2018 Award Winners

In the National Honey Board’s first spirits competition, 90 made with honey spirits competed for recognition at the 2018 Honey Spirits Competition. Congratulations to our gold place winners!

The Honey Spirits Competition featured seven spirits style categories, including a category that contained products that used honey as the primary distillate. The submitted spirits were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and the role honey played in the spirit. A design category also recognized the best honey or honey bee-related packaging graphics.

GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Honey Gin

Caledonia Spirits
Barr Hill Tom Cat Reserve

Honey Vodka

Middle West Spirits
OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka

Design/Packaging

Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile
Tamworth Garden Apiary Gin

SILVER MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Honey Gin

StilltheOne Distillery Two
StilltheOne COMB Gin

Honey Gin

Caledonia Spirits
Barr Hill Gin

Honey Vodka

Caledonia Spirits
Barr Hill Vodka

Honey Rum

Dogfish Head Distilling Company
Barrel Honey Rum

Honey Whiskey/Bourbon

Manatawny Still Works
Swarmbustin’ Honey Whiskey

Honey Whiskey/Bourbon

Jack Daniel Distillery
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Missouri Ridge Distillery
Howlin’ Hounds Honey Moonshine

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Dirty Water Distillery, LLC
Velnias

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

KOVAL Distillery
Chrysanthemum & Honey Liqueur

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery
Mt. Defiance Sweet Vermouth

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz Yellow Label

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz Black Locust

Distilled with Honey

White Winter Winery, Inc.
Apple Mist Honey

Distilled with Honey

The Hardware Distillery Co.
Little Owl

Distilled with Honey

The Hardware Distillery Co.
HWY 101

Distilled with Honey

The Hardware Distillery Co.
Bee’s Knees Peachy Keen

Distilled with Honey

The Hardware Distillery Co.
Bee’s Knees Merry Cherry

Distilled with Honey

The Hardware Distillery Co.
Cat’s Pajamas

Distilled with Honey

Ethanology
Mel Vocatus

Distilled with Honey

Up North Distillery
Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits

Design/Packaging

KOVAL Distillery
Chrysanthemum & Honey Liqueur

BRONZE MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Honey Gin

Seersucker Southern Style Gin
Seersucker Southern Style Gin

Honey Gin

Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile
Tamworth Garden Apiary Gin

Honey Gin

Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.
DSP.7 Honey Gin

Honey Gin

StilltheOne Distillery Two
StilltheOne COMB Barrel Aged Gin

Distilled with Honey

Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.
Radically Redirected Jersey Nectar

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz Black Label

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz Rested on a Bourbon Barrel

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz White Clover

Distilled with Honey

Cardinal Spirits
Honey Schnapps

Distilled with Honey

The Hardware Distillery Co.
Bee’s Knees Raspberry

Distilled with Honey

Up North Distillery
Barrel Finished Honey Spirits

Distilled with Honey

Backwards Distilling Company
Honey Schnapps

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz Tupelo

Distilled with Honey

Up North Distillery
Honey Spirits

Distilled with Honey

White Winter Winery, Inc.
Dawn Fire Honey & Strawberry

Distilled with Honey

White Winter Winery, Inc.
Mistic Fire Honey and Raspberry

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Painted Stave
Halo Honey Shots

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Beppe & the Architect, LLC
Amaro Cinpatrazzo

Distilled with Honey

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
Hive O’Clock Somewhere

Distilled with Honey

Domeloz
Domeloz Buckwheat Honey

Honey Whiskey/Bourbon

Ghost Coast Distillery
Ghost Coast Honey Flavored Whiskey

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Vinn Distillery
Honey Baijiu

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Belle Isle Craft Spirits
Belle Isle Honey Habanero Moonshine

Honey Liqueurs/Specialty

Kas SPIRITS
KAS Krupnikas (Traditional)

Honey Vodka

Wishkah River Distillery
Vodka Distilled from Honey

Honey Vodka

StilltheOne Distillery Two
StilltheOne COMB Vodka

Honey Vodka

Spring44 Distilling Inc.
Spring44 Honey Vodka

Honey Vodka

Hangar 1 Distillery
Hangar 1 Honeycomb Distillers Exclusive Vodka

Design/Packaging

Nashville Craft Distillery
Nashville Honey Spiced Honey Liqueur