Hoosier Spirits Earn Industry Hardware

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18th Street Distillery is new to the craft spirits scene, but it took multiple awards from the 2018 Craft Spirits Conference & Expo. 18th Street Distillery is new to the craft spirits scene, but it took multiple awards from the 2018 Craft Spirits Conference & Expo.
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Several Indiana distilleries have received awards from a competition run by the largest organization of small-batch, independently-owned distillers in the country. The California-based American Distilling Institute honors winning spirits in dozens of categories with double gold, gold, silver and bronze medals, as well as awards for Best of Class, Best of Category and packaging.

The selection process involves judges with experience in multiple areas of the industry, including distillers, wholesalers, importers, retailers, bartenders, educators and writers.

Indiana winners from the 2018 Craft Spirits Conference and Vendor Expo that was held in Portland, Oregon include:

18th Street Distillery in Hammond:

  • Bronze Medal - Rye Whiskey (Merchant Bottled) Category - Rye Whiskey
  • Bronze Medal - Rye Whiskey (Merchant Bottled) Category - Rye Whiskey - Barrel Aged
  • Best of Category - Rye Whiskey (Merchant Bottled) Category - Rye Whiskey - Barrel Aged

Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington:

  • Silver Medal - Other Liqueur (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Honey Schnapps
  • Bronze Medal - Nut Liqueur (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Nocino
  • Bronze Medal - Contemporary Grain-to-Glass Gin (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) - Terra Botanical Gin
  • Best of Category - Other Liqueur (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Honey Schnapps

Spirits of French Lick

  • Silver Medal - Aquavit (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Aquavit
  • Best of Category - Old Tom Gin (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Old Tom Gin
  • Gold Medal - Old Tom Gin (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) - Old Tom Gin

Starlight Distillery in Bordon

  • Silver Medal - Apple Brandy (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Apple Brandy
  • Bronze Medal - Contemporary Grain-to-Glass Gin (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) - Simon's 1794 Gin
  • Bronze Medal - Bourbon (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Single Barrel Bourbon

Three Rivers Distilling Co. in Fort Wayne

  • Bronze Medal - Rye Whiskey (Certified Craft Distilled Spirit) Category - Franklin B. Rye Whiskey

You can connect to the full list of winners by clicking here.

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