The Tasting Panel magazine

May 2011

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THE TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE DISTILLER OF THE YEAR — Del Maguey, Mexico IMPORTED BY GEMINI SPIRITS & WINE IMPORTER OF THE YEAR – Gemini Spirits & Wines, Chicago DIRECTOR’S AWARD – Pernod Ricard USA, New York BEST IN SHOW UNAGED WHITE SPIRIT & Best Gin – Sloane’s Dry Gin Netherlands $40 DISTILLERIES GROUP TOORANK B.V. BEST IN SHOW AGED WHITE SPIRIT & Best Mezcal – Sinai Reposado Mezcal Mexico $39 NOLASCO’S SPIRITS BEST IN SHOW WHISKEY/WHISKY & Best Rye – Thomas H. Handy Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey USA $70 SAZERAC COMPANY BEST IN SHOW BRANDY & Best Cognac – Landy Cognac XO France $109 W. J. DEUTSCH SPIRITS BEST IN SHOW LIQUEUR & Best Other Spirit — Mozart Dry Chocolate Spirit Austria $42 MOZART DISTILLERIE GMBH DOUBLE GOLD SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS Best Vodka — Alberta Pure Vodka Canada $18 Beam Global Canada Best Flavored Vodka — Finlandia Grapefruit Fusion Vodka Finland $19 Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide Best Shochu — Kai Young Coconut Shochu Vietnam $25 Kai Vodka Best White Rum — Tøz White Gold Rum St. Lucia $26 St. Lucia Distillers Best Extra-Aged Rum — Pusser’s Rum Aged 15 Years British Virgin Isles $55 Shaw-Ross International Importers Best Cachaça — Leblon Cachaça Brazil $30 Leblon Cachaça Best Silver Tequila — Espolon Blanco Tequila Mexico $25 Skyy Spirits Best Reposado Tequila — Excellia Reposado Tequila Mexico $65 Euro Wine Gate Spirits & Wine Best Añejo Tequila — El Tesoro Añejo Tequila Mexico $60 Beam Global Spirits & Wine 36 / the tasting panel / may 201 1 Best Extra-Aged Añejo Tequila & Best Tequila — Don Julio Extra-Aged Añejo Tequila Real Mexico $350 Diageo North America Best Bourbon — George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey USA $70 Sazerac Company Best Irish Whiskey — Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey Ireland $39 Sidney Frank Importing Co Best Other Whisky — Suntory The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky Japan $120 Suntory Intl. Corp. Best Blended Scotch — Kingdom 17 Year Old Scotch Scotland $49 The Hiscot Co., Ltd Best Single Malt Scotch — Caol Ila Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition Scotland $69 Diageo North American Best Armagnac — Château de Laubade Armagnac 1981 France $160 Baron François Ltd. Best Calvados — Christian Drouin Calvados Pays d’Auge 1990 France $160 Anchor Brewers & Distillers Best Pisco — Oro Pisco Italia Mosto Verde Peru $46 ClearGrape LLC Best Fruit Liqueur — Ventura Orangecello Blood Orange USA $17 Ventura Limoncello Co. Best Herbal/Botanical Liqueur — Luxardo Sambuca Italy $27 Anchor Brewers & Distillers Best Cream Liqueur — Mozart Gold Chocolate Cream Liqueur Austria $28 Mozart Distillerie GmbH DOUBLE GOLD MEDALISTS VODKA, AQUAVIT, GIN AND SOJU 2 Nite Vodka Italy $19 Un Sogno, LLC Akademicka Premium Polish Vodka Poland $30 Distilleries Group Toorank B.V. Alberta Pure Vodka Canada $18 Beam Global Canada Altanbuudai Vodka Mongolia $5 Gem International Co. Chinggis Premium Vodka Mongolia $7 United Foods Corporation Crop Harvest Earth Organic Vodka USA $30 Chatham Imports, Inc. Crystal Head Vodka Canada $50 Infinium Spirits / Wilson Daniels High Roller Vodka USA $59 High Roller Spirits, Inc Nemiroff Lex Ultra Vodka Ukraine $30 Medco Atlantic Inc. Plantation Vodka USA $16 Thirteenth Colony Distilleries, LLC Prairie Organic Prairie Organic Vodka USA $20 Phillips Distilling Company Smugglers’ Notch Vodka USA $27 Smugglers’ Notch Distillery, LLC Absolut Ruby Red Vodka Sweden $20 Pernod Ricard USA Finlandia Grapefruit Fusion Vodka Finland $19 Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide

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