Spirits Competition Winners, Round One
Home Bar Recommendations: One of Each

Spirits Competition Winners, Round Two

The second big spirits judging competition this year was the start-up competition The Ultimate Spirits Challenge. They judged over 520 spirits. Here are their results.

Top Vodka: Orzel Vodka (Poland); 40% abv, $29.99
Top flavored vodka: Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka (Finland); 37.5% abv, $18.99
Top Gin: Broker's Gin (England); 47% abv, $22
Top Tequila: Tres Agaves Anejo, 100% Agave Tequila (Mexico); 40% abv, $38
Top Rum: Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection Rum (Barbados); 43% abv, $100
Top Scotch: The Macallan Fine Oak 21 yr old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Scotland); 43% abv, $219.99
Top US/Canada Whisky: George Dickel No. 12 10 yr old Tennessee Whiskey (USA); 45% abv, $17
Top Irish Whiskey:     Midleton Very Rare 2008 Irish Whiskey (Ireland); 40% abv, $145
Top Cognac: Cognac Frapin Chateau Fontpinot XO Cognac (France); 41% abv, $95
Top Armagnac: Chateau du Busca-Maniban Hors d'Age 15 yr old Armagnac (France); 40% abv, $112.99
Top Calvados: Boulard Grand Solage Pays d’Auge Calvados (France); 40% abv, $44.99
Top Brandy/Grappa: Nonino Grappa Il Merlot (Italy); 41% abv, $54
Top Liqueur: t. Germain Elderflower Liqueur (France); 20% abv, $34.99
They also judged pre-mixed cocktails. The winner was Southern Comfort Ready to Serve Lemonade Cocktail (USA); 15% abv, $13.99

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