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Boone County Distilling Company scores Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Boone County Distilling Company brought home the gold  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,” said 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.

“We are very pleased with how well it is aging, it’s a staff and customer favorite,” Barnes said.

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.

Reminiscent of the days when bourbon was celebrated as the life-blood of the region, Boone County Distillery owners built and run a distillery that respects the early pioneers who crafted spirits in Boone County more than 100 years ago. It  uses 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 bourbon cream.

The distillery, tasting room and gift shop are located at 10601 Toebben Drive in Boone County, Kentucky. Click here for hours of operation and tour times.

Boone County Distilling Company

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