The National Honey Board is in search of the bestĀ spirits made with honey for its 2018 Honey Spirits Competition.

Registration due by August 31, 2018
Entries due by September 21, 2018

The Honey Spirit Competition is hosted by the National Honey Board to recognize the best spirits in the United States that use honey.

Here’s What You Need to Know

Each entry consists of two 750ml bottles, or the equivalent of.

Fill out the registration form on this website by August 31st, 2018.


Distilleries may submit multiple entries per category.


The spirit must incorporate honey.

Your spirit must be commercially available in the United States.

Questions? EmailĀ

2018 Categories



Bourbon / Whiskey


Tequila / Mezcal

Liqueurs / Specialty Spirits


Spirits with Honey as Primary Fermentation Substrate

Design / Packaging

Ready to register?

This contest is limited to only commercially produced spirits of the listed style options from an active distillery, and available for purchase in the United States. Registration for the competition is free! However all registrations must be submitted by the entry deadline of August 31st. Each distillery may submit an unlimited number of entries into the competition.