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There were a number of Bourbons entered in the competition that we enjoyed judging as we reviewed them thoroughly

BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer reports from Colorado at the  Denver International Spirits Competition 2013.

This is one of only four competitions of its kind in the world with the degree of international focus on spirits and the large number of categories of spirits judged.

Tom Fischer serves as a chair and also a judge in this annual competition. We will bring you results soon here on BourbonBlog.com.

In the video segment above, Tom Fischer interviews Christopher J. Davies about the competition.

Tom and Dave Elger, host of HotMixology , talk about the art of the blind tasting.

Tom also catches up fellow judges and friends Mike Manning, Co-Owner and Co-Founder Proof Media Mix, and Carolyn  Riggs, Owner/Head Chef Brick Cellar Bar & Bistro.

Special thanks to Darcy R. Davies CO-Founder, President of Denver International Spirits Competition, all the chairs judges (listed below), and the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield Colorado for a spectacular weekend!

Film credit:  Filmmakers, photographers, editors Bridger Root and Mickey O’Hara, thanks guys!

 

Christopher Davies, Co-Founder, Chairman of Denver International Spirits Competition; Wine Country Network, Inc

BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer with Christopher Davies, Co-Founder, Chairman of Denver International Spirits Competition; Wine Country Network, Inc

 Bryan Dayton Certified Sommelier, Master Mixologist & Proprietor OAK at Fourteenth Restaurant, Boulder, CO, BourbonBlog.com Host/Founder Tom Fischer, William Davis, CWE, CSS Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

(Left to Right) Bryan Dayton Certified Sommelier, Master Mixologist & Proprietor OAK at Fourteenth Restaurant, Boulder, CO, BourbonBlog.com Host/Founder Tom Fischer, William Davis, CWE, CSS Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

 

2013 Competition Chairs

Denver International Spirits Competition 2013Christopher J. Davies
C0-Founder, Chairman
Wine Country Network, Inc

Darcy R. Davies
CO-Founder, President
Wine Country Network, Inc

Bryan Dayton
Certified Sommelier, Master Mixologist & Proprietor
OAK at Fourteenth Restaurant, Boulder, CO

Tom Fischer
Spirits & drinks Journalist,
Host and Producer of BourbonBlog.com

Denver International Spirits Competition Judges for 2013

Denver International Spirits Competition Judges for 2013 photo courtesy Christopher Davies

2013 Judges

Clear SpiritsTed Palmer
Chief Distiller and President
Roundhouse Spirits

Tom Fischer
Spirits & drinks Journalist,
Host and Producer of BourbonBlog.com

Bryan Dayton
Certified Sommelier, Master Mixologist & Proprietor
OAK at Fourteenth Restaurant, Boulder, CO

 

Allison Anderson
Director Of Distillates
Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO

Mike Manning
Co-Founder and Co-Owner Proof Media Mix

Dave Elger, Host of HotMixology

Carolyn M. Riggs
Owner/Head Chef
Brick Cellar Bar & Bistro
Gunnison, CO

William Davis, CWE, CSS
Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
Food & Beverage Industry Professional

Natalie Guinovart DWS, CWE, CS
Senior Tasting Editor, VinoTasting.Com

Dave Elger HotMixology

Dave Elger Host of HotMixology (Left), Tom Fischer Host and Founder BourbonBlog.com (Right)

James Lee
Proprietor & Spirits Professional
The Bitter Bar

Chris Stadler
Senior Wine Instructor
International Wine Guild

Kevin Burke
Bar Manager
Colt & Gray

Larry Wilcox
Certified Spirit Sommelier
Topshelf Liquor Consulting, LLC

Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

 

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