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More than 44 countries participated in the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings and about 20 different categories were involved. The top countries to enter were the United States, Australia, and Mexico and the top categories were Whisky, Gin, RTD, and Vodka.
Spirit of the year: John B 10-Year-Old Single Malt, Netherlands
Distillery of the year: Charles Edge London Limited, Scotland
Best Spirit by Quality: John B 10-Year-Old Single Malt, Netherlands
Best Spirit by Value: John B 10-Year-Old Single Malt, Netherland
Best Spirit by Package: Bitter Feminist Cachaca, Brazil
Vodka of the year: Dingle Vodka, Ireland
Rum of the year: E. Leon Jimenes 110 Aniversario, Dominican Republic
Tequila of the year: Cutwater Spirits Tequila Anejo, Mexico
Gin of the year: Ginologist Orient, South Africa
Whisky of the year: John B 10-Year-Old Single Malt, Netherland
Cognac of the year: Rémy Martin XO, French Polynesia
Brandy of the year: Black Bottle XO Brandy, Australia
Liqueurs of the year: Nocello, Italy
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John B 10yo Single Malt Whiskey wins the spirit of the year at the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings.
The USA Spirits Ratings looks to recognize, reward, and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. For any spirits brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list - and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it.
Judges also score the brands by the package which goes into the overall score.
That is why the USA Spirits Ratings are different. It singles out and shines the spotlight on those spirits brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.