Local distillery’s spirits win Gold and Platinum at 2017 SIP Awards
The St. Augustine Distillery won two distinguished medal at the recent 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards including a gold medal for its Florida Double Cask Bourbon and “Best of Class” platinum medal for its Port Finished Bourbon. The distillery was also recently named “Florida Whisky of the Year” by Whisky Advocate and one of the “Best Whiskey Distilleries in America” by Esquire magazine.
The SIP Awards is an international spirits competition, and the only blind tasting competition that enlists consumers as judges. This year, SIP Awards hosted its largest competition to date with 673 spirit brands and 118 consumer judges at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, Calif.
“We are honored to receive these two awards from the SIP competition and recognition from two legendary publications,” said St. Augustine Distillery CEO and co-founder Philip McDaniel. “When both industry experts and consumers recognize the unique finishes we are developing for our whiskies, it validates the approach we have taken to make our spirits. We are extremely proud of our team, and excited about the future of all our brands.”
St. Augustine Distillery, a family-owned and operated company, is housed in the historic FP&L Ice Plant, which dates back to 1907. After a multi-million dollar renovation in 2011, the St. Augustine Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rum, gin and vodka on-site. Visit www.staugustinedistillery.com for more information.
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St. Augustine Distillery’s Bourbon and Port Finished Bourbon win gold and “Best of Class” platinum medals at 2017 SIP Awards.