The Drunken Tomato Awards
The first annual Drunken Tomato awards were a huge success! With 52 entries spanning across 6 categories: New Product, Mild, Hot & Spicy, Ceasar, Liquid Seasoning and Dry Seasoning, the 7 industry expert judges had their hands full! Judging that many bloody marys from all over the world may be a tough job, but someone has to do it! Scratch that, it was a FUN job and I am grateful and honored to have done it! The bloody marys were judged on a categories such as flavor, mouth-feel and appearance. Each judge gave detailed notes on their overall impression.
The judges, led by Shelley Buchanan from The Drunken Tomato, assembled in Portland, Oregon. They included Renee Belanger from Bloody Good Bloodys, Jess Hatz from The Bloody Tour, Greg Tooke from my Big Fat Bloody Mary, Evan Weiss, Co-founder of The Bloody Mary Festivals, Carlos Fraticelli bloody mary connoisseur and yours truly! I thought that I packed my suitcase and traded the sun and beaches for the rain and mountains. Apparently that weekend the booze gods were shining down on us because it was sunny and warm! Check out the video below to get an exclusive look into our weekend. Keep reading to find out who the winners are!
Thanks to the companies who shared their incredible bloody mary products from all over the world! In total 43 medals were given out. Thank you for your blood (no pun intended) sweat, and tears; dedicating your lives to the ultimate hangover curing cocktail, the bloody mary! Lastly, thank you to Shelley for hosting and creating these awards! To see all the winners visit: https://www.drunkentomato.com/2018-results