2019 Judges


Our competition and is taking place on Monday July 16-17, 2019

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

Cocktail Festival. On Wednesday 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


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

judging in 2019. You can download a PDF of the 2019 Judges

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



Email: info@whiskeycomp.com



2019 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


Tyler Augustine

General Manager




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.

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