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challenge accepted

Your spirits will be tasted and evaluated by a panel of industry professionals. Judging panels will consist of industry insiders, including Distillers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Bartenders and Mixologists. The judging chair is headed by Kris Bohm of Grand Canyon Distillery. No judge with a vested interest in any specific category of spirit is allowed to judge in that category ALL products must have a valid COLA from TTB. We reserve the right to request a copy of your COLA should there be a question as to an individual submission. Each spirit must have received formal approval for the “fanciful name” with a corresponding COLA by the date of judging or that spirit will be ineligible for evaluation.

The funds from the Arizona Craft Spirits competition benefit (local charity) and the Arizona Craft Distillers Guild. All Best of Class and gold medal winners of the competition will be announced at the opening of the Arizona Craft Spirits & Cocktail Festival.


Price per entry is $100 dollars per spirit entered.

The categories to enter into are:

Whiskey

Categories

  • Un-aged 

  • Aged- two years and under

  • Straight, under four years 

  • Straight, four years and over ii

Whiskey

Sub-Categories 

Rum

Sub-Categories

Vodka

Sub-Categories

  • Bourbon Whiskey 

  • Rye Whiskey 

  • Wheat Whiskey

  • Malt Whiskey 

  • Corn Whiskey 

  • Light Whiskey

  • Blended Whiskey 

  • Flavored Whiskey

  • Hopped Whiskey 

  • Cask Strength (100° or greater)

  • Smoked Whiskey

  • Un-aged Rum 

  • Flavored Rum 

  • Aged Rum

  • Aged White Rum 

  • Spiced

  • Flavored Vodka 

  • Unflavored Vodka

brandy

Sub-Categories

  • Fruit Brandy

  • Grape Brandy 

  • Eau de Vie

  • Grappa 

  • Un-aged

Gin

Sub-Categories

  • London Dry

  • Old Tom

  • Genever (any spirit which is distilled over juniper that has not been distilled to 190 proof prior)

  • Contemporary 

  • Aged Gin

Agave

Sub-Categories

  • Blanco 

  • Reposado 

  • Anejo 

  • Mezcal 

  • Sotol

Vodka

Sub-Categories

  • Absinthe 

  • Amaro 

  • Flavored Liqueurs 

  • Cream Liqueurs

  • Historical Spirits 

  • Aquavit 

  • Other 

  • RTD under 20 ABV