Here at Drizly, we're always on the hunt for the next big thing in booze. Through our research (and countless hours spent on the internet), we've come across some awesome boozy blogs. From educational content around wine, to the coolest original recipes, we figured it's about time we recognize the creative connoisseurs in our industry: Introducing the 2017 Drizly Blogger Awards!
We wanted to showcase blogs that embodied the best work in the alcohol space in 11 different categories. Our team of judges carefully evaluated each submission and have officially chosen a winner and finalist in each category. Thank you to all who applied this year! We can't wait to do this again.
You are the top booze blogger around. From cocktails to beer and everything in between, you know and love it all.
Beer, Wine, Spirits are your favorite topics. Between being everyone's go-to guru on which products are flying off the shelves, to knowing the right way to make an Old Fashioned, your advice on anything in the alcohol industry is better than anyone's, and people trust you for it.
You mix cocktails like it's your job (maybe it is?) and you know every drink recipe like the back of your hand. Long Island Iced Tea? No problem. Bloody Mary? Psh, you mix that to perfection in your sleep. You're creative, innovative, and nothing stops you from mixing a mean drink. Sound like you? Then you sound like our winner.
Hops are your one true love. You write about everything from Porters to Sours and you know exactly what to crack open when. You like long walks on the beach and a cold brew in your hand.
Every night is wine night in your house. Your blog breaks down vino for the most basic sampler to the most experienced connoisseur, and everyone in between.
Any Bartender would happily hand select your drink out of the crowd. Think you have what it takes to impress them? Send us your best drink yet.
What's the point of making a good drink if you can't humble-brag about it on Instagram after? Photography can make or break the appeal of a cocktail, and yours is a slam dunk every time.
Sure, a Gin & Tonic is a great cocktail - but we appreciate a little innovation here and there. If you've taken the initiative to make a classic drink your own, we want to see it.
Who said you can't have dessert and your post-dinner drink too? Your multi-talents in baking, cooking and boozing are a wonder - and you combine them into tasty recipes as often as you can.
Sandwich on top of a Bloody Mary? Ice cream cone as a garnish? Yes. Please. We love anything and everything involving creative cocktails - let's see yours.
You're a whiz when it comes to thinking up new drinks, and we want to see your best invention yet. The weirder the better - send us your favorite.
Jesse co-founded Deacon Giles Distillery in 2014, after working for over a decade in the craft alcohol beverage industry. What started as a home brewing hobby has become his career. Jesse first entered the craft beer industry in 2007 after completing the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering Diploma through the American Brewer's Guild. After several years in the brewing industry (including stints in NH, VA and finally at Harpoon Brewery in Boston) he decided it was time to start his own adventure pursing another passion, spirits. His focus with Deacon Giles has been on producing high quality, hand-crafted spirits that always have a story to tell. Deacon Giles' portfolio has grown to include a western style gin, a cane sugar based vodka, an absinthe, and four varieties of New England rum (a 100% molasses based white rum, which also serves as the base for a solera-aged amber rum, a spiced rum and a coffee infused rum).
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