2016 American Craft Spirits Awards

The American Craft Spirits Awards winners in the categories of Vodka/Grain, Gin, Brandy, Rum, Whiskey, and Specialty Spirits. Use the links below to view the winners in each category or download a PDF copy of the full results.

BEST IN SHOW

Maggie's Farm Single Barrel, Allegheny Distilling

AWARD CATEGORIES

Congratulations are in order for all of these fine spirits as well as for all of the medalists in this year’s competition.

BEST OF VODKA

Ballast Point Spirits, Fugu Vodka

BEST IN CATEGORY

Potato: Pür Class Vodka, Hendricks Family Distillery Llc
Corn (Grain): Fugu Vodka, Ballast Point Spirits (Best in Class)

Gold Medalists Distillery Spirit Name
Algodones Distillery Claro “clear Diamond Vodka
Ballast Point Spirits Fugu Vodka
Disobedient Spirits Premium Blue Corn Vodka
Hendricks Family Distillery Llc Pür Class Vodka
Mile High Spirits Llc Vixen Vodka
Mogul Distillery Mogul Vodka
Tom’s Town Distilling Co. Eli’s Strongarm Vodka
Silver Medalists Backwards Distilling Company Ringleader Vodka
Ballast Point Spirits Fugu Habanero Vodka
Ballast Point Spirits Fugu Jamaicavodka
Bear Creek Distillery Bear Creek Distillery 100% Rye Vodka
Bluebird Distilling Bluebird Distilling Vodka
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Vodka
Copperworks Distilling Company Copperworks Vodka
Cougar Red Distillery, Llc Cougar Red Vodka
Frankfort Spirits, Inc. Verdict Vodka
Great Northern Distilling Great Northern Distilling Potato Vodka
Grey Matter Distillery Carve Craft Vodka
Harvest Spirits Core Black Raspberry Vodka
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Premium Vodka
Knox Whiskey Works Tn Valley Vodka
Long Road Distillers Long Road Vodka
Long Road Distillers Long Road Wendy Peppercorn
New England Sweetwater Farm & Distillery Ashuelot Vodka
Niagara Distilling Company Llc 1812
Rusted Crow Spirits Llc Detroit Steam Vodka
Sandstone Distillery Vodka
Scratch Distilleryâ„¢ Scratch Distillery Potato Vodka
Scratch Distilleryâ„¢ Scratch Distillery Pepper Flavored Vodka
Solar Spirits Llc Solar Spirits Pacific Coast Vodka
Vikre Distillery Vikre Lake Superior Vodka
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Vodka
Wilderness Trace Distillery Blue Heron
Bronze Medalists Ballast Point Spirits Fugu Horchata Vodka
Ballast Point Spirits Fugu Pina Vodka
Bear Creek Distillery Bear Creek Distillery 100% Wheat Vodka
Churchill Vineyards / Frey Ranch Estate Distillery Frey Ranch Vodka
Harvest Spirits Core Vodka
Hudson Valley Distillers Spirits Grove Vodka
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Lake House Vodka
Marble Distilling Co. Crystal River Vodka 80
Rogue Spirits Single Malt Vodka
Scratch Distilleryâ„¢ Scratch Distillery Citrus Flavored Vodka
Solar Spirits Llc Solar Spirits Original Premium Vodka
Trailhead Spirits Great North Vodka
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co Whiskey Acres Vodka
Wildwood Spirits Co. Stark Vatten

BEST OF GIN

Barrel Aged Knickerbocker, New Holland Artisan Spirits

BEST IN CATEGORY

Barrel-Aged: Barrel-Aged Knickerbocker Gin, New Holland Artisan Spirits (Best in Class)
Ginever: Wigle’s Barrel Rested Ginever, Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc
Gin Contemporary​: Healy’s Gin, Trailhead Spirits
Old Tom​: Barr Hill Gin, Caledonia Spirits

Gold Medalists Distillery Spirit Name
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin
New Holland Artisan Spirits Knickerbocker Gin
New Holland Artisan Spirits Barrel-aged Knickerbocker Gin
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Wigle’s Barrel-rested Ginever
Trailhead Spirits Healy’s Gin
Silver Medalists Artisan Spirits And Brandy Works Gin
Atelier Vie Euphrosine Gin #9 Barrel-finished Reserve
Ballast Point Spirits Old Grove Gin
Copper Fiddle Distillery Tom Gin
Copperworks Distilling Company Copperworks Gin
Corsair Distillery Genever
Driftless Glen Distillery Wiscongin
Durham Distillery Conniption American Dry Gin
Graton Distilling Company D. George Benham’s Gin
House Spirits Distillery Aviation American Gin
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery 1843 Gin
New Columbia Distillers Green Hat Fall/winter Gin “ginavit” Xo
New York Distilling Co. Dorothy Parker American Gin
One Eight Distilling Ivy City Gin
Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin
Rogue Spirits Pink Spruce Gin
San Juan Island Distillery Spy Hop Gin
Scratch Distilleryâ„¢ Scratch Distillery G&t Style Gin
Scratch Distilleryâ„¢ Scratch Distillery Barrel-finished Gin
Sons Of Liberty Spirits Co. True Born Gin – The Belgian Wheat Act
Tom’s Town Distilling Co. Mcelroy’s Corruption Gin
Two James Spirits Two James Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin
Bronze Medalists Backwards Distilling Company Contortionist Gin
Bent Brewstillery Gunner Ghost
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Oak Reserve Gin
Bluebird Distilling Juniperus Gin
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Reserve Tom Cat Gin
Copper Fiddle Distillery Fiddle Gin
Copper Fox Distillery Vir
Copperworks Distilling Company Copperworks New Barrel Gin
Corsair Distillery Barrel Aged Gin
Disobedient Spirits Hoodlebug Premium Gin
Durham Distillery Conniption Navy Strength Gin
Hudson Valley Distillers Clear Mountain Gin
Knox Whiskey Works Jackson Ave Gin
Manatawny Still Works Manatawny Still Works Odd Fellows No214 Gin
New Riff Distilling, Llc New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin Bourbon Barreled
New York Distilling Co. Chief Gowanus New-netherland Gin
Orange County Distillery Gin
Revolution Spirits Austin Reserve Gin
Rusted Crow Spirits Llc Ginstache Gin
Solar Spirits Llc Solar Spirits London Dry Gin
Stonecutter Spirits Llc Stonecutter Spirits Single Barrel Gin
Temple Distilling Company Chapter One Gin
Temple Distilling Company Chapter One Navy Strength Gin
Trailhead Spirits Healy’s Reserve
Triple Eight Distillery Gale Force Gin
Wildwood Spirits Co. Kur
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery Garden Gate Gin
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Treeline Barrel Rested Gin
Silver Medalists Distillery Spirit Name
Driftless Glen Distillery 5 Year Reserve Brandy
Harvest Spirits Harvest Spirits Apple Brandy
San Juan Island Distillery Apple Brandy
Bronze Medalists Glacier Distilling Company Glacier Distilling Pear Eau-de-vie
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Peach Brandy
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Apple Brandy
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Applejack
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Grappa
Hudson Valley Distillers Adirondack Applejack
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Apple Brandy
Vermont Spirits No. 14 Apple Brandy
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery Coquard Brandy

BEST OF SPECIALTY SPIRITS

Barrel Aged Blueberry Liqueur, Huber’s Starlight Distillery

Gold Medalists Distillery Spirit Name
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Blueberry Liqueur
Silver Medalists Four Leaf Spirits Sásta Herbal Tea Liqueur
Ballast Point Spirits Coffee Liqueur
Bent Brewstillery Sugarshine
Call Family Distillers Moonshine – flavored
Copper Barrel Distillery Sugarshine
Copper Barrel Distillery Moonshine – flavored
Dehner Distillery Whiskey Based Liqueur
High Wire Distilling Co. Herbal Liqueur
Long Road Distillers Aqua Vit
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Non-traditional
Two James Spirits Absinthe
Bronze Medalists Belmont Farms Generic
Boston Harbor Distillery Hopped
Boston Harbor Distillery Hopped
Broad Branch Distillery Sugarshine
Call Family Distillers Sugarshine
Call Family Distillers Moonshine – flavored
Copper Barrel Distillery Moonshine – flavored
Disobedient Spirits Sweet Liqueur
Durham Distillery Coffee Liqueur
Feisty Spirits Hopped
Liquid Riot Bottling Company Herbal Liqueur
New Columbia Distillers Herbal Liqueur
Outer Banks Distilling Spiced Rum – flavored
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Absinthe
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Non-traditional
Stilljoy Spirits, Inc. Whiskey Based Liqueur
Vermont Spirits Rum less than 1 yr
Vikre Distillery Aqua Vit
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery Absinthe

BEST OF RUM

Maggie's Farm Single Barrel , Allegheny Distilling

Gold Medalists Distillery Spirit Name
Allegheny Distilling, Llc Maggie’s Farm Single Barrel
Allegheny Distilling, Llc Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Rye Oak Aged
Ballast Point Spirits Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum
Bear Creek Distillery Bear Creek Distillery Cask Strength Rum
Richland Distilling Company Richland Single Estate Old Georgia Rum
Silver Medalists Allegheny Distilling, Llc Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Unaged
Allegheny Distilling, Llc Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Bourbon Oak Aged
Backwards Distilling Company Sword Swallower Rum
Bear Creek Distillery Bear Creek Distillery Silver Rum
Bier Distillery Devil’s Message Obsidian
Big Escambia Spirits Cru Rum
Bluebird Distilling Sugarcane Rum
Cannon Beach Distillery Donjon Shanks
Great Northern Distilling Great Northern Distilling Opportunity Rum
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Spiced Rum
Louisiana Spirits Llc Bayou Rum Silver
Louisiana Spirits Llc Bayou Rum Spiced
Louisiana Spirits Llc Bayou Select Rum
Manatawny Still Works Manatawny Still Works Small-batch Rum Batch03
New Holland Artisan Spirits Michigan Amber Rum
Njoy Spirits, Llc. Distillery Mermaid Rum
Outer Banks Distilling Kill Devil Silver Rum
Prichards Distillery, Inc. Prichards Fine Rum
Smoky Quartz Distillery Llc Granite Coast Rum
Wicked Dolphin Wicked Dolphin Hidden Barrel Reserve
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Rum
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Small Barrel Rum
Bronze Medalists Allegheny Distilling, Llc Maggie’s Farm White Rum
Allegheny Distilling, Llc Maggie’s Farm Spiced Rum
Artisan Grain Distillery Artisan Grain Silver Rum
Ballast Point Spirits Three Sheets Rum
Ballast Point Spirits Three Sheets Spiced Rum
Beach Time Distilling Beach Fire Spiced Rum
Cannon Beach Distillery Dorymen’s
Coppercraft Distillery Coppercraft Rum
Mad River Distillers Px Rum
Montanya Distillers, Llc Exclusiva Rum
Rogue Spirits Hazelnut Spice Rum
Still 630 Soulard Island
Still 630 Soulard Island Smoked Honey Rum
Wicked Dolphin Wicked Dolphin Gold
Wicked Dolphin Wicked Dolphin Brewers Series Double Barrel
Wilderness Trace Distillery Harvest Rum

BEST OF WHISKEY

Still 630, Double Barrel Rallypoint

BEST IN CATEGORY

Bourbon:  Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Kings County Distillery
Malt: The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky, Triple Eight Distillery
Rye: Double Barrel Rallypoint, Still 630 (Best in Class)
Wheat: Organic Pittsburgh Straight Wheat Whiskey, Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc
Whiskey Liquor: Vermont Night Whiskey Liqueur, Square One Brewery & Distillery

Gold Medalists Distillery Spirit Name
Corsair Distillery Triple Smoke Single Barrel
Garrison Brothers Distillery Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon
High Wire Distilling Co. New Southern Revival Single Malt
House Spirits Distillery Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey
J.k.williams Distilling Llc J.k.’s High Rye
Kings County Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Single Malt
New Riff Distilling, Llc New Riff New Make Malted Rye Mash
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Organic Pittsburgh Straight Wheat Whiskey
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 Single Barrel
Square One Brewery & Distillery Vermont Night Whiskey Liqueur
Still 630 Double Barrel Rallypoint
Stillwater Spirits Moylan’s American Single Malt
Triple Eight Distillery The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky
Virginia Distillery Company Virginia Highland Malt
Woodinville Whiskey Co. Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Silver Medalists 45th Parallel Spirits Border Bourbon
45th Parallel Spirits W Wheat Whiskey
Appalachian Gap Distillery Ridgeline Vermont Whiskey
Appalachian Mountain Spirits Revelations, A Single Malt Corn Whisky
Balcones Distilling Balcones Baby Blue
Balcones Distilling Balcones ‘1’ Texas Single Malt
Balcones Distilling Balcones True Blue 100
Ballast Point Spirits Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey
Ballast Point Spirits Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey
Ballast Point Spirits Devil’s Share Moonshine
Batch 206 Distillery Old Log Cabin Bourbon
Beechtree Distillery Llc Beechtree Tennessee Single Barrel Whiskey
Black Button Distilling Four Grain Bourbon
Bluebird Distilling White Rye Whiskey
Copper Fox Distillery Wasmund’s
Copper Fox Distillery Copper Fox
Copper Fox Distillery Belle Grove 1797
Corsair Distillery Wildfire
Cut Spike Distillery Cut Spike Single Malt Whiskey
Disobedient Spirits Blue Dog Corn Whiskey
Feisty Spirits Feisty Spirits Rcto Bourbon
Florida Farm Distillers Palm Ridge Reserve
Florida Farm Distillers Palm Ridge Rye
Frankfort Spirits, Inc. Emil Stimple Bourbon – Double Barrel
Garrison Brothers Distillery Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Garrison Brothers Distillery Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel
Glacier Distilling Company Bad Rock
Golden Moon Distillery Golden Moon Colorado Single Malt Whiskey
Great Northern Distilling Great Northern Distilling Vanguard Whiskey
Great Northern Distilling Great Northern Distilling Rye Whiskey
Hamilton Distillers Whiskey Del Bac – Dorado
Harvest Spirits John Henry Single Malt Whiskey
Hillrock Estate Distillery Solera Aged Bourbon
Hillrock Estate Distillery Single Malt Whiskey
Iron Smoke Distillery Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Kings County Bourbon
Kings County Distillery Kings County Wine Cask Finished Bourbon
Knox Whiskey Works Old City Heirloom Corn Whiskey
Ko Distilling Virginia Moon White Whiskey
Lake George Distilling Company Bullhead Bourbon
Lazy Guy Distillery Threesome Whiskey
Mad River Distillers Mad River Distillers Bourbon
Manatawny Still Works Manatawny Still Works Small-batch Whiskey Batch06
Manatawny Still Works Manatawny Still Works Small-batch Whiskey Batch07 Cask Strength
Middle West Spirits Oyo Oloroso Wheat Whiskey
Motor City Gas Oak Town Brown
New Holland Artisan Spirits Beer Barrel Bourbon
New Holland Artisan Spirits Pitchfork Wheat
New Holland Artisan Spirits Zeppelin Bend
New Holland Artisan Spirits Cask & Smoke
New Liberty Distillery Kinsey American Whiskey Aged 7 Years Cask Strength
New Riff Distilling, Llc O.k.i. Straight Bourbon Whiskey Saison Barrel Finish
New York Distilling Co. Mr. Katz’s Rock & Rye
One Eight Distilling Untitled No. 3
Orange County Distillery Ocd Corn Whiskey
Orange County Distillery Bourbon Whiskey
Panther Distillery Pike Street Bourbon
Panther Distillery Minnesota 14
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Organic Wapsie Valley Corn Pennsylvania Bourbon Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Single Barrel Cask Strength Organic Wapsie Valley Corn Pennsylvania Bourbon Whiskey
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .44 Texas Rye
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Single Malt
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 White
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon
Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey
Sandstone Distillery White Whiskey
Six & Twenty Distillery Six & Twenty 5-grain Bourbon
Six & Twenty Distillery Six & Twenty Old Money
Smoky Quartz Distillery Llc V5 Bourbon
Sons Of Liberty Spirits Co. Uprising American Single Malt Whiskey
Sons Of Liberty Spirits Co. Battle Cry American Single Malt Whiskey
Square One Brewery & Distillery Jj Neukomm Missouri Malt Whiskey
Square One Brewery & Distillery Hopskey
Still 630 Rallypoint Maple Sunset
Still 630 S.s. Sorghum Whiskey
Stillwater Spirits Moylan’s Cask Strength
Two James Spirits Two James Johnny Smoking Gun Whiskey
Van Brunt Stillhouse Van Brunt Stillhouse Bourbon Whiskey
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co Whiskey Acres Corn Whiskey
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Small Barrel Bourbon Whisky
Wood Hat Spitits Llc Bourbon Rubenesque
Wood Hat Spitits Llc Double Wood Bourbon
Wood Hat Spitits Llc All American Red, White & Blue Corn Whiskey
Woodinville Whiskey Co. Woodinville Cask-strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Tenderfoot Whiskey
Wyoming Whiskey Inc. Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch
Wyoming Whiskey Inc. Wyoming Whiskey Barrel Strength
Bronze Medalists Beechtree Distillery Llc Beechtree White Whiskey
Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon
Coppercraft Distillery Coppercraft Bourbon
Coppercraft Distillery Coppercraft Cask Strength Bourbon
Disobedient Spirits Liberty Bourbon Whiskey
Driftless Glen Distillery Young Rye Whiskey
Great Wagon Road Distilling Company Rúa
Hamilton Distillers Whiskey Del Bac – Classic
High Wire Distilling Co. New Southern Revival Rye
Hillrock Estate Distillery Double Cask Rye Whiskey- Port Finished
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Carl T Bourbon
Iron Smoke Distillery Iron Smoke Whiskey
J.k.williams Distilling Llc J.k.’s Bourbon Select
Kings County Distillery Kings County Moonshine
Kings County Distillery Kings County Peated Bourbon
Lake George Distilling Company Adirondack Wildfire Whiskey
Lazy Guy Distillery Kennesaw Lightning
Liquid Riot Bottling Company Old Port Rye
Liquid Riot Bottling Company Old Port Single Malt
Manatawny Still Works Manatawny Still Works J. Potts Whiskey
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee White Whiskey
New Liberty Distillery New Liberty White Whiskey
New Liberty Distillery Kinsey Rye Whiskey Cask Strength
New York Distilling Co. Ragtime Straight Rye Whiskey
Njoy Spirits, Llc. Distillery Wild Buck American Rye Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Cask Strength Deep Cut Organic Rye Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Hopped Wheat
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Small Cask Organic Rye Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Smoked
Pittsburgh Distilling Company, Llc Organic Monongahela Straight Rye Whiskey
Rogue Spirits Single Malt Whiskey
Still 630 Alpha I.s.b.a.
Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey
Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Baby Bourbon
Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey
Two James Spirits Two James Catcher’s Rye
Van Brunt Stillhouse Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey
Vikre Distillery Vikre Sugarbush Whiskey
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co Whiskey Acres Bourbon
Wiggly Bridge Distillery White Whisky
Winter Park Distilling Company Bear Gully Classic Reserve Bourbon
Winter Park Distilling Company Bear Gully Classic Bonfire Bourbon
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Alpine Rye

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