American Craft Spirits Association - 2020 Bronze, Silver, Gold, Innovation and Best of Show Award Winners

Congratulations to all the distillers who entered the 2020 American Craft Spirits Association’s competition to determine the best of the best in craft spirits. There were more than 500 entrants from 42 states. Spirits were submitted in seven categories including Whiskey (the most popular category), GinRumVodka & GrainBrandy, Distilled Spirit Specialty (DSS) and Ready to Drink (RTD). The RTD category is new for 2020. We expect to see many more entrants for future competitions in this growing category. The awards are broken out into Bronze, Silver, Gold, Best in Class, Innovation Award which was new last year and the coveted Best of Show.

American Craft Spirits Association - 2018 Craft Spirits Judging Award WinnersThis year’s Seventh Annual American Craft Spirits Association Distillers Convention and Vendor Trade Show was scheduled to take place in Portland, Oregon in March but because of world events the show was postponed. Though the event was delayed it was decided that the ‘Show Must Go On’ for the awards. Spirits were submitted and judged in late 2019 and rather than let the awards sit idle the Association leadership with input from its members decided to announce the awards via a live stream earlier this week. Though we didn’t get to share in the joys, hoots, hollers and fist pumps of the winners while walking across the stage the winners can now share the news of their wins with all of their fans.

And in true American Craft Spirits Association fashion if there were no entrants into a category that met the judges expectations, medals were not awarded. This year, the judges did not find any spirits worthy of gold in Gin or RTD. And they did not award an Innovation Award in the Brandy or Rum categories.

If you are tired of being inside and looking for something new to try in this time of lock-down this list is a great place to start. Liquor stores are considered essential businesses and with the exception of state run liquor stores Pennsylvania the majority are still open. And though PA liquor stores are not open distilleries in the state can sell bottles at the distillery, curbside or may deliver your favorite craft spirits. You may even be able to pick up a bottle of hand sanitizer while you are visiting your favorite craft spirits maker.

This is a great list to add to everyone’s shopping list when looking for new and innovative spirits from many of the great craft distillers from across the United States.

Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s contest. Here’s the complete list of 2020 craft spirits winners in an easy to use sortable list. You can click on any of the distillery names to find out more about them.

Stay Informed: Sign up here for the Distillery Trail free email newsletter and be the first to get all the latest news, trends, job listings and events in your inbox.


The Complete List of 2020
American Craft Spirits Association’s Medal Winners


Click on any field name to sort list by category, medal type, distillery or craft spirit.

[table “” not found /]

Related Stories 
And the Winner is… American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2019 Award Winners
And the Winner is… American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2018 Award Winners
And the Winner is… American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2017 Award Winners
The Complete List: American Craft Spirits Association 2019 Award Winners
The Complete List: American Craft Spirits Association 2018 Award Winners
The Complete List: American Craft Spirits Association 2017 Award Winners

Please go out and support your local craft spirits distillery. Looking for a distillery near you? Check out our complete list of distilleries. View a Map of All Distilleries. View Distilleries by State.

Obviously, there is a lot of information in this story. If you need additional information about any of these brands please email us at Info@DistilleryTrail.com. Cheers!

Stay Informed: Sign up here for the Distillery Trail free email newsletter and be the first to get all the latest news, trends, job listings and events in your inbox.

Please help to support Distillery Trail. Sign up for our Newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Recommended Posts