Born out of the Centennial Anniversary of the Prohibition, the Best Spirits in Cocktails Awards celebrates the Iconic Cocktails of Time & the Spirits and Bars that make them.
Awarding the BSICA Gold, Silver & Bronze medallions from blind tastings by Industry panelists at New York bars who've won their peer's vote for making the best version of classic cocktails, honoring their authenticity.
The spirit competition is the Official Celebration surrounding Repeal Day beginning this November and is open to all spirit brands wanting to make history. However, they will compete against spirit brands who have accepted their nominations from 30 + Industry panelists, who consider them as Best Whiskey in The Manhattan, Best Whiskey in the Old Fashioned, Best Gin in the Martini, Best Tequila in the Margarita, Best Rum in the Daiquiri & Best Rum in the Mojito.
While The Best Whiskey in The Old Fashioned Competition will return to legendary Dutch Kills Bar in LIC, NY. Official NY Bar Honorees will have the honor of hosting the blind tastings from their location into the new year reflecting the echoing spirit of celebrations of Repeal Day, making rounds with finalist spirits for the tasting panel, their recipe memorialized in the annual BSICA online publication and broadcast the competition internationally. Receiving acclaim and admiration from the entire cocktail loving world in the beginning of the Century. Continue to join us in upcoming tastings at NY Top Bars who have accepted nomination as the Best Spirits in Cocktails Awards Season is continues!
Congratulations to the 2022 Bar & Spirit Nominees!
Spirit Nominees Accept your Nomination Here!
Spirit Brands submit your expressions to be featured and compete here!