Global Spirit Awards Announces 2017 Annual Winners

Over 275 spirits were judged at this year’s inaugural Global Spirit Awards at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, August 16th-18th. 9 elite judges, with over 175 years of combined experience voted on the winners being announced today on the Global Spirit Awards and Food & Beverage Magazine websites.

Over 100 independent distilleries showcased spirits made with unique ingredients, challenging traditional recipes and judge’s palates. European brands including Braunstein Distillery of Denmark, Underground Spirits of Australia, and Altvater Gessler of Austria were excited to introduce their brands to the US. Global Spirit Award Executive Director, Eddie Rivkin says, “As the first spirit competition in Vegas, a city leading the spirits/mixology industry, we couldn’t be more excited. Our judges highlighted new and unique spirits from 5 continents and over 25 states. We look forward to announcing our wine competition later this year.” Overall, judges awarded approximately 150 winners listed here:

PREMIUM AWARD WINNERS: Braunstein Distillery|Danica Peated Whisky – Judges Award Best of Show, Best of Show, Best Whisky, Best World Whisky, Best Aged Spirit, Dewar’s|The Monarch 15 Year – Best Scotch, Nevada Distilling|Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon Whiskey – Best American Whiskey, Pike Creek 10 Year – Best Canadian Whiskey, Black Eye Vodka – Best Traditional Vodka, EG Vodka Inspirition|Rosemary & Lavender – Best Flavored Vodka, Best Overall Vodka, Drake’s Organic – Best Rum (White), Black Forest BOAR Distillery| Black Forrest Dry Gin – Best White Spirit, Best Gin, El Silencio Espadin – Best Mezcal, ReligionTequila Blanco – Best Tequila, Padre Azul Anejo – Best Aged Tequila, Ratu Signature 8 year Old – Best Liquer

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNERS: Nevada Distilling|Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Crooked Water Spirits|Abyss Gin, Prohibition Liquor Co.|Prohibition Gin, Milk Street Distillery|Dam Break Rye Grain Spirit Dewar’s|Signature, Mezcal El Silencio|Espadin, Drake’s Organic|Drake’s White Rum, Padre Azul|Anejo, Monopolow|Piolunowka, Braunstein Distillery|Braunstein Danica Whisky Peated, Embajador Tequila|Supreme Anejo, Dewar’s|The Ancestor 12yo, Black Eyed Distilling|BLK EYE Vodka, EG Vodka|Inspiration, Pomp & Whimsy|Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur, BOAR|Black Forest Dry…

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