2021 L.A. Spirits Awards Results

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Best in Show Award Winners

Best Vodka
Best Vodka
Hangar 1 Straight Vodka
California, USA

ABV: 40%

Retail Price: $41

Best Aquavit
Best Aquavit
Bareksten Botanical Aquavit
Bergen, Norway

ABV: 43%

Retail Price: $50

Best Gin
Best Gin
Tanqueray No. TEN Gin
Scotland

ABV: 47.3%

Retail Price: $34

Best Rum
Best Rum
Cutwater Spirits
Three Sheets Cask Strength Rum
San Diego, USA

ABV: 63.5%

Best Tequila
Best Tequila
Best Añejo Tequila
Cutwater Spirits Añejo Tequila
Jalisco, Mexico

ABV: 40%

Best Cristalino Tequila
Best Cristalino Tequila
Jose Cuervo
Tradicional Reposado Cristalino Tequila
La Rojeña, Mexico

ABV: 40%

Retail Price: $21

Best Mezcal
Best Mezcal
400 Conejos Joven Mezcal
Oaxaca, Mexico

ABV: 40%

Retail Price: $31

Best Bourbon
Best Bourbon
Corbin Cash Sour Mash Bourbon
California, USA

ABV: 53%

Retail Price: $95

Best Tennessee Whiskey
Best Tennessee Whiskey
Uncle Nearest
1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Tennessee, USA

ABV: 50%

Retail Price: $59

Best Whiskey/Best Rye
Best Whiskey
Best Rye Whiskey
Stellum Spirits Rye Whiskey
Kentucky, USA

ABV: 58.1%

Retail Price: $54

Best North American SM Whiskey
Best North American
Single Malt Whiskey
Stranahan’s Sherry Cask
Single Malt Whiskey
Colorado, USA

ABV: 47%

Retail Price: $89

Best Blended Malt Scotch
Best Blended Malt Scotch
Copper Dog
Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Speyside, Scotland

ABV: 40%

Retail Price: $26

Best Scotch/Best SM Scotch
Best Scotch
Best Single Malt Scotch
Lagavulin 2020 Special Release
12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Islay, Scotland

ABV: 56.4%

Retail Price: $129

Best Liqueur
Best Liqueur
Sugarlands Distilling Co.
Banana Pudding Appalachian Sippin' Cream Liqueur
Tennessee, USA

ABV: 20%

Retail Price: $25

Best RTD
Best Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
Cutwater Spirits Orange Vodka Smash
San Diego, USA

ABV: 7%

Best Non-Alcoholic Product
Best Non-Alcoholic Spirit
Spiritless Kentucky 74
Texas, USA

ABV: 0.5%

Retail Price: $36

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Platinum Medal Winners​

ProductOriginAlc.Price
400 Conejos Joven Mezcal - BEST MEZCALOaxaca, Mexico40%$31
Bareksten Botanical Aquavit - BEST AQUAVITBergen, Norway43%$50
Barrell Whiskey SeagrassKentucky, USA59.2%$89
Boone's BourbonSouth Carolina, USA58.5%$38
Cierto Private Collection Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico40% 
Copper Dog Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - BEST BLENDED MALT SCOTCHSpeyside, Scotland40%$26
Corbin Cash 1917 Merced Rye WhiskeyCalifornia, USA61.5%$100
Corbin Cash Sour Mash Bourbon - BEST BOURBONCalifornia, USA53%$95
Cutwater Spirits Añejo Tequila - BEST TEQUILA & BEST AÑEJO TEQUILAJalisco, Mexico40% 
Cutwater Spirits Cucumber Vodka SodaSan Diego, USA5% 
Cutwater Spirits Orange Vodka Smash - BEST READY-TO-DRINK COCKTAILSan Diego, USA7% 
Cutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary MixSan Diego, USA0% 
Cutwater Spirits Three Sheets Cask Strength Rum - BEST RUMSan Diego, USA63.5% 
DE-NADA Reposado TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$43
Glenkinchie 2020 Distillers Edition Single Malt ScotchLowland, Scotland43%$84
Gran Centenario Leyenda Extra Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$160
Hangar 1 Straight Vodka - BEST VODKACalifornia, USA40%$41
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Cristalino Tequila - BEST CRISTALINO TEQUILALa Rojeña, Mexico40%$21
Lagavulin 2020 Special Release 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch - BEST SCOTCH & BEST SINGLE MALT SCOTCHIslay, Scotland56.4%$129
Mortlach 12 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland43.4%$58
Mortlach 16 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland43.4%$135
Oban 18 Year Old Single Malt ScotchHighland, Scotland43%$175
Oban 2020 Distillers Edition Single Malt ScotchHighland, Scotland43%$94
Redwood Empire Pipe Dream BourbonCalifornia, USA45%$40
Stars American Rye WhiskeyIdaho, USA42% 
Stellum Spirits Rye Whiskey - BEST WHISKEY & BEST RYE WHISKEYKentucky, USA58.1%$54
Stranahan's Blue Peak Single Malt WhiskeyColorado, USA43%$45
Stranahan's Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey - BEST NORTH AMERICAN SINGLE MALT WHISKEYColorado, USA47%$89
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Banana Pudding Appalachian Sippin' Cream Liqueur - BEST LIQUEURTennessee, USA20%$25
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye WhiskeyTennessee, USA50%$50
Talisker 18 Year Old Single Malt ScotchIsland, Scotland45.8%$248
Tanqueray London Dry GinScotland47.3%$20
Tanqueray No. TEN Gin - BEST GINScotland47.3%$34
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland40%$40
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey - BEST TENNESSEE WHISKEYTennessee, USA50%$59
Virginia Distillery Company Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask American Single Malt WhiskyVirginia, USA46%$85
VOCO Pineapple Vodka & SodaCalifornia, USA4.9%$2

Gold Medal Winners​

ProductOriginABVPrice
Archipelago Botanical GinLaguna, Philippines45%$39
Barrell Batch 029 BourbonKentucky, USA57.9%$89
BitterTales Aromatic BittersNew South Wales, Australia45%$3
CHIC Cocktails MargaritaCalifornia, USA9%$3
Cutwater Spirits Bali Hai Tiki Gold Pineapple Flavored RumSan Diego, USA40% 
Cutwater Spirits Bloody Mary MixSan Diego, USA0% 
Cutwater Spirits Joven MezcalDurango, Mexico45% 
Cutwater Spirits Old Grove GinSan Diego, USA44% 
Cutwater Spirits Reposado TequilaJalisco, Mexico40% 
Cutwater Spirits Rum Mint MojitoSan Diego, USA5.9% 
Ghia Non-Alcoholic ApéritifCalifornia, USA0%$33
Hike BourbonIdaho, USA44.5% 
Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt ScotchHighland, Scotland43%$79
Oban Little Bay Single Malt ScotchHighland, Scotland43%$76
Painted Donkey Reposado TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$27
Redwood Empire Lost Monarch Blend of Straight WhiskeysCalifornia, USA45%$40
SelvaRey Coconut Rum 30%$35
SelvaRey Owner's Reserve Rum 40%$150
Siempre Reposado TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$45
Spiritless Kentucky 74 - BEST NON-ALCOHOLIC SPIRITTexas, USA.5%$36
Stellum Spirits BourbonKentucky, USA57.5%$54
Stranahan's Original Single Malt WhiskeyColorado, USA47%$60
Suavecito Extra Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico35%$99
Ten To One Caribbean White RumJamaica and Dominican Republic45%$32
The Singleton of Glendullan 18 Year Old Single Malt ScotchSpeyside, Scotland40%$90
Townes VodkaTexas, USA40%$12
Virginia Distillery Company Courage & Conviction Single Malt American WhiskyVirginia, USA46%$75
Woodnose SacréVermont, USA0%$39

Silver Medal Winners​

Product Origin ABV Price
1800 Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $43
1800 Milenio Extra Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $250
1800 Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $34
1800 Silver Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $34
Archipelago Barrel Reserve Gin Laguna, Philippines 45% $46
Archipelago Lava Rock Vodka Laguna, Philippines 45% $22
Bareksten Botanical Gin Bergen, Norway 46% $40
Barrell Batch 028 Bourbon Kentucky, USA 54.4% $89
Beautiful Drinks Co. Cucumber & Lemon Sparkling Vodka Collins USA 5% $15
Beautiful Drinks Co. Grapefruit & Rosemary Sparkling Gin & Tonic USA 5% $15
Bonbuz Alcohol-Free Alchemy Spirit California, USA 0%
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey Northern Ireland 40% $35
Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey Northern Ireland 40% $24
Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey Northern Ireland 40% $24
Casa Rica Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $42
Casa Rica Rosado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $45
Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur Dominican Republic 21% $33
Cierto Private Collection Extra Añejo Tequila Jalsico, Mexico 40%
Cierto Private Collection Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40%
Cierto Reserve Collection Extra Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40%
Cierto Reserve Collection Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40%
Cigar in the Bottle Grand Pommier XS VSOP Cognac Cognac, France 42% $200
Corbin Cash Merced Rye Whiskey California, USA 45% $55
Corbin Cash Western Dry Gin California, USA 45% $35
Creyente Artesanal Joven Mezcal Oaxaca, Mexico 40% $52
Crispy Pig Whiskey Bloody Mary California, USA 10% $13
Cutwater Spirits Bali Hai Tiki Dark Rum San Diego, USA 40%
Cutwater Spirits Black Skimmer Bourbon San Diego, USA 45%
Cutwater Spirits Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40%
Cutwater Spirits Bloody Mary San Diego, USA 10%
Cutwater Spirits Fugu Horchata Vodka San Diego, USA 40%
Cutwater Spirits Fugu Vodka San Diego, USA 40%
Cutwater Spirits Gin & Tonic San Diego, USA 6.2%
Cutwater Spirits Grape Vodka Transfusion San Diego, USA 7%
Cutwater Spirits Lime Margarita Spirit Pop San Diego, USA 7%
Cutwater Spirits Lime Tequila Soda San Diego, USA 7%
Cutwater Spirits Piña Colada San Diego, USA 13%
Cutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary San Diego, USA 10%
Cutwater Spirits Strawberry Margarita Spirit Pop San Diego, USA 7%
Cutwater Spirits Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum San Diego, USA 40%
Cutwater Spirits Whiskey Mule San Diego, USA 7%
Dalwhinnie 2020 Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Highland, Scotland 43% $89
Damrak VirGin Amsterdam, Netherlands 0% $25
DE-NADA Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $39
Distillerie Studer Swiss Gold Gin Lucerne, Switzerland 40% $55
Don Elias Premium Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $40
Don Michael Black Whiskey Lima, Peru 45% $45
Drifter Cocktail Co. Passion Fruit Caipirinha California, USA 7% $4
DRY Soda Co. Sweet/Spicy Botanical Bitters and Soda Washington, USA 0% $9
Gold Bar Black Double Cask Straight Bourbon California, USA 46% $53
Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $26
Hangar 1 Buddha's Hand Citron Flavored Vodka California, USA 40% $41
Hangar 1 Mandarin Blossom Flavored Vodka California, USA 40% $41
Hangar 1 Rosé Vodka California, USA 30% $32
Humblebee Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with Natural Honey Flavor Kentucky, USA 45% $22
Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Extra Añejo Tequila La Rojeña, Mexico 40% $199
Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Reposado Tequila La Rojeña, Mexico 40% $85
Jose Cuervo Tradicional Añejo Tequila La Rojeña, Mexico 40% $35
Kamiki Intense Wood Whisky Japan 48% $90
Kentucky 10 Wheated Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 45% $22
Ladder 9 Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with Natural Cinnamon Flavor Kentucky, USA 35% $20
Lagavulin 2020 Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Islay, Scotland 43% $109
Lagavulin 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Islay, Scotland 48% $75
Legent Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 47% $35
loft & bear Vodka California, USA 40% $24
Maestro Dobel Diamante Reposado Cristalino Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $145
Mill's & Mash Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Kentucky, USA 45% $22
MoneyBag Vodka Ontario, Canada 40% $20
Mortlach 20 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 43.4% $220
Norrbottens Destilleri Forest Dry Gin Norrbotten, Sweden 40% $44
Norrbottens Destilleri Mountain Dry Gin Norrbotten, Sweden 43.5% $42
Orrsum Spirits XO Vodka Tasmania, Australia 41.9% $145
Pacific House Citrus Small Batch Gin California, USA 43% $30
Painted Donkey Añejo Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $29
Painted Donkey Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $25
Pallini Limoncello Rome, Italy 26% $25
Pendleton Original Blended Canadian Whisky Canada 40% $27
R6 Distillery Single Malt Whiskey California, USA 43% $75
R6 Distillery Straight Bourbon California, USA 43% $46
Rancho La Gloria Margarita Wine Cocktail Las Vegas, USA 13.9% $9
Redwood Empire Emerald Giant Rye Whiskey California, USA 45% $40
Rickhouse Cask Strength Straight Bourbon California, USA 51.5% $35
Ritual Zero Proof Rum Alternative Illinois, USA 0% $29
Saint Felix Distillery Wild Forest Gin Victoria, Australia 42% $61
Saint Felix Distillery Yuzu & Green Tea Spirit Victoria, Australia 35% $52
Siempre Plata Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 40% $40
Suavecito Blanco Tequila Jalisco, Mexico 35% $35
Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Island, Scotland 45.8% $69
Talisker 2020 Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Island, Scotland 43% $84
Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Island, Scotland 45.8% $39
Ten To One Caribbean Dark Rum Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Trinidad 40% $46
The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey Northern Ireland 40% $29
The Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Speyside, Scotland 40% $60
Three Spirit Livener Non-Alcoholic Active Botanical Drink London, United Kingdom 0% $39
Three Spirit Nightcap Non-Alcoholic Active Botanical Drink London, United Kingdom 0% $39
Three Spirit Social Elixir Non-Alcoholic Active Botanical Drink London, United Kingdom 0% $39
Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Whiskey Tennessee, USA 55.51% $79
Wild Roots Cucumber & Grapefruit Gin Oregon, USA 44% $28
Wild Roots Peach Infused Vodka Oregon, USA 35% $30
Wildwood Spirits Co. Ginnocence Zero Alcohol Gin Washington, USA 0% $26
Wildwood Spirits Co. The Professor Washington Whiskey Washington, USA 45% $35
Woods Straight Bourbon Idaho, USA 43%
Yolo Gold 10 Year Old Rum Panama 40% $35

Bronze Medal Winners​

ProductOriginABVPrice
1800 Añejo Cristalino TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$65
American Frontier VodkaSouth Carolina, USA40%$18
Beautiful Drinks Co. Lime & Ginger Sparkling MargaritaUSA5%$15
Boodles Original London Dry GinEngland, United Kingdom45.2%$26
Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish WhiskeyNorthern Ireland40%$60
Casa Rica Reposado TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$49
CHIC Cocktails Lemon DropCalifornia, USA9%$3
CHIC Cocktails MojitoCalifornia, USA9%$3
Cierto Private Collection Blanco TequilaJalisco, Mexico40% 
Cierto Reserve Collection Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico40% 
Cierto Reserve Collection Blanco TequilaJalisco, Mexico40% 
Corbin Cash Sweet Potato VodkaCalifornia, USA40%$30
Cutwater Spirits Black Skimmer American Rye WhiskeySan Diego, USA45% 
Cutwater Spirits Devil's Share American WhiskeySan Diego, USA46% 
Cutwater Spirits Gin Melon Spirit PopSan Diego, USA7% 
Cutwater Spirits Ginger BeerSan Diego, USA0% 
Cutwater Spirits Grapefruit Vodka SodaSan Diego, USA5% 
Cutwater Spirits Lime Vodka SodaSan Diego, USA5% 
Cutwater Spirits Long Island Iced TeaSan Diego, USA13.2% 
Cutwater Spirits Mango MargaritaSan Diego, USA12.5% 
Cutwater Spirits Mango Margarita Spirit PopSan Diego, USA7% 
Cutwater Spirits Margarita MixSan Diego, USA0% 
Cutwater Spirits Peach MargaritaSan Diego, USA10% 
Cutwater Spirits Pineapple Margarita Spirit PopSan Diego, USA7% 
Cutwater Spirits Rum & Cola Spirit PopSan Diego, USA7% 
Cutwater Spirits Strawberry MargaritaSan Diego, USA10% 
Cutwater Spirits Tequila MargaritaSan Diego, USA12.5% 
Cutwater Spirits Tequila PalomaSan Diego, USA7% 
Cutwater Spirits Three Sheets White RumSan Diego, USA40% 
Cutwater Spirits Tropical Tiki Rum Mai TaiSan Diego, USA12.5% 
Cutwater Spirits Vodka Mule Spirit PopSan Diego, USA7% 
Don Elias Premium Extra Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$90
Donewell's Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey with Peach FlavorKentucky, USA35%$30
Donewell's Kentucky Straight BourbonKentucky, USA45%$22
Drifter Cocktail Co. Spicy MargaritaCalifornia, USA7%$4
Gold Bar Original Blended WhiskeyCalifornia, USA40%$45
Golden Age Spirits Marque Reserve Exxtra Añejo RumNew Jersey, USA45%$48
Gran Centenario Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$31
Hangar 1 Makrut Lime VodkaCalifornia, USA40%$41
ITALICUS Rosolio di BergamottoPiemonte, Italy20%$35
Jabali Ginebra GinNayarit, Mexico47%$30
Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Platino TequilaLa Rojeña, Mexico40%$65
KOVAL Single Barrel Oat WhiskeyIllinois, USA40%$50
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt ScotchIslay, Scotland43%$89
Maestro Dobel 50 Diamante Extra Añejo Cristalino TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$50
Old Lahaina Dark RumHawaii, USA40%$19
Pacific House Bouquet Small Batch GinCalifornia, USA43%$30
Pacific House Deep Umami Small Batch GinCalifornia, USA43%$30
Pacific House Seaside Small Batch GinCalifornia, USA43%$30
Rancho La Gloria Strawberry Margarita Wine CocktailLas Vegas, USA13.9%$9
Revel Blanco AvilaMorelos, Mexico40%$60
Ritual Zero Proof Tequila AlternativeIllinois, USA0%$29
Ron Caribú Black-Strap Spiced RumAragua, Venezuela37%$11
Ron Caribú Gold Superior Añejo RumAragua, Venezuela37.5%$9
Saint Felix Distillery Bitter Citrus AperitivoVictoria, Australia18%$32
Siempre Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico40%$60
Sirena de Chiloe VodkaChiloe, Chile80%$35
SŌTŌ Saké JunmaiNiigata, Japan14%$20
SŌTŌ Saké Junmai DaiginjoNiigata, Japan15.5%$40
Suavecito Añejo TequilaJalisco, Mexico35%$49
Sugarlands Distilling Co. Chipper Jones' Sweet Tea MoonshineTennessee, USA20%$25
Surf City Still Works California GinCalifornia, USA42%$32
Tanqueray Crafted Gin Cocktails in a Can – Gin & TonicScotland6%$14
Tanqueray Rangpur Flavored GinScotland41.3%$23
Tanqueray Crafted Gin Cocktails in a Can – Rangpur Lime Gin & SodaScotland6%$14
Tanqueray Sevilla Orange Flavored GinScotland41.3%$23
Tanqueray Crafted Gin Cocktails in a Can – Sevilla Orange Gin & SodaScotland6%$14
Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch WhiskeyTennessee, USA46.5%$49
Victoria Distillers Empress 1908 GinBritish Columbia, Canada42.5%$39
Virginia Distillery Company Courage & Conviction Bourbon Cask American Single Malt WhiskyVirginia, USA46%$85
Virginia Distillery Company Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask American Single Malt WhiskyVirginia, USA46%$85
Western Provisions Kentucky Straight BourbonKentucky, USA43%$22

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