2019 American Craft Spirits Awards

The American Craft Spirits Awards winners in the categories of Vodka/Grain, Gin, Brandy, Rum, Whiskey, and Specialty Spirits. This year, the ACSA also introduced a new award category: the Innovation Award. The new “Innovation” category aims to recognize remarkable spirits whose flavor profiles may stray from their category’s signature notes.

BEST IN SHOW

Burrone Fernet, Gulch Distillers

AWARD CATEGORIES

BEST OF BRANDY

J. Carver Apple Brandy
J. Carver Distillery

GOLD MEDALIST – NONE
SILVER MEDALIST
Finger Lakes Distilling Finger Lakes Distilling Riesling Grappa
AFT Distillery Alpengold Texas Oak Reserve Williams Pear
Bluebird Distilling Blueberry Brandy – Maple Cask Finished
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Apple Brandy
Watershed Distillery Apple Brandy
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery Coquard Reserve Brandy
Driftless Glen Distillery 5 Year Reserve Brandy
AFT Distillery Alpengold Edelbrand Cherry Brandy
BRONZE MEDALIST
Up North Distillery Barrel Aged Apple Brandy
San Juan Island Distillery Apple Brandy
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Apple Brandy
AFT Distillery Alpengold Edelbrand Williams Pear Brandy
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Brandy
Long Road Distillers Long Road Apple Brandy
StilL 630 Distillery Knowledge of Good – Apple Brandy
AFT Distillery Alpengold Texas Oak Reserve Cherry
Up North Distillery Apple Brandy
AFT Distillery Alpengold Edelbrand Apple Brandy

BEST OF GIN

Coffee Flavored Gin
FEW Spirits

GOLD MEDALIST
FEW Spirits Coffee Flavored Gin
SILVER MEDALIST
StilL 630 Distillery Volstead’s Folly American Gin
Vermont Spirits Coppers Gin
MISCellaneous Distillery Gregarious Gin
Sea Bishop Spirits Sea Bishop Tarragon Gin
StilL 630 Distillery American Navy Strength Gin
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Ginever
BRONZE MEDALIST
New Holland Artisan Spirits Knickerbocker Grapefruit
New Holland Artisan Spirits Knickerbocker Blueberry
State Line Distillery State Line Distillery Gin
Trailhead Spirits Healy’s Gin
Thunder Road Distillery Dumplin Creek Gin
Tattersall Distilling Tattersall Gin
New Holland Artisan Spirits Knickerbocker Gin
18th Street Distillery 18th Street Distillery Gin
1220 Artisan Spirits 1220 Origin
Rogue Ales & Spirits Spruce Gin
Skeptic Distillery Co. Skeptic Gin
Spirits Of French Lick Old Tom Gin
Hotaling & Co. Junipero Gin
Copperworks Distilling Co. Copperworks New Oak Cask Finished Gin
New Holland Artisan Spirits Barrel Aged Knickerbocker
Alpine Distilling Barrel Select Gin
Trailhead Spirits Healy’s Reserve
Yahara Bay Distillers Abyss
Tattersall Distilling Tattersall Barreled Gin
Bent Brewstillery Gunner Ghost Reserve

BEST OF RUM

Barreled Rum
Tattersall Distilling

GOLD MEDALIST
Tattersall Distilling Barreled Rum
SILVER MEDALIST
Arizona Craft Beverage Regalo de Vida Ron Imperial
18th Street Distillery 18th Street Distillery Rum
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Double Oak
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Single Barrel Rum
Seven Caves Spirits Seven Caves Barrel Aged Rum – R11
Batch 206 Distillery Elliott Bay Blonde Rum
MISCellaneous Distillery Popi’s Finest Rum
The 11 Wells Spirits Company Barrel Aged Boiler Room Rum
Pedro Mandinga Pedro Mandinga Blend
BRONZE MEDALIST
Grand Canyon Distillery Grand Canyon Rum
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm White Rum
The Family Jones Mo Jones Rum
Old Glory Distilling Co. Old Glory Jumper’s Stash White Rum
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries BLY Rum
Spirits Of French Lick Stampers Creek American Rum
Tattersall Distilling Blackstrap Rum
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries BLY Rum 105
Bear Creek Distillery Cask Strength Rum
Cedar Creek Distillery Raising Cane
Thunder Road Distillery Cal F. Johnson Black Mountain Rum
Social Still White Witch
Old Forge Distillery Rum
Schierl Bros Northern Oasis Spirits Riverbank Spiced Rum
New Liberty Distillery Dreadnought White Rum
Cedar Ridge Distillery Cedar Ridge Lost Pirate Rum

BEST OF SPECIALTY SPIRITS

Burrone Fernet
Gulch Distillers

GOLD MEDALIST
Gulch Distillers Burrone Fernet
Tattersall Distilling Bitter Orange Liqueur
SILVER MEDALIST
Lyon Distilling Company LDC Rock & Rum
The 11 Wells Spirits Company Cocktail Collection: Allspice Liqueur
KOVAL Distillery KOVAL Cranberry Gin Liqueur
Backwards Distilling Milk Can Cinnamon Moonshine
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Falernum
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Coffee Liqueur
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Eau De Pickle
Yahara Bay Distillers Manley’s Old Fashioned
Long Road Distillers Long Road Old Aquavit
Long Road Distillers Long Road Aquavit
BRONZE MEDALIST
The Family Jones The Family Jones Rock & Rye
Casey Jones Distillery Casey’s Barrel Cut
Loon Liquor Co. Lac Coeur Ginger Liqueur
Spirit Works Distillery Spirit Works Distillery Sloe Gin
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Sonic Archeology
Tattersall Distilling Freewheeler Pommeau
Loon Liquor Co. Lac Coeur Blueberry Liqueur
Loon Liquor Co. Lac Coeur Coffee Liqueur
Schierl Bros Northern Oasis Spirits Lone Duck Cinnamon Whiskey
Blackstone Spirits Apologue Celery Root
Tattersall Distilling Grapefruit Crema
Tattersall Distilling Crème De Fleur
Tattersall Distilling Lime Crema
Long Road Distillers Long Road Raspberry Liqueur
Blackstone Spirits Apologue Paw Paw
Tattersall Distilling Orange Crema
Tattersall Distilling Fernet
Tattersall Distilling Amaro
Satellite Spirits Inc. South Fork Botanical – Lavender
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Blue – Anejo
D&S Distilling Company Cane Hollow Moonshine
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Blue – Platinum
Storm King Distilling Co. Storm King Agave Blanco
Savage & Cooke Ayate Anejo Tequila
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Blue – Reposado
Tattersall Distilling Aquavit
Spirits Of French Lick Aquavit
Crawford Distillery Milk River Moonshine
3 Hundred Days Distilling 3 Hundred Days Of Shine Barrel Finished
Old Glory Distilling Co. Old Glory Smooth Shine
Crittenden Distillery LLC Kiln Shine Pure Shine
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Cole Swindell’s Peppermint Moonshine
Storm King Distilling Co. Storm King Agave Especial
The Family Jones Song Dog Rock & Rye

BEST OF VODKA & GRAIN SPIRITS

King Charles Vodka
Charleston Distilling Co.

GOLD MEDALIST – NONE
SILVER MEDALIST
Charleston Distilling Co. King Charles Vodka
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka
Hendricks Family Distillery Pure Class Vodka
Jackson Hole Still Works Jackson Hole Still Works Vodka
Quantum Spirits Quantum Spirits Citrus Flavored Vodka
Schierl Bros Northern Oasis Spirits Lakeview Vodka
BRONZE MEDALIST
Lang Beverage Co. 220 Shine
Vikre Distillery Lake Superior Vodka
Glacial Lakes Distillery Glacial Lakes Vodka
Loon Liquor Co. Wheaton Barley
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Lake House Vodka
Lonely Oak Distillery North Forty Vodka
Pine Bluffs Distilling Rock Ranch
Tattersall Distilling Vodka
Bogue Sound Distillery Vitzellen
MISCellaneous Distillery Vivacious Vodka
Solar Spirits Solar Spirits Eclipse Vodka
Lawrenceville Distilling Co. Parking Chair
Grand Canyon Distillery Grand Canyon Vodka
Bear Creek Distillery 100% Rye Vodka
SanTan Distilling SanTan Distilling Kaffir Lime
Satellite Spirits Inc. South Fork Vodka
Yahara Bay Distillers L’eau Grand
Grand Canyon Distillery Prickly Pear Vodka
Old Glory Distilling Co. Old Glory Tennessee Vodka
Driftless Glen Distillery DG Cucumber Vodka
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Vodka

BEST OF WHISKEY

Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey
Sugarlands Distilling Co.

GOLD MEDALIST
Rogue Ales & Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Kings County Distillery Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Kings County Distillery Peated Bourbon Whiskey
SILVER MEDALIST
Lonely Oak Distillery Steeple Ridge Bourbon
Kings County Distillery Kings County Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Garrison Brothers Distillery Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon
Yahara Bay Distillers Old Hell Roaring
Middle West Spirits Straight Wheated Bourbon Whiskey Michelone Reserve
Henry Farms Prairie Spirits J. Henry & Sons Bellefontaine Reserve
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 Cask Strength Bourbon
Van Brunt Stillhouse Van Brunt Stillhouse American
Spirit Works Distillery Spirit Works Distillery Straight Triticale Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Organic Single Barrel Straight Wheat
Hotaling & Co. Old Potrero Straight Malt Whiskey Finished In Port Barrels
Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished Whiskey
RockFilter Distillery Organic Barrel Roll Rye Whiskey
Harvest Spirits John Henry Single Malt Whiskey
Sons Of Liberty Spirits Co. Uprising – Pedro Ximénez Finish
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Organic Single Barrel Straight Rye
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Whiskey Organic Pennsylvania Rye
New England Distilling Gunpowder Rye Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Whiskey Deep Cut Rye
Sagamore Spirit Reserve Port Finish
Coppersea Distilling Bonticou Crag Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye Malt Whisky
George Washington Distillery George Washington’s Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Reserve Cognac Finish
Far North Spirits Roknar Minnesota Rye Whiskey
Broad Branch Distillery Rye Fidelity
Sagamore Spirit Double Oak
StilL 630 Distillery Double Barrel RallyPoint
Old Forge Distillery Distiller’s Blend
BRONZE MEDALIST
Savage & Cooke The Burning Chair Bourbon
Thunder Road Distillery Thunder Road Runner’s Rye
Loon Liquor Co. Loonshine
Wood Hat Spirits Bloody Butcher Red
Trail Distilling First City Whiskey
Henry Farms Prairie Spirits J. Henry & Sons Small Batch Bourbon
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Mingo Creek Craft Distillers Liberty Pole Spirits Bourbon Whiskey
Social Still Freakshow Straight Bourbon
Driftless Glen Distillery Single Barrel Straight Bourbon
Savage & Cooke Second Glance American Whiskey
Charleston Distilling Co. Vesey’s Bourbon
KOVAL Distillery KOVAL Single Barrel Bourbon
New Liberty Distillery New Liberty Bloody Butcher Bourbon
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Blackberry Whiskey
Lonerider Spirits Lonerider Sherry Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey
Garrison Brothers Distillery Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch
Old Glory Distilling Co. Old Glory Bourbon Whiskey
Middle West Spirits Sherry Finished Bourbon Whiskey
Bluebird Distilling Four Grain Bourbon
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 Straight Bourbon
Brain Brew Custom Whiskey Big City Rye
Cedar Ridge Distillery Cedar Ridge Reserve Iowa Bourbon Whiskey
Vikre Distillery Honor Brand, Hay & Sunshine Whiskey
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon #1332
Cedar Ridge Distillery Cedar Ridge Port Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey
Henry Farms Prairie Spirits J. Henry & Sons Patton Road Reserve 7
RockFilter Distillery Dessa’s Time & Distance Organic Bourbon Whiskey
SanTan Distilling Butcher Jones
The Baltimore Whiskey Company Epoch Straight Rye
Old Elk Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
New Liberty Distillery New Liberty Millstone Rye
The Family Jones The Family Jones Rye Whiskey
Driftless Glen Distillery 51 Rye Whiskey
Mingo Creek Craft Distillers Liberty Pole Spirits Rye Whiskey
Middle West Spirits Straight Wheat Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Organic Pennsylvania Wheat Whiskey
Middle West Spirits Oloroso Wheat Whiskey
Bozeman Spirits Distillery Montana 1889 Whiskey
Breuckelen Distilling 77 Bonded Rye
SanTan Distilling Sacred Stave
Breuckelen Distilling 77 New York Wheat
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Revenant Oak
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Andalusia Triple-Distilled
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Stryker
Vikre Distillery Bent Paddle Black Malt Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery Hunt Club Double Barrel Rye
Vapor Distillery Boulder American Single Malt Whiskey – American Oak
Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery Runestone Straight Rye
Van Brunt Stillhouse Van Brunt Stillhouse Empire Rye
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Straight Rye Whiskey
Social Still Deep Cut Straight Rye Whiskey
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Old Rickhouse Rye
Driftless Glen Distillery Single Barrel Straight Rye
Brain Brew Custom Whiskey Big City Bourbon
Sagamore Spirit Signature 83 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Reserve Vintner’s Finish
Forks Of Cheat Distillery Big Deal Rye
Spirit Works Distillery Spirit Works Distillery Straight Rye Whiskey
Tattersall Distilling Straight Rye Whiskey
18th Street Distillery 18th Street Distillery Rye Whiskey
Stoll & Wolfe Distillery Stoll & Wolfe
Distillery 291 291 Single Barrel Colorado Rye Whiskey
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek Texas Rye
Charleston Distilling Co. Calhoun’s Rye
Stoll & Wolfe Distillery Stoll & Wolfe Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Kings County Distillery Straight Rye Whiskey
Rogue Ales & Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey
Skrewball Spirits Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey

INNOVATION AWARDS

Bluebird Distilling Blueberry Brandy – Maple Cask Finished
Schierl Bros Northern Oasis Spirits Lakeview Vodka
Middle West Spirits Sherry-Finished Bourbon Whiskey
MISCellaneous Distillery Gregarious Gin
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Eau De Pickle

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