Bespoken Spirits wins four World Whiskeys Awards, 11 TAGs


MENLO PARK, Calif., March 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tailor-made spiritsa modern spirits company, today announced 15 total wins in the World Whiskey Prices 2022 and TAG Global Spirits Awards 2022. The company’s Special Batch Wheated Bourbon Mash was named best in class at the World Whiskeys Awards and the company won three more gold, silver and bronze medals in the international competition. Two platinum, three double gold, three gold and three silver medals were also awarded to several Tailor-made creations including Straight Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and American Light Whiskey at the TAG Global Spirits Awards.

Bespoken Spirits’ artisanal maturation process allows the company to create great-tasting spirits with less than 3% wood, 1% energy and a fraction of the water required by traditional barrel aging. Through artisan maturation, the Bespoken team can identify specific flavors, elevate flavor profiles and deliver a variety of expressions perfect for whiskey lovers and whiskey curious alike.

The World Whiskeys Awards select the best in all internationally recognized styles. Presented by, the World Whiskeys Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best drinks to consumers and traders around the world.

The TAG Global Spirits Awards consist of three series of blind tastings to reward the best international spirits. Entries are scored using a scoring methodology that creates consistency by evaluating the same universal qualities in every bottle, modified for each category.

In both competitions, Bespoken Spirits outperformed brands that use traditional barrel aging, winning 15 awards in total. These accolades bring the total number of medals won by Bespoken Spirits to 85 in its first years of eligibility. Overall, these medals have been awarded to 20 different Bespoken SKUs, of which seven are available under the Bespoken brand and 13 have been custom created for other spirits brands, distillers and retailers as part of the flourishing services of Bespoken.

“Winning prestigious awards for spirits like these is a huge accomplishment for our growing brand and proves that the antiquated process of aging spirits isn’t the only way to produce premium spirits,” said Martin Janousek, CEO of Bespoken Spirits. “Using artisanal maturation, we create award-winning premium spirits in days for our customers and industry consumers – and they taste as good, if not better, than those aged in barrels for years.”

These victories come as consumer tastes continue to change and drinkers care more about their personal ecological footprint and less about age claims. Bespoken is the answer to the new and growing desire for something different, fresh and sustainable.

Previous Bespoken Spirits wins include double golds and category winners at the 2020 and 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competitions and the 2021 New York Wine World Spirits Competitions and World Whiskeys Awards.

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Bespoken Spirits, a modern spirits company, transforms sourced spirits into high quality matured spirits by reinventing and replacing the outdated, expensive and wasteful barrel aging process with sustainable science and technology. At the heart of this is Bespoken’s exclusive ACTivation technology which extracts key elements from the barrel that enhance aroma, color and taste (ACT) using the same all-natural elements, but with precision, control and speed, allowing billions of tailored recipes. Leveraging 21st century technology and data science, Bespoken Spirits enables companies to design and deliver custom profiles for color, aroma and taste in days rather than decades.

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