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Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Journal 2022 Award Winners

Award Category Spirits Product Region
Scotch Whisky of the YearCompass Box Vellichor Blended WhiskyScotland
American Whiskey of the YearRare Stash BourbonUnited States
Brandy of the YearPM Spirits Overproof VS Bas ArmagnacFrance
Vodka of the YearKástra Elión VodkaGreece
Gin of the YearMendocino Spirits 5 Years Aged Limousin Oak GinUnited States
Rum of the YearPlantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Artisanal RumBarbados, Jamaica and Guyana
Irish Whiskey of the YearKnappogue Castle 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish WhiskeyIreland
Mezcal of the Year400 Conejos Joven Espadín MezcalMexico
Tequila of the YearAlquimia Tequila Extra Añejo Reserva de Don AdolfoMexico
Japanese Whisky of the YearIchiro's Malt and Grain WhiskyJapan
Liqueur of the YearAmaro Nonino Quintessentia LiqueurItaly
Canadian Whiskey of the YearCrown Royal Noble Collection Winter Wheat Blended Canadian WhiskyCanada

Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Journal 2022 Top 100 List

Ranking Spirits Product Category
1Compass Box Vellichor Blended WhiskyScotch Whisky
2Rare Stash BourbonAmerican Whiskey
3PM Spirits Overproof VS Bas ArmagnacBrandy
4Kástra Elión VodkaVodka
5Mendocino Spirits 5 Years Aged Limousin Oak GinGin
6Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Artisanal RumRum
7Knappogue Castle 21 Year Old Single Malt Irish WhiskeyIrish Whiskey
8400 Conejos Joven Espadín MezcalMezcal
9Alquimia Tequila Extra Añejo Reserva de Don AdolfoTequila
10Ichiro's Malt and Grain WhiskyJapanese Whisky
11Amaro Nonino Quintessentia LiqueurLiqueur
12Crown Royal Noble Collection Winter Wheat Blended Canadian WhiskyCanadian Whiskey
13Don Julio Ultima Reserva Extra Anejo TequilaTequila
14Redemption 10 Year Old Barrel Proof High Rye Bourbon WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
15Westland Colere Edition 2 Single Malt WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
16The Macallan Highland Single Malt, Double Cask Scotch Whisky 12 Years OldScotch Whisky
17Stellum Black Fibonacci Blend #1 Rye WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
18Sagamore Spirit Cognac Finish Rye WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
19Rémy Martin Tercet CognacBrandy
20PM Spirits Mic.Drop. L22-01 7 year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
21Red Line 5 Year Single Barrel RyeAmerican Whiskey
22Boulard VSOP Eau-de-Vie de Cidre Rye Cask FinishBrandy
23Old Elk Wheated BourbonAmerican Whiskey
24Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin 2022Gin
25Glenglassaugh 30 Years Old Single Malt WhiskyWhisky
26Dickel 15 Year-Old Tennessee WhiskeyWhiskey
27Darnley's London Dry Spiced GinGin
28Cream Of Kentucky 13 Yr BourbonAmerican Whiskey
29Craigellachie 17 Year Single MaltScotch Whisky
30Cedar Ridge The Quintessential Signature Blend American Single MaltAmerican Whiskey
31Aberfeldy 20 Year-Old Exceptional Cask Single Malt Scotch WhiskyScotch Whisky
32Mijenta Reposado TequilaTequila
33Bib and Tucker 12-Year Old Small Batch BourbonWhiskey
34The Funk Heavy Pot Still Jamaican RumRum
35Gran Patrón PiedraTequila
36Gran Duqued Alba Solera Gran Reserva BrandyBrandy
37Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Texas Straight Bourbon WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
38Drumshanbo Gunpowder Sardinian Citrus Irish GinGin
39Jack Daniel's 10-year-old Tennessee WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
40Kelt VSOP Cognac Tour Du MondeBrandy
41Angostura No. 1 Oloroso Sherry Cask RumRum
42First Light Coffee Whiskey Dark RoastAmerican Whiskey
43Low Gap Rye Malt Whiskey 5 Years OldAmerican Whiskey
44BHAKTA 27-07 BrandyBrandy
45Penelope 'Architect' French Oak Staves BourbonAmerican Whiskey
46Mendocino Spirits Captain Fletcher's Private Reserve Rye Malt 8 Years Aged WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
47Teeling Blackpitts Peated Single MaltIrish Whiskey
48Cyrus Noble Kentucky BourbonAmerican Whiskey
49Shibui 15 Year Sherry Cask Single Grain WhiskyJapanese Whisky
50Codigo 1530 Rosa Blanco TequilaGin
51Pinhook Collaboration Series 10 Year Old Edition No. 1 BourbonAmerican Whiskey
526 O'Clock Gin Brunel EditionGin
53Hotel Tango Reserve 6-Year-Old BourbonWhiskey
54Isaac Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Barrel FinishedAmerican Whiskey
55Square One Organic Rye VodkaVodka
56Coconut Cartel Guatemalan Dark RumRum
57Nelson Brothers Classic Straight BourbonAmerican Whiskey
58Kings County Bottled-in-Bond White Label WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
59The Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year-Old Single Malt Scotch WhiskeyScotch Whisky
60Boyd & Blair Potato VodkaVodka
61Bardstown Bourbon Cháteau de Laubade IIAmercian Whiskey
62Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
63Benham's Barrel Finished GinGin
64Rhum Père Labat, Hors D‘áge 8 AnsRum
65Roknar Maryland Style RyeAmerican Whiskey
66Amarula Cream LiqueurLiqueur
67Blackwell Jamaican Black Gold Reserve RumRum
68Breckenridge Distillery Port Cask Finish WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
69Hanson Habanero VodkaVodka
70Freeland Spirits BourbonAmerican Whiskey
71Spiritworks Distillery Barrel Reserve Sloe GinGin
72Rhum Barbancourt 8 Year OldRum
73KI NO BI, Kyoto Dry GinGin
74Don Papa 7 Year Aged RumRum
75Balcones Big Baby Bottled-in-Bond Straight Corn WhiskyAmerican Whiskey
76Venus Spirits Gin Blend No. 01Gin
77Selvarey Cacao RumRum
78Isle of Harris Gin with Sugar Kelp Infusion ScotlandGin
79Panama Pacific 15 Year RumRum
80Humboldt Organic VodkaVodka
81Ventura Spirits Wilder GinGin
82Dos Maderas Double Aged Rum 5 + 3Rum
83Dry Fly Washington Wheat WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
84Noble Oak Double Oak Rye with Port Wine StavesAmerican Whiskey
85Don Pilar ReposadoTequila
8610th Street Peated Single Malt Finished in Port Casks American WhiskyAmerican Whiskey
87Rabbit Hole Cavehill 4 Grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
88Rieger's Bottled-in-Bond Straight Bourbon WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey
89Ten To One Caribbean Dark RumRum
90Isolation Proof GinGin
91The Union Forge VodkaVodka
92IXÁ Añejo TequilaTequila
93Jameson Caskmates Stout EditionIrish Whiskey
94Novaterra Organic VodkaVodka
95Mulholland GinGin
96Siempre Añejo TequilaTequila
97Dohba Joven Mezcal 100% Maguey EspadínMezcal
98Saint Luna Charcoal Filtered MoonshineWhiskey
99Chareau Aloe LiqueurLiqueur
100Upstate VodkaVodka

Bonfort’s Would be Remiss not to mention the fine establishments That Get The Products To the Consumer.

Award Category Company Name Region
Importer of the YearPalm Pay ImportsInternational
Retailer of the YearBitters & BottlesUnited States