Judges

 

2018 Judges

 

Our competition and is taking place on Monday July 16, 2018

in New Orleans, LA, directly before The Tales of The

Cocktail Festival. On Tuesday July 17th, we will host an

exclusive Trade & Media Tasting of the winners at the

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel from 7 to 9:30pm.

This tasting is for members of the trade & media only.

 

We are now assembling our judging panel. We plan on

utilizing the best International, National and New Orleans

based judges available.

 

Are you a season whiskey professional with past judging

experience?

Drop us an email if you would like to be considered for

judging in 2018. You can download a PDF of the 2018 Judges

Registration Form below and complete the form and include your resume.

 

 

Email: info@whiskeycomp.com

 

 

2018 Competition Chairs

 

Christopher J. Davies

C0-Founder, Chairman

Wine Country Network, Inc

 

Darcy R. Davies

CO-Founder, President

Wine Country Network, Inc

 

Larry Wilcox

Master Panelist

Certified Spirit Sommelier & Spirits Judge

Topshelf Liquor Consulting, LLC

 

 

 

Past Judges:

 

Lead Judge & Panel Chair

 

Larry Wilcox

Certified Spirit Sommelier & Spirits Judge

Topshelf Liquor Consulting, LLC

 

 

Special Guest International Judge:

 

Blair Bowman, Edinburgh, Scotland

Whisky Columnist for Scottish Field Magazine

Whisky Expert for ScotlandNow (Mirror Group)

and Unfiltered Magazine (Scotch Malt Whisky Society Magazine)

 

Adam Douglas

Spirits Industry Professional

Director of Operations

Peak Beverage

 

Jonny Ode

Host and Creator of The Burns Pub, Broomfield, CO, home to over 250 whiskies

25-year food and beverage experience. Award-winning mixologists and spirits expert.

 

William Davis, CWE, CSS

Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

Food & Beverage Industry Professional

 

Dave Elger

Host of the HotMixology TV Show

Spirits Industry Brand Developer and professional

 

Kimberly Naslund

Assistant Distiller at Dancing Pines Distillery

Cocktail Judge, Columnist for Microshinner and Distiller Magazines

 

Jim Burrus

Professional Beverage Judge

Food and Beverage Columnist for YellowScene

 

Jim Denier

Professional Beverage Judge

Littleton, Colorado

 

John Haven

Professional Beverage Judge

Fine Spirits Collector

 

John Allison

Professional Beverage Judge

Boulder, CO

 

Justin Gillman, CSW, CSS

Manager & National Wine Buyer

Lucky’s Market, Niwot, Colorado

 

Andrew Burton

Liquor Buyer

Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Denver, Colorado

Seasoned wine and spirits judge

 

Chris Kirk

Professional brewer and distiller with extensive domestic and International experience.
Past companies included Great Divide, Odyssey Beerwerks, Moffat Station, and
Nils Oscar in Sweden. Currently Assistant Distiller at Mile High Spirits, Denver.

 

Bryan Dayton

Certified Sommelier, Master Mixologist & Proprietor

OAK at Fourteenth, Boulder, CO & Acorn, Denver, CO

 

Sam Medley

8th Generation Distiller

Charles Medley Distillery

Owensboro, KY

 

Allison Anderson

Director Of Distillates

Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO

 

Nicolas Post

Senior Instructor International Wine and Spirits Guild

 

Michael Cerretani

General Manager / Beverage Director

Blackbelly Market & Restaurant, Boulder, CO

 

Jim Burrus

Professional Beverage Judge

Food and Beverage Columnist

 

Jim Denier

Professional Beverage Judge

 

 
NABW Judges Registration Form

We are currently seeking judges for the 2015 competition.

Download PDF Form

 

For additional details call Christopher Davies at (303) 664-5700.

Blair Bowman, Edinburgh, Scotland

Whisky Columnist for Scottish Field Magazine

Latest News & Information

Aug 15,
2017

  • Entry Deadlines  6.22.18.
  • The NABWC takes place in New Orleans on July 15 & 17, 2018.

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