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2011 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge — Classic Results

Ultimate Cocktail Challenge 2011

April 5–8, 2011

Astor Center, New York City

A note on Ultimate Classic Challenge scoring results: The cocktails were mixed by handpicked, highly experienced bartenders, who carefully followed specific recipes chosen by Judging Chairman F. Paul Pacult, Assistant Judging Chairman Sean Ludford and UCC advisors Jim Meehan and Leo DeGroff. Only the freshest ingredients and the best mixers were used. The exact same recipe was used for each cocktail and all were carefully measured with jiggers. Expert judges, who were unaware of the identity of any of the entered spirits, evaluated how, for example, different gins performed in classic cocktails such as the Dry Martini, Gin & Tonic, Aviation and Negroni.

The cocktails were mixed by handpicked, highly experienced bartenders, who carefully followed specific recipes chosen by Judging Chairman F. Paul Pacult, Assistant Judging Chairman Sean Ludford and UCC advisors Jim Meehan and Leo DeGroff. Only the freshest ingredients and the best mixers were used. The exact same recipe was used for each cocktail and all were carefully measured with jiggers. Expert judges, who were unaware of the identity of any of the entered spirits, evaluated how, for example, different gins performed in classic cocktails such as the Dry Martini, Gin & Tonic, Aviation and Negroni.

Spirits were judged on the 100-point rating system in multiple rounds. Spirits that scored highly in the first round went through to the second round where they were evaluated again by different panels of judges. The highest scorers from the second round were then forwarded to the final round where the highest scoring spirit in each cocktail category was awarded the coveted Ultimate Cocktail Challenge Chairman's Trophy.

These scores reflect only how well the spirits perform in these particular classic cocktail recipes. Getting a low score in this competition doesn't necessarily indicate that a spirit would perform poorly in other cocktails or when served neat.

In addition to the score, spirits are distinguished with the following Accolades, as a guide to consumers:
95-100 Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
90-94 Excellent, Highly Recommended
85-89 Very Good, Strong Recommendation
80-84 Good, Recommended

A note on the icons:

 
Great Value
Great Value: indicates products with a favorable relationship between their price and final score. 
 
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Entered products that were scored below 80 points have not been included on the results page; Ultimate Beverage Challenge is dedicated to recognizing the best of the best, and that, in our opinion, begins with a score of 80 as being indicative of products of commendation and consumer worthiness.

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Gin/Genever | Vodka | Tequila/Mezcal | Rum | Cachaça | Cognac/Brandy | Pisco | Irish Whiskey | Scotch Whisky | Canadian Whisky | US Whiskey | Champagne/Prosecco/Sparkling | Liqueurs

 

Gin/Genever

Aviation

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 96 Plymouth Gin United Kingdom, 41.2% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 94 Beefeater London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47% abv, $19.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 93 No. 3 London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 46% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 90 Tanqueray London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $23.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Tanqueray No. Ten Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  89 Beefeater 24 Gin United Kingdom, 45% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  87 Martin Miller's Gin United Kingdom, 40% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  87 New Amsterdam Gin United States, 40% abv, $13.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  87 Tanqueray Rangpur Gin United Kingdom, 41.3% abv, $25.95, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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Gin/Genever

Extra Dry Martini

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 95 Beefeater London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47% abv, $19.00, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 93 No. 3 London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 46% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 91 Tanqueray London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $23.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Plymouth Gin United Kingdom, 41.2% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Tanqueray No. Ten Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  87 Martin Miller's Gin United Kingdom, 40% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 New Amsterdam Gin United States, 40% abv, $13.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  85 Beefeater 24 Gin United Kingdom, 45% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  84 Tanqueray Rangpur Gin United Kingdom, 41.3% abv, $25.95, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Gin/Genever

Negroni

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 No. 3 London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 46% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 93 Beefeater 24 Gin United Kingdom, 45% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Plymouth Gin United Kingdom, 41.2% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Tanqueray No. Ten Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  89 Beefeater London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47% abv, $19.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  89 Tanqueray London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $23.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  81 New Amsterdam Gin United States, 40% abv, $13.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Gin/Genever

Gin & Tonic

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Beefeater 24 Gin United Kingdom, 45% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 91 Beefeater London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47% abv, $19.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Plymouth Gin United Kingdom, 41.2% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 90 Tanqueray No. Ten Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  85 No. 3 London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 46% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  84 Tanqueray London Dry Gin United Kingdom, 47.3% abv, $23.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  84 Tanqueray Rangpur Gin United Kingdom, 41.3% abv, $25.95, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  83 Martin Miller's Gin United Kingdom, 40% abv, $29.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  83 New Amsterdam Gin United States, 40% abv, $13.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Vodka

Bloody Mary

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Vesica Potato Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $11.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Absolut Peppar Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Luksusowa Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $14.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Absolut Citron Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  81 Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Flavored Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $34.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  80 Vermont Gold Vodka United States, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Vodka

Cosmopolitan

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Absolut Citron Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 91 Vesica Potato Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $11.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  89 Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Flavored Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $34.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 Luksusowa Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $14.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  85 Vermont Gold Vodka United States, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  83 Absolut Peppar Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Vodka

Vodka & Tonic

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Luksusowa Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $14.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 91 Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Flavored Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $34.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  88 Absolut Citron Flavored Vodka Sweden, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  85 Vermont Gold Vodka United States, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  84 Vesica Potato Vodka Poland, 40% abv, $11.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Tequila/Mezcal

Margarita

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 95 Olmeca Plata, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.00, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 94 Herradura Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 93 901 Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 93 Espolon Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 38% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Izkali Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 92 Tres Agaves Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $38.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  91 Don Julio Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  91 Izkali Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $28.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  90 El Jimador Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  90 Tres Agaves Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $28.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  89 Familia Camarena Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $26.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Tres Agaves Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  85 Herradura Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $49.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  85 Olmeca Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  84 El Jimador Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  80 Chinaco Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $49.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Tequila/Mezcal

Paloma

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Izkali Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 93 El Jimador Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 El Jimador Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Familia Camarena Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Olmeca Plata, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Olmeca Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Tres Agaves Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $28.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  88 901 Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  88 Izkali Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $28.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  87 Chinaco Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $49.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  87 Familia Camarena Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Mixto Reposado Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $18.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 Tres Agaves Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $38.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  85 Don Julio Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  85 Espolon Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 38% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  84 Tres Agaves Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  83 Herradura Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $49.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  82 Herradura Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  81 SXchachacha Reposado Flavored Tequila Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
       
 

Tequila/Mezcal

Tequila Sunrise

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 901 Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 91 Espolon Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 38% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 91 Tres Agaves Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  Finalist 90 Familia Camarena Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  89 Familia Camarena Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $20.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  89 Herradura Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  89 Olmeca Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  88 Olmeca Plata, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  87 Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $26.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Don Julio Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Herradura Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $49.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Izkali Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  84 El Jimador Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  84 Izkali Silver, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $28.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  84 Tres Agaves Añejo, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $38.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  84 Tres Agaves Blanco, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $28.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  83 El Jimador Reposado, 100% Agave Tequila Mexico, 40% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  80 SXchachacha Reposado Flavored Tequila Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
       
 

Rum

Daiquiri

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Banks 5 Island White Rum West Indies, 43% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 DonQ Cristal Rum Puerto Rico, 40% abv, $12.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  87 Mount Gay Eclipse Rum Barbados, 40% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  87 Plantation Vintage 2000 Jamaica Rum France, 42% abv, $35.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 10 Cane Rum Trinidad, 40% abv, $29.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 Cruzan Aged Light Rum St. Croix, USVI, 40% abv, $15.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  86 Holey Dollar Silver Coin Premium Rum Australia, 40% abv, $25.00, 750 ml , seeking US Importer Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  81 Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Key Lime Flavored Rum Puerto Rico, 21% abv, $16.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Rum

Mojito

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 97 Banks 5 Island White Rum West Indies, 43% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 93 Holey Dollar Silver Coin Premium Rum Australia, 40% abv, $25.00, 750 ml , seeking US Importer Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  Finalist 91 Cruzan Aged Light Rum St. Croix, USVI, 40% abv, $15.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 91 Plantation Vintage 2000 Jamaica Rum France, 42% abv, $35.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  88 10 Cane Rum Trinidad, 40% abv, $29.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  87 DonQ Cristal Rum Puerto Rico, 40% abv, $12.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  85 Mount Gay Eclipse Rum Barbados, 40% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  83 SXcalypso Flavored Rum Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
       
 

Rum

Mai Tai

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Holey Dollar Silver Coin Premium Rum Australia, 40% abv, $25.00, 750 ml , seeking US Importer Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  Finalist 90 Plantation Vintage 2000 Jamaica Rum France, 42% abv, $35.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  89 Banks 5 Island White Rum West Indies, 43% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  87 10 Cane Rum Trinidad, 40% abv, $29.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Cruzan Aged Light Rum St. Croix, USVI, 40% abv, $15.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Mount Gay Eclipse Rum Barbados, 40% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  84 DonQ Cristal Rum Puerto Rico, 40% abv, $12.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  81 SXcalypso Flavored Rum Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
       
  80 Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Key Lime Flavored Rum Puerto Rico, 21% abv, $16.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Cachaça

Caipirinha

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Leblon Silver Cachaça Brazil, 40% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 91 Pirassununga 21 Silver Cachaça Brazil, 40% abv, $17.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  87 SXsamba Flavored Silver Cachaça Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
       
 

Cachaça

Batida de Fresa

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Leblon Silver Cachaça Brazil, 40% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  86 SXsamba Flavored Silver Cachaça Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
       
  83 Pirassununga 21 Silver Cachaça Brazil, 40% abv, $17.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Cachaça

Caipirinha de Uva

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 95 Leblon Silver Cachaça Brazil, 40% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
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  87 Pirassununga 21 Silver Cachaça Brazil, 40% abv, $17.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  83 SXsamba Flavored Silver Cachaça Mexico, 35% abv, $39.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
       
 

Cognac/Brandy

Sidecar

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Camus VS Elegance Cognac France, 40% abv, $26.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Remy Martin VSOP Cognac France, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  90 Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac France, 40% abv, $42.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  90 Frapin VS Cognac France, 40% abv, $35.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  85 Gonzalez Byass Soberano Solera Reserva 5 Years Old Spanish Brandy Spain, 40% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  83 E&J VS American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $10.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  81 E&J XO American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $14.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  81 E&J VSOP American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $11.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Cognac/Brandy

Stinger

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac France, 40% abv, $42.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 91 Camus VS Elegance Cognac France, 40% abv, $26.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Frapin VS Cognac France, 40% abv, $35.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  88 Remy Martin VSOP Cognac France, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  87 E&J VS American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $10.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  83 E&J VSOP American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $11.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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  82 E&J XO American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $14.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Cognac/Brandy

Brandy Julep

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 95 Remy Martin VSOP Cognac France, 40% abv, $40.00, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
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  Finalist 93 Camus VS Elegance Cognac France, 40% abv, $26.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Camus VSOP Elegance Cognac France, 40% abv, $42.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  Finalist 90 Frapin VS Cognac France, 40% abv, $35.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  83 Gonzalez Byass Soberano Solera Reserva 5 Years Old Spanish Brandy Spain, 40% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  82 E&J VSOP American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $11.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  81 E&J XO American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $14.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  80 E&J VS American Brandy United States, 40% abv, $10.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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Pisco

Cocktail Algeria

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  85 Macchu Single Grape "Puro" Pisco Peru, 40% abv, $23.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
       
 

Pisco

Pisco Sour

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  95 Macchu Single Grape "Puro" Pisco Peru, 40% abv, $23.00, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
       
 

Pisco

Pisco Punch

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  91 Macchu Single Grape "Puro" Pisco Peru, 40% abv, $23.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
       
 

Irish Whiskey

Blackthorne

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  86 Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  84 Jameson Gold Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $60.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  82 Powers Gold Label Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
 

Irish Whiskey

Wild Irish Rose

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 92 Jameson Gold Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $60.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  90 Powers Gold Label Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
 

Irish Whiskey

Irish Coffee

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 91 Jameson Gold Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $60.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  86 Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $27.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  86 Powers Gold Label Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland, 40% abv, $30.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
 

Scotch Whisky

Blood & Sand

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Highland Park 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotland, 43% abv, $45.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  Finalist 91 The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotland, 43% abv, $40.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  85 The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky Scotland, 40% abv, $28.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  83 Dewar's White Label Blended Scotch Whisky Scotland, 40% abv, $23.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
 

Scotch Whisky

Rob Roy

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 92 Highland Park 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotland, 43% abv, $45.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  88 The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotland, 43% abv, $40.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  83 Dewar's White Label Blended Scotch Whisky Scotland, 40% abv, $23.00, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
  82 The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky Scotland, 40% abv, $28.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
 

Scotch Whisky

Rusty Nail

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 96 The Macallan Fine Oak 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotland, 43% abv, $40.99, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
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  Finalist 95 The Black Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky Scotland, 40% abv, $28.99, 750 ml Extraordinary,
Ultimate Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
  88 Highland Park 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Scotland, 43% abv, $45.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  87 Dewar's White Label Blended Scotch Whisky Scotland, 40% abv, $23.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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Canadian Whisky

Scoflaw

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  91 Black Velvet Reserve 8 Years Old Canadian Blended Whisky United States, 40% abv, $13.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  88 Black Velvet 3 Years Old Canadian Blended Whisky Canada, 40% abv, $9.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
  Great Value   Photo  
 

US Whiskey

Manhattan

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Bulleit Rye Whiskey United States, 45% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 93 Bulleit Bourbon United States, 45% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 93 George Dickel #12 Tennessee Whiskey United States, 45% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 George Dickel #8 Tennessee Whiskey United States, 40% abv, $17.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
 

US Whiskey

Old-Fashioned

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 92 George Dickel #12 Tennessee Whiskey United States, 45% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 90 Bulleit Bourbon United States, 45% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  87 Bulleit Rye Whiskey United States, 45% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  85 George Dickel #8 Tennessee Whiskey United States, 40% abv, $17.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
 

US Whiskey

Mint Julep

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Bulleit Rye Whiskey United States, 45% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  Finalist 91 Bulleit Bourbon United States, 45% abv, $24.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  86 George Dickel #12 Tennessee Whiskey United States, 45% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  82 George Dickel #8 Tennessee Whiskey United States, 40% abv, $17.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
 

Champagne/Prosecco/Sparkling

Champagne Cocktail

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  89 Piper Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County Sparkling United States, 13.5% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
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  87 Piper Sonoma Blancs de Blancs, Sonoma County Sparkling United States, 13.5% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
 

Champagne/Prosecco/Sparkling

French 75

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  93 Piper Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County Sparkling United States, 13.5% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  88 Piper Sonoma Blancs de Blancs, Sonoma County Sparkling United States, 13.5% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
 

Champagne/Prosecco/Sparkling

Bellini

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  89 Piper Sonoma Blancs de Blancs, Sonoma County Sparkling United States, 13.5% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  84 Piper Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County Sparkling United States, 13.5% abv, $19.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
      Photo  
 

Liqueurs

Orange Liqueur/Triple Sec in Margarita

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Cointreau Liqueur France, 40% abv, $36.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
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  91 Bols Triple Sec Liqueur United States, 21% abv, $10.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  90 Combier Liqueur d'Orange Liqueur France, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
 

Liqueurs

Orange Liqueur/Triple sec in Sidecar

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 94 Cointreau Liqueur France, 40% abv, $36.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  91 Bols Triple Sec Liqueur United States, 21% abv, $10.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
  Great Value   Photo  
  91 Combier Liqueur d'Orange Liqueur France, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
 

Liqueurs

Orange Liqueur/Triple Sec in Cosmopolitan

  Award Score Product Accolade            
  Chairman's Trophy 93 Cointreau Liqueur France, 40% abv, $36.99, 750 ml Excellent,
Highly Recommended
      Photo  
  85 Combier Liqueur d'Orange Liqueur France, 40% abv, $33.00, 750 ml Very Good,
Strong Recommendation
      Photo  
  81 Bols Triple Sec Liqueur United States, 21% abv, $10.99, 750 ml Good,
Recommended
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