BOONE COUNTY, KY, May 30, 2018 – Boone County Distilling Company, one of Kentucky’s most exciting craft distillers, brought home gold with a Double Gold win at the 18th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Boone County’s Eighteen 33 Single Barrel Cask, known for its mellow, oaky and sweet mash bill, beat out hundreds to win the coveted “Double Gold” award. This award is one of the highest for the competition, given to only a few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. We are proud to be considered among the finest products in the world,” stated Sara Barnes, Boone County Distilling Company Marketing & Events Coordinator.
The Eighteen 33 Single Barrel Cask is also called “12 Year” properly named for its age. It is a limited-edition barrel strength bourbon that was distilled and barreled in the Spring of 2006 at the Old Seagram’s Distillery under the supervision of Legendary Master Distiller and Boone County resident Larry Ebersold. Barnes continued, “We are very pleased with how well it is aging, it’s a staff and customer favorite.”
San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) was founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits industry. The 2018 Competition was the biggest in its history, featuring more than 2,200 entries. The SFWSC is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world.
About Boone County Distilling Company
Reminiscent of the days when bourbon was celebrated as the life-blood of the region, we built and run a distillery that respects the early pioneers who crafted spirits in Boone County more than 100 years ago. We use a 500-gallon pot still, four fermenters, a bottling line and a small team of passionate bourbon drinkers to produce award winning craft bourbon, white whiskies and a delicious bourbon cream. Our distillery, tasting room and gift shop are located at 10601 Toebben Drive in Boone County, Kentucky. Visit our www.boonedistilling.com for hours of operation and tour times.
The Bourbon Review has named Northern Kentucky the Best Bourbon Weekend Trip in 2019.
We loved attending the sixth annual SIPosium. What a great group to sip with and learn from!