ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY AWARDED GOLD MEDAL – American Whiskey News

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ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY AWARDED GOLD MEDAL
ROCK TOWN FOUR GRAIN SOUR MASH BOURBON WINS GOLD MEDAL
AT PRESTIGIOUS SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Little Rock, AR – (April 26, 2017) – Rock Town Distillery is pleased to announce its Four Grain Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey has won a prestigious Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Forty-three spirits experts convened at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from April 21st through the 23rd, for the 17th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2017 Competition was the biggest in its history, featuring more than 2,100 entries.
Rock Town’s Four Grain Sour Mash Arkansas Bourbon Whiskey is distilled from a mash of 73% Arkansas grown corn, 9% wheat, 9% rye, and 9% malted barley and is aged in new charred oak barrels for at least a year. The mash is “soured” by using part of the previous batch’s stillage to start the Sour Mash Bourbon cook.

Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type.” says competition director Anthony Dias Blue. “The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world.”

“We’re very proud to get such a great award for this bourbon” said distillery founder and head distiller Phil Brandon, “we did a limited release of this back in 2014 and brought it back by popular demand, so it’s gratifying for sure.” ABOUT ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY Rock Town Distillery produces the award winning Arkansas Bourbon, Arkansas Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, Arkansas Hickory Smoked Whiskey, Arkansas Rye Whiskey, Arkansas Lightning, and Rock Town Vodka which are distributed to 15 states and the United Kingdom, Canada and Taiwan. Winner of the 2015 US Micro Whisky of the Year in the 2015 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Rock Town Distillery, Arkansas’ first legal distillery since prohibition, is located in downtown Little Rock at 1216 E 6th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202.  The distillery is open for tours 7 days a week. To find out more please visit www.rocktowndistillery.com/ About San Francisco World Spirits Competition® 

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Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition® is America’s most respected and influential international spirits event. Products are evaluated in a blind, consensual procedure ensuring the SFWSC maintains its reputation for the highest level of integrity. Winning participants receive the awards of double gold, gold, silver or bronze, marking their product as one of the highest quality in the world. www.sfspiritscomp.com/

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