Overview of the Competition

The 2017 Global Spirit Awards were held August 16th -18th at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the inaugural year for the competition, it exceeded all expectations by having hundreds of entries from 5 Continents and 25 States.
The Global Spirit Awards is honored to present its first (of many) group of medal winners and congratulates all of them.

The Best of The Best

Amongst the Best in Class, only a few Spirits were judged as TRULY EXCEPTIONAL by our judges and were awarded the great distinction of BEST IN SHOW

Braunstein Distillery, Danica Peated Whisky

Judges Award Best of Show
Best of Show
Best Whisky
Best World Whisky
Best Aged Spirit

Judges’ Choice for Best Overall Spirit

After sampling over 275 Spirits in 3 days The Global Spirit Awards expert panel of judges unanimously agreed upon ONE SPIRIT as their favorite

Braunstein Distillery, Danica Peated Whisky

Judges Award Best of Show
Best of Show
Best Whisky
Best World Whisky
Best Aged Spirit

The Best in Class

The Best of Class are the finest examples of each class of spirits determined by the entire panel of expert judges on the final day of the competition.

Braunstein Distillery, Danica Peated Whisky

Best Whisky
Best World Whisky
Best Aged Spirit

Dewars The Monarch 15 year

Best Scotch

Nevada Distilling, Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered Bourbon Whiskey

Best American Whiskey

Pike Creek 10 year

Best Canadian Whiskey

BLK EYE Vodka

Best Traditional Vodka

EG Vodka Inspiriation 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

Religion Tequila Blanco

Best Tequila

Padre Azul Anejo

Best Aged Tequila

Ratu Signature 8 year Old

Best Liqueur

For a Complete List of Medal Winners:

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