The World’s Best Bourbon—According To The 2023 Bartender Spirits Awards

Originally launched in 2019, the Bartender Spirits Awards judging consists of a panel of more than two dozen respected drink makers from across the globe.

Heaven Hill Bourbon Whiskey
Heaven Hill Bourbon Whiskey

In the vast landscape of liquor choices, bourbon aficionados are faced with an overwhelming array of options. Enter the Bartender Spirits Awards, a pivotal annual competition launched in 2019, where a panel of over two dozen esteemed drink makers from around the world judge spirits with a focus on providing independent and honest reviews for brands targeting the U.S. bar trade. This article explores the significance of the Bartender Spirits Awards, delving into the 2023 competition that evaluated over 1400 submissions.