ADI Spirit Competition – 2013 Results

Results of the American Distilling Institute’s 7th Annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits

Best of Class

WHISKEY

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Devil’s Share Malt Whiskey

GIN

Valentine Distilling Co. – Liberator Gin

RUM

Balcones Distilling – Texas Rum

MOONSHINE

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine – Apple Pie Moonshine

BRANDY

Jepson Vineyards – Old Stock Mendocino Brandy

Excellence in Packaging

Craft Distilled Spirits

Sidetrack Distillery – Cassis Liqueur

Merchant Bottled Spirits

35 Maple Street – Kirk and Sweeney


WHISKEY

Clear Whiskey

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Myer Farm Distillers – White Dog Corn Whiskey
Silver Medal
Dark Horse Distillery – Long Shot White Whiskey
Bronze Medal
Middle West Spirits – OYO Rye Whiskey
High West Distillery – Silver Whiskey – Western Oat
Indian Creek Distillery – Elias Staley
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery – White Owl Whiskey
Asheville Distilling Co. – Heirloom Moonshine

Aged Corn Whiskey

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Balcones Distilling – True Blue

Bourbon (under two years)

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Yellow Rose Distilling – Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon
Silver Medal
Kings County Distillery – Kings County Bourbon
Bronze Medal
Rock Town Distillery – Arkansas Young Bourbon Whiskey
Cacao Prieto – Bloody Butcher

Straight Bourbon

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Balcones Distilling – Fifth Anniversary Straight Bourbon
Silver Medal
Dallas Distilleries – Herman Marshall

Aged Rye Whiskey

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Grand Traverse Distillery – Ole George Rye Whiskey
Silver Medal
Mountain Laurel Spirits – Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey
Bronze Medal
Distillery 291 – Colorado Rye Whiskey
Catoctin Creek Distilling – Roundstone Rye Cask Proof

Malt Whiskey (under 2 years)

Best of Category – Gold medal
Balcones Distilling – Texas Single Malt
Gold Medal
Deerhammer Distilling – Down Time
Bronze Medal
Long Island Spirits – Pine Barrens Single Malt Whisky

Straight Malt Whiskey

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Ballast Point Spirits – Devil’s Share
Silver Medal
New Holland Brewing Co. – Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt

Wheat Whiskey

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Middle West Spirits – OYO Wheat Whiskey
Bronze Medal
American Craft Whiskey Distillery – Low Gap Whiskey Sincgle Barrel No. 1
American Craft Whiskey Distillery – Low Gap California Whiskey

Whiskey non-typical

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Glacier Distilling Company – Wheatfish Whiskey
Silver Medal
Rogue Distilling – Dead Guy Whiskey

Hopped Whiskey

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Demeter
Silver Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Falconer’s Flight
Bronze Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Centennial
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Pacifica
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Titania
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Amarillo

Flavored Whiskey

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Sons of Liberity Distillery – Seasonal – 2012 Winter Release

Merchant-Botttled Whiskey

Straight Bourbon

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Cacao Prieto Distillery – Widow Jane
Silver Medal
Tatoosh Distillery & Spirits – Tatoosh Bourbon

Bourbon (cask finished)

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Hillrock Estate Distillery & Malthouse – Solera Aged Bourbon
Bronze Medal
Big Bottom Whiskey – Big Bottom

Straight Rye Whiskey

Best of Category – Silver Medal
35 Maple Street – Masterson’s 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey

Malt Whiskey

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Virginia Distillery – Virginia Highland Malt Whisky

RUM

White Rum

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Cape Spirits – Wicked Dolphin Rum – Silver
Bronze Medal
Dancing Pines Distillery – Rum
Donner-Peltier Distillers – Rougaroux Sugarshine

Amber Rum

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Ballast Point Spirits – Three Sheets Amber
Silver Medal
Montanya Distillers – Montanya Oro Rum
Van Brunt Stillhouse – Due North Rum

Dark Rum

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Real McCoy Spirits – The Real McCoy
Bronze Medal
Turkey Shore Distilleries – Old Ipswich Lab & Cask Reserve

Overproof Rum

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Balcones Distilling – Texas Rum
Gold Medal
New Holland Brewing Co. – Freshwater Superior

Spiced Rum

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Dancing Pines Distillery – Spice

Merchant Bottled Rum

Best of Category – Silver Medal
35 Maple Street – Kirk and Sweeney

GIN

Classic Distilled Gin

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Rock Town Distillery – Brandon’s Gin

Classic Rectified Gin

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Captive Spirits Distilling – Big Gin
Gold Medal
Bull Run Distilling – Aria Portland Dry Gin
Silver Medal
Veracity Spirits – Native Gin

Contemporary Distilled Gin

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Myer Farm Distillers – Myer Farm Gin
Silver Medal
Dancing Pines Distillery – Gin
Dancing Tree Distillery – Dancing Tree Distillery Gin
Treaty Oak Distilling – Waterloo Gin
Bronze Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Steampunk
Maine Distilleries – Cold River Traditional Gin
StilltheOne Distillery – Jarhead Gin

Contemporary Rectified Gin

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Valentine Distilling Co. – Valentine Liberator Gin
Gold Medal
Maison De La Vie – Golden Moon Gin
Silver Medal
San Juan Island Distillery – Spy Hop Gin
Bronze Medal
Sweetgrass Farm Distillery – Back River Gin
Southern Artisan Spirits – Cardinal American Dry Gin
Spring 44 Distilling – Spring44 Gin

Genever

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Oregon Spirit Distillers – Merrylegs Genever
Bronze Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Genever

Navy Strength

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Few Spirits – Standard Issue Gin

Old Tom Gin

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Ransom Spirits – Old Tom Gin
Silver Medal
Downslope Distilling – Ould Tom Gin
Bronze Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Major Tom

Barrel-Aged Gin

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Corsair Distillery Tennessee – Barrel Aged Gin
Silver Medal
Wood’s High Mountain Distillery – Treeline Barrel Aged

MOONSHINE

Clear Moonshine

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Dark Corner Distillery – Moonshine Corn Whiskey
Silver Medal
King’s County – Corn Whiskey
Bronze Medal
Deerhammer Distilling Co. – Whitewater

Aged Moonshine

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Fog’s End Distillery – Monterey Rye

Flavored Moonshine

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Ole Smoky Distillery – Moonshine Apple Pie
Silver Medal
Ole Smoky Distillery – Moonshine Blackberry
Bronze Medal
Pinchgut Hollow Distillery – Captain Mick
Pinchgut Hollow Distillery – Rise N Shine

BRANDY

Applejack/Brandy

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Huber’s Starlight Distillery – Huber’s Applejack

Brandy (Other than Grape)

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Peach Street Distillers – Pear Brandy
Silver Medal
Tomsfoolery – Tom’s Foolery Applejack

Aged Brandy – Other

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Dakota Spirits Distiller – Bickering Brothers Neutral Brandy

Brandy (Aged more than 6 years)

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery – Old Stock
Silver Medal
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery – Signature Reserve
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery – Rare Brandy

Brandy (Aged less than 6 years)

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Huber’s Starlight Distillery – Huber’s Brandy – RESERVE
Bronze Medal
Colorado Gold Distillery – Colorado Gold Brandy

Pear Eaux de Vie

Best of Category – Gold Medal
(McMenamin’s) Edgefield Distillery – Pear Brandy
Bronze Medal
Peach Street Distillers – Jack and Jenny Pear
Harvest Spirits – Harvest Spirits Pear Brandy

Eaux de Vie

Best of Category – Silver Medal
Coppersea Distilling – Peach Eau de vie
Bronze Medal
Bellewood Distilling – Apple Brandy Eau de Vie

Grappa

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Peach Street Distillers – Muscat Grappa
Gold Medal
Maison De La Vie – Golden Moon Colorado Grappa
Bronze Medal
Peach Street Distillers – Viognier Grappa
Magnanini Farm Winery – Magnanini Grappa

Flavored Liqueur

Best of Category – Bronze Medal
Sidetrack Distillery – Nocino
Bronze Medal
Cacao Prieto Distillery – Chamomile
Bottle Tree Beverage Company – Hoodoo Chicory

Fruit Infusion

Best of Category – Gold Medal
Huber’s Starlight Distillery – Huber’s Raspberry Infusion
Silver Medal
Huber’s Starlight Distillery – Huber’s Blueberry
Sidetrack Distillery – Cassis
Bronze Medal
Stone Barn Brandy Works – Quince Liqueur