2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Announces Blue Marble Wins

June, 2021

Results from this years’ competition are below accompanied with point ratings and judges tasting notes.

Blue Marble Vodka

Vodka

  • 92 points, Excellent, Highly Recommend
  • Great Value Award
  • TASTING NOTE: Vivid and clean on the nose, which is awash in hints of white currant, citrus oil, peach pit, and white flowers. The palate is mineral and crisp, with slight touches of biscuit dough and black pepper which last on the tongue.

Blue Marble Cocktails

Greyhound Cocktail

Greyhound

  • 90 points, Excellent, Highly Recommend
  • Great Value Award
  • TASTING NOTE: This is a tropical, juicy, and flavorful cocktail. The flavor of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is perfectly matched by the sweetness and natural tartness. The touch of bitterness adds complexity and balances the luscious profile of this summery drink.
Mojito Cocktail

Mojito

  • 89 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Abundantly minty and green fruited on the nose with hints of apple, lime zest, cucumber, and honeydew melon. Salty and sweet at the same time, lime juice and mint are dominating on the palate with a slight spritz which makes it very refreshing.
Screwdriver Cocktail

Screwdriver

  • 89 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Perfect for brunch or a sunny-day picnic, this is a refreshing combination of fresh orange and a clean vodka, resulting in a rich and quenching cocktail that will likely disappear before the ice has melted.
Vodka Soda Cocktail

Vodka Soda

  • 88 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: One of the more potent vodka sodas on the market, this has a splash of fresh lime to brighten up the profile. Very dry, with big, persistent bubbles to drive the flavors and satisfy the palate, it finishes on a bitter lime zest note.
Marble-rita Cocktail

Marble-rita

  • 86 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Sweet up front, but a citrus kick of lime and peppery tequila balance out the drink for a refreshing and classic profile of margarita. Pour over ice or add sparkling water for even more zesty refreshment.
Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo

  • 85 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Tart and bright with generous flavors of cranberry and lime, this cocktail refreshes while remaining punchy and delivering concentrated fruit flavors. Perfect for summer parties and picnics, enjoy over ice or mix with club soda for a fun one-and-one.
Bloody Mary Cocktail

Bloody Mary

  • 82 points, Good, Recommended

Blue Marble Seltzers

Spiked Seltzers Pure Love

Pure Love

  • 87 points, Very Good
  • Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Crystal clear color with a vibrant brightness in the glass. The palate is ethereally light, offering an energizing, invigorating, and thirst-quenching freshness. The very fine bubbles are incredibly persistent and spritzy creating a spring-water-like crisp finish.
Spiked Seltzers Berry Bliss

Berry Bliss

  • 87 points, Very Good. Strong Recommendation
Spiked Seltzers Tropical Retreat

Tropical Retreat

  • 86 points, Very Good, Strong Recommendation
  • TASTING NOTE: Opening with a perfumey mélange of tropical fruit candy and sugary tiki cocktail notes, this unsweetened seltzer packs a lot of ripe flavor but finishes completely dry, with the lingering fragrance of orange and pineapple. 
Spiked Seltzers Citrus Joy

Citrus Joy

  • 82 points, Good, Recommended