2020 Honey Spirits Competition

2020 Award Winners

More than 80 made with honey spirits competed for medals at the 2020 Honey Spirits Competition! Congratulations to all of our winners!

The Honey Spirits Competition featured eleven spirits style categories, including a category that contained products that used honey as the primary distillate. The submitted spirits were judged on nose, appearance, palate, balance and finish . A design category also recognized the best honey or honey bee-related packaging graphics.

BEST OF SHOW

Spirits Distilled from Honey — Flavored

Gin
Hatch Distilling Co.

GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Bourbon / Whiskey

Western Pacific American Honey Whiskey
Western Pacific Winery & Spirits

Liqueurs / Specialty

Amaro
Admiralty Distillers

Liqueurs / Specialty

Hazelnut Honey Bourbon Ratafia
Mountain State Spirits

Liqueurs / Specialty

Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Honey House Distillery

Distilled from Honey

Yellow label / Clear/ Blanco
Domeloz Somel

Distilled from Honey

Barrel Finished Honey Spirit
Up North Distillery

Distilled from Honey

12th Hawaii Distiller Distillers Reserve
12th Hawaii Distiller

Distilled from Honey — Flavored

Dawn Fire
White Winter Winery, Inc

Design

Detroit City Distillery Honey Bourbon
Detroit City Distillery

SILVER MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Vodka

Hawaiian Vodka
12th Hawaii Distiller

Vodka

Glass Nectar Vodka
Glass Distillery

Rum

Cutthroat
Westslope Distillery

Rum

Kokoleka
Kō Hana Distillers

Bourbon / Whiskey

Colorado Honey Whiskey
Honey House Distillery

Bourbon / Whiskey

Cinnamon Colorado Honey Whiskey
Honey House Distillery

Moonshine

Honey Moonshine
Red Bordner Distillery

Moonshine

JB Rader’s Honeycrisp Apple Moonshine
South Mountain Distilling Co.

Moonshine

Cherry Bounce Moonshine
South Mountain Distilling Co.

Liqueurs / Specialty

Mt Defiance Sweet Vermouth
Mt Defiance Distillery

Liqueurs / Specialty

Hawaii Mule – Ginger Honey Liqueur
RHS LLC

Liqueurs / Specialty

Black Tea Liqueur
RHS LLC

Liqueurs / Specialty

KAS Spirits Black Locust Liqueur
KAS Spirits

Liqueurs / Specialty

Krupnikas Gold Reserve
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits

Liqueurs / Specialty

KAS Spirits Buckwheat Liqueur
KAS Spirits

Brandy

Bohemia Honey
R. Jelinek

Distilled from Honey

Vodka
Hatch Distilling Co.

Distilled from Honey

Barr Hill Vodka
Caledonia Spirits

Distilled from Honey

Honey Moon
Revolutionary Spirits LLC

Distilled from Honey

Honey Spirit
Up North Distillery

Distilled from Honey

Sweet Sting Honey Spirit
Westslope Distillery

Distilled from Honey

Honeyjack
Tenth Ward Distilling Company

Distilled from Honey

Crossfire
Feisty Spirits LLC

Distilled from Honey

Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits
Up North Distillery

Distilled from Honey

Honey Pot
Henebery Spirits

Distilled from Honey

Cask Strength Single Barrel Honey Spirits
Up North Distillery

Distilled from Honey

Royal reserve / rested somel
Domeloz Somel

Packaged Cocktails

Slow & Low
Cooper Spirits

Design

Hecate Honey Liqueur
Bently Heritage Estate Distillery

BRONZE MEDAL RECIPIENTS

Vodka

Hex Vodka
Honey House Distillery

Vodka

Honey & Dill Vodka
CopperMuse Distillery

Vodka

OYO Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean
Middle West Spirits

Gin

Barr Hill Gin
Caledonia Spirits

Gin

Waterloo Old Yaupon Gin
Treaty Oak Distilling

Rum

Dark Rum
Denver Distillery

Rum

Red Cliffs Rum
Honey House Distillery

Bourbon / Whiskey

Detroit City Distillery Honey Bourbon
Detroit City Distillery

Moonshine

Honey “Flavored” Whiskey
Kings County Distillery

Moonshine

Tennessee Mellomoon- Honey Ginseng
East Tennessee Distillery

Liqueurs / Specialty

Apple Crisp
applesRus, LLC

Liqueurs / Specialty

Mastrogiannis Rakomelo
Mastrogiannis Distillery

Liqueurs / Specialty

Mystic Bourbon Liqueur
Mystic Farm & Distillery

Liqueurs / Specialty

Krupnik Spiced Honey Liqueur
Djinn Spirits

Liqueurs / Specialty

Kona Mule Liqueur
RHS LLC

Distilled from Honey

Vodka
Denmark Distilling

Distilled from Honey

Hawaiian Honey Shine
12th Hawaii Distiller

Distilled from Honey

Mel
Ethanology

Distilled from Honey

Thirteenth Moon
Revolutionary Spirits LLC

Distilled from Honey

Black Label/ bourbon barrel rested somel
Domeloz Somel

Distilled from Honey

Golden Sting
Westslope Distillery

Distilled from Honey — Flavored

Limoncello
Hatch Distilling Co.

Packaged Cocktails

Rye Whiskey
Siponey

Design

Honey Pot
Henebery Spirits