American Distilling Annual Judging of Craft Spirits

In late August, the American Distilling Annual Judging of Craft Spirits took place in Louisville, and some familiar distilleries took home hardware. Whiskey Rebellion Trail distilleries were recognized in many different categories at the largest competition dedicated to craft spirits. The competition dates back to 2007, when ADI developed the first competition to award excellence with medals, and utilizes the expertise of judges to give written feedback on every spirit entered into the competition.

American Distilling Annual Judging of Craft Spirits is now the oldest and largest competition dedicated to craft spirits. Additionally, The ADI Judging accepts US and International entries in all classes and categories of distilled spirits, RTDs, cocktail bitters, aperitif & fortified wines from its members and non-member small/medium size producers. Learn more about ADI here!

WRT distilleries awards listed below: 

Maggie’s Farm Rum

  • Best of Category – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit – “Other Liqueur”: Falernum Liqueur
  • Gold Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Falernum Liqueur
  • Gold Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Rum Old Fashioned
  • Silver Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Queen’s Share Rum Apple Brandy Cask Finish
  • Silver Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Spiced Rum
  • Silver Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Gratitude Bier Schnapps
  • Silver Medal – Certified Craft Blended Spirit: Hidden Harbor White Rum
  • Silver Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Personal Day Pineapple Hard Seltzer
  • Bronze Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Personal Day Grapefruit Hard Seltzer
  • Bronze Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Personal Day Lemon Hard Seltzer
  • Bronze Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Personal Day Lime Hard Seltzer
  • Bronze Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Sherry Cask Finish Rum
  • Bronze Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Blueberry Eau de Vie
  • Bronze Medal – Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Pear Eau de Vie
  • Bronze Medal – Excellence in Packaging: Hidden Harbor White Rum

Manatawny Still Works

  • Silver Medal– Certified Craft Distilled Spirit:21B – Single Malt Peated Whiskey
  • Bronze Medal– Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Gold Rum

Revivalist Spirits

  • Silver Medal– Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Revivalist Botanical Gin – Equinox Expression
  • Bronze Medal– Certified Craft Distilled Spirit:Revivalist Botanical Gin – Summertide Expression

Five Saints Distilling

  • Best in Category — Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Gold Medal — Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Silver Medal– Certified Craft Distilled Spirit: Raspberry Lavender Absinthe Americane’
  • Bronze Medal– Certified Craft Distilled Spirit:Maple Bourbon Butter Pecan Flavored Rum

Check out the list of full awards here! 

The mission remains the same: ADI recognizes excellence in the glass; promotes distillers and blenders that are producing the world’s finest quality artisan spirits; and gives participating producers valuable, unbiased, third-party feedback on the quality and process of their spirits. In addition, ADI considers all spirits for our packaging awards, and evaluates them to see if they meet the standards for our Certification of Craft Spirits. Congratulations to all the award winners!

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