2020 L.A. Spirits Awards Results

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Best in Show Award Winners

Best Vodka
Best Vodka
Seagram's Extra Smooth Vodka
Arkansas, USA

ABV: 40%

Retail Price: $9

Best Gin
Best Gin
Bowling & Birch Gin
Kentucky, USA

ABV: 48%

Retail Price: $40

Best Flavored Gin
Best Flavored Gin
Wild Roots Cucumber & Grapefruit Infused Gin
Oregon, USA

ABV: 44%

Retail Price: $25

Best Rum
Best Rum
Ten to One Carribean White Rum
Jamaica and Dominican Republic

ABV: 45%

Retail Price: $32

Best Tequila
Best Tequila
Lunazul Blanco Tequila
Jalisco, Mexico

ABV: 40%

Retail Price: $20

Best Mezcal
Best Mezcal
Mr. Mezcal Mezcal
Oaxaca, Mexico

ABV: 42%

Best Bourbon
Best Bourbon
Best Straight Bourbon
Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Kentucky, USA

ABV: 50%

Retail Price: $40

Best Small Batch Bourbon
Best Small Batch Bourbon
Barrell Bourbon Batch 024 Bourbon
Kentucky, USA

ABV: 57%

Retail Price: $89

Best Whisky Best Single Malt Scotch
Best Whisky
Best Single Malt Scotch
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Islay, Scotland

ABV: 43%

Retail Price: $85

Best Irish Whisky
Best Irish Whisky
The Busker Single Malt Irish Whisky
Carlow, Ireland

ABV: 44.3%

Retail Price: $30

Best Blended Malt Whiskuy
Best Small Batch Bourbon
Kamiki Blended Malt Whisky
Osaka, Japan

ABV: 48%

Retail Price: $80

Best Single Malt Whisky - World
Best Single Malt Whisky - World
Zuidam Millstone Peated Pedro Ximenez Single Malt Whisky
Netherlands

ABV: 46%

Best Liqeur
Best Liqeur
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqeur
Sydney, Australia

ABV: 25%

Retail Price: $35

Best Ready To Drink Cocktail
Best Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
Dogfish Head Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda
Delaware, USA

ABV: 7%

Retail Price: $3

Best Bitters
Best Bitters
Bittertales Aromatic Bitters
New South Wales, Australia

ABV: 45%

Retail Price: $9

Best Non-Alcoholic Product
Best Non-Alcoholic Product
Aurora Elixirs Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkling Hemp Beverage Oregon, USA

ABV: 0%

Retail Price: $4

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Platinum Medal Winners​

ProductOriginAlc.Price
Aurora Elixirs Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkling Hemp Beverage - BEST NON-ALCOHOLIC PRODUCTOregon, USA0%$4
Barrell Batch 024 Bourbon - BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBONKentucky, USA57%$89
Bittertales Aromatic Bitters - BEST BITTERSNew South Wales, Australia45%$9
Bowling & Burch Gin - BEST GINKentucky, USA48%$40
Dogfish Head Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda - BEST READY-TO-DRINK COCKTAILDelaware, USA7%$3
Evan Williams White Label Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight BourbonKentucky, USA50%$18
Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland40%$300
Heaven Hill Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon - BEST BOURBON AND BEST STRAIGHT BOURBONKentucky, USA50%$40
Hendrick’s GinScotland44%$35
Highclere Castle Gin London Dry GinEngland43.5%$40
Kamiki Blended Malt Whisky - BEST BLENDED MALT WHISKYOsaka, Japan48%$80
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch - BEST WHISKY AND BEST SINGLE MALT SCOTCHIslay, Scotland43%$85
Lagavulin 8 Year Old Single Malt ScotchIslay, Scotland48%$65
Lunazul Blanco Tequila - BEST TEQUILAJalisco, Mexico40%$20
Mortlach Cowie’s Blue Seal 20 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland43.4%$250
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur - BEST LIQUEURSydney, Australia25%$35
Mr. Mezcal Mezcal - BEST MEZCALOaxaca, Mexico42% 
Oban Little Bay Single Malt ScotchHighland, Scotland43%$60
Seagram’s Extra Smooth Vodka - BEST VODKAArkansas, USA40%$9
Seven Three Distilling Co. Black Pearl RumLouisiana, USA42% 
Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt ScotchIsland, Scotland45.8%$50
Talisker Storm Single Malt ScotchIsland, Scotland45.8%$40
Ten To One Caribbean White Rum - BEST RUMJamaica and Dominican Republic45%$32
The Busker Single Malt Irish Whiskey - BEST IRISH WHISKEYCarlow, Ireland44.3%$30
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland40%$35
Vamonos Riendo MezcalOaxaca, Mexico42%$59
Wild Roots Cucumber & Grapefruit Infused Gin - BEST FLAVORED GINOregon, USA44%$25
Wildwood Spirits Co. Kur GinWashington, USA40%$28
Zuidam Millstone Peated Pedro Ximenez Single Malt Whisky - BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY–WORLDNetherlands46% 

Gold Medal Winners​

Product Origin ABV Price
Barrell Batch 025 Bourbon Kentucky, USA 56.7% $89
Barrell Batch 003 Rye Whiskey Kentucky, USA 58.4% $89
Bath Tub Gin Texas, USA 53%
Bib & Tucker 10 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon Tennessee, USA 46% $100
Blinking Owl Distillery California Straight Bourbon Whiskey 4 Grain California, USA 45% $59
Copper Republic African Dry Gin South Africa 45% $58
Copper Republic Rooibos & Grapefruit African Dry Gin South Africa 43% $39
Copper Republic Bourbon Cask Finish Single Grain Whisky South Africa 43% $51
Copper Republic Honeybush Wood Finish Brandy Cape Town, South Africa 40% $44
Copper Republic Zula VSOP Cape Brandy Cape Town, South Africa 40% $56
Copper Republic Zula XO Cape Brandy Cape Town, South Africa 40% $83
Dogfish Head Let's Get Lost Single Malt Whiskey Delaware, USA 51% $59
Elixir G Ginger Mix California, USA 0% $17
Evan Williams 1783 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 45% $20
KLEOS Mastiha Spirit Chios and Lesvos, Greece 30% $37
Leyenda de México Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $80
Mortlach Distiller's Dram 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 43.4% $110
Mortlach Wee Witchie 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 43.4% $50
Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Highland, Scotland 43% $140
Redemption Straight Bourbon Indiana, USA 42% $30
Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Kentucky, USA 50% $28
The Busker Single Pot Still Irish Whisky Carlow, Ireland 44.3% $30
The Busker Triple Cask Triple Smooth Irish Whiskey Carlow, Ireland 40% $25
Treaty Oak Distilling Old Fashioned Cocktail Texas, USA 38% $29
Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 46.5% $40
Zuidam Millstone 100 Rye Whisky Netherlands 50%

Silver Medal Winners​

Product Origin ABV Price
44ºN Gin Grasse, France 44% $140
Akavita Botanical Vodka Belarus 40% $4
Bandero Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $47
Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Kentucky, USA 45% $30
Bib & Tucker 6 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon Tennessee, USA 46% $55
Blinking Owl Distillery Aquavit California, USA 42.5% $40
Blinking Owl Distillery Barrel Vacationed Old Tom Gin California, USA 48% $48
Blinking Owl Distillery California Straight Rye Whiskey California, USA 45% $59
Blinking Owl Distillery California Straight Small Batch Wheated Bourbon California, USA 45% $59
Blinking Owl Distillery OC Orange Flavored Vodka California, USA 40% $36
Blinking Owl Distillery Vodka California, USA 40% $36
Cascade Street Potato Vodka Oregon, USA 40% $20
Cierto Private Collection Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $250
Cierto Private Collection Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $350
Cierto Private Collection Extra Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $450
Cierto Reserve Collection Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $175
Cierto Reserve Collection Extra Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $475
Cigar in the Bottle Grand Pommier XS VSOP Cognac Cognac, France 40% $200
Corralejo Añejo Tequila Guanajuato, Mexico 40% $34
Dano’s Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $53
Dano’s Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $58
Dogfish Head Straight Whiskey Delaware, USA 40% $40
Duke & Dame Salted Caramel Flavored Whiskey Florida, USA 35% $29
Evan Williams Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 43% $15
Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 43% $52
Infanta Lambanog Quezon, Philippines 40% $29
James E. Pepper Old Pepper Straight Rye Whiskey Kentucky, USA 53.5% $50
KōHana KOKOLEKA Cacao & Honey Rum Hawaii, USA 30% $40
KōHana KEA Hawaiian Agricole Rum Hawaii, USA 40% $40
Kozuba & Sons Distillery Vodka Florida, USA 40% $19
Leyenda de México Extra Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $147
LiveWire Golden God by Aaron Polsky California, USA 7.5% $5
LiveWire Heartbreaker by Aaron Polsky California, USA 7.5% $5
Los Arango Blanco Tequila Guanajuato, Mexico 40% $45
Mijenta Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $49
Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Highland, Scotland 43% $75
Ortolan Rosolio Liqueur California, USA 27% $49
PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur Kentucky, USA 17% $25
Seven Three Distilling Co. St. Roch Vodka Louisiana, USA 40% $22
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey California, USA 35% $28
Spa Girl Cocktails Cucumber Vodka Cocktail California, USA 16.5% $22
Starward Nova Single Malt Australian Whisky Melbourne, Australia 41% $55
Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky Melbourne, Australia 40% $35
Tanduay Double Rum Philippines 40% $50
Templeton Caribbean Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey Iowa, USA 46% $49
The Busker Single Grain Irish Whiskey Carlow, Ireland 44.3% $30
The Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Brandy Kentucky, USA 50% $18
The Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 40% $50
Tuyo No. 2 Reposado Cristalino Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $109
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey Tennessee, USA 50% $59
Uncle Nearest 1884 V. Eady Butler Batch Small Batch Whiskey Tennessee, USA 46.5% $49
Waterloo No.9 Gin Texas, USA 47% $24
Wildwood Spirits Co. The Dark Door Bourbon Washington, USA 45% $50
Zaya Gran Reserva Rum Trinidad and Tobago 40% $29
Zuidam 1 Barrel Rested Rye Genever Netherlands 40%  
Zuidam Millstone 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Single Malt Whisky Netherlands 46%  
Zuidam Millstone Oloroso Sherry Single Malt Whisky Netherlands 46%  

Bronze Medal Winners​

Product Origin ABV Price
Admiral Nelson’s Spiced Rum Kentucky, USA 35% $10
Black Bison Vodka Belarus 40% $9
Black Velvet Canadian Whisky Lethbridge, Canada 40% $10
Blackheart Spiced Rum Kentucky, USA 46.5% $15
Burnett’s 80 Proof Vodka Kentucky, USA 40% $9
Carolans Salted Caramel Liqueur Tipperary, Ireland 17% $15
Cathead Distillery Bristow Gin Mississippi, USA 47% $35
Cierto Private Collection Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $150
Cierto Reserve Collection Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $275
Cierto Reserve Collection Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $375
Comisario Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $45
Comisario Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $65
Corralejo Silver Tequila Guanajuato, Mexico 40% $24
Comisario Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $55
Corralejo Reposado Tequila Guanajuato, Mexico 40% $30
Dano’s Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $48
Dogfish Head Compelling Gin Delaware, USA 44% $30
Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 47% $30
Gray Whale Gin California, USA 43% $35
Kozuba & Sons Distillery Triple Sec Florida, USA 37% $14
Larceny Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 46% $25
Leyenda de México Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $76
Lift Vodka Colorado, USA 40% $25
LiveWire Honeydew Collins by Joey Bernardo California, USA 7.5% $5
Los Arango Reposado Tequila Guanajuato, Mexico 40% $50
Luksusowa Vodka Poland 40% $14
Orphan Barrel Muckety Muck 24 Year Old Single Grain Scotch Port Dundas, Scotland 45% $225
Seagram’s 100 Proof Vodka Arkansas, USA 50% $10
Seagram’s Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka Arkansas, USA 35% $9
Seven Three Distilling Co. St. Roch Cucumber Vodka Louisiana, USA 40% $22
Siempre Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $49
Slane Blended Irish Whiskey County Meath, Ireland 80% $25
Svayak Premium Vodka Belarus 40% $3
Tanduay Boracay Coconut Flavored Rum Philippines 25% $15
Tanduay Boracay Cappuccino Flavored Rum Philippines 25% $15
Tanduay Gold Asian Rum Philippines 40% $20
Tanduay Silver Asian Rum Philippines 40% $20
Ten To One Caribbean Dark Rum Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Trinidad 40% $46
The Singleton of Glendullan 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 40% $80
The Spirit Guild Astral Pacific Gin California, USA 47%  
Tuyo No. 3 Añejo Cristalino Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $119
Two Tiger Grain Whisky Goa, India 43% $25
Waterloo Antique Gin Texas, USA 47% $33
Wild Roots London Dry Gin Oregon, USA 46% $25
Zuidam 1 Barrel Rested Old Genever Netherlands 40%  
Zuidam 3 Barrel Rested Old Genever Netherlands 40%  
Zuidam 5 Barrel Rested Old Genever Netherlands 40%  
Zuidam Dutch Courage Old Tom’s Gin Netherlands 40%  

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