2022 American Craft Spirits Awards

A carefully selected group of more than 30 expert judges evaluated over 400 spirits at High Wire Distilling Co. in Charleston, SC in April.

This year, entries were submitted from 37 states and Washington, D.C., in seven main categories: brandy, distilled specialty spirits, gin, ready to drink (RTD), rum, vodka and grain spirits, and whiskey. In addition to Best in Show, Best of Class, and Innovation distinctions, the judging panel awarded 15 gold, 104 silver, and 159 bronze medals.

The 2022 Best of Class distinctions, the highest honor in each of the seven judging categories, were awarded to a mix of both established, award-winning distilleries and younger newcomers. Winning distilleries also receive hand-carved barrel heads courtesy of Thousand Oaks Barrel Co. ACSA would like to thank its competition sponsors, which include Glencairn, RNDC, LibDib and Ryan Malkin.

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BEST IN SHOW

Carl T. Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, Starlight Distillery

AWARD CATEGORIES

BEST OF BRANDY

Wigle Peach Brandy
Wigle Whiskey

GOLD MEDALIST
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Peach Brandy
SILVER MEDALIST
AFT Distillery ALPENGOLD Edelbrand – Texas Oak Reserve Cherry
AFT Distillery ALPENGOLD Edelbrand – Williams Birne
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Texas Brandy
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, LLC Catoctin Creek Pearousia Pear Brandy
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery Authentic Applejack
Giant Texas Distillers Giant Brandy
Mastrogiannis Distillery Baton
Peach Street Distillers Pear Brandy
Starlight Distillery 10 Year Old Estate Grown Bottled In Bond Apple Brandy
Still 630 Distillery Knowledge of Good Straight Apple Brandy
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Apple Brandy Reserve
BRONZE MEDALIST
AFT Distillery ALPENGOLD Edelbrand – Texas Oak Reserve Apple
AFT Distillery ALPENGOLD Edelbrand – Weichsel
AFT Distillery ALPENGOLD Edelbrand – 93 Texas Oak Limited Edition Cherry
AFT Distillery ALPENGOLD Edelbrand – Texas Oak Reserve Pear
Clear Creek Distillery Old Delicious Apple Brandy
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery Barrel Aged Applejack
Star Union Spirits Star Union Spirits Apple Brandy
Still 630 Distillery Knowledge of Evil Straight Apple Brandy
Wollersheim Distillery Coquard Brandy

BEST OF GIN

Jaggerbush
Lawrenceville Distilling

GOLD MEDALIST
Lawrenceville Distilling Jaggerbush
SILVER MEDALIST
1861 Distillery Gin #4
1861 Distillery Gin #8
Aristotle Spirits Philosopher Bourbon Barrel Aged Gin
Aristotle Spirits Philosopher New American Gin
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Gin IPA Edition
Caledonia Spirits Tom Cat Gin
Copperworks Distilling Co. Copperworks Cask Finished Gin
Detroit City Distillery Railroad Gin
Hinterhaus Distilling Hinterhaus Vapor Infused Gin
KROBAR Craft Distillery Barrel Aged Gin
Long Road Distillers Dry Gin
Lucky Sign Spirits London Dry Gin
New York Distilling Co. Dorothy Parker Rose Petal Flavored Gin
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery Five Stories London Dry Gin
Old Glory Distilling Co. Pin-Up Gin
Safe House Distilling Co. Barrel Aged Lock Pick Gin
Salt Flats Spirits Salt Flats GT Gin
Still 630 Distillery Gateway Barreled Gin
Still 630 Distillery American Navy Strength Gin
The Gin Foundry Europa
Triple Eight Distillery Gale Force Gin
WanderFolk Spirits Garden Club
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Barrel Rested Gin
Wonderland Distilling Co. Pot Still Gin
BRONZE MEDALIST
1861 Distillery Gin #6
Barrelhouse 6 Distillery Sisters’ 1924 London Dry Gin
Cajun Spirits Distillery 3rd Ward
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin
ChainBridge Distillery ChainBridge Distillery Florida Barrel Aged Rum
Chattermark Distillers Coastal Forest Gin
Copperworks Distilling Co. Copperworks Plum Gin
Copperworks Distilling Co. Copperworks Small Batch Gin
Corsair Artisan Distillery Barreled Gin
Corsair Artisan Distillery American Gin
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Compelling Gin
Du Nord Social Spirits Prominence Gin
Iron Fish Distillery Slighty Lost Barrel Rested Gin
KROBAR Craft Distillery Orange Flavored Gin
New Deal Distillery Old Tom Gin
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery Five Stories Winter Gin
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery Five Stories Botanical Gin
Old Forge Distillery Tennessee Roots Harvest Gin
Pilot House Distilling Painted Lady Gin
Safe House Distilling Co. Lock Pick Gin
Salvation Spirits Distillery Fritztown Blackberry Gin
Santa Fe Spirits Wheeler’s Gin
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Gin
Wonderland Distilling Co. Winter Series – Balsam Fir & Citrus Gin
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Treeline Barrel Aged Gin

BEST OF READY-TO-DRINK

Astoria Mary
Pilot House Distilling

GOLD MEDALIST – NONE
SILVER MEDALIST
Backwards Distilling Company Mangy Moose Spicy Marg
Boot Hill Distillery Vodka Basil Lemonade
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Vodka Crush
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Vodka Soda
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Vodka Lemonade
Hudson Cocktail Company Current Cosmo
Maggie’s Farm Rum & Ginger
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Rum Punch
Pilot House Distilling Astoria Mary
Safe House Distilling Co. Teller Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
Seven Caves Spirits Three Dots and a Dash
Sunday’s Finest Gold Fashioned
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Saffron Negroni
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Bourbon Old Fashioned
BRONZE MEDALIST
Backwards Distilling Company Freak Show
Brewer Family Provisions Forth Cucumber Gimlet
Brewer Family Provisions Forth Pineapple Daiquiri
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Gin Crush
Hudson Cocktail Company Jacked Up Side Car
Hudson Cocktail Company Basil Crush
Lost State Distilling LLC Vodka Lemonade
Maggie’s Farm Personal Day Pineapple Hard Seltzer
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Palmer Square
Sagamore Spirit Honey Paloma
Salt Flats Spirits Salt Flats Sturgis Lemonade
Seven Caves Spirits Fancy Poolside Punch
Two Trees Beverage Company Two Trees Old Fashioned RTD
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Manhattan
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Bird in Hand (Sazerac Style Cocktail)
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Rum Old Fashioned
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Rye Old Fashioned

BEST OF RUM

White Rum
Three Roll Estate

GOLD MEDALIST – NONE
SILVER MEDALIST – NONE
BRONZE MEDALIST
1861 Distillery Sugar Cane Rum
1861 Distillery Sugar Cane Spiced Rum
2 JAS Distilling, LLC Two Jackasses Unaged Silver
2 JAS Distilling, LLC Two Jackasses Spiced Flavored Rum
Cotton & Reed Distillery PX Dark Rum
Cotton & Reed Distillery Allspice Dram
Rock Creek Distillery Dead Parrot Silver Rum
Three Roll Estate Rhum Agricole
Three Roll Estate White Rum

BEST OF DISTILLED SPECIALTY SPIRITS

Wigle Amaro Vermut
Wigle Whiskey

GOLD MEDALIST
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery Chocolate Liqueur
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Amaro Vermut
SILVER MEDALIST
Fast Penny Spirits Amaricano
J. Carver Distillery Aquavit
Long Road Distillers Raspberry Liqueur
Mt Defiance Cidery & Distillery Mt. Defiance Amaretto
Two Trees Beverage Company Two Trees Peanut Butter Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Afterglow Ginger Whiskey
BRONZE MEDALIST
Backwards Distilling Company Absinthe Verte
Bespoken Spirits Bespoken Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bespoken Spirits Bespoken Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch “Pinstripe”
Casey Jones Distillery Casey Jones Single Barrel Cut
Casey Jones Distillery Casey Jones Double Barrel Cut
Du Nord Social Spirits Pronounced Apple Liqueur
Gate 11 Distillery Once Agave Spirit
Hinterhaus Distilling Anorak
JackFromBrooklyn Sorel
Lawrenceville Distilling 1129 Ridge Avenue Absinthe Rouge
Lonerider Spirits, LLC Nutcracker
Long Road Distillers Red Amaro
Long Road Distillers Amaro Pazzo
Lucky Sign Spirits Aquavit
Pathfinder Farm Distillery Red Corn Moonshine
Revolution Spirits La Dama Damiana Liqueur
Salt Flats Spirits Salt Flats Midnight Run
Social Still Reposado
Star Union Spirits Star Union Spirits Rum and Rye
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Absent Minded Absinthe
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Coffee Liqueur

BEST OF VODKA

Sweet Blend Vodka
Delta Dirt Distillery

GOLD MEDALIST
Delta Dirt Distillery Sweet Blend Vodka
SILVER MEDALIST
ChainBridge Distillery Florida Ginger
Clear Creek Distillery Timberline Vodka
Du Nord Social Spirits Foundation Vodka
Red River Brewing Co. and Distillery Silver King Vodka
Rock Creek Distillery Schultz Vodka
BRONZE MEDALIST
Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Vodka
GrandTen Distilling Fire Puncher Black Chocolate & Chipotle Flavored Vodka
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery Five Stories Peppered Flavored Vodka
Safe House Distilling Co. Teller Green Chile
Salvation Spirits Distillery Salvation Spirits Vodka
United States Distilled Products Co. Basic Vodka
WanderFolk Spirits Garden Club

BEST OF WHISKEY

Carl T. Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Starlight Distillery

GOLD MEDALIST
Barrel 21 Distillery Woodcock
Bear Creek Distillery LLC Straight Bourbon
Brush Creek Distillery Brush Creek Railroad Rye
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Let’s Get Lost
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery Penna Rye Whiskey
Peach Street Distillers Colorado Straight Rye
Starlight Distillery Carl T. Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Port Cask Rye
Wollersheim Distillery Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
SILVER MEDALIST
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Bottled-in-Bond
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Stryker
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in a Cognac Puncheon
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cigar Blend
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Rye Whiskey
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Apple Brandy Casks
Clear Creek Distillery Trail’s End 10-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oregon Casks
Clear Creek Distillery Trail’s End 8-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished with Oregon Oak
Corsair Artisan Distillery Dark Rye
Dam Whiskey Corporation Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Detroit City Distillery Four Grain Bourbon
Detroit City Distillery Homegrown Rye
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Alternate Takes Vol. 3
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery Port Rye Whiskey
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery Pinot Noir Finished Bourbon
Flying Ace Distillery, LLC American Ace Blended Bourbon Cask Proof
Headframe Spirits Kelley Single Malt Whiskey
Judson & Moore Distillery Single Malt Whiskey
KROBAR Craft Distillery Port Barrel Finished Rye Whiskey
Laws Whiskey House Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye 7 Years Old
Loup River Distilling Loup River Straight Rye Whiskey
Modisett & Sons Distillery Modisett & Sons Single Malt Whisky
New York Distilling Co. Ragtime Rye Applejack Barrel Finished
Old Glory Distilling Co. Old Glory Tennessee Whiskey
Proof and Wood Ventures The Senator
Pursuit Distilling Co. Blended Straight Malt Whiskey
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling 302
Rogue Ales & Spirits Single Barrel Project #6 – Oregon Single Malt Finished in Amarone Cask
Running Bare Spirits, LLC Tabby Road
Running Bare Spirits, LLC Tabby Road
Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Signature Straight Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Rum Cask Finish
Shelter Distilling High Sierra Whiskey
Still 630 Distillery 5 Year RallyPoint Straight Rye Whiskey
Still 630 Distillery Double Barrel RallyPoint Straight Rye Whiskey
Storyhouse Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey
The Family Jones Jones House Whiskey 10 YR
The Family Jones Ella Jones Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Distillers Select
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Single Barrel Straight Bourbon
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Oktoberfest
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Phil’s Shadow Rye
Wigle Whiskey Wigle American Rye Kilted Cask
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Sherry Cask Rye
BRONZE MEDALIST
30A Distilling Co. Blue Mountain Beach Bourbon
American Woman Spirit Company, LLC American Woman Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Revenant Oak
Andalusia Whiskey Co. Triple-Distilled
Barrel 21 Distillery White-Tail
Barrelhouse 6 Distillery Brothers’ 1910 Bourbon Finished in Sherry Casks
Barrelhouse 6 Distillery Brothers’ 1910 Bourbon Cream Liqueur
Barrelhouse 6 Distillery Brothers’ 1910 Peppermit Cream Liqueur
Barrelhouse 6 Distillery Brothers’ 1910 Empire Rye Cask Finished
Bear Creek Distillery LLC Sour Rye Whiskey
Bendt Distilling Co. Unbendt Straight Wheat Whiskey
Bespoken Spirits Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey
Bespoken Spirits Bespoken Spirits “Special Batch” Whiskey (Light & Smoked Malt Blend)
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. Blaum Bros. Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Brush Creek Distillery Brush Creek Straight Rye Whiskey
Brush Creek Distillery Brush Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Brush Creek Distillery Brush Creek Hoing Cabernet Cask Finished
Chapline Distillery LLC Critical Batch Texas Bourbon
Clear Creek Distillery McCarthy’s 3-Year Oregon Single Malt Whiskey
Copperworks Distilling Co. Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey
Corsair Artisan Distillery Triple Smoke
Detroit City Distillery Four Grain Bourbon – Cognac Barrel Finish
Detroit City Distillery Butcher’s Cut Bourbon
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Straight Whiskey
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery The Traditionalist Bourbon – Classic
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery The Traditionalist Bourbon – Wheat Run
Gate 11 Distillery Ross + McClatchey Single Malt Whiskey
Hidden Marsh Distillery 5 Year Bourbon
Hinterhaus Distilling Calaveras Cask Finish Bourbon
Iron Fish Distillery Mad Angler Whiskey
Ironton Distillery Straight American Malt Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Straight Bourbon Whiskey 7 Year
J. Carver Distillery Brickyard Straight Bourbon Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery Runestone Straight Rye Whiskey
J. Carver Distillery Trifecta Single Malt
J. Carver Distillery J. Carver Straight Wheat Whiskey
Judson & Moore Distillery Rye Whiskey
Kings County Distillery Straight Bourbon
Kings County Distillery Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon
Manatawny Still Works Select Four Grain Finished in Cherry Brandy and Vermouth Barrels
New York Distilling Co. Ragtime Rye Single Barrel
Old Glory Distilling Co. Old Glory Bourbon
Peach Street Distillers Peated Single Malt American Whiskey
Pilot House Distilling A-O Come Hell or High Water
Pine Bluffs Distilling Straight Rye Whiskey
Pine Bluffs Distilling 100% Straight Rye Malt Whiskey
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon
Rogue Ales & Spirits Single Barrel Project #4 – Dead Guy Whiskey Finished in Port Cask
Rogue Ales & Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Double Oak Straight Rye Whiskey
Sagamore Spirit Bottled In Bond Rye Whiskey
Star Union Spirits Star Union Spirits American Corn Series Apple Barrel
Still 630 Distillery S.S. Sorghum Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond
Still 630 Distillery Missouri Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Tarnished Truth Distilling Company Discretion
The Family Jones Atticus Jones Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey – Distiller’s Select
Triple Eight Distillery The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky
Triple Eight Distillery The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Batch 009
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Strip District Reserve
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Werewolf Bourbon
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Smoked Bourbon
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Deep Cut Bourbon Single Barrel Cask Strength
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Deep Cut Rye Single Barrel Cask Strength
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Rum Cask Rye
Wigle Whiskey Wigle Pennsylvania Straight Rye Whiskey
Wonderland Distilling Co. Single Malt White Whiskey
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery Dawn Patrol Colorado Single Malt

INNOVATION AWARD

Sorel
JackfromBrooklyn (NY)

Innovation
Sorel JackfromBrooklyn (NY)

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