The rare Double Gold honor is received when all members of the SFWSC judging panel award a Gold Medal designation to an entry.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB)
May 18, 2017
STOLEN Spirits has won the Double Gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) for its very first venture into the whiskey category. Released just this April, STOLEN Whiskey is an 11-year aged single grain American whiskey, re-barreled with toasted barrel staves. The rare Double Gold honor is received when all members of the SFWSC judging panel award a Gold Medal designation to an entry. This year’s judging panel consisted of 43 top spirits-industry experts.
STOLEN’s award-winning take on American Whiskey starts with 11-year aged juice and adds a second, proprietary layer of artistry rooted in extracting staves from ex-whiskey barrels and toasting them in a 360-degree rotation over an oak wood fire. Turning the staves at key points during the toast allows STOLEN to capture richly nuanced flavors across the entire wood gradient, resulting in a smoky consistency for every barrel stave. The result is remarkably rich flavors of toasted toffee, black pepper and smoked caramel. STOLEN’s soft and delicate mouthfeel ultimately balances out a bold American Whiskey.
“We’re honored to be awarded this rare Double Gold achievement from a panel of such seasoned, respected judges,” said Ryan Perry, Head of Product Innovation for STOLEN Spirits. “STOLEN embraces a bit of irreverence in our approach to spirits so it’s satisfying to have successfully taken on the challenge of making a premium aged whiskey even better.”
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