Behold: the 2018 Best of the Northwest Spirits!

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*All spirits are listed as 750-milliliter bottles and prices in USD unless otherwise noted.

VODKA

DOUBLE GOLD: Crescendo Spirits >> $30
GOLD: Batch 206 Distillery >> $18
SILVER: Solar Spirits Distillery Eclipse >> $30
BRONZE: The Liberty Distillery Truth Distiller’s Reserve >> $35 CAD

FLAVORED VODKA

DOUBLE GOLD: Crater Lake Spirits Crater Lake Hatch Green Chile >> $25
GOLD: Black Rock Spirits Bakon Rosemary Bacon >> $35
SILVER: Crater Lake Spirits NW Berry >> $25
BRONZE: Wild Roots Spirits Raspberry Infused >> $30

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DOUBLE GOLD: 3 Howls Distillery Classic >> $30
GOLD: Batch 206 Distillery Counter >> $18
SILVER: Sea Bishop Spirits Tarragon >> $26
BRONZE: The Liberty Distillery Endeavour Origins >> $35

BARREL-AGED GIN

DOUBLE GOLD: Temple Distilling Woodcut Barrel Rested >> $39
GOLD: Copperworks Distilling Co. New Oak Cask Finished >> $45
SILVER: Trail Distilling Trillium Barrel Reserved >> $40
BRONZE: Fremont Mischief Distillery Barrel Finished >> $36

WHISKEY

DOUBLE GOLD: Scratch Distillery Edmonds’ Own >> $64
GOLD: Swede Hill Distilling American >> $40
SILVER: Pilot House Distilling A-O >> $35
BRONZE: The Liberty Distillery Railspur No. 3 Switch Aged >> $38 CAD

RYE WHISKEY

DOUBLE GOLD: 3 Howls Distillery >> $38
GOLD: Ransom Spirits Henry DuYore’s >> $37
SILVER: Koenig Distillery Seven Devils >> $30
BRONZE: Fremont Mischief Distillery Skagit Gold >> $39

BOURBON WHISKEY

DOUBLE GOLD: Chambers Bay Distillery Straight >> $40/375ml
GOLD: 3 Howls Distillery Backbeat >> $40
SILVER: Distillers Way Doc Swinson’s Madeira Cask Finished >> $65
BRONZE: Distillers Way Doc Swinson’s Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished >> $60

SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

DOUBLE GOLD: Central City Brewers + Distillers Lohin McKinnon Peated >> $70 CAD
GOLD: The Hardware Distillery Small Batch >> $39
SILVER: Sound Spirits Madame Damnable >> $28/375ml
BRONZE: Odd Society Spirits >> $44 CAD/500ml

BRANDY

DOUBLE GOLD: Fremont Mischief Urban Foraged Apple Brandy >> $25/375ml
GOLD: Solar Spirits Distillery Cherry >> $45
SILVER: Up North Distillery Apple >> $26
BRONZE: DW Distilling Walla Walla Brandy Buty Semillon >> $38

FRUIT LIQUEUR

DOUBLE GOLD: Skip Rock Distillers Raspberry >> $22
GOLD: Crescendo Spirits Limoncello >> $30
SILVER: Up North Distillery Big Kid Cider >> $20
BRONZE: Crescendo Spirits Grapefruit Pompelmocello >> $30

NON-FRUIT LIQUEUR

DOUBLE GOLD: Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs Honeybush >> $36
GOLD: Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs Hibiscus >> $36
SILVER: Sound Spirits Depth Ginger >> $17/375ml
BRONZE: Townshend’s Distillery Bluebird Alpine >> $32

DESSERT LIQUEUR

DOUBLE GOLD: Blackfish Spirits Distillery Chocolate >> $30
GOLD: Skip Rock Distillers Coffee >> $22
SILVER: Elixir Craft Spirits + Caffè Umbria Caffé Corretto >> $30
BRONZE: Seattle Distilling Coffee >> $24/375ml

SPECIALTY

DOUBLE GOLD: The Hardware Distillery Aquavit >> $32
GOLD: Blackfish Spirits Distillery Svartfisk! Aquavit >> $30
SILVER: Odd Society Spirits Mia Amata (Amaro) >> $19 CAD
BRONZE: Nightside Distillery Aquavit >> $35