U.S. Open Whiskey Categories – Medals will be awarded by category and sub-category

Whiskey
Category 1 – Bourbon
a – Straight Bourbon
b – Small Batch Bourbon 1-3 Years
c – Small Batch Bourbon 4-10 Years
d – Small Batch Bourbon 11 Years or Older

Category 2 – Straight Whiskey
a – Single Barrel Whiskey
b – Single Malt Whiskey
c – Rye Whiskey
d – Blended Whiskey
e – Craft Whiskey
f – Corn Whiskey

Category 3 – Canadian Whiskey
a – Canadian Whisky
b – Canadian Rye Whisky

Category 4 – Specialty Whiskey(anything goes)
a – Beer Distilled Whiskey
b – Whiskey Aged in Stout/Beer Barrels
c – Flavored Whiskey
d – Whiskey in Non-Traditional Barrel Aging
e – Anything Goes

Category 5 – MOONSHINE / Non-Aged Whiskey
a – Traditional Moonshine
b – Aged Moonshine
c – Flavored Moonshine
d – Non-Aged Whiskey

Spirits – Division
Category 6 – GIN
a – Gin
b – Gin Flavored / Infused
c – Barrel Aged Gin

Category 7 – VODKA
a – Vodka
b – Vodka Flavored / Infused
c – Barrel Aged Vodka

Category 8 – RUM
a – Rum White
b – Rum Dark / Gold / Barrel Aged Rum
c – Rum Spiced

Category 9 – Specialty Spirits(anything goes)
a – Specialty(Spirits, Brandy and Liqueurs)
b – Can Cocktails(whiskey or spirits)
c – Bottle Cocktails(ready to drink)

Category 10 – Agave and Spirits distilled with other plants in the Asparagaceae family
a – Tequila
b – Mezcal
c – Okolehao
d – Other

 

2020 U.S. Open Whiskey and Spirits Championship Medal Winners