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2024 Bartender Spirits Awards Results Announced

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20/06/2024 Citadelle Jardin d’Été Gin Wins Spirit of the Year at 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards

The 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards results are in, with Citadelle Jardin d’Été Gin by Citadelle from France taking home the Spirit of the Year title.

The sixth edition of the Bartender Spirits Awards took place in Chicago this past May 21, featuring entries from over 48 countries. Leading participants included the United States, Mexico, Italy, France, and India, with a notable increase in entries from India in the Gin and Whiskey categories; the Best in Show by Country winner was the Jaisalmer Gin Classic by Rampur Distillery.

The top three overall categories were Whiskey, Gin, and Tequila. For the first time in six years, Tequila ranked third in the number of entries, surpassing Vodka and Rum.

The Bartender Spirits Awards evaluated spirits based on Mixability, Balance and Versatility, Taste, Mouthfeel and Finish, Package, and Price.

Citadelle’s winning Gin is the company’s latest creation. Inspired by the garden at the Château de Bonbonnet, a nature preserve where flowers, fruit, and herbs flourish. Citadelle highlights it as the perfect spirit for the ever-classic Gin & Tonic. 

Sid Patel, Founder and CEO of Beverage Trade Network, emphasized the importance of recognizing spirits that will enhance any bar's offerings, particularly those featuring trendy packaging and a notable price. “Bartenders are the true influencers, guiding consumer preferences with their recommendations,” he said. "Whether bartenders are looking to fill a specific gap in their inventory or create a new cocktail menu from scratch, their peers provide the best advice."

Medals went to spirits that excelled in the judging criteria meant to identify products worthy of inclusion in bar inventories. Each spirit was assessed on the above standards.

2024 Bartender Spirits Awards Highlights

GRAND SPIRIT (SPIRIT OF THE YEAR)

Citadelle Jardin d’ete Gin by Citadelle, France - 99 points, Double Gold Medal

GRAND BEST VALUE

Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 by Jack Daniel's, United States.

GRAND BEST PACKAGE

Ojo de Tigre by Pernod Ricard, USA, Mexico.

GRAND LIQUEUR

L'Excuse Yellow by L'Excuse Distillery, United States.

LIQUEURS PRODUCER

L'Excuse Yellow by L'Excuse Distillery, United States.

GRAND GIN

Citadelle Jardin d’ete Gin by Citadelle, France.

GIN PRODUCER

Citadelle Jardin d’ete Gin by Citadelle, France.

GRAND VODKA

Wisher Vodka by Wisher, United States.

VODKA PRODUCER

Wisher Vodka by Wisher, United States.

GRAND TEQUILA

DeLeón Añejo Tequila by DeLeón Tequila, Mexico.

TEQUILA PRODUCER

DeLeón Añejo Tequila by DeLeón Tequila, Mexico.

GRAND WORLD WHISKY

Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 by Jack Daniel's, United States.

WORLD WHISKY PRODUCER

Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 by Jack Daniel's, United States.

GRAND COGNAC

Ferrand 10 Générations Cognac, by Ferrand Cognac, France.

COGNAC PRODUCER

Ferrand 10 Générations Cognac, by Ferrand Cognac, France.

GRAND RUM

Lost Voyage by Hamilton Rum, Guyana.

RUM PRODUCER

Lost Voyage by Hamilton Rum, Guyana.

GRAND RTD

Sparkling THC Spritz by Flyers Cocktail Co., United States.

RTD PRODUCER

Sparkling THC Spritz by Flyers Cocktail Co., United States.

GRAND MEZCAL

Del Maguey Vida Clásico by Pernod Ricard, USA, Mexico.

MEZCAL PRODUCER

Del Maguey Vida Clásico by Pernod Ricard, USA, Mexico.

NON ALCOHOLIC

The Spirit of Bourbon by The Free Spirits Company, United States.

FRUIT SPIRITS

Pleasure Me Plumoncello by Spirit in Niagara Small Batch Distillers, Canada.

VERMOUTH

Carpano Rosso Classico Vermouth by Branca, USA, Italy.

BITTERS AND MIXERS

No. 03 Lemon Myrtle Tonic Water by Sodasmith, Australia.

BLENDED IRISH WHISKEY

Beara Black Cask Blend Irish Whiskey by Beara Distillery Ltd, Ireland.

BLENDED SCOTCH

The Famous Grouse Original The Famous Grouse of imported by Edrington Americas, Scotland, UK.

CANADIAN WHISKEY

Pendleton 1910 by Pendleton, Canada.

JAPANESE WHISKEY

Kanosuke Double Distillery Japanese Whisky by Komasa Kanosuke Distillery Co. Ltd., Japan.

SMALL BATCH BOURBON

Cask Strength Bourbon by The Heart Distillery, United States.

STRAIGHT BOURBON

Bar Boss Bourbon by Northwest Spirits, United States.

TENNESSEE WHISKEY

Jack Daniel’s 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 by Jack Daniel's, United States.

BLENDED WHISKEY

Keeper's Heart Irish + American Whiskey by O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co, United States.

FLAVORED WHISKEY

Blackberry Flavored Whiskey by Starlight Distillery, United States.

FLAVORED

Old Dominick Honeybell flavored Vodka by Old Dominick Distillery, United States.

RYE WHISKEY

Bhakta 1928 by Bhakta Spirits, United States.

SMALL BATCH WHISKEY

8-year Straight Kentucky Whiskey by Highline Spirits, United States.

WHEAT WHISKEY

Birdie Brown Straight Wheat Whiskey by Henderson Spirits Group, United States.

BEST IN SHOW BY COUNTRY

United States: 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey Batch 2 by Jack Daniel's

Mexico: DeLeón Añejo Tequila by DeLeón Tequila

Italy: Zucca Rabarbaro by Zucca Rabarbaro

France: Citadelle Jardin d’ete Gin by Citadelle

Australia: No. 03 Lemon Myrtle Tonic Water by Sodasmith

Ireland: Jones 1778 Navy Strength by The Copeland Distillery

India: Jaisalmer Gin Classic by Rampur Distillery

Germany: Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 13th Edition by Pernod Ricard USA

Scotland: Arbikie Nadar Vokda of Arbikie Distillery Imported by Winebow Imports

Canada: Non-Alcoholic Italian Amaro by Monsieur Cocktail - NOA

View 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards Results Here

Renato M. Tonelli, a judge for the 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards, 2023 World Class US Bartender of the Year, and Founder at Sustainable Bartender, pitched the winning product.

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