2016 Distilled Competition Award Winners

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Best of Show:

Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

The only true evil is compromise. When we set out to create Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey, we refused to sacrifice quality in favor of expedience. After all, our goal was to craft the smoothest whiskey possible. So we began with pure brewer’s malt. We distilled in small batches to give us precise control over purity. Then we aged Devil’s Share in virgin, heavily charred American oak barrels.

The result is an award-winning, distinctly sweet whiskey, rich in woody caramel and vanilla notes backed by hints of cinnamon, cardamom and licorice. When it comes to taste, the devil is indeed in the details.

Alcohol By Volume 46%
Proof 92 Proof
Availability 750 mL Bottles (Very Limited)

How do we pick the Best of Show Winner?

We take the top performers in each Division, and put them up against each other in one best-of-the-best battle. The top performer is then crowned Best of Show.

Best of Show Trophy
Best of Show Trophy

Best of Division

azunia Azuñia Platinum Organic Blanco Tequila
Best of Division: Tequila
Silver/Plata
Azuñia Tequila
blue-ice Blue Ice American Potato Vodka
Best of Division: Vodka
Potato (Unflavored)
21st Century Spirits
corbin-cash Corbin California Estate Grown
Best of Division: Gin
Gin (Traditional)
Corbin Cash
Ballast-Point Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum
Best of Division: Rum
Aged Rum
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
venus-spirits El Ladrón Blanco Blue Agave Spirit
Best of Division: Agave Spirits
Agave Spirits from Outside Mexico
Venus Spirits
Ballast-Point Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey
Best of Division: Whiskey/Whisky
American Whiskey – Single Malt (Non-Peated)
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
camus Camus VSOP Borderies Cognac
Best of Division: Brandy
Cognac VSOP or Comparable
Camus Cognac
long-road-distillers Long Road Aquavit
Best of Division: Other Spirits
Aquavit
Long Road Distillers
nimble-nectar Nimble Nectar Grapefruit Lime
Best of Division: Mixers
Daquiri
Sunset Cocktails, Inc.

2016 winners

Download 2016 Distilled Competition Annotated Results

Distillery Fanciful (Brand Name) Division Class Competition Year Awards
Sunset Cocktails, Inc. Nimble Nectar Pineapple Orange Mixers Other 2016 Silver
Sunset Cocktails, Inc. Nimble Nectar Cranberry Ginger Mixers Other 2016 Gold
Sunset Cocktails, Inc. Nimble Nectar Strawberry Lemon Drop Mixers Daquiri 2016 Silver
Sunset Cocktails, Inc. Nimble Nectar Grapefruit Lime Mixers Daquiri 2016 Best of Division, Gold
Sunset Cocktails, Inc. Nimble Nectar Tart Cherry Lime Mixers Margarita 2016 Silver
Sunset Cocktails, Inc. Nimble Nectar California Lime Mixers Margarita 2016 Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Mai Tai Mixers Mai Tai 2016 Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Bloody Mary Mixers Bloody Mary 2016 Gold
Corbin Cash Corbin Sweet Potato Liqueur Liqueurs Other 2016 Bronze
Blackfish Spirits Distillery Rhubarb Liqueur Liqueurs Other 2016 Silver
Old Harbor Distilling Ampersand Cold Pressed Coffee Liqueur Liqueurs Coffee 2016 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Opah Liqueurs Herb 2016 Gold
G.E. Massenez Massenez Golden 8 – The Williams Pear Liqueur Liqueurs Fruit 2016 Gold
Thunder Road Distillery Mitchums Thunder Road Premium American Corn Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Aged American Corn Whiskey 2016 Gold
Compass Box Whisky Co. Great King Street Glasgow Blend Whiskey/Whisky Scottish Whiskey - Blended 2016 Silver
George Dickel Distilling Co Dickel #12 Tennessee sour mash Whisky Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Other 2016 Silver
Corbin Cash Corbin Cash Blended Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Other 2016 Gold
Liberty Call Distilling San Diego County 4-Grain Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Multi Grain 2016 Bronze
Crown Royal Distilling Crown Royal North Harvest Rye Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2016 Bronze
Corbin Cash Corbin Cash Merced Rye Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2016 Silver
KROBAR Craft Distillery Rye Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2016 Gold
Venus Spirits Wayward Whiskey Single Malt Whiskey/Whisky America Whiskey - Single Malt (Non-Peated) 2016 Silver
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Justice White Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Corn Whiskey 2016 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Devil’s Share Moonshine Whiskey/Whisky Un-aged American Whiskey (Moonshine) 2016 Gold
IW Harper Distilling Company IW Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 2-5 years 2016 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 2-5 years 2016 Silver
Bulleit Distilling Co. Bulleit 10 Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 6 years and older 2016 Gold
Malahat Spirits Malahat Spirits Black Tea Rum Rum Flavored Rum 2016 Bronze
Humboldt Distillery Humboldt Distillery Organic Spiced Rum Rum Spiced Rum 2016 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Three Sheets White Rum Rum White (Unflavored) 2016 Bronze
Old Harbor Distilling Barrel Flag Navy Strength Rum White (Unflavored) 2016 Silver
Venus Spirits Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 02 Gin Barrel Rested 2016 Gold
Blackfish Spirits Distillery Gifford’s Gin Redistilled Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2016 Bronze
Graton Distilling Company D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2016 Silver
Few Spirits Few Breakfast Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2016 Gold
Venus Spirits Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01 Gin Gin (Traditional) 2016 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Fugu Piña Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2016 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Fugu Habanero Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2016 Silver
Crater Lake Spirits/Bendistillery Crater Lake Pepper Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2016 Gold
Corbin Cash Corbin Sweet Potato Vodka Vodka Other Vodka (Unflavored) 2016 Bronze
Humboldt Distillery Humboldt Distillery Organic Vodka Vodka Other Vodka (Unflavored) 2016 Gold
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Divine Clarity 100% Potato Vodka Vodka Potato (Unflavored) 2016 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Fugu Vodka Corn Unflavored Vodka Corn (Unflavored) 2016 Silver
Don Julio Don Julio Tequlia 1942 Extra Añejo Tequila Extra Añejo 2016 Silver
Don Julio Don Julio Tequlia 1942 Don Julio 70 Tequila Anejo 2016 Bronze
Azuñia Tequila Azuñia 2 yr Black Tequila Anejo Tequila Anejo 2016 Silver
Tequila Fortaleza Tequila Fortaleza Anejo Tequila Anejo 2016 Gold
Azuñia Tequila Azuñia Organic Reposado Tequila Tequila Reposado 2016 Bronze
Tequila Fortaleza Tequila Fortaleza Reposado Tequila Reposado 2016 Silver
Long Road Distillers Long Road Aquavit Other Spirits Aquavit 2016 Best of Division, Gold
Camus Cognac Camus VSOP Borderies Cognac Brandy Cognac VSOP or Comparable 2016 Best of Division, Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky America Whiskey - Single Malt (Non-Peated) 2016 Best of Division, Best of Show, Gold
Venus Spirits El Ladrón Blanco Blue Agave Spirit Agave Spirits Agave Spirits from Outside Mexico 2016 Best of Division, Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum Rum Aged Rum 2016 Best of Division, Silver
Corbin Cash Corbin Western Dry Gin Gin Gin (Traditional) 2016 Best of Division, Gold
21st Century Spirits Blue Ice American Potato Vodka Vodka Potato (Unflavored) 2016 Best of Division, Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Three Sheets Spiced Rum Rum Spiced Rum 2016 Gold
Honey House Distillery Hex Vodka Honey and Grain Vodka Other Vodka (Unflavored) 2016 Silver
Don Julio Don Julio Tequlia Blanco Tequila Silver/Plata 2016 Bronze
Tequila Fortaleza Tequila Fortaleza Blanco Tequila Silver/Plata 2016 Silver
Azuñia Tequila Azuñia Platinum Organic Blanco Tequila Tequila Silver/Plata 2016 Best of Division, Gold



previous winners (2015)

Distillery Fanciful (Brand Name) Division Class Competition Year Awards
St. Augustine Distillery St. Augustine Distillery New World Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2015 Silver
St. Augustine Distillery St. Augustine Distillery Florida Cane Vodka Vodka Other Vodka (Unflavored) 2015 Bronze
Old Harbor Distilling R&D Bitters – Sarsaparilla Bitters Bitters Other 2015 Silver
Old Harbor Distilling Barrelflag Navy Strength Rum Rum (Cane Spirits) White (Unflavored) 2015 Silver
Old Harbor Distilling R&D Bitters – Aromatic Bitters Bitters Traditional Bitters 2015 Best of Division, Gold
Old Harbor Distilling Ampersand Liqueurs Coffee 2015 Best of Division, Gold
Old Harbor Distilling R&D Bitters – Cherry Apple Bitters Bitters Fruit Bitters 2015 Bronze
Old Harbor Distilling San Miguel Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2015 Bronze
Malahat Spirits Spiced Rum Rum (Cane Spirits) Spiced Rum 2015 Gold
Malahat Spirits Rum Rum (Cane Spirits) White (Unflavored) 2015 Gold
Maker’s Mark Distillery Maker’s Mark 46 Whiskey/Whisky Bourbon 2015 Best of Division, Gold
Liberty Call Distilling San Diego Co. Spiced Rum Rum (Cane Spirits) Spiced Rum 2015 Silver
Liberty Call Distilling San Diego Co. 4-Grain Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Multi Grain 2015 Bronze
Lazy Guy Distillery Kennesaw Lightning Whiskey/Whisky Un-aged American Whiskey (Moonshine) 2015 Bronze
Kill Devil Spirit Co. Valor West Coast Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2015 Gold
High West Distillery High West Double Rye! Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2015 Gold
Hendricks Gin Hendrick’s Gin Gin Gin (Traditional) 2015 Silver
El Tesoro El Tesoro Platinum 100% Blue Agave Tequila (Mexico) Silver/Plata 2015 Silver
El Tesoro El Tesoro Anejo 100% Blue Agave Tequila (Mexico) Anejo 2015 Bronze
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers Dillon’s Dry Gin 7 Gin Gin (Traditional) 2015 Best of Division, Best of Show, Gold
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers Dillon’s Rose Gin Liqueur Liqueurs Other 2015 Bronze
Casamigos Tequila Casamigos Tequila 100% Blue Agave Tequila (Mexico) Resposado 2015 Best of Division, Gold
Bulleit Distilling Co. Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 2-5 years 2015 Silver
Bowens Spirits Inc. Bowen’s Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Corn Whiskey 2015 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Mai Tai Mix Mixers (Non-Alcoholic) Mai Tai 2015 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Opah Liqueurs Herb 2015 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Devil’s Share Moonshine Whiskey/Whisky Un-aged American Whiskey (Moonshine) 2015 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Habanero Fugu Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2015 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Fugu Vodka Corn (Unflavored) 2015 Silver
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Bloody Mary Mix Mixers (Non-Alcoholic) Bloody Mary 2015 Best of Division, Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Horchata Fugu Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2015 Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Brandy Brandy Fruit/Eau de Vie 2015 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 2-5 years 2015 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum Rum (Cane Spirits) Aged Rum 2015 Best of Division, Gold
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Three Sheets Rum Rum (Cane Spirits) White (Unflavored) 2015 Bronze
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Pi_a Fugu Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2015 Bronze
Avandis Purity Vodka Vodka Blend (Unflavored) 2015 Best of Division, Gold