Netherland’s John B 10 Year Old Single Malt Wins Spirit of Year Award at 2022 USA Spirits Ratings.

18/08/2022 The 2022 USA Spirits Ratings results are out, and we are delighted to announce John B 10 Year Old Single Malt has Won the Spirit of The Year Award.

John B 10 Year Old Single Malt takes home multiple awards this year, starting with a Gold with 97 points, Spirit of the Year, Whisky of the Year, Best Spirit of the Year By Quality, and Best Spirit of the Year By Value at the 2022 USA Wine Ratings, held on July 24 in San Francisco, USA.

John B 10 Year Old Single Malt is a cask strength organic certified single malt whiskey created especially for the whisky connoisseur. It is strong and has a pronounced flavor. This whiskey is also made from certified organic barley malt grown in the Netherlands. The whiskey is aged in American white oak barrels for ten years (Quercus alba). 

Product name: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt

Producer: BioSpirits BV

Country: Netherlands

Category: Whisky

Judges Tasting Notes

“Soft nose with sweet undertones. Delicious notes of caramel and American oak - coconut and tropical flavors on the palate. Lovely, round mouthfeel with notes of caramel, butterscotch, and fresh cookies and a long finish.”


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Here are some of the top winners of the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings:

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 Package: Bitter Feminist Cachaca, Brazil

Best Spirit by Value: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Vodka of the year: Dingle Vodka, Ireland

Rum of the year: E. Leon Jimenes 110 Aniversario, Dominican Republic

Tequila of the year: Tequila Anejo, Mexico

Gin of the year: Ginologist Orient, South Africa

Whiskey of the year: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Cognac of the year: Rémy Martin XO, French Polynesia

Brandy of the year: Black Bottle XO Brandy, Australia

Liqueur of the year: Nocello, Italy

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Scores provided to each of the spirits are based on the judging criteria mentioned below: 

To win a USA Spirits Ratings award, you must score highly in all three areas of our judging criteria. That is why the USA spirits Ratings will be decided based on the following judging formula: Q (Quality Score) + Value Score (V) + Package Score (P) = USA Spirits Ratings Score.

Quality Score: A score out of 100 will be given.

Value Score: A score out of 100 will be given.

Package Score: A rating out of 100 will be given.

Each of the three categories will receive a unique weighted score during the judging process (Quality gets twice the weight).

Gold: A score of 90 or higher is required to obtain a Gold medal.

Silver: a score of 80 to 89 is required.

Bronze: a score of between 70 and 79 is required.

This year at USA Spirits Ratings, the esteemed panel of judges evaluated more than 800 different spirits from across the globe, with some new ones on the block and some old favorites. The judging took place on the 24th of July in South San Francisco.


About the Competition and Organizers

The USA Spirits Ratings looks to recognize, celebrate and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. The competition has been organized exclusively by the Beverage Trade Network, the US drinks events, services, business, and publishing group dedicated to helping drinks producers and brand owners get closer to the buyers, distributors, and retailers bringing their products to market.

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