2017 Winners

The 4th Annual Berlin International Spirits Competition was held on March 5, 2017. We were thrilled this year to have almost 400 spirits from more than 20 countries from around the world, judged by the trade-only judging panel.

The Berlin International Spirits Competition is part of the International Beverage Competition Group, which also includes the New York International Spirits Competition and the Melbourne International Spirits Competition. The International Beverage Competition Group was founded by Adam Levy, the Alcohol Professor.

Gold

Brandies

Distillery Krauss Apple Brandy

Yerevan Ararat Ani

Cachaca

Cachaca Mulatina

Cognac

Cognac Bertrand VSOP

Liqueurs

Distilleries Fils du Roy La Couralleuse

Envy Absinthe

Ogden Distillery Underground Herbal Spirit

Rum

Bonpland Rum Blanc VSOP

Facundo Exquisto

Tequila/Mezcal

Casamigos Tequila Anejo

Exotico Blanco Tequila

Mezcal de Leyenda Peloton de la Muerte

Vodka

Arctica Nordic Vodka

Whiskies

Bell’s

Black Forest Rothaus Single Malt Sherry Cask

Braunstein Distillery Brownstone Danica Whiskey Peated

Chicago Distilling Stouted

Cleveland Underground Bourbon Whiskey Maple Syrup

Colorado Gold Rye

Corsair Oatrage

Corsair Tennessee Single Malt

Corsair Wildfire

Cutwater Spirits Devel’s Share Bourbon

Cutwater Spirits Devil’s Share Whiskey

Dewar’s The Ancestor 12yr

Dewar’s White Label

Envy Whisky

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hillrock Estate Solera Aged Bourbon-Sauterenes

Glen Scotia Double Cask

Glen Scotia Victoriana

Loch Lomond 12yr

Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12 yr

Loch Lomond Inchmurrin Madera Wood Finish

Loch Lomond Original

Loch Lomond Single Grain

Old Smokey Tennessee Harley Davidson Roadhouse Customs Moonshine

Oyo Bourbon Micheleone Reserve

Spirit & Cask Islay 55

Starward Solera

Two James Spirits Catcher’s Rye Whiskey

Westland Distillery Peat Week 2016

Whitehorse Scotch

Yellowstone Select Whiskey

White Spirits

Long Road Old Aquavit

Tekirdag Rakisi Altin Seri

Silver

Brandies

Ararat Nairi

Cachaca

Cachaca Paratiana Prata

Duas Barricas

Cognac

Cognac Bertrand VS

Gin

BCN Gin

Black Forest Dry Gin

Brighton Gin

Conniption Navy Strength Gin

Cutwater Spirits Old Grove Gin

Distillery Krauss G+ London Dry

Dodd’s Organic Gin

Ferdinand Saar Dry Gin

OHSO #Gin

Orion Giant Green Dry Gin

Osborne North Gin

Steinhart Gin

Two James Spirits Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin

Liqueur

Altinbas Raki

Concorde Hazelnut Liqueur

Cutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Medicine Kruid Bitterness

Mjod No. 1

Montenegro Amaro Italiano

Nain Rouge Absinthe Verte

Oh! So creamy Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Pastis Chateau des Creissauds Millesime 2015

Pussanga

Saar White Vermouth

Sun Dog Pink Lemonade

Terwa Pine Tar Liqueur

Rum

Banks 5

Enghaven Oak Aged Sweet Edition

Facundo Eximo

Montanya Distillers Oro Rum

Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum

Pisco

Pisco Lunas

Tequila/Mezcal

El Mayor Extra Anejo Tequila

Exotico Reposado Tequila

La Medida Mezcal Joven

Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca

TU Tequila Anejo

Vodka

Arcadia Grapefruit Vodka

Cutwater Fugu Vodka

Czechslovakia Vodka

Dry Town Vodka

Envy Vodka

Five Wives Vodka

Hendricks Family Distillery Class Vodka

Laplandia Lingon Shot

Laplandia Vodka

Medoff Classic Vodka

Ostoya Vodka

Our/Berlin Vodka

OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka

Sash & Fritz Vodka

XFour Blueberry Vodka

Whiskies

Black + White

Braunstein Whiskey Edition 8

Braunstein Whiskey Library Collection 16:2

Cleveland Underground Bourbon Whiskey Finished with Hickory Wood

Corsair Ryemageddon

Dewar’s The Monarch 15yr

Floki Icelandic Young Malt

Fugitive Tennessee Artisan Spirits Manifesto

Glen Scotia 15yr Old

Hillrock Estate Solera Aged Bourbon

Hyde 1916

Iron Smoke Whiskey

OYO Sherry Finished Bourbon Whiskey

Two James Spirits J. Riddle Peated Bourbon

Westland Distillery Peated

Westland Distillery Sherrywood

Westland Distillery Winter

Whiskey Hollow 151 Moonshine

Woody Creek Distillers Rye Whiskey

White Spirits

Tekirdag Rakisi Kavrulmus Anason

Bronze

Brandy

Koval Susan for President Barreled Peach Brandy

Cachaca

Passarin Cachaca

Cachaca Sanhacu

Tie Prata

Gin

7 Sins Gin Pride

Bedrock Premium Gin

Blue Bottle Gin

By The Dutch Old Genever

Chicago Distilling Flinn’s Gin

Cockney Premium Gin

Ha’Penny Gin

Il Mio Gin

Iradier Y Bulfy Dry Gin

Lunatic! Gin

Spirit49 049 Organic Gin

Wagging Fingers Gin

Woody Creek Distillers Gin

Wunderburg Dry Gin

X-Gin

Liqueur

Black Button Bespoke Bourbon Cream

Calisaya Liqueur

Corvus Absinthe

Crescendo Limoncello

Djinn Spirits Krupnik

906 Foscka

Herberet

Giffard Framboise de Ronce

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

Maqu

Melogranello L’Originale

Mastic Tears Classic

Nooku Bourbon Cream

On The Rocks Apple Pie

Vegefeuer 55

Rum

Ferroni Ambre 18 mois

Oak & Cane American Craft Rum

Marauda Rum Steelpan

Montanya Distillers Platino Rum

Redleg Spiced Rum

Ron Granadilla

Truckee River Rum

Tequila/Mezcal

Mezcales de Leyenda Durango

Mezcales de Leyenda San Luis Potosi

TU Tequila Reposado

Vodka

Enghaven Vodka Cold Hawaii

Gradus Vodka

Halve Vodka

Harald Treasure Vodka

Hell’s Half Acre 1885

La Grande Bagosse Version Al Capone

Mama Vodka

OHSO #Vodka

Ramsbury Vodka

White Keys Vodka

Whiskies

Bariana Roof Rye

Black Forest Rothaus Single Malt Highland Cask

Braunstein Whiskey Library Collection 16:1

Brownstone Danica Whiskey

Corsair Ryemageddon

Dewar’s Signature

Dewar’s The Vintage 18yr

Corsair Triple Smoke

Loch Lomond 18yr Old

Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 18yr

Ole Smokey Apple Pie Moonshine

OYO Wheat Whiskey

VAT 69

Whiskey Hollow Texas Gold

White Spirits

Viti Brennivin Icelandic Premium Aquavit

Individual Awards—International

Armenia

Armenia Distillery of the Year
Yerevan Brandy Company

Australia

Australia Whisky of the Year
Starward

Austria

Austria Distillery of the Year
Distillery Krauss

Bahamas

Bahama Rum of the Year
Facundo Eximo

Belgium

Belgium Gin of the Year
7Sins

Brazil

Brazil Cachaca Distillery of the Year
Cachaca Paratiana

Canada

Canada Gin Distillery of the Year
Steinhart

Canada Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Distilleries Fils du Roy

Canada Carbonated Mixer of the Year
Perry’s

Denmark

Denmark Distillery of the Year
Braunstein Distillery

Denmark Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Mjødbryggeriet Petersen & Sønner

Denmark Rum of the Year
Enghaven Rum

Finland

Finland Liqueur of the Year
Terwa-Pine Tar Liqueur

Finland Vodka of the Year
Laplandia

France

France Cognac House of the Year
Cognac Bertrand

France Absinthe of the Year
Envy Absinthe

France Liqueur of the Year
Pastis Chateau des Creissauds Millesime 2015

Germany

Germany Apertif of the Year
Maqu

Germany Liqueur of the Year
Pussanga

Germany Vermouth of the Year
Saar White Vermouth

Germany Whiskey Distillery of the Year
Black Forest

Greece

Greece Liqueur of the Year
Mastic Tears Classic

Iceland

Iceland Distillery of the Year
Eimverk Distillery

Ireland

Irish Cream of the Year
Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur

Ireland Single Grain Whiskey of the Year
Hyde 1916

Italy

Italy Fruit Liqueur of the Year
Melogranello L’Originale

Italy Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Montenegro

Jamaica

Jamaica Rum of the Year
Banks 5

Mexico

Mexico Anejo Tequila of the Year
Casamigos Tequila Anejo

Mexico Blanco Tequila of the Year
Exotico Blanco Tequila

Mexico Reposado of the Year
Exotico Reposado Tequila

Mexico Mezcal Distillery of the Year
Mezcal de Leyenda

Netherlands

Netherlands Distillery of the Year
Bottle Distillery

Peru

Peru Pisco of the Year
Pisco Lunas

Poland

Poland Vodka of the Year
Ostoya Vodka

Scotland

Blended Scotch Company of the Year
Dewar’s

Campbeltown Distillery of the Year
Glen Scotia

Scotland Single Malt Distillery of the Year
Loch Lomond

Slovakia

Slovakia Vodka of the Year
Czechoslovakia Vodka

Spain

Spain Liqueur of the Year
On the Rocks Apple Pie

Turkey

Raki of the Year
Tekirdag Rakisi

Ukraine

Ukraine Vodka of the Year
Artica Nordic Vodka

United Kingdom

London Distillery of the Year
The London Distillery

Individual Awards—United States

USA Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Ogden Distillery

American Whiskey Distillery of the Year
Corsair

USA Aquavit of the Year
Long Road Distillers

Arizona Distillery of the Year
OHSO Distillery

California Distillery of the Year
Cutwater Spirits

Illinois Distillery of the Year
Chicago Distilling

New York Distillery of the Year
Hillrock

North Carolina Distillery of the Year
Durham Distillery

USA Honey Liqueur of the Year
Krupnik

USA Peach Brandy of the Year
Koval Susan For President Peach Brady

USA Rye Distillery of the Year
Two James

USA Small Batch Bourbon of the Year
OYO Bourbon Micheleone Reserve

USA Spirited Lemonade of the Year
Sun Dog Pink Lemonade

USA Whiskey Finish Distillery of the Year
Cleveland Whiskey

Wisconsin Distillery of the Year
Hendricks Family Distillery

USA Peated Whiskey of the Year
Westland Peat Week 2016

USA Unaged Whiskey of the Year
Ole Smokey Moonshine

USA Cream Liqueur of the Year
Nooku Bourbon Cream

USA Rum of the Year
Montanya Distillers Oro Rum