The judges have completed their blind assessment
February 5, 2019
Canada’s only national spirit competition reserved exclusively for small distilleries announces its results today.
The competition’s national panel of independent judges have completed their blind assessment of artisan spirits submitted by distillers across the country. Now in its second year, submissions have grown by 50% over its first year.
“This growth demonstrates that a competition like this is welcome among artisan distillers to help them spread the word about the great sprits they’re producing,” stated Alex Hamer, CASC’s founder. “I’m gratified to see awarding-winning submissions from across the country.”
CANADIAN ARTISAN SPIRIT OF THE YEAR
Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery Ethos Gin earned highest overall points across all categories. The gin is made in Revelstoke, BC from Triticale, and uses 15 botanicals including locally sourced huckleberries, juniper, spruce tips and ponderosa pine needles. Charlene Rooke, CASC’s lead judge, described the gin as having a “Delicately floral (white blossoms, rose petal, orange blossom, note of elderflower) nose, tinged with light pink grapefruit. Juicy citrus, white pepper and a silky elegant mouthfeel.”
BEST IN CLASS
Medals were awarded to distilleries from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Complete results: https://artisandistillers.ca/2019-results/