Judges

 

2017 Judges

 

Our competition is taking place on July 16 & 17, 2017 in

New Orleans, LA, directly before The Taste of

The Cocktail Festival.

 

We are now assembling our judging panel . We plan on

utilizing the best International, National and New Orleans

based judges available.

 

Are you a season whiskey professional with past judging

experience?

Drop us an email if you would like to be considered

for judging in 2017.

 

Email: info@whiskeycomp.com

 

 

2016 Competition Chairs

 

Christopher J. Davies

C0-Founder, Chairman

Wine Country Network, Inc

 

Darcy R. Davies

CO-Founder, President

Wine Country Network, Inc

 

2016 Judges

 

Lead Judge & Panel Chair

 

Larry Wilcox

Certified Spirit Sommelier & Spirits Judge

Topshelf Liquor Consulting, LLC

 

 

Special Guest International Judge:

 

Blair Bowman, Edinburgh, Scotland

Whisky Columnist for Scottish Field Magazine

Whisky Expert for ScotlandNow (Mirror Group)

and Unfiltered Magazine (Scotch Malt Whisky Society Magazine)

 

Adam Douglas

Spirits Industry Professional

Director of Operations

Peak Beverage

 

Jonny Ode

Host and Creator of The Burns Pub, Broomfield, CO, home to over 250 whiskies

25-year food and beverage experience. Award-winning mixologists and spirits expert.

 

William Davis, CWE, CSS

Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers

Food & Beverage Industry Professional

 

Dave Elger

Host of the HotMixology TV Show

Spirits Industry Brand Developer and professional

 

Kimberly Naslund

Assistant Distiller at Dancing Pines Distillery

Cocktail Judge, Columnist for Microshinner and Distiller Magazines

 

Jim Burrus

Professional Beverage Judge

Food and Beverage Columnist for YellowScene

 

Jim Denier

Professional Beverage Judge

Littleton, Colorado

 

John Haven

Professional Beverage Judge

Fine Spirits Collector

 

John Allison

Professional Beverage Judge

Boulder, CO

 

Justin Gillman, CSW, CSS

Manager & National Wine Buyer

Lucky’s Market, Niwot, Colorado

 

Andrew Burton

Liquor Buyer

Argonaut Wine & Liquor, Denver, Colorado

Seasoned wine and spirits judge

 

 

Chris Kirk

Professional brewer and distiller with extensive domestic and International experience.
Past companies included Great Divide, Odyssey Beerwerks, Moffat Station, and
Nils Oscar in Sweden. Currently Assistant Distiller at Mile High Spirits, Denver.

 

 

2015 Judges

 

Bryan Dayton

Certified Sommelier, Master Mixologist & Proprietor

OAK at Fourteenth, Boulder, CO & Acorn, Denver, CO

 

Larry Wilcox

Certified Spirit Sommelier & Spirits Judge

Topshelf Liquor Consulting, LLC

 

Sam Medley

8th Generation Distiller

Charles Medley Distillery

Owensboro, KY

 

Adam Douglas

Spirits Industry Veteran

GM & Bar Manager

The Arvada Tavern

 

Allison Anderson

Director Of Distillates

Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO

 

Nicolas Post

Senior Instructor International Wine and Spirits Guild

 

Michael Cerretani

General Manager / Beverage Director

Blackbelly Market & Restaurant, Boulder, CO

 

Andrew Burton

Liquor Specialist & Manager

 

Jim Burrus

Professional Beverage Judge

Food and Beverage Columnist

 

Jim Denier

Professional Beverage Judge

 

John Allison

Professional Beverage Judge

Boulder, CO

 

 

Note: Mr. Blair Bowman of Scotland had a last minute change of plans and could not attend this year.

We welcome him to join us for 2016.

 

 
NABW Judges Registration Form

We are currently seeking judges for the 2015 competition.

Download PDF Form

 

For additional details call Christopher Davies at (303) 664-5700.

Blair Bowman, Edinburgh, Scotland

Whisky Columnist for Scottish Field Magazine

Latest News & Information

March 6,
2016

  • We will be accepting entries beginning
    March 9, 2017.
  • The NABWC takes place in New Orleans on July 16 & 17, 2017.

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