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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

American Distilling Institute 2013 Award Winners

The American Distilling Institute has announced its 2013 Artisan American Spirits Awards. Last month, ADI judged 317 artisan American spirits at Huber Orchard and Winery in Starlight, Indiana: 127 whiskies, 66 gins, 36 moonshines, 47 rums and 41 fruit spirits were submitted from 124 independently owned, small-batch distillers. Judges awarded 23 gold, 44 silver and 46 bronze medals, awarding medals to only 37% of participants. Following are the results.


BEST OF CLASS 

WHISKEY
Ballast Point 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

Excellence in Packaging - Merchant Bottled Spirits
35 Maple Street - Kirk and Sweeney


Award-Winning Spirits

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. - Troy & Sons Platinum 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 Bourbon Whiskey

STRAIGHT BOURBON
Best of Category - Gold Medal
Balcones Distilling - Fifth-Anniversary Texas 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 Company - Down Time Single Malt Whiskey

Bronze Medal
Long Island Spirits - Pine Barrens Single Malt Whisky

STRAIGHT MALT WHISKEY
Best of Category - Gold Medal
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits - Devil's Share Straight Malt Whiskey

Silver Medal
New Holland Artisan Spirits - 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 Single 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 Spirits - Dead Guy Whiskey
  
SMOKED WHISKEY
Best of Category - Silver Medal
Corsair Artisan – Wildfire

Silver Medal
Corsair Artisan - Salamander

HOPPED WHISKEY
Best of Category - Silver Medal
Corsair Artisan – Demeter

Silver Medal
Corsair Artisan - Falconer's Flight

Bronze Medal
Corsair Artisan - Centennial
Corsair Artisan - Pacifica
Corsair Artisan - Titania
Corsair Artisan - Amarillo

FLAVORED WHISKEY
Best of Category - Bronze Medal
Sons of Liberity Spirits Company - Seasonal - 2012 Winter Release

MERCHANT BOTTLED WHISKEY
STRAIGHT BOURBON
Best of Category - Silver Medal
Cacao Prieto Distillery - Widow Jane Bourbon Whiskey

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 - Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Zinfandel Cask

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

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 - Vivacity 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 - Gin
Treaty Oak Distilling - Waterloo Gin

Bronze Medal
Corsair Artisan - 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 Style Gin

Bronze Medal
Corsair Artisan - Genever

NAVY STRENGTH GIN
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 Artisan - Major Tom

BARREL-AGED GIN
Best of Category - Gold Medal
Corsair Artisan - Barrel Aged Gin

Silver Medal
Wood's High Mountain Distillery - Treeline Gin, Barrel Aged


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 - Barrel Aged Three Sheets Rum

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 Artisan Spirits - Freshwater Superior

FLAVORED RUM
Best of Category - Silver Medal
Dogfish Head - Brown Honey Rum

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


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 Company - Whitewater Whiskey

AGED MOONSHINE
Best of Category - Bronze Medal
Fog's End Distillery - Monterey Rye

FLAVORED MOONSHINE
Best of Category - Gold Medal
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine - Moonshine Apple Pie

Silver Medal
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine - Moonshine Blackberry

Bronze Medal
Pinchgut Hollow Distillery - Captain Mick
Pinchgut Hollow Distillery - Rise N Shine


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 Brandy
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

APPLEJACK/BRANDY
Best of Category - Silver Medal
Huber's Starlight Distillery - Huber's Applejack

Silver Medal
Tom's Foolery - Applejack 

BRANDY (Other than Grape)
Best of Category - Silver Medal
Peach Street Distillers - Pear Brandy

AGED BRANDY - Other
Best of Category - Bronze Medal
Dakota Spirits Distiller - Bickering Brothers Neutral 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

BRANDY (Aged more than 6 years)
Best of Category - Gold Medal
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery - Old Stock Brandy

Silver Medal
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery - Signature Reserve Brandy
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery - Rare Brandy

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 - Chamomile Liqueur
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 Liqueur

Bronze Medal
Stone Barn Brandy Works - Quince Liqueur