2017 Distilled Competition Award Winners

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Best of Show:

Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey

Cutwater Spirits

A wickedly smooth take on a classic American spirit. This award winning Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey is a celebration of history and a study in authenticity. The distillers at Cutwater Spirits select only the heart of each small batch and age their bourbon in virgin, heavily charred American oak barrels.

The result is an exceptionally refined spirit rich with aromas of cinnamon, tobacco, oak and vanilla. Its robust, earthy flavor carries hints of caramel and vanilla cream to a lingering spicy finish. This bourbon is not defined by geography, but by taste.

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

cutwater-thumb Devil’s Share Bourbon
Best of Division: Whiskey/Whisky
Bourbon
Cutwater Spirits
mexcal-papa-rey Mezcal Papa Rey
Best of Division: Other Spirits
Multiple Distillation
Don Raymundo Duarte y Compañía
EJBrandy VSOP
Best of Division: Brandy
Cognac VSOP or Comparable
E & J Brandy
humboldt-distillery-thumb Humboldt Distillery Original Rum, Certified Organic
Best of Division: Rum
Gold/Amber (Unflavored)
Humboldt Distillery
Marble-Distilling-Co Marble Vodka
Best of Division: Vodka
Wheat (Unflavored)
Marble Distilling Co.
Mezcal-Veras-thumb Mezcal Veras Reposado
Best of Division: Agave Spirits
Mezcal
Mezcal Veras
Mezcal-Veras-thumb Prairie Organic Gin
Best of Division: Gin
Gin (Traditional)
Mezcal Veras
tequila-fortaleza-thumb Tequila Fortaleza
Best of Division: Tequila
Anejo
Tequila Fortaleza
Thomas-and-Sons-Distillery-thumb Townshend’s No. 50 Kashmiri Amaro Bitter Tea
Best of Division: Liqueurs
Amaro/Bitter
Thomas & Sons Distillery

2017 winners

Download 2017 Distilled Competition Annotated Results

Distillery Fanciful (Brand Name) Division Class Competition Year Awards
Venus Spirits Venus Spirits Aquavit Blend No. 1 Other Spirits Multiple Distillation 2017 Silver
Venus Spirits El Ladrón Blue Agave Spirit Reposado Agave Spirits Agave Spirits from Outside Mexico 2017 Silver
Three Wells Distilling Company Three Wells Agave Silver Agave Spirits Agave Spirits from Outside Mexico 2017 Bronze
Thomas & Sons Distillery Townshend’s No. 16 Cassia Orange Ginger Spice Tea Liqueurs Spiced Rum 2017 Gold
Thomas & Sons Distillery Townshend’s No. 50 Kashmiri Amaro Bitter Tea Liqueurs Amaro/Bitter 2017 Best of Division, Gold
The Macallan Macallan Double Cask 12 yr Whiskey/Whisky Single Malt (Non-Peated) 2017 Silver
The Bad Stuff LLC The Bad Stuff Reserva Especial Extra Anejo Tequila Extra Añejo 2017 Gold
Tequila Partida Tequila Partida Anejo Tequila Anejo 2017 Bronze
Tequila Partida Tequila Partida Reposado Tequila Resposado 2017 Bronze
Tequila Fortaleza Fortaleza Tequila Reposado Tequila Resposado 2017 Silver
Tequila Fortaleza Tequila Fortaleza Tequila Anejo 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Suntory Spirits Limited Suntory Whisky “Toki” Whiskey/Whisky Japanese Whiskey 2017 Gold
Stonecutter Spirits Stonecutter Spirits Heritage Cask Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Multi Grain 2017 Gold
Stinson Distilling Stinson Texas Holiday Nog Liqueurs Cream/Dairy 2017 Bronze
Sacacuento Mezcals Sacacuento Mezcal Anejo 3 Years Agave Spirits Mezcal 2017 Silver
Purity Vodka Purity Vodka AB Vodka Blend (Unflavored) 2017 Gold
POPS POPS RUMPOPO Almond Liqueurs Cream/Dairy 2017 Silver
Phillips Distilling Company Prairie Organic Vodka Vodka Corn (Unflavored) 2017 Bronze
Phillips Distilling Company Prairie Organic Gin Gin Gin (Traditional) 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Perfect Soul Whiskey PERFECT SOUL Southern California WHISKEY Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Multi Grain 2017 Silver
Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka Vodka Potato (Unflavored) 2017 Bronze
Peligroso Tequila Silver Tequila Silver/Plata 2017 Silver
O.H.S.O. Distillery D.I.C.K. Peach Flavored Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Bourbon, Flavored Whiskey/Whisky 2017 Bronze
Nimble Nectar Pineapple Orange Mixers (Non-Alcoholic) Other 2017 Silver
Midnight Run Distillery Midnight Run Moonshine Spirits Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Wheat 2017 Silver
Mezcal Veras Mezcal Veras Joven Agave Spirits Mezcal 2017 Bronze
Mezcal Veras Mezcal Veras Reposado Agave Spirits Mezcal 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Marble Distilling Co. Marble Crystal River Gingercello Liqueurs Other 2017 Silver
Marble Distilling Co. Marble Crystal River Gingercello Reserve Liqueurs Other 2017 Bronze
Marble Distilling Co. Marble Vodka Vodka Wheat (Unflavored) 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Malahat Spirits Malahat Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 2-5 years 2017 Silver
Malahat Spirits Malahat Spirits Rye Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2017 Gold
Long Road Distillers Long Road Cherry Brandy Brandy Fruit/Eau de Vie 2017 Gold
Long Road Distillers Long Road Aquavit Other Spirits Multiple Distillation 2017 Bronze
Liberty Call Distilling Liberty Call Explorer’s Collection Barrel Rested Gin Gin Barrel Rested, Gin 2017 Silver
Kinky Vodka Kinky Vodka Vodka Corn (Unflavored) 2017 Silver
Jug Creek Distillery Jug Creek Vodka Vodka Potato (Unflavored) 2017 Silver
Jug Creek Distillery Grand Dad’s Coffee Creamer Liqueurs Coffee 2017 Silver
Jim Beam Distillery Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Bourbon 2017 Silver
Jim Beam Distillery Knob Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Straight Bourbon 6 years and older 2017 Silver
Jim Beam Distillery Pacific Moonshine Whiskey/Whisky Un-aged American Whiskey (Moonshine) 2017 Gold
Jägermeister Jägermeister Liqueurs Digestif 2017 Gold
Humboldt Distillery Humboldt Distillery Vodka, Certified Organic Vodka Other Vodka (Unflavored) 2017 Silver
Humboldt Distillery Humboldt Distillery Spiced Rum, Certified Organic Rum Spiced Rum 2017 Silver
Humboldt Distillery Humboldt Distillery Original Rum, Certified Organic Rum Gold/Amber (Unflavored) 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Highland Park Highland Park 12 yr Whiskey/Whisky Single Malt (Peated) 2017 Gold
Henebery Spirits Inc. Henebery Celebrated Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky Bourbon, Flavored Whiskey/Whisky 2017 Silver
Graton Distilling Company D. George Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2017 Bronze
George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey George Dickel Rye Whisky Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2017 Silver
George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Barrel Select Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Multi Grain 2017 Bronze
First Ireland Spirits O’Connery’s Irish Cream Liqueur Liqueurs Cream/Dairy 2017 Gold
Familia Camarena Reposado Tequila Resposado 2017 Gold
Familia Camarena Silver Tequila Silver/Plata 2017 Bronze
EFFEN Import Company EFFEN Vodka Vodka Wheat (Unflavored) 2017 Silver
Eau Claire Distillery Parlour Gin Gin Gin (Traditional) 2017 Silver
E & J Brandy Apple Brandy Brandy (Flavored) 2017 Silver
E & J Brandy XO Brandy Armagnac XO or comparable 2017 Gold
E & J Brandy Rare Blend Brandy Cognac VS/Three Star or comparable 2017 Gold
E & J Brandy Peach Brandy Brandy (Flavored) 2017 Gold
E & J Brandy VSOP Brandy Cognac VSOP or Comparable 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Don Raymundo Duarte y Compañía  Mezcal Papa Rey Other Spirits Multiple Distillation 2017 Best of Division, Gold
Don Julio Don Julio Anejo 70th Anniversary Tequila Anejo 2017 Silver
Do Good Distillery Do Good Cherrywood Smoked Whisky Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Single Malt (Non-Peated) 2017 Gold
Do Good Distillery Do Good The Benevolent Czar Whisky Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Single Malt (Non-Peated) 2017 Bronze
Distilleria La Alteña El Tesoro Platinum Blanco Tequila Silver/Plata 2017 Gold
Dented Brick Distillery Carl Ethan Akeley Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2017 Gold
Deep Eddy Vodka Deep Eddy Peach Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2017 Silver
Deep Eddy Vodka Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2017 Gold
Deep Eddy Vodka Deep Eddy Vodka Vodka Corn (Unflavored) 2017 Gold
Deep Eddy Vodka Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka Vodka Vodka (Flavored) 2017 Bronze
Cutwater Spirits Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky America Whiskey - Single Malt (Non-Peated) 2017 Silver
Cutwater Spirits Devil’s Share Moonshine Whiskey/Whisky Un-aged American Whiskey (Moonshine) 2017 Silver
Cutwater Spirits Opah Liqueurs Digestif 2017 Silver
Cutwater Spirits Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum Rum Aged Rum 2017 Gold
Cutwater Spirits Cutwater Mild Bloody Mary Mix Mixers (Non-Alcoholic) Bloody Mary 2017 Bronze
Cutwater Spirits Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey/Whisky Bourbon 2017 Best of Division, Best of Show, Gold
Cutty Sark Cutty Sark Prohibition Whiskey/Whisky Blended 2017 Gold
Crown Royal Distilling Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whiskey/Whisky Canadian Whiskey - Rye 2017 Gold
Corbin Cash Corbin Cash Blended Whiskey Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Other 2017 Silver
Corbin Cash Corbin Cash Barrel Reserve Sweet Potato Liqueur Liqueurs Other 2017 Gold
C88 Holdings Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur Liqueurs Nut 2017 Gold
Brugal Brugal 1888 Rum Aged Rum 2017 Bronze
Bendistillery Crater Lake Reserve Rye Whiskey/Whisky American Whiskey - Rye 2017 Bronze
Bendistillery Crater Lake Gin Gin Gin (Traditional) 2017 Bronze
Bayou Rum Distillery Bayou Select Rum Rum Aged Rum 2017 Silver
Bayou Rum Distillery Bayou Spiced Rum Rum Spiced Rum 2017 Gold
Bayou Rum Distillery Bayou Silver Rum Rum White (Unflavored) 2017 Bronze
Ascendant Spirits Breaker Bourbon Whisky, Port Barrel Finished Whiskey/Whisky Spiced Rum 2017 Silver
Ann Arbor Distilling Co. Arbor Winter Gin Gin Gin (Regional Terroir) 2017 Silver
21st Century Spirits Blue Ice American Potato Vodka Vodka Potato (Unflavored) 2017 Gold
21st Century Spirits Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka Vodka Wheat (Unflavored) 2017 Bronze



previous winners (2015-2016)

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 Tennessee Whiskey 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
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