2020 American Craft Spirits Awards

A carefully selected group of more than 30 expert judges evaluated more than 500 entries at Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington, Indiana in OctoberJudging categories include Vodka & Grain Spirits, Gin, Brandy, Rum, Whiskey, Specialty Spirits and, new this year, Ready-to-Drink Cocktails.

BEST IN SHOW

Williams Pear Brandy, ChainBridge Distillery

AWARD CATEGORIES

BEST OF BRANDY

Williams Pear Brandy
ChainBridge Distillery

GOLD MEDALIST
ChainBridge Distillery Williams Pear Brandy
Peach Street Distillers Pear Brandy
SILVER MEDALIST
Eight Oaks Craft Distillers Authentic Applejack
Hill Country Distillers Texas Brandy
Star Union Spirits Barrel Aged Grappa
Star Union Spirits Barrel Aged Immature Cabernet Sauvignon Brandy
Star Union Spirits Cherry Brandy
Star Union Spirits Immature Cabernet Sauvignon Brandy
StilL 630 Knowledge of Evil
BRONZE MEDALIST
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Pear Brandy
Sourland Mountain Spirits Sourland Mountain Spirits Apple Brandy
Star Union Spirits Barrel Aged Cherry Brandy
StilL 630 Knowledge of Good
Tattersall Distilling Apple Brandy
Triple Eight Distillery Randy Hudson’s Apple Brandy
Up North Distillery Barrel Aged Apple Brandy

BEST OF GIN

Wight VVitch Midwestern Gin
Three Floyds Distilling Co.

GOLD MEDALIST – NONE
SILVER MEDALIST
10,000 Drops Craft Distillers American Gin – Barrel Reserve
1220 Artisan Spirits 1220 Origin
Apothecary Beverage Company American Barrel Rested Gin
Backwards Distilling Company Strongman
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Dutch Style Gin
Three Floyds Distilling Co. Wight VVitch Midwestern Gin
BRONZE MEDALIST
10,000 Drops Craft Distillers 10,000 Drops American Gin
Apothecary Beverage Company American Traditional Gin
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery Juniper Grove American Dry Gin
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery Juniper Grove Atrium Gin
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Dogfish Head Compelling Gin
Du Nord Craft Spirits Fitzgerald Gin
Gate 11 Distillery Gate 11 Distillery Dry Gin
Grand Canyon Distillery Grand Canyon Gin
Hatch Distilling Co. Gin
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Simon’s 1794 Gin
Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse Ponderosa Gin
MISCellaneous Distillery Gregarious Gin
Moab Distillery Spot On Gin
Old Forge Distillery Tennessee Roots Harvest Gin
Quantum Spirits Quantum Spirits Barrel Rested Gin
StilL 630 Volstead’s Folly American Gin
Storm King Distilling Co. Barrel Rested Gin
Storm King Distilling Co. Small Batch Gin
Tattersall Distilling Barreled Gin
Three Floyds Distilling Co. Oude Boatface London Dry Gin
Watershed Distillery Bourbon Barrel Gin from Watershed Distillery

BEST OF READY-TO-DRINK

Salt Flats Kentucky Mule
Salt Flats Spirits

GOLD MEDALIST – NONE
SILVER MEDALIST
Salt Flats Spirits Salt Flats Kentucky Mule
BRONZE MEDALIST
1220 Artisan Spirits Cucumber Hibiscus
Salt Flats Spirits Sturgis Lemonade

BEST OF RUM

The Funk
Proof and Wood Ventures

GOLD MEDALIST
Proof and Wood Ventures The Funk
SILVER MEDALIST
10,000 Drops Craft Distillers 10,000 Drops Spiced Rum
Eight Oaks Craft Distillers Barrel Aged Rum
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries BLY Rum 105
Wicked Dolphin Distillery Wicked Dolphin 6 Year Bottled in Bond
BRONZE MEDALIST
10,000 Drops Craft Distillers 10,000 Drops Silver Rum
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Sher-Rye
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Single Barrel
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Double Oak
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Rum Apple Brandy Barrel
Allegheny Distilling Maggie’s Farm Rum Sherry Cask Finish
Broad Branch Distillery Sungrazer
CopperMuse Distillery CopperMuse Spiced Rum
Gate 11 Distillery Gate 11 Distillery Rum
Hilton Head Distillery Mountain Peak Espresso
Kingfly Spirits Kingfly Bliss Spiced Rum
Lang Beverage Co. Single Barrel
Long Road Distillers Long Road Rum
MISCellaneous Distillery Popi’s Finest Rum
Old Forge Distillery Rum
Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Cal F. Johnson Black Mountain Rum
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries BLY Rum Silver
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Landlocked
Rollins Distillery, Inc. Esprit de Krewe Golden Rum
Sourland Mountain Spirits Sourland Mountain Spirits Gold Rum
Tampa Bay Rum Company Gasparilla Reserve
Tattersall Distilling Barreled Rum
Three Floyds Distilling Co. Blanq Reavers Rum
Three of Strong Spirits Brightwater
Three of Strong Spirits Stone Pier
Three of Strong Spirits Parchando 12
Whistling Andy Distillery Whistling Andy Hibiscus Coconut Rum

BEST OF SPECIALTY SPIRITS

Wigle Saffron Amaro
Pittsburgh Distilling Company

GOLD MEDALIST
1220 Artisan Spirits Spettro
Long Road Distillers Long Road Aquavit
Long Road Distillers Long Road Raspberry Liqueur
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Saffron Amaro
San Juan Island Distillery Lavender and Wild Rose Liqueur
Tattersall Distilling Bitter Orange Liqueur
SILVER MEDALIST
1220 Artisan Spirits Flora
American Shochu Company Umai! Shochu
Andean Spirits Chawar Blanco
Andean Spirits Chawar Reposado
Apologue Apologue Saffron
Broad Branch Distillery Nobilium
Du Nord Craft Spirits Apple Du Nord
Founding Spirits Distillery Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro
Hendricks Family Distillery Eureka Moon
Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse Sai Schochu
Lawrenceville Distilling Co. 1129 Ridge Avenue Absinthe Traditionelle
Long Road Distillers Long Road Absinthe
Long Road Distillers Long Road Amaro Pazzo
Long Road Distillers Long Road Old Aquavit
Luminary Distilling Luminary Distilling Coffee Liqueur
Montgomery Distillery Nite Owl Coffee Liqueur
Old Forge Distillery Orange Rosemary Rock & Rye
Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Butterscotch Cream Liqueur
Old Tennessee Distilling Co. Crème Brulee
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Landlocked Spiced and Oaked
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Rhubarb Liqueur
Port Chilkoot Distillery Green Siren Absinthe
Quantum Spirits Quantum Spirits Amaro
Rollins Distillery Esprit de Krewe Rock ‘N’ Rum
Sandstone Distillery Sandstone Coffee Liqueur
Spirit Works Distillery Spirit Works Distillery Aquavit
Storm King Distilling Co. Agave Blanco
Storm King Distilling Co. Agave Especial
Tattersall Distilling Aquavit
Tattersall Distilling Fernet
The Family Jones Automatic Jones Rock & Rye
Watershed Distillery Barrel Aged Nocino from Watershed Distillery
BRONZE MEDALIST
American Shochu Company Roy’s Demon Barley Shochu
Lonerider Spirits Choklat
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery Bently Heritage Mistelle
Bluebird Distilling Agave Blanco Salvaje
Du Nord Craft Spirits Cafe Frieda Coffee Liqueur
Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse Rye Aquavit
J. Carver Distillery Aquavit
Long Road Distillers Long Road Nocino
Long Road Distillers Long Road Apple Brandy
Old Forge Distillery Grapefruit Thyme Rock & Rye
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries BLY Ancho Chili Liqueur
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Absent Minded
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Eau de Pickle
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Lemon
Quantum Spirits Quantum Spirits Grapefruit Gin Liqueur
Sandstone Distillery W.T.F. Gin
State Line Distillery Coffee Liqueur
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Pina Colada Moonshine
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company Old Cavalier Bourbon Cream
Tenth Ward Distilling Company Absinthe Nouvelle
Three Floyds Distilling Co. Busthedd Aquavit
Up North Distillery Barrel Finished Honey Spirits
Westslope Distillery Golden Sting Honey Spirits Finished in Oak Barrels

BEST OF VODKA & GRAIN SPIRITS

Boot Hill Distillery Vodka
Boot Hill Distillery

BRONZE MEDALIST

GOLD MEDALIST
Boot Hill Distillery Boot Hill Distillery Vodka
SILVER MEDALIST
Crawford Distillery Crawford Distillery Vodka
Dread River Distilling Company Dread River Vodka
Fruge Spirits JT Meleck Handcrafted Rice Vodka
Gate 11 Distillery Gate 11 Vodka
Infuse Spirits Group Infuse Spirits Cinnamon Apple
Infuse Spirits Group Infuse Spirits Grapefruit Vodka
Old Dominick Distillery Honeybell Vodka
Westslope Distillery Lost Trail Rye Vodka
28 Mile Vodka Co. 28 Mile Vodka
Big Machine Distillery Big Machine Platinum Filtered Vodka
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Vodka
ChainBridge Distillery Florida Basil
Doire Distilling Spud Slight
Founding Spirits Distillery Founding Spirits Vodka
Grand Canyon Distillery Prickly Pear Vodka
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Vodka
Lonely Oak Distillery North Forty Vanilla Vodka
Moab Distillery Class 5 Vodka
Old Trestle Distillery Sierra Vodka
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka
Rollins Distillery Esprit de Krewe Cane Vodka
Salt Flats Spirits Vodka 622
SILO Distillery SILO Cacao Vodka
Tattersall Distilling Small Batch Organic Vodka
Three Rivers Distilling Co. Hint of Jala’, Jalapeno Flavored Vodka
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery San Luis Valley Vodka

BEST OF WHISKEY

The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 12 Years
Triple Eight Distillery

GOLD MEDALIST
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Rye Whiskey
Breuckelen Distilling 77 Whiskey Local Rye and Corn
Cerberus Craft Distillery Spirit of IPA
Driftless Glen Distillery DG 51 Rye Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon
Kings County Distillery Peated Rye
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Port Rye
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Barrel Select
The Bard Distillery Cinder & Smoke
Triple Eight Distillery The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 12 Years
Virginia Distillery Company Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky
Warfield Distillery Warfield Organic American Whiskey
SILVER MEDALIST
Balcones Distilling Brujeria
Bear Creek Distillery Bear Creek Distillery Straight Bourbon
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Rye Whiskey
Breuckelen Distilling 77 Whiskey Bonded Rye
Copperworks Distilling Co. Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey
Deerhammer American Single Malt – Cask Strength
Huber’s Starlight Distillery Starlight Distillery Carl T. Bourbon
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Straight Bourbon
Leiper’s Fork Distillery Colonel Hunter’s Select Tennessee Bourbon
Manatawny Still Works Peated
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Fat Pug
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Fest
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Oaty Otter
Montgomery Distillery Gwin Du Collaboration Whiskey
Old Dominick Distillery Huling Station Bourbon Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Bourbon Finished in Madeira Barrels
Sagamore Spirit Double Oak
Tattersall Distilling Straight Rye Whiskey
Triple Eight Distillery The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 15 Years
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Whiskey Acres Straight Rye
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Wiggly Bridge Distillery Bottled In Bond Bourbon Whisky
Yellow Rose Distilling Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey
BRONZE MEDALIST
18th Street Distillery 18th Street Distillery American Single Malt Whiskey
Balcones Distilling Hechiceros
Balcones Distilling Texas Rye Cask Strength
Big Machine Distillery Clayton James
Big Machine Distillery Single Barrel Straight Clayton James
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Boot Hill Distillery Boot Hill Distillery Bourbon Whiskey
Boot Hill Distillery Boot Hill Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Branch Point Distillery Single Pot Still Oregon Whiskey
Breuckelen Distilling 77 Whiskey 100% Corn
Broad Branch Distillery Rye Fidelity
Catoctin Creek Distillery Rabble Rouser Bottled in Bond
Catoctin Creek Distillery Roundstone Rye 92 Proof “Distiller’s Edition”
Cerberus Craft Distillery Eye of Midnight
Cleveland Whiskey Smokin
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Dogfish Head Alternate Takes Volume 1: Whiskey Finished in Rum Casks
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Dogfish Head Alternate Takes Volume 2: Whiskey Finished in Palo Santo Ale Barrels
Doire Distilling Prototype
Driftless Glen Distillery DG Bourbon Whiskey
Driftless Glen Distillery DG Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey – Cask Strength
Glacier Distilling Company Trapline Rock + Rye
Grand Canyon Distillery Star Shine American Single Malt Whisky
Gulf Coast Distillers Giant Texas – 95 proof
Headframe Spirits Kelley Single Malt Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Cask Strength Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Wrath of Khanh Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Bottled-in-Bond Empire Rye
Kings County Distillery Peated Bourbon
Kings County Distillery Single Malt
La Crosse Distilling Company La Crosse Distilling Company High Rye Light Whiskey
Leiper’s Fork Distillery Old Natchez Trace Tennessee White Whiskey
Manatawny Still Works Pennsylvania Whiskey
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Sour Mash Pils
Mingo Creek Craft Distillers Liberty Pole Spirits Rye Whiskey
Myer Farm Distillers John Myer Four Grain Whiskey
Myer Farm Distillers John Myer Wheat Whiskey
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
Old Forge Distillery Unaged Corn
Peach Street Distillers Colorado Straight Bourbon
Pennington Distilling Company Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Tennessee Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Bottled In Bond Rye Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Cinnamon Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Pennsylvania Straight Wheat Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Roasty Straight Malt Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Single Barrel Straight Wheat Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Wapsie Valley Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Pittsburgh Distilling Company Wigle Oaxaca Rye
Port Chilkoot Distillery Wrack Line Rye
Proof and Wood Ventures Deadwood Rye
Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finish
Sagamore Spirit Signature Straight Rye
Sanctified Spirits Bourbon & Spire
Sanctified Spirits Rahr Soaked Hopped Oak
Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Single Cask
Seven Three Distilling Co. Bywater Bourbon
SILO Distillery SILO Single Malt Whiskey
StilL 630 ‘99 Reunion Whiskey
StilL 630 Gloria Bourbon Whiskey
StilL 630 Headless Horseman Whiskey
StilL 630 Moon Walker Whiskey
Storm King Distilling Co. Side Gig Whiskey
Tenth Ward Distilling Company Stouted Rye
Three Floyds Distilling Co Barrel Aged Divine Rite Whiskey
Virginia Distillery Company Courage & Conviction Flagship
West Fork Whiskey Co. Old Hamer Cask Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey
West Fork Whiskey Co. Old Hamer Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. Whiskey Acres Blue Popcorn Bourbon
Whiskey Del Bac Whiskey Del Bac Classic
Whiskey Del Bac Whiskey Del Bac Distillers Cut 19-3
Whiskey Del Bac Whiskey Del Bac Dorado
Whistling Andy Distillery Whistling Andy Harvest Select Whiskey
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Sawatch
Yellow Rose Distilling Premium American Whiskey

INNOVATION AWARDS

Innovation – Brandy – NONE
Innovation – Gin
Highside Distilling Highside Distilling Gin
Innovation – Ready-to-Drink
1220 Artisan Spirits Cucumber Hibiscus
Innovation – Rum – NONE
Innovation – SS
Tattersall Distilling Bitter Orange Liqueur
Innovation – Vodka
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Vodka
Innovation – Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Peated Rye

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