Product Categories

 

All products submitted for the competition are assigned to a category before the tasting. This happens in two steps: During online registration, producers can specify the product category for each individual product via a scroll-down menu. After receiving the samples, we check the assignment again. This is how we ensure that each product is judged in the correct category. This is important because the jurors only know the product category and the alcohol content of the beverage during the blind tasting.

 

Craft Spirits Berlin Awards System

 

01. Fortified wine aromatized wine
Vermouth (0101)
Port (0102)
Sherry (0103)
Madeira (0104)
Other fortified wines (0105)

02. Fruit eau de vie/pome fruit
Apple (0201)
Apple barrel-aged (0202)
Pear (0203)
Pear barrel-aged (0204)
Quince (0205)
Other pome fruit (0206)

03. Fruit eau de vie/stone fruit
Cherry (0301)
Cherry barrel-aged (0302)
Cherry (0303)
Sour cherry (0304)
Damson (0305)
Mirabelle plum (0306)
Plum (0307)
Apricot (0308)
Peach (0309)
Blackthorn (0310)
Prune plum (0311)
Prune plum barrel-aged (0312)
“Ziparte” plum (0313)
Other stone fruits (0314)

04. Fruit eau de vie/berry fruit
Raspberry (0401)
Blackberry (0402)
Currant (0403)
Strawberry (0404)
Blueberry (0405)
Other berry fruits (0406)

05. Fruit eau de vie/wild fruit
Sorbus fruits (rowan, bilberry, elderberry, elderberry, chokeberry, chokeberry) (0501)
Medlar (0502)
Elderberry (0503)
Cornelian cherry (0504)
Other wild fruits (0505)

06. Fruit eau de vie/Other varieties
Citrus fruits (0601)
Tropical fruits (0602)
Other varieties of fruit (0603)

07. Vegetable eau de vie
Roots/potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, carrots, gentian, beet (0701)
Other vegetables (0702)

08. Grape, pomace & wine
Grape eau de vie, Pisco (0801)
Brandy (Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy barrel-aged) (0802)
Pomace & grappa (0803)
Wine yeast eau de vie (0804)
Wine yeast eau de vie barrel-aged (0805)
Other varieties grape, pomace & wine (0806)

09. “Geist”
Berries (0901)
Citrus fruits (0902)
Vegetables (0903)
Coffee, cocoa, nut (0904)
Herbs & spices (0905)
Other “Geist” (0906)

10. Liqueur
Fruit liqueur (1001)
Spiced liqueur (1002)
Coffee liqueur (1003)
Nut liqueur (1004)
Other liqueurs (1005)

11. Herbal spirits
Absinthe (1101)
Aquavit, caraway (1102)
Herbal bitter (1103)
Herbal liqueur (1104)
Herbal distillate (Geist)(1105)
Other types of herbal spirits (1106)

12. Juniper
Juniper distillate, Jenever (1201)
Gin (1202)
New western style gin (1203)
Gin barrel-aged (1204)
Gin navy strength (1205)
Sloe gin (1206)
Old tom gin (1207)

13. Grain & more
“Korn” & cereal spirit (1301)
“Korn” & cereal spirit barrel-aged (1302)
Beer eau de vie & bread eau de vie (1303)

14. Vodka
Vodka (1401)
Flavored vodka (1402)

15. Whisky & whiskey
Barley whisky (1501)
Rye whisky (1502)
Corn whisky (Bourbon) (1503)
White dog & new make (1504)
Other types of whisky & whiskey (1505)

16. Sugar cane
White rum (molasses) (1601)
White rum (sugar cane juice) (1602)
Rum (molasses) barrel-aged (1603))
Rum (sugar cane juice) barrel-aged (1604)
Cacha├ža, arrack, grogue & more (1605)

17. Baijiu, Shochu & Soju
Baijiu (1701)
Shochu (1702)
Soju (1703)

18. Agave & more
Tequila (1801)
Mezcal (1802)
Sotol (1803)
Other types of agave & more (1804)

19. Bottled cocktails (1901)

20. Other types of spirits (Spirits unlimited) (2001)

21. Fermentation products
Rice (sake) (2101)
Fruit wine (2102)
Sparkling fruit wine (2103)
Other types of fermentation products (2104)

22. Non-alcoholic
Soft drinks (filler) (2201)
Non-alcoholic “spirits” (2202)
Other types of non-alcoholic beverages (2203)

  • Craftsmanship

  • Made of Natural Ingredients

  • Without Artificial Additives

  • Without Genetic Engineering