Our craft moonshine recently received six new medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including a gold medal for Jim Tom’s Unaged Rye in the unaged whiskey category.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is regarded as the most respected spirits competition in the world. The Competition was the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. Products are evaluated by top spirits professionals and are judged in a blind, consensual procedure ensuring competitive integrity and making this annual competition the most reputable and recognized competition in the spirits industry.
The 15th annual competition was held March 19-22nd at the elegant Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco. This year, the number of submissions totaled 1580 (up 7% from the year before) from 41 states, 66 countries covering 90 classifications.
Sugarlands distilling company was awarded four silver medals in the flavored whiskey category for its Appalachian Apple Pie, Butterscotch Gold, Tickle’s Dynamite Cinnamon, and Mark Rogers’ American Peach. Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash received the bronze medal in the unaged whiskey category.
Forty-one international judges gathered this year with several notable judges returning to the roster, including noted spirits writer and author David Wondrich, double degree Doug Frost, MS, MW, leading NYC based mixologist Julie Reiner and writer Sean Ludford.
A complete list of awards categorically will be posted to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition website on April 6th, please visit sfspiritscomp.com at that time for more information.