Fremont Mischief Wins 1st Place for Vodka in Sip Northwest’s 2016 Best of the Northwest

Sip Northwest’s 2016 Best of the Northwest grand tasting competition drafted and sampled 524 wines, 282 beers, 151 spirits and 139 ciders that were sampled blind and judged by over five dozen leading beverage experts, from master sommeliers and cicerones to certified spirit judges and cider buyers, who determined the top three in each respective beverage category. The tastings led …

The Largest Tasting of Gin in the World, Ever

The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 57 gins with 15 pre-qualified judges. The gins were judged and scored separately. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the gins were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. Only ice water, …

Gold Medal Awarded to John Jacob Whiskey by The Fifty Best

The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 American rye whiskies with 20 pre-qualified judges. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the ryes were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served slightly above room temperature. Only ice water, neutral unflavored unsalted crackers and bar snacks were …

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