Judges are chosen for their demonstrated expertise in the craft spirits industry. The blind judging process is supervised by ACSA.
Every submission is tasted and graded on a point system, and defining characteristics are noted and recorded. Points determine medal winners (gold, silver and bronze) and all distillers receive judging notes on their submission(s).
Best of State is awarded to the highest-scoring whiskey from each participating state.
Best of Show is awarded to the highest-scoring whiskey from the Best of State winners.
Bottled In Bond
Four Grain (Corn Plus 3)
Rye Whiskey (Corn Mash)