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Announcing the 2024 Chilled 100 Spirits Awards Judges—Don’t Miss Out on Early Bird Rates—Enter Now!

Our judging panel comprised of working bartenders, bar managers, bar owners, bar consultants and, more importantly, top influential Chilled 100 members with on-premise buying power, who are ready to judge, rate, and award your spirit’s brand.

Our 3rd annual 2024 Chilled 100 Spirits Awards EARLY BIRD rates are still available until January 31, 2024. Enter now and save!

Our Chilled 100 Spirits Awards Judges are some of the most recognized bartenders in the industry, who are highly awarded and certified, working in today’s hottest bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs, etc.

Enter you brand today to get liquid to lips of these highly influential bartenders! Enter now and save!

The 2024 Chilled 100 Spirits Awards Judges are:

Lance Bowman

Chicago, Illinois


Agave spirits, whiskey, rum, amari, CRT certified in tequila, curated backbar of over 100 agave spirits. Winner of several prestigious competitions.

Ramona Jackson

Atlanta, Georgia


Whiskey. Stave & Thief certified. Owner and operator The Bourbon Bohemian Spirits Edutainment Experience Company.

John Prepolec

Detroit, Michigan


Bourbon, Japanese whiskey, and tequila. Certified Bourbon Steward, BarSmarts, CRT Certified in Tequila, Level 3 WSET sommelier.

Cesar Perez

Chicago, Illinois


Mexican and agave distillates. Awarded “Bartender of the Year” and countless national finalist placements in prestigious industry competitions. Comes from a family of agaveros from Tepa Jalisco.

Elizabeth Lang

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Rum. Rum collector, WSET Spirits 3, Chapter Board member for Pittsburgh USBG.

De’Qustay Johnson


Whiskey, Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Wine. Veteran bartender with over a decade of experience, licensed bartender, proprietor of De’QustayJ Cocktails.

Jeremy Barrett

Chicago, Illinois

Expertise: Amari and Whiskey. Bar Owner, Beverage Director of vintage and modern Amaro bar, Billy Sunday.

Elena Johnson

Washington D.C. / Baltimore


Scotch, Bourbon, Rye, and whisk(e)y. President of Nourrie Cuisine, a boutique catering and hospitality consulting company and Secretary of the Baltimore USBG.

William Santiago

Orlando, Florida


Tequila, Mezcal, Rum, Gin. CRT certified as well as WSET Level 2 certified in both Wine and Spirits, cocktail educator, and spirit enthusiast.

Garvey Alexander

New York City, New York


Vodka and Bourbon. Host of Liquid Legacy podcast. Beverage curator for NBC’s Today Show, nationally recognized mixologist, author of the acclaimed cocktail recipe book “Brunch God,” founder of Brunch God NY and operates venues in New York City.

Joan Villanueva

San Antonio, Texas

Long time bartender/curator of spirits. Basically, a witch doctor.


Rhum/Rum. Certified Sommelier, Certified Sherry Wine Specialist, Cicerone Beer Server, Tequila T-Award CRT, Certified Mezcal specialist, Canadian Whiskey Certificate, BarSmarts Advanced.

Terence Allen

New York City, New York


Bourbon and Rum. T.I.P.S. certified, BarSmarts certified, national tasting classes and always looking for the next educational opportunity.

Maritza Rocha Alvarez

San Francisco, California


Rum/Rhum and Gin, American Distilling Institute Steward for gin and rum/rhum categories.  Spirit specialist for ADI and NOSC spirit competitions.

Sarah Karl

St. Augustine, Florida


Gin, whiskey, tequila, Amari, Certified Bourbon Steward, Certificate in Canadian Whiskey, BarSmarts Certified, Placed in the Gentleman Jack Regional Whiskey Sour Competition 2022

Abigail Gullo

New Orleans, Louisiana


Brandy, whiskey, sherry. Sherry certification. Named Bartender of the Year many times, concocted libations for the Today Show and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Co-hosts the cocktail focused Podcast, Drink & Learn and Live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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