Saint Paul-Based Distillery Brings Home Two Prestigious Medals

Great Things Come in Small Batches

Double Gold Medal

Studio Distilling, a Saint Paul-based small batch producer of authentically crafted whiskies, announced today that the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) awarded their Rye Malt Whiskey a Double Gold medal and their Bourbon Whiskey a Silver at this year’s annual competition.

Founded in 2000, the SFWSC was established as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits industry. Today, the organization has become one of the most respected and influential competitions in the world for judging spirits. This year's judges included James Beard award winners, nationally recognized bartenders and mixologists, food and spirits writers from across the U.S., and other notable professionals in the industry. And with more than 3,000 entries from around the world, this year marked the largest competition in SFWSC's history.

“We are thrilled with the results,” said Brad Rolfs, Founder and Distiller at Studio Distilling. “The competition is a respected authority on the quality and integrity of spirits. To be named among other double gold and silver medalists is an honor. It shows that small batch, hand-crafted spirits can compete with the big national brands and come out on top."

Double Gold Medal - Studio Distilling Rye Malt Whiskey

The Double Gold designation is awarded to the few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. The competition defines these spirits among the finest products in the world.

Silver Medal - Studio Distilling Bourbon Whiskey

Products awarded a Silver medal are defined as "outstanding in their category." These products show refinement, finesse, and complexity. Winning Silver places Studio’s Bourbon Whiskey among the best examples of this particular category.

Rolfs continued, "We produce all our products, from grain to bottle, entirely in-house, and we pride ourselves on that. We think the quality and care show in the end result. And we're only just getting started."

Feeling thirsty? Studio Distilling's award winning products are available at over 50 retailers in the Twin Cities and beyond. Whether you live, work, or play in the Twin Cities, find a retail location near you and discover a higher caliber of locally crafted spirits. Or, setup a tour and tasting at Studio Distilling—located at 2380 Wycliff St #140, St Paul, MN 55114—to see how these products are made and savor these award-winning local favorites.

Source: Studio Distilling

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We artfully craft modern interpretations of traditional spirits. We create delicious whiskeys with a true grain to glass process.

Studio Distilliing
2380 Wycliff Street , #No. 140
Saint Paul, MN

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