Press Release: 3 December 2018
Full Circle Craft Distillers Co. Is Named Philippines Distillery of the Year
Established only this year, Full Circle Craft Distillers Co. is making waves in the craft spirits industry in its home country, the Philippines, as well as across Asia. Featuring a state-of-the-art, automated 450-liter CARL copper still, the country’s first authentic craft distillery was named “Philippines Distillery of the Year” for 2018 at the prestigious Asia International Spirits Competition in Hong Kong.
Full Circle’s flagship award-winning spirit, Archipelago Botanical Gin, continues to be strongly received in local and regional markets, and was a highlight at the recent-concluded Whisky Live Manila 2018. Handcrafted from 28 botanicals, 22 of which are locally sourced and foraged across the Philippine islands, the country’s first authentic craft gin offers a citrus-forward botanical mix includes pomelo, oranges and calamansi, Benguet pine from the Cordillera Mountains of northern Luzon, fresh mango, and a medly of fresh tropical flowers that include sampaguita, ylag-ylang and kamia.
New distillery releases include batch #1 of ARC Barrel Reserve Gin, aged in 225-liter new American oak barrels from Seguin Moreau’s Napa Cooperage, and ARC Lava Rock vodka, which is filtered over lava rocks sourced from the Philippine volcanoes of Taal and Mayon.
Full Circle Founder and Head Distiller Matthew Westfall was a recent gin panelist at the prestigious Juniper Society at Atlas Bar in Singapore, ranked #8 by the World’s Best Bars, and home to the famed gin tower that houses 1,300 brands of gin. The Atlas Bar Gin Tower is now home to two hand-signed bottles of ARC Botanical Gin.
Full Circle distribution efforts are underway, with its range of spirits – ARC Botanical gin, ARC Barrel Reserve Gin, and ARC Lave Rock Vodka – now available across the Philippines, in Singapore, and by early January 2019, the state of California.
For more information, follow Full Circle Craft Distillers Co. on Instagram and Facebook @fullcircledistillers.
Founder and Head Distiller
Full Circle Craft Spirits Co.
8 San Juan River Drive
Calamba City, Laguna 4027
phone: +63 918 888 1107