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“Best of Show” Spirits Named in Annual Competition

By September 26, 2019Top News

The 2019 Los Angeles International Spirits Competition received 399 spirits entries from 147 producers, with three submissions named Best of Show this year: Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila with 96 points and Nimble Nectar Tart Cherry Lime Mixer with 97 points; and Best of Show in Packaging Design awarded to Empress 1908 Gin. Forty-seven Best of Category Awards, nine Best of Division Awards, 236 Gold Medal Awards, 111 Silver Medal Awards, 10 Bronze Medal Awards and 34 Packaging Design Awards were awarded to spirits from 24 different countries: Mexico, Poland, Australia, Germany, France, Canada, Belarus, Brazil, Japan, the UK, Ireland, England, the Caribbean Islands, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Panama, Venezuela, the U.S., Myanmar, the Netherlands, Scotland, the Philippines, Italy and London. Best of 94 Points include: Corazón Agave Blanco, Corazón Agave Extra Añejo, Hillrock Estate Single Malt Whiskey, Kakushigura Shochu and New Amsterdam Gin. A complete list by points is online at




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