2020 Judges

Our competition and is taking place on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Denver, CO.

We are now assembling our judging panel.

Are you a seasoned whiskey professional with a past judging experience?

Drop us an email if you would like to be considered for judging in 2020. You can download a PDF of the 2020 Judges Registration Form below and complete the form and include your resume.

Email: info@whiskeycomp.com

2020 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
Whiskey Columnist for Scottish Field Magazine Whiskey 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 whiskeys
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
The 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 2020 competition.

Download PDF Form

For additional details call Christopher Davies at (719) 488-1800.