Good Spirits are made by distillers committed to their craft, making responsible choices at every step of the process. Spirits that meet the criteria for entry will be able to trace all of their ingredients, from base distillate to added ingredients, without the use of genetically modified crops and without artificial additives. The Good Food Awards seal will be given in the categories of Whiskey, Gin, Vodka, Agave-Based, Sugarcane-Based, Fruit Distillates and Liqueurs. View the full criteria for entry.

Click here to view the 2018 Finalists.


Sarah Mosbacher is the business manager for Republic Restoratives Distillery and Salt & Sundry, two excellent women-owned businesses in Washington DC and the latest in a series of food & beverage-focused ventures to which she has devoted her financial and operations talents. Sarah’s prior work includes FRESHFARM Markets, The Sustainable Food Trust and Rise Biscuits & Donuts.  She likes snacks, a perfect Manhattan, and spreadsheets.

Brittany Smail (Chair Emeritus), Pizzeria Delfina


Christi Preddy, Bartender, Gallo Pelon Mezcaleria
Kate Swearingen, Founder & Mixologist, Three Sheets


Sue AnderBois, Director of Food Strategy, State of Rhode Island
Summer-Jane Bell, President, US Bartenders’ Guild — San Francisco
Margaret Bradley-Foley, Organic Grower & Producer, Petrichor Estate Wines, Immediate Past President, IACP
Lisa Donoughe, Owner, Watershed Communications
Perri Kramer, Project Director, The Plant Café Organic
Daniel Kutch, Brand Ambassador, Rémy Cointreau
Virginia Miller, Cocktail, Spirits and Food Writer & Editor
Liz Cutler Rubin, Department Head of Alcohol & Cheese, Bi-Rite Market Divisadero
Richard Tarlov, Co-Owner, Canyon Market
Clark Terry, Marketing Director, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Ken Walczak, Cocktail & Spirits Writer