Northwest Spirits Shines at the 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards

June 24, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Northwest Spirits has received multiple prestigious awards at the 2024 Bartender Spirits Awards, held in San Francisco. This esteemed event is judged by high-profile bartenders, bar managers, and beverage directors, aiming to identify spirits that should be featured on restaurant and bar menus. The rigorous judging process considers factors such as mixability, versatility, food pairing potential, and value for money.

American Classic Bartenders Spirits Awards 2024

Our spirits have been honored in several categories, reflecting our dedication to crafting high-quality beverages. Here’s a breakdown of our achievements:

Savor Spear® American Classic Bourbon

Special Honor: Straight Bourbon of the Year
Award: Double Gold
Points: 96
Category: Whisky
Judge’s Tasting Notes: “Everything you look for in an every day bourbon – hot flavor, sweet notes, and a long finish.”

Formally known as Bar Boss Bourbon, our Savor Spear® American Classic Bourbon stood out among the competition, earning an impressive 96 points and the coveted Double Gold medal. This distinction is particularly noteworthy as only 10 participants out of approximately 70 receive Double Gold status. Furthermore, our bourbon was uniquely honored as the “Straight Bourbon of the Year,” an accolade given to only one straight bourbon. This recognition is a testament to the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that define our Savor Spear® American Classic Bourbon.


Savor Spear® Vodka

Award: Silver
Points: 87
Category: Vodka
Judge’s Tasting Notes: “Bright citrus on the nose makes way for a sharp palate, a light mouthfeel and ends in chocolatey undertones on the finish.”

Our Savor Spear® Vodka also performed admirably, securing a Silver medal with 87 points. This award highlights its smooth taste and versatility, making it a staple in any cocktail.


Savor Spear® Gin

Award: Bronze
Points: 78
Category: Gin
Judge’s Tasting Notes: “Subtle nose of pine, wood, and marigold…”

Completing our trio of award-winning spirits, the Savor Spear® Gin received a Bronze medal with 78 points. Its unique blend of botanicals offers a refreshing and distinctive flavor profile, perfect for both classic and innovative gin cocktails.


About the Judging Process

The Bartender Spirits Awards are distinguished by their stringent judging criteria, which go beyond just taste. The spirits are evaluated on their ability to pair well with food, their overall mixability, and their value for money at their respective price points. The goal is to identify spirits that deserve a place on bar and restaurant menus across the country. You can learn more about the judging process here.

We are incredibly proud of these achievements and grateful for the recognition from the Bartenders Spirits Awards. Our team at Northwest Spirits is committed to delivering the highest quality products, and these awards are a reflection of that dedication. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and introduce even more exceptional spirits in the future.

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