2021 Canned Challenge

The Canned Challenge is conducted double-blind by a seasoned panel of beverage professionals. Our judging panel consists of sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologists, and beverage directors. All judges undergo a calibration class designed to maintain consistent evaluation and scoring of all spirits. In these times of COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to protect our staff and judges. Many of our 2021 judges will participate in our virtual tasting, by judging in the safety of their homes and participating in Zoom meetings.

2021 Competition Chairs

Christopher J. Davies
C0-Founder, Chairman
Wine Country Network, Inc
Competition Director

Darcy R. Davies
Co-Founder, President
Wine Country Network, Inc
Competition Operations

Lead Judge & Panel Chair
Larry Wilcox
Certified Spirit Sommelier & Spirits Judge
Top Shelf Liquor Consulting, LLC​

2020 Judges