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2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Winners

A panel of experts evaluated nearly 600 entries, and the results of the second annual Ultimate Spirits Challenge have been announced. The highest scoring spirits in each category received The “Chairman’s Trophy” as noted below.

Click to see the full list of Ultimate Spirits Challenge winners, finalists and other entrants, plus some tasting notes from respected industry types like F. Paul Pacult and Sean Ludford.

2011 Chairman’s Trophy Winners

American Whiskey

Bourbon – George T. Stagg 17 Years Old
Rye – Sazerac Straight 18 Years Old

Canadian Whiskey

Canadian Mist Black Diamond

Irish Whiskey

Blended – Michael Collins
Single Malt – Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10 Years Old

Scotch Whiskey

Single Malt-Cask Strength – Aberlour A’bunadh
Single Malt-Speyside – The Balvenie Peated Cask 17 Years Old
Single Malt-Islands – Highland Park 18 Years Old Single Malt
Single Malt-Islay – Lagavulin Distillers Edition
Blended – Dewar’s 18 Years Old

Gin

Beefeater London Dry Gin

Rum

Dos Maderas PX 5+5 Rum

Tequila

Blanco – Olmeca Plata Blanco
Reposado – Cabo Wabo Reposado
Añejo – Calle 23 Añejo
Extra Añejo – Grand Mayan Extra Añejo

Vodka

Unflavored – Finlandia Classic
Flavored – Ketel One Citroen

Mezcal

El Tinieblo Joven Mezcal

Brandy

Aged – Cardenal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez 17 Years Old
Unaged – Rémy Martin V Grape Spirit

Cognac

Martell XO

Armagnac

Delord 25 Years Old Bas-Armagnac

Calvados

Boulard Grand Solage VSOP Pays d’Auge Calvados

Kevin Gray
Written by Kevin Gray

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous · October 28, 2011

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