Congratulations 2016 Winners!


The North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition has now concluded!

Special thanks to our professional judges, volunteers and staff!


Best of Show

Jim Beam Single Barrel


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2016 Results
2016 Winners By Category
Medal Product Entrant Name

American Blended Whiskey
Silver Breckenridge Bourbon Breckenridge Distillery

American Straight Rye Whiskey
Silver  Jim Beam Rye Beam Suntory, Inc/ Olson Engage

Straight Rye Whiskey
Silver Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Cedar Ridge Distillery

Malt Whiskey (Under 2 Years) 
Gold Sons of Liberty Uprising American Single Malt Sons of Liberty
Silver Sons of Liberty Battle Cry Single Malt Sons of Liberty

Straight Malt Whiskey
Gold Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey Cedar Ridge Distillery

Wheat Whiskey
Silver Cedar Ridge Wheat Whiskey Cedar Ridge Distillery

Smoked Whiskey
Silver Iron Smoke Apple Wood Smoked Whiskey Iron Smoke Distillery

Hopped Whiskey
Silver Sons of Liberty Seasonal Hop Flavored Whiskey Sons of Liberty

Flavored Whiskey
Silver Rattlesnake Rose Apple Pie Whiskey Iron Smoke Distillery

Clear Whiskey
Silver Cooperstown Clear White Whiskey Cooperstown Distillery

Bourbon (Under 2 years) 
Silver Colorado Mountain Whiskey Axe & The Oak
Bronze Vapor Distillery Boulder Bourbon Vapor Distillery

Straight Bourbon
Double Gold Jim Beam Black Beam Suntory, Inc/ Olson Engage
Gold Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Cedar Ridge Distillery
Gold Jim Beam Bonded Beam Suntory, Inc/ Olson Engage
Silver Jim Beam Devil's Cut Beam Suntory, Inc/ Olson Engage
Silver  Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Buffalo Trace/ Sazerac
Bronze KE Jimmy's Bourbon Kiepersol Enterprises

Small Batch Bourbon (Up to 10 years) 
Double Gold Jim Beam Single Barrel Beam Suntory, Inc/ Olson Engage
Gold Buffalo Trace Eagle Rare Buffalo Trace/ Sazerac

Single Barrel Bourbon (Up to 10 years) 
Gold Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon Buffalo Trace/ Sazerac
Silver Balton's Single Barell  Buffalo Trace/ Sazerac

Corn Whiskey Moonshine
Silver Moonshine Spirits of The Rockies

Flavored Moonshine
Silver Apple Pie Moonshine Spirits of The Rockies

Latest News & Information

June 13,

  • Entry Deadlines Extended to 6.23.17.
  • The NABWC takes place in New Orleans on July 16 & 17, 2017.