine
Location
: Lakeville, MA
Websitewww.heavenlyspirits.com

Heavenly Spirits


Title of Entry: From France With LOVE
Category: Advertising | 1323. Magazine
Location
: Lakeville, MA
Websitewww.heavenlyspirits.com

Creative Department


Client: Urban Press Spirits

Title of Entry: Piccolo – Petit Verdot
Category: Label Design | 1349. Creative/Unusual
Location
: Long Beach, CA
Websitecdepartment.com

Creative Department


Client: Urban Press Winery

Title of Entry: Regal Raspberry Wine
Category: Label Design | 1349. Creative/Unusual
Location
: Long Beach, CA
Websitecdepartment.com