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, Liqueurs and Modifiers. View the full criteria for entry.

Enter the 2017 Good Food Awards here!


Brittany Smail, as a bartender and bar manager, helped curate one of the best bourbon programs in Colorado before relocating to San Francisco in 2008 to join its thriving cocktail and food scene. She quickly joined forces with the Good Food Awards to promote the growing wave of responsibly and passionately made American spirits. She helped found the inaugural Good Food Awards Beer and Spirits Garden, and this will be her sixth year as a member of the Spirits committee. When not tinkering with cocktail recipes, you can find her assisting for educational food, wine, and beer classes at 18Reasons.


Summer Jane Bell, President, US Bartenders Guild – San Francisco
Lou Boustamante
, Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Christine Farren
, Director of Development, CUESA
Yanni Kehagiaras, Bar Director, nopa, Nopalito, & Liho Liho Yacht Club
Virginia Miller, Cocktail & Food Writer

Keli Rivers, Events Coordinator, US Bartenders Guild – San Francisco
Liz Cutler Rubin, Head of Alcohol & Cheese, Bi-Rite Divisadero
Stephen Satterfield, Writer, Civil Eats

And more to come…