Cutwater Named Distillery Of The Year, As It Nabs 11 Medals At 2021 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

Cutwater 2021 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

Cutwater Spirits has been named Distillery of the Year at the 2021 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge. The California brand picked up a total of 11 medals, including two Double Golds.

Cutwater Spirits’ Three Sheets White Rum scored 95 points, received a Double Gold, and was named Best Rum. The brand’s Tequila Reposado also took the other Double Gold, scoring 94 points.

The other major winner from the 2021 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge was Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 2020 Release, which was awarded Spirit of the Year and Brown Spirit of the Year. Distillery No. 209’s No. 209 Gin took home White Spirit of the Year.

Check out the complete list of category winners and medalists from the 2021 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge below:

Category Winners: 

Best Vodka

Hanson of Sonoma

Mandarin Flavored Vodka $29.99 94 points

Best Gin

Distillery No. 209

No. 209 Gin, 5XD $35.00 96 points

Best Tequila

Tequila Enemigo

Anejo Cristalino, Eighty-Nine Edition  $70.00  96 points

Best Rum

Cutwater Spirits

Three Sheets White Rum, Gluten Free, Small Batch  $26.99 95 points

Best Whiskey

Garrison Brothers

Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Small Batch, 2020 Release  $79.99  97 points

Best Brandy

Branson Cognac

XO Grande Champagne ACC, Premier Cru  $250.00  95 points

Medal Winners:

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery

Juniper Grove Atrium Gin USA $38.99 Gold 92 points

Source One Vodka Single Estate, Distilled from Oats & Wheat USA $34.99 Gold 91 points

Source One Vodka Single Estate, Rested in Oak Sherry Casks USA $36.99 Gold 90 points

Juniper Grove Alpine Gin USA $50.00 Gold 90 points

Hecate Cacao Liqueur USA $30.00 Silver

Hecate Coffee Liqueur USA $30.00 Silver

Juniper Grove American Dry Gin USA $36.99 Silver

Branson Cognac

XO Grande Champagne, ACC, Premier Cru France $250.00 Double Gold 95 points

Royal VSOP France $59.99 Double Gold 94 points

Phantom VS France $49.99 Gold 92 points

Brennevinsgrova

Navy Strength Gin Norway $66.00 Gold 93 points

Canadian Club

Reserve Blended Canadian Whisky Aged 9 Years Canada $15.99 Double Gold 94 points

1858 Original Blended Canadian Whisky Canada $15.95 Gold 91 points

Cierto Tequila

Private Collection Extra Anejo Mexico  Gold 93 points

Private Collection Reposado Mexico Gold 91 points

Reserve Collection Extra Anejo Mexico Gold 91 points

Private Collection Blanco Mexico Gold 90 points

Private Collection Anejo Mexico Gold 90 points

Reserve Collection Anejo Mexico Gold 90 points

Reserve Collection Blanco Mexico Silver

Reserve Collection Reposado Mexico Silver

Copper Sky Distillery

13 Year Light Whiskey Batch 2 USA $49.99 Gold 91 points

Courvoisier Cognac

XO France $150.00 Double Gold 94 points

VSOP France $35.00 Gold 90 points

VS France $25.00 Silver

Cutwater Spirits

Three Sheets White Rum Gluten Free, Small Batch USA $26.99 Double Gold 95 points

Tequila Reposado Mexico $39.99 Double Gold 94 points

Tequila Blanco Mexico $37.99 Gold 93 points

Fugu Vodka Gluten Free, Small Batch USA $21.99 Gold 92 points

Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum Gluten Free USA $39.99 Gold 91 points

Fugu Habanero Vodka Gluten Free USA $19.99 Gold 91 points

Fugu Horchata Vodka Gluten Free USA $21.99 Gold 90 points

Tiki Dark Bali Hai Dark Rum USA $19.99 Gold 90 points

Tiki Gold Bali Hai Rum Pineapple Flavored USA $29.99 Silver

Fugu Hibiscus Vodka USA $19.99 Silver

Tequila Anejo Mexico $53.00 Silver

Distillery No. 209

No. 209 Gin 5XD USA $35.00 Double Gold 96 points

Drake’s Organic Spirits

Organic White Rum Kosher, Vegan Columbia $19.99 Double Gold 94 points

Organic XII Premium Vodka Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan Columbia $19.99 Silver

Organic Spiced Rum Kosher, Vegan USA $19.99 Silver

E&J Distillers

XO Brandy USA $10.00 Silver

VS Brandy USA $10.00 Silver

VSOP Brandy USA $10.00 Silver

El Sativo

Tequila Blanco Single Estate, Kosher, Organic Mexico $39.99 Gold 91 points

Familia Camarena

Tequila Anejo Mexico $29.99 Gold 93 points

Tequila Silver Mexico $17.00 Gold 90 points

Tequila Reposado Mexico $19.00 Gold 90 points

Garrison Brothers

Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey Small Batch 2020 Release USA $79.99 Double Gold 97 points

Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey Balmorhea USA $150.00 Double Gold 94 points

Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel, Donnis Todd Selected USA $109.99 Gold 93 points

Honey Dew Straight Bourbon Whiskey Infused with Honey USA $80.00 Gold 90 points

Grace O’Malley

Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland $29.99 Gold 90 points

Irish Gin Ireland $36.99 Silver

Hanson of Sonoma

Mandarin Flavored Vodka Small Batch, Organic USA $29.99 Double Gold 94 points

Cucumber Flavored Vodka Small Batch, Organic USA $29.99 Gold 91 points

Highclere Castle Gin

London Dry Gin England $39.99 Gold 93 points

Leap Spirits

Premium Vodka Gluten Free USA $22.99 Gold 90 points

Los Magos

Sotol De Chihuahua Ensemble of Sotols Mexico $60.00 Gold 90 points

New Amsterdam

Stratusphere Gin London Dry USA $15.00 Silver

No. 525 Vodka USA $15.00 Silver

Nykur Vodka

Super Premium Organic Export Denmark $25.00 Silver

Ole Smoky Distillery

Tennessee Moonshine Blackberry USA $24.95 Gold 90 points

Tennesse Peanut Butter Whiskey USA $24.95 Silver

Proclamation

Blended Irish Whiskey Ireland $29.99 Gold 92 points

Ramazzotti

Ramazzotti Aperitivo Rosato Italy $23.99 Silver

Rebru Spirits

Vodka Small Batch Craft, Limited Release USA $19.00 Gold 90 points

Gin Small Batch Craft, Limited Release, Batch No. 1 USA $26.00 Silver

Rivulet

Artisan Pecan Liqueur USA $34.95 Silver

Steel

American Whiskey Single Barrel Select USA $35.00 Gold 91 points

Tequila Enemigo

Anejo Cristalino Eighty-Nine Edition Mexico $70.00 Double Gold 96 points

Extra Anejo Zero-Zero Edition Mexico $160.00 Double Gold 95 points

The Bad Stuff Tequila

La Mala Reposado Estate Grown Mexico $65.00 Gold 92 points

Extra Anejo Reserva Especial Mexico $200.00 Silver

Trincheri

Vermouth Rosso Italy $29.99 Gold 93 points

Vermouth Dry Italy $29.99 Gold 91 points

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Whiskey USA $59.95 Gold 91 points

Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey V. Eady Butler Batch USA $49.99 Gold 90 points

Weldon Mills

Reserve Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Proof, Batch No. 7 USA $64.95 Double Gold 94 points

Royal Rhubarb Gin USA $24.95 Silver

Whip Saw

Rye Whiskey USA $55.00 Silver

Williams & Humbert Sherries

Canasta Cream Spain $17.99 Silver

Dry Sack Medium Spain $17.99 Silver

Pando Fino Spain $17.99 Silver

Wolf Lane Distillery

Tropical Gin Australia $32.00 Gold 92 points

Navy Strength Gin Australia $38.00 Gold 91 points

The Barista Coffee Liqueur Australia $25.00 Gold 90 points

Davidson Plum Gin Australia $35.00 Silver

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