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This was the second year for the event, a fact that in itself belies its name. If something is truly "ultimate," it cannot be repeated or topped. Oh well, the language is falling apart, so why not drink to it.
Entries were scrutinized by a diverse panel of 37 judges earlier this month, however the official results were not released until this week.
Here are the final results:
VodkaUnflavored: Finlandia Classic Vodka (Finland)
Flavored: Ketel One Citroen Flavored Vodka (Netherlands)
Gin - WorldBeefeater London Dry Gin (United Kingdom)
Tequila - MexicoBlanco: Olmeca Plata Blanco
Reposado: Cabo Wabo Reposado
Añejo: Calle 23 Añejo
Extra Añejo: Grand Mayan Extra Añejo
Mezcal - MexicoEl Tinieblo Joven Mezcal
Rum - WorldDos Maderas PX 5+5 Rum (Spain)
Whiskey - USABourbon: George T. Stagg 17 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Rye: Sazerac Straight 18 Years Old Rye Whiskey
Whiskey - IrelandBlended: Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
Single Malt: Tyrconnell Madeira Finish 10 Years Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Whisky - ScotlandSingle Malt-Cask Strength: Aberlour a'bunadh Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt - Speyside: The Balvenie Peated Cask 17 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt-Islands: Highland Park 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt-Islay: Lagavulin Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Blended: Dewar's 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Whisky - CanadaCanadian Mist Black Diamond Canadian Blended Whisky
Brandy - WorldAged: Cardenal Mendoza Brandy de Jerez 17 Years Old Spanish Brandy (Spain)
Unaged: Remy Martin V Grape Spirit (France)
Cognac - FranceMartell XO Cognac
Armagnac - FranceDelord 25 Years Old Bas-Armagnac
Calvados - FranceBoulard Grand Solage VSOP Pays d'Auge Calvados
Liqueurs - WorldFruit: Merlet Creme de Cassis, Blackcurrant Liqueur (France)
Herbal: Stroh Jagertee Liqueur (Austria)
Aperitifs - WorldLillet Rose Aperitif (France)
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