Drinks and Drams — 24 March 2015

This just in from Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits:

Ballast Point Spirits Win Big At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

San Diego distillery earns 12 medals, including Double Gold for Devil’s Share Bourbon
March 23, 2015 (San Diego, CA) – In results announced Sunday, Ballast Point Spirits has won twelve awards in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including a Double Gold, the competition’s highest medal, for Devil’s Share Bourbon.

In addition to the Double Gold, Ballast Point also earned a Gold medal for Fugu Horchata Vodka, 6 Silver medals, and 4 Bronze.

“We set out with the goal of making what we like to drink, and not just limiting ourselves to one or two spirits,” said Yuseff Cherney, Ballast Point’s COO, Head Brewer & Distiller. “It’s been a fun challenge to try our hand at all of these different styles, and validating to be recognized for our whole family of spirits.”

Here is the full list of medals earned by Ballast Point:

Double Gold, Ballast Point Devil’s Share Bourbon
Gold, Ballast Point Fugu Horchata Vodka
Silver, Ballast Point Fugu Vodka
Silver, Ballast Point Old Grove Barrel Rested Gin
Silver, Ballast Point Three Sheets Barrel Aged Rum
Silver, Ballast Point Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey
Silver, Ballast Point Opah Herbal Liqueur
Silver, Ballast Point Mai Tai Mix
Bronze, Ballast Point Old Grove Gin
Bronze, Ballast Point Three Sheets Rum
Bronze, Ballast Point Devil’s Share Moonshine
Bronze, Ballast Point Bloody Mary Mix

The Gold for Fugu Horchata Vodka marks the first gold medal earned for the company’s line of “taco shop series” flavored vodkas, which also includes Fugu Habanero Vodka, Fugu Jamaica Vodka, and Fugu Piña Vodka.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the premiere spirits competition in the United States. This year’s panel of judges conducted a blind tasting of over 1,500 spirits, the largest field in the competition’s 15 year history.

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About Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
What started in 1996 as a small group of home brewers who simply wanted to make great beer evolved into the team of adventurers known today as Ballast Point. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter, or adding four types of malt to its amber ale, to creating a breakthrough gold-medal winning IPA, the San Diego-based company is known for adding its own touch and asking if there’s a better way. Not satisfied with just brewing great beer, they got into the distilling business to see if they could add their own spin to another centuries-old craft. Today an internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing and spirits industry, the company makes over 50 styles of beer and bottles 14 spirits. For more information, visit www.ballastpoint.com.

Hilary Cocalis
Director of Marketing
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits

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