Results

The following is a list of results of the inaugural Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition. Results are listed by spirit class. Results in bold indicate Best in Class - the highest scoring spirit in each class.

There is also a listing with product images available.

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Canadian Artisan Spirit of the Year

Sheringham Distillery Akvavit

https://www.sheringhamdistillery.com/

Gold Medal • Best in Class, Akvavit

 Selected Judges' Notes

  • Lively spray of fresh dill on the nose, with a hit of bitter bark/seed. Gorgeously round rye bread flavours of caraway and toast.
  • Finish goes on and on, with an almost molasses-like sweet-bitter note, and palate-warming spice.
  • Classic, clean and beautiful example of akvavit with loads of caraway and dill, rich texture, lingering finish.
  • Rich, brilliant, oily. Excellent mouthfeel with a good body that carries the caraway flavour notes.
  • Deliciously herbal, intense but ringing like the peel of a bell. Mouth-coating texture. Flawless balance, love the match-up of weight, alcohol and intense flavour.

Spirit Classes


Aged Gin

(gin which has been aged in a wood barrel)

Gold Medal

  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery - Cowichan Copper Gin • Best in Class
  • Odd Society Spirits - Oaken Gin
  • Park Distillery - Park Distillery Barrel Aged Gin
  • The Liberty Distillery - Endeavour Old Tom Gin

Silver Medal

  • 1769 Distillery Inc. - Madison Park Barrel-Aged Gin
  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - New Tom
  • Ironworks Distillery - Ironworks Aged Gin

Bronze Medal

  • Kinsip House of Fine Spirits - Junipers Wit Gin (Barrel Aged)

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Aged Spirits

(otherwise unclassified spirits which have spent time in a wood barrel)

Silver Medal

  • Yukon Spirits - Yukon Barrel Aged Schnapps • Best in Class
  • King's Lock Craft Distillery - 1000 Islands Moonshine

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Akvavit

Gold Medal

  • Sheringham Distillery Akvavit • Best in Class

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Amaro or Vermouth

Gold Medal

  • Odd Society Spirits - Mia Amata • Best in Class
  • Odd Society Spirits- Bittersweet Vermouth
  • The Woods Spirit Company - Pacific Northwest Amaro

Silver Medal

  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Moderna

Bronze Medal

  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Bianca Vermouth

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Brandy or Eau de Vie

Gold Medal

  • Cidrerie Michel Jodoin - Brandy de pomme Calijo - Michel Jodoin
  • Domaine Lafrance - Georges Étienne
  • Ironworks Distillery - Ironworks Aged Pear Eau de Vie • Best in Class
  • Ironworks Distillery - Ironworks Apple Brandy
  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery - Cowichan Cider Brandy
  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery - Cowichan XXO Brandy
  • Winegarden Estate - Anis
  • Yukon Spirits - Yukon Wildberry Brandy

Silver Medal

  • Winegarden Estate - Johnny Ziegler Brandy

Bronze Medal

  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Pomme
  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery - Stair's Pear Brandy

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Gin

Gold Medal

  • Ampersand Distilling Company - Ampersand Gin
  • Central City Brewers + Distillers - Queensborough Gin
  • CIRKA Distilleries - CIRKA Sauvage Dry Gin
  • Compass Distillers - Gin
  • Last Straw Distillery - Gin Twenty-One
  • RAW Distillery - Peppercorn Gin
  • Sheringham Distillery - Seaside Gin
  • The Dubh Glas Distillery - Noteworthy Gin
  • Victoria Distillers - Empress 1908 Gin • Best in Class

Silver Medal

  • 1769 Distillery Inc. - Madison Park London Dry Gin
  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Tide Gin
  • Capital K Distillery - Tall Grass Gin
  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Genever
  • Ironworks Distillery - Ironworks Gin
  • Junction 56 Distillery - Junction 56 Gin
  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery - Cowichan Gin
  • Park Distillery - Park Disitllery Alpine Dry Gin
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Fundy Gin
  • Taynton Bay Spirits - Gin
  • The Liberty Distillery - Endeavour Gin
  • The Newfoundland Distillery Company - The Newfoundland Distillery Company Seaweed Gin
  • Wayward Distillation House - Unruly Gin
  • Yaletown Distilling Company  - Gin
  • Yaletown Distilling Company - Cucumber Gin
  • Yaletown Distilling Company - Hopped Gin

Bronze Medal

  • CIRKA Distilleries - CIRKA GIN375
  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Vin Gin
  • Distillerie du St. Laurent - St. Laurent Gin
  • Domaine Lafrance - Dandy
  • Fermentorium Distilling Co. - Stump Coastal Forest Gin
  • Mad Laboratory Distilling - Mad Laboratory Gin6
  • Odd Society Spirits - Wallflower Gin
  • Strathcona Spirits Distillery - Badland Seaberry Gin
  • Wild Life Distillery - Wild Life Distillery Gin

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Infused Vodka

Gold Medal

  • Wayward Distillation House - Wayward Order - Depth Charge • Best in Class

Silver Medal

  • Capital K Distillery - Tall Grass Dill Pickle Vodka
  • Kinsip House of Fine Spirits - Woodlands Whisper Pine Infused Vodka
  • Radouga Distilleries - Provincial Spiced Vodka

Bronze Medal

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Chili Pepper Vodka
  • Capital K Distillery - Tall Grass Espresso Vodka
  • Park Distillery - Park Distillery Vanilla Vodka
  • Park Distillery - Park Distillery Chili Vodka
  • Sons of Vancouver - Chili Vodka
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Thai Chili Vodka
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Vanilla Bean Vodka
  • Taynton Bay Spirits - Sinferno

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Liqueur

Gold Medal

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Black Currant Liqueur
  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Cherry Liqueur
  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Raspberry Liqueur • Best in Class
  • Odd Society Spirits - Creme de Cassis
  • Rig Hand Craft Distillery - Double Double
  • Sons of Vancouver - Coffee Liqueur Sucks
  • Wayward Distillation House - Wayward Order - Krupnik

Silver Medal

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Haskap Liqueur
  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Javalley Coffee Liqueur
  • Junction 56 Distillery - Eclipse - Moonshine Anisette
  • Rheault Distillery - Sinful Cherry
  • Sons of Vancouver - Amaretto No 82
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Granny's Apple Pie Moonshine
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Night Owl Coffee Moonshine
  • Winegarden Estate - Brother Herble

Bronze Medal

  • Junction 56 Distillery - Fireshine - Cinnamon Moonshine
  • Junction 56 Distillery - Sugarshack - Maple Moonshine
  • Radouga Distilleries - Paul's Apple Pie Liqueur
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Root Beer Moonshine

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Rum

Gold Medal

  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Black Bear
  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Honey Shine
  • Ironworks Distillery - Bluenose Rum • Best in Class

Silver Medal

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - 5 Fathom Dark Rum
  • Ironworks Distillery - Amber Rum
  • Wayward Distillation House - Drunken Hive Rum

Bronze Medal

  • Compass Distillers - Rhumb
  • Rig Hand Craft Distillery - Brum
  • Last Straw Distillery - Blackstrap

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Vodka

Gold Medal

  • Capital K Distillery - Tall Grass Vodka
  • Junction 56 Distillery - Junction 56 Vodka • Best in Class
  • Merridale Cidery & Distillery - Vodka
  • Old Order Distilling Co. - Heritage Vodka
  • Stealth Distilleries - Stealth Vodka No.9
  • Wayward Distillation House - Unruly Vodka

Silver Medal

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Tide Vodka
  • Beatties Distillers - Beatties Farm Crafted Vodka
  • Blue Roof Distillers Ltd. - Blue Roof 100 Vodka
  • Blue Roof Distillers Ltd. - Blue Roof Premium Vodka
  • Compass Distillers - Vodka
  • Mad Laboratory Distilling - Viking Vodka
  • Nickel9 Distillery - Northern Temple
  • Park Distillery - Park Distillery Classic Vodka
  • Radouga Distilleries - Provincial Vodka
  • RAW Distillery - RAW Vodka
  • Rheault Distillery - Loon Vodka
  • Sons of Vancouver - Vodka Vodka Vodka
  • Stealth Distilleries - Stealth Vodka
  • Stone Heart Distillery Ltd. - Stone Heart Vodka
  • Strathcona Spirits Distillery - Single Grain Wheat Vodka
  • The Newfoundland Distillery Company - The Newfoundland Distillery Company Vodka
  • Wild Life Distillery - Wild Life Distillery Vodka

Bronze Medal

  • Ampersand Distilling Company - Per Se Vodka
  • Ironworks Distillery - Ironworks Vodka
  • King's Lock Craft Distillery - Von Schoultz Vodka
  • Mad Laboratory Distilling - Mad Laboratory Vodka
  • Polonée Distillery Inc. - Kannuk
  • Still Fired Distilleries - Premium Vodka
  • Taynton Bay Spirits - Vodka
  • Yaletown Distilling Company - Yaletown Distilling Company - Vodka

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Whisky

Gold Medal

  • Central City Brewers + Distillers - Lohin McKinnon Single Malt Whisky
  • Odd Society Spirits - Single Malt Whisky • Best in Class
  • The Liberty Distillery - TRUST Whiskey (Single Grain)

Silver Medal

  • Kinsip House of Fine Spirits - Kinsip Maple Whisky
  • Yaletown Distilling Company  - Canadian Whisky

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White Spirits

(otherwise unclassified white spirits, e.g. white whisky)

Gold Medal

  • Mad Laboratory Distilling - Mad Dog
  • RAW Distillery - Unaged RYE - Port Finish • Best in Class
  • The Liberty Distillery - Railspur No. 2 White (Wildflower Honey)

Silver Medal

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery - Tidal Run

Bronze Medal

  • Junction 56 Distillery - Junction 56 Moonshine
  • Park Distillery - Park Distillery Glacier Rye
  • Top Shelf Craft Distillers - Reunion 100 Proof Moonshine
  • Tumbleweed Spirits Inc. - Fireweed Whiskey

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Young Whisky

(aged under three years)

Gold Medal

  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Glen Saanich • Best in Class
  • De Vine Wines & Spirits - Ancient Grains
  • King's Lock Craft Distillery - Canada's Whiskyjack Rye

Silver Medal

  • Hansen Distillery - Border Crossing Rye Spirit
  • Hansen Distillery - Ring of Fire Rye Spirit
  • King's Lock Craft Distillery - Prescott White Rye
  • Old Order Distilling Co. - Okanagan Highland Whisky
  • True North Distilleries Ltd. - Black Dog After Dark

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