About Us:

The North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition is owned and produced by Wine Country Network, Inc, a leading producer of Internationally focused, professional beverage competitions. The North American Bourbon
and Whiskey Competition is dedicated on identifying the North America’s Best Bourbon and Whiskey based products available!


Wine Country Network currently produces the following annual beverage competitions:

  • Denver International Wine Competition
  • Denver International Spirits Competition
  • Denver International Beer Competition
  • International Drink Pink Vino Rosé Wine Competition
  • International Port & Fortified Wine Competition


The North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition was founded in 2015. This double blind competition is be based on a 100-point scale. We will judge spirits (fairly) by styles and price categories.


American and Canadian made whiskeys now have the opportunity to compete against America’s native spirits for the coveted NABWC “BEST OF SHOW AWARD”.



2017 Best Of Show Winner!

Eagle Rare


All Winners Receive:

  • Handsome Die-Cast Medal
  • Royalty Free Competition & Medal Art Work-Available when winners are announced.
  • Actual competition scores and judges notes


We have made a number of changes to the competition:

  • The competition is no longer accepting Whisky or Scotch entries from International producers outside of North America.
  • The competition now has categories for products that are created from, or flavored by Bourbon or Whiskey.
  • (For example: Beer that is aged in a Bourbon Barrel).
  • The competition is now 100% paperless. All entries are now made online through THEDATASTILL.COM.


The 2019 North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition will take place on July 16 and 17, 2019 in
New Orleans, LA.


Top winners will be showcased in our hospitality suite during the same week as the 2019 Tales Of The Cocktail Festival (tm).


Christopher J. Davies & Darcy Davies, Co-Founders


In 2002, Christopher and his wife Darcy co-founded Wine Country International ® magazine, a glossy print publication with national distribution.

The publication continued in print form until 2013, when it was re-launched as a digital publication. Today, Wine Country International is published quarterly on the Issuu network, which has more than 70 million subscribers.


The  Davies’ also co-founded the annual Denver International Wine Festival in 2005, which is the Rocky Mountain’s Annual Premier Wine & Food Festival.

In 2015, they also founded the annual Drink Pink Vino Rosé Wine Festival which celebrates the ever popular pink wines!


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