Six Michigan Distilleries Receive Collective 16 Awards at American Distilling Institute’s 10th Annual Spirits Competition in San Diego, California

Six Michigan distilleries were honored with 16 individual awards April 5, 2016 at the American Distilling Institute’s 10th Annual Spirits Competition, held as part of its annual conference in San Diego, California. Competition organizers reported 645 spirits were entered and a panel of 28 judges awarded 282 medals in a variety of categories.

According to the Michigan Craft Distillers Association, awards were presented to:

DOUBLE GOLD

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids                    Aquavit

New Holland Artisan Spirits, Holland                   Bierschnaps White ** Also awarded ”Best in Category”

GOLD

Coppercraft Distillery, Holland                            Cask Strength Bourbon

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids                    Corn Whisky

New Holland Artisan Spirits, Holland                   Knickerbocker Barrel Gin

Two James Spirits, Detroit                                 Dos Jaimes Mezcal Joven

SILVER

Detroit City Distillery, Detroit                              Bootleg Bourbon

Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City              Olde George 100% Straight Rye Whiskey

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids                    Wendy Peppercorn Flavored Vodka

New Holland Artisan Spirits, Holland                   Knickerbocker Gin ** Also awarded “Best in Category”

BRONZE

Coppercraft Distillery, Holland                            Coppercraft Rum

New Holland Artisan Spirits, Holland                   Freshwater Amber Rum

New Holland Artisan Spirits, Holland                   Beer Barrel Bourbon

Two James Spirits, Detroit                                 Barrel Reserve Old Cockney Gin

** Also awarded a Silver Medal for “Excellence in Packaging”

Two James Spirits, Detroit                                 Catcher Rye Whisky

The Michigan Craft Distillers Association was formed in 2014 as a non-profit organization charged with marketing the individual member businesses, their products and events, but also help bring a voice for the industry when it comes to legislative issues that affect the overall beverage industry.

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