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Bourbon tasting

Bourbons lined up for tasting and judging at Denver International Spirits Competition

BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer reports from Day 2 of the Denver International Spirits Competition in Denver, Colorado and speaks with fellow judges about the success and importance of this competition.

BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer was a chair and judge along with 11 other prominent spirits professionals who participated in this double-blind tasting.

In the video above, Tom interviews judges and also Christopher  Davies Co-Founder, Chairman of Denver International Spirits Competition and Wine Country Network, Inc.

Check out all the winning spirits and the list of medals in the list below!

Thanks again to Denver International Spirits Competition 2013 for having us in and to all judges, volunteers, and spirits who submitted!

 

Best drinks

Judges Ted Palmer, Dave Elger, Tom Fischer and Larry Wilcox discuss the best drinks of the round

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

2013 Best of Show:

Old Medley 12 Year Old Bourbon wins Double Gold and Best of Show

Old Medley 12 Year Old Bourbon wins Double Gold and Best of Show

Old Medley 12 Years Old Bourbon

2013 Double Gold Winners:

 

Piedra Azul Reposado Tequila

Piedra Azul Reposado Tequila wins Double Gold

Old Medley 12 Year Old Bourbon, Charles Medley Distillery

Knob Creek Rye, Beam, Inc

Exclusiv 1 Vodka, Serge Imports, LLC

Roundhouse Gin, Roundhouse Spirits

Piedra Azul Reposado, Underdog Wine & Spirits

E&J VS Brandy, E&J Gallo

2013 Packaging Contest Winners:

Suerte Tequilas

Gold- Suerte Tequila, 3 bottle series, Blanco, Anejo & Reposado

Silver- Infusion Diabolique, 2 bottle series, Mixto Tequila & Kentucky Bourbon

Bronze- KAH Tequila, 3 bottle series, Blanco, De’Agave, De’ Reposado

Kah Tequila Bottles

Denver International  Spirits Competition 2013 Results:

Double Gold Medal Spirit Name Producer
Bronze 1One Vodka Salveto Imports, LLC
Gold Barenjager Honey Bourban Sidney Frank Importing
Gold Big House Bourbon Straight Underdog Wine & Spirits
Bronze Big House Bourbon Tupelo Honey Underdog Wine & Spirits
Silver Bird Dog Peach Whiskey Western Spirits
Gold Breckenridge Bourbon Breckenridge Distillery
Gold Breckenridge Spiced Rum Breckenridge Distillery
Silver Cedar Ridge Dark Rum Cedar Ridge Distillery
Silver Clear10 Vodka 80 Proof Good Spirits Distilling
Gold Concannon Irish Whiskey Underdog Wine & Spirits
Silver Denver Dry Gin Mile High Spirits llc
Silver Dirty Karma Organic Vodka Lifestyle Spirits
Bronze Dirty Karma SOL Lifestyle Spirits
Gold Dizzy Three Express Vodka 60 Proof Good Spirits Distilling
Gold Dorda Double Chocolate Liqueur Chopin Imports Ltd
Double Gold Gold E&J VS Brandy E&J Gallo
Gold E&J VSOP Brandy E&J Gallo
Silver E&J XO Brandy E&J Gallo
Gold Elevate Vodka Mile High Spirits llc
Double Gold Gold Exclusive 1 Vodak Serge Imports LLC
Silver Exclusive 7 Coconut Vodak Serge Imports LLC
Gold Feisty Spirits Elements -Kamut Wiskey Feisty Spirits
Silver Fireside 4 year aged Bourbon Mile High Spirits llc
Silver Five Wives Vodka Ogdens Own Distillery
Silver Golden Moon Gin Maison De La Vie, Ltd.
Dba Golden Moon Distillery
Gold Howdys Apple Pie Liquer Cedar Ridge Distillery
Gold Infusion Diabolique Kentucky Black Squirrel Enterprises, Inc.
Silver Infusion Diabolique Mixto Black Squirrel Enterprises, Inc.
Gold Iowa Bourbon Whiskey Cedar Ridge Distillery
Gold KAH Tequila Anejo Worldwide Beverage Imports, LLC
Gold KAH Tequila Blanco Worldwide Beverage Imports, LLC
Bronze KAH Tequila Reposado Worldwide Beverage Imports, LLC
Silver Knob Creek Beam, Inc
Double Gold Gold Knob Creek Rye Beam, Inc
Silver Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Beam, Inc
Bronze Local Choice Black Cherry Bourbon Local Choice Inc
Gold Local Choice Lime Tequila Local Choice Inc
Silver Local Choice Orange Honey Tequila Local Choice Inc
Silver Local Choice Vodka Local Choice Inc
Bronze Local Choice Whiskey Local Choice Inc
Gold Michael Collins Blend Sidney Frank Importing
Silver Michael Collins Single Malt Sidney Frank Importing
Bronze New Amsterdam Gin E&J Gallo
Gold New Amsterdam Vodka E&J Gallo
Double Gold & Best of Show Gold Old Medley 12 Year Old Bourbon Charles Medley Distillery
Bronze Peak 7 Vodka Peak & Vodka
Gold Peg Leg Rum Mile High Spirits llc
Bronze Piedra Azul Blanco Underdog Wine & Spirits
Double Gold Gold Piedra Azul Reposado Underdog Wine & Spirits
Silver REDUX Absinthe Maison De La Vie, Ltd.
Dba Golden Moon Distillery
Silver Reed & Lacey California Gold Sugarcane, Barley, Corn Spirit Reed & Lacey LLC
Gold Ricardo’s Decaf Coffee Liqueur Spirit Hound Distillers
River Rum Quentin D. Witherspoon Distillery LLC
Double Gold Gold Roundhouse Gin Roundhouse Spirits
Gold Santa Fe Spirits Apple Brandy Santa Fe Spirits
Silver Silver Coyote Santa Fe Spirits
Spirit Hound Gin Spirit Hound Distillers
Silver Suerte Tequil Anejo Suerte Tequilla
Silver Suerte Tequil Bianco Suerte Tequilla
Gold Suerte Tequil Reposado Suerte Tequilla
Bronze Tahoe Blue Vodka Tahoe Spirits, LLC
Silver Town Branch Broubon Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
Gold Trinity Absinthe Overland Distillery
Gold Underground Herbal Spirit Ogdens Own Distillery
Gold Wathens Kentucky Bourbon (Single Barrel) Charles Medley Distillery
Bronze Wheeler’s Gin Santa Fe Spirits
2013 Design Contest Gold Suerte Tequila Series (3 bottles) Suerte Tequilla
Silver Infusion Diabolique Bottle Series (2 bottles) Black Squirrel Enterprises, Inc.
Bronze Kah Tecquila Series (3 bottles) Worldwide Beverage Imports, LLC

Tom Fischer, Mike Manning,  Carolyn M. Riggs, and Natalie Guinovart

(L or R) Judges: Tom Fischer, Mike Manning, Carolyn M. Riggs, and Natalie Guinovart

Carolyn M. Riggs Owner/Head Chef Brick Cellar Bar & Bistro Gunnison, CO, Tom Fischer BourbonBlog.com, Mike Manning Co-Founder and Co-Owner Proof Media Mix

(L to R) Judges of Competition: Carolyn M. Riggs Owner/Head Chef Brick Cellar Bar & Bistro Gunnison, CO, Tom Fischer BourbonBlog.com, Mike Manning Co-Founder and Co-Owner Proof Media Mix

Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado

Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado

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