ADI Spirit Competition – 2011 Results

Results of the American Distilling Institute’s 5th Annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits

Best in Class

Whiskey

McMenamin’s Edgefield Distillery – Hogshead Whiskey

Brandy/Fruit Spirit

Huber’s Starlight Distillery – Raspberry Dessert Wine

Packaging Award

Huber’s Starlight Distillery – Brandy
Bubble Cap Award — Distillery of the Year: Dry Fly Distilling


Brandy/Fruit Spirits

Pear Eau de Vie

Best in Category/Gold
Clear Creek Distillery – Clear Creek Pear Brandy (Eau de Vie de Poire Williams)
Gold
Peach Street Distillers – Jack and Jenny Pear Eau De Vie
Silver
Solomon Tournour Distillery – René Alambic Pear Brandy
Bronze
McMenaminʼs Edgefield Distillery – Pear Brandy
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery – American Fruits Pear Brandy
Westford Hills Distillers – Pear William Eau de Vie

Apple Eau de Vie

Best in Category/Bronze
Tom’s Foolery – Eau-de-Jack Applejack
Bronze
San Juan Island Distillery – Washington Apple Eau de Vie

Other – Eau de Vie

Best in Category: Gold
Peach Street Distillers – Jack and Jenny Apricot

Eau de Vie

Gold
Westford Hills Distillers- Kirsch
Clear Creek Distillery – Clear Creek Blue Plum Brandy

Grappa

Best in Category/Gold
Peach Street Distillers – Muscat Grappa
Bronze
Peach Street Distillers – Viognier Grappa
Huberʼs Starlight Distillery – Grappa

Apple Brandy

Best in Category/Gold
Flag Hill Winery & Distillery (NH) – Josiah Bartlett Barrel Aged Apple Brandy
Silver
Westford Hills Distillers – New World Aged Apple Brandy
Bronze
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery – American Fruits, Apple Brandy
Golden NorthWest Distillery – GOLDEN Apple Brandy
Huberʼs Starlight Distillery – Apple Brandy

Apple Jack

Best in category/Silver
Tom’s Foolery – Applejack
Bronze
Huberʼs Starlight Distillery – Applejack

Brandy – Other

Gold
Peach Street Distillers – Pear Brandy
Peach Street Distillers – Peach Brandy

Grape Brandy – Under 10 Years

Best in category/Silver
Huberʼs Starlight Distillery – Brandy
Silver
AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery – Immature Wisconsin Brandy
Bronze
Dakota Spirits Distillery – Bickering Brothers Neutral Brandy

Grape Brandy – Over 10 Years

Best in Category/Gold
Jaxon Keyes Winery & Distillery – Jepson Signature Reserve Brandy
Silver
Jaxon Keyes Winery & Distillery – Jepson Old Stock Brandy
Bronze
McMenamins Edgefield Distillery – Alambic 13 Brandy

Fruit Infusion/Liqueur

Best in Category/Gold
Huber Winery – Raspberry Dessert Wine
Gold
Leopold Bros – Michigan Tart Cherry Liqueur
Clear Creek Distillery – Oregon Cranberry Liqueur
Bronze
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery – American Fruits, Black Currant Cordial

Whiskies

Corn Whiskey – Un-aged

Best in Category/Silver
Kings County Distilling – Kingʼs County Moonshine
Silver
Pritchard’s Distillery – Lincoln County Lightning

Rye Whiskey – Un-aged

Best in Category/Bronze
Catoctin Creek – Organic Mosby’s Spirit
Bronze
Stone Barn Brandyworks – Hard Eight Unoaked Rye Whiskey
Bronze
Copper Fox Distillery – Wasmundʼs Rye Spirit
1512 Spirits – Barbershop Rye

Malt Whiskey – Un-aged

Best in Category/Silver
Copper Fox Distillery – Wasmund’s Single Malt Spirit

Whiskey – Other, Un-age

Best in Category/Gold
Koval Distillery – American Oat
Silver
High West Distillery – Silver Whiskey, Western Oat
Bronze
American Craft Whiskey Distillery – Low Gap Whiskey ‘Clear’

Corn Whiskey

Best in Category/Silver
Balcones Distillery – Baby Blue Corn Whiskey
Silver
Balcones Distillery – True Blue (cask strength) Corn Whiskey

Bourbon (no age statement)

Best in Category/Bronze
Ballast Point Spirits – Devil’s Share Whiskey

Bourbon – Straight

Best in Category/Silver
Garrison Brothers Distillery – Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bronze
Cedar Ridge Distillery – Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

Rye Whiskey

Best in Category/Silver
Catoctin Creek – Organic Roundstone Rye
Silver
Corsair Artisan Distillers – 100% Rye
Bronze
Fogʼs End Distillery – Monterey Rye

Malt Whiskey (no age statement)

Best in Category/Gold
McMenaminʼs Edgefield Distillery – Hogshead Whiskey
Gold
Rogue Spirits – Chatoe Rogue, Oregon Single Malt Whiskey
Silver
New Holland Artisan Spirits – Malthouse Brewerʼs Whiskey
Bronze
Spirits of St. Louis – Missouri Malt Whiskey
Alltechʼs Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company – Pearse Lyons Reserve

Malt Whiskey – Straight

Best in Category/Gold
Clear Creek Distillery – McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt
Silver
Ballast Point Spirits – Devils Share Whiskey

Artisan Merchant Bottler

Best in Category/Silver
Pritchard’s Distillery – Benjamin Prichardʼs Double-Barreled Bourbon Whiskey
Bronze
High West Distillery – Double Rye
Louisville Distilling Company – Angel’s Envy, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Port-Barrel Finish

Whiskey Other

Best in Category/Gold
Spirits of St. Louis – Vermont Night
Silver
Downslope Distilling – Double Diamond Whiskey
Bronze
Corsair Artisan Distillers – Triple Smoke
Koval Distillery – Lion’s Pride, Dark Millet
Corsair Artisan Distillers – Rasputin