Competition Categories

1. Select your desired Categories from the list below for each of your Submissions, and click “Register Now”.

2. Enter your information on the next page and click “Add to Cart”.

3. After adding your Submission to your Cart, return to this Competition Category page to add additional Submissions.

Category Definitions

(as defined by the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Manual, 11/2020)

Whiskey:

Spirits distilled from a fermented mash of grain at less than 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof) having the taste, aroma and characteristics generally attributed to whisky and bottled at not less than 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

Vodka:

Spirits distilled from any material at or above 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof), and if bottled, bottled at not less than 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

Gin:

Spirits with a main characteristic flavor derived from juniper berries produced by distillation or mixing of spirits with juniper berries and other aromatics or extracts derived from these materials and bottled at not less than 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

Rum:

Spirits distilled from the fermented juice of sugar cane, sugar cane syrup, sugar cane molasses or other sugar cane by-products at less than 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof) having the taste, aroma and characteristics generally attributed to rum and bottled at not less than 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

Brandy:

Spirits distilled from the fermented juice, mash or wine of fruit or from its residue at less than 95% alcohol by volume (190 proof) having the taste, aroma and characteristics generally attributed to brandy and bottled at not less than 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof)

Specialty Spirits:

Specialty Spirits are those submissions you feel do not fit into any of the other categories. During the registration process, please include a short description of the spirit and its ingredients

Ready-to-Drink:

Pre-packaged spirits and mixers combined to make a classic or unique cocktail

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