ACSA is thrilled to announce that its 8th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits is now open for entries. ACSA takes great pride in conducting a rigorously professional judging program that recognizes the best craft spirits in the categories of Vodka/Grain, Gin, Brandy, Rum, Ready-to-Drink, Whiskey, and Specialty Spirits.
To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, judging of spirits will take place remotely. And to ensure that this installment is held to the same professional standard as previous competitions, special arrangements are in place. All entered spirits will be stored in a locked room at Cardinal Sprits that is limited to the ACSA Judging Board, stewards and relevant ACSA and Cardinal Spirits staff. After the receiving deadline, the team will prepare tasting kits and packages that will be shipped to each judge. Spirits will be poured into clean vials that have been protected from any aroma/taint potential. Judging will take place remotely from April 15-23, 2021.
As always, the competition is open to all producers of craft spirits in the United States. Due to COVID-19, however, ACSA will not accept international entries this year.