Best in Show Liqueur Finalists and Winner: 2023 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  09.22.2023

The official results of the 2023 New York World Wine and Spirits competition have been unveiled, featuring the announcement of the Best in Show Liqueur. Let’s take a glimpse at the 2023 finalists and overall champion.

Best in Show Liqueur Finalist: Esparza Licor de Melocotón

We use the best fruit juices and aromas from natural extracts to produce all our Esparza fruit liqueurs. Once we have made the mixture, we filter and bottle it in 0.7l containers. All our liqueurs are 20º proof.

Best in Show Liqueur Finalist: J. F. HAden’s Craft Liqueur Espresso

Miami is known for its amazing Cuban-style Espresso, the Colada. It’s the most popular drink of the Magic City that can now be enjoyed worldwide inside every handcrafted bottle of J.F. Haden’s Espresso Liqueur. Every small batch uses 100% fresh Arabica beans roasted exclusively for J.F. Haden’s by PER’LA ® Specialty Roasters in Miami, FL.

Best in Show Liqueur Finalist: Buffalo Trace Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon Cream

Bourbon Cream is handcrafted using Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, making it a perfect marriage of rich delicious cream and smooth Kentucky bourbon. You can enjoy it chilled, on the rocks, or pour it in a cup of coffee for an indulgent after-dinner treat. Try the Buffalo Float- “the adult root beer float.”

Best Fruit Liqueur; Best in Show Liqueur Finalist: Mariette Licor de Piña

A delightful pineapple liqueur crafted with a blend of essential oils and pure, natural pineapple juice. This liqueur offers a burst of tropical flavor that can be savored on its own or used to elevate your favorite cocktails and mixed drinks.

Best Other Liqueur; Best in Show Liqueur Winner: Nixta Licor de Elote

Nixta Licor de Elote is a Mexican corn liqueur made from a base of tender, ancestral cacahuazintle maize, grown in the high valleys and foothills of the Nevado de Toluca volcano. Nixta is produced at the Destilería y Bodega Abasolo, where we honor the Mexican culture of corn and the ancestral craft of nixtamalization—a 4,000-year-old Mesoamerican cooking technique that uncovers the deepest flavors and aromas of maize.