Up North Distillery Wins New Medals at the 2018 SIP Northwest Spirits Competition and the Inaugural National Honey Board Spirits Competition

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Hilary Mann

Proprietor

Up North Distillery

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October 24, 2018 – POST FALLS, UP NORTH DISTILLERY is pleased to announce that our company has recently won two Silver Medals & Judges’ Pick in the 2018 SIP Northwest Spirits Competition as well as a Silver Medal & two Bronze Medals in the inaugural National Honey Board Spirits Competition.

SIP Northwest Spirits Competition: Best of the Northwest https://sipnorthwest.com/2018-best-of-the-northwest-spirits/

Sip Northwest magazine is excited to release its seventh annual Best of the Northwest awards issue. This collector’s edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest beverage trends, locally focused restaurant and bars, producers to watch, elite drink destinations to visit and when, plus much more.

An open call for submissions in April drafted more than 667 entries from wine, 282 beers, 145 from spirits and 145 ciders. The magazine recruited an accomplished, qualified group of 92 premier palates from the greater Pacific Northwest to assess and determine the top four medalists, plus Judges’ Picks, in each respective beverage category. Up North Distillery won the following medals:

  • 3 Year Apple Brandy- Judges’ Pick
  • Apple Brandy- Silver Medal
  • Big Kid Cider- Silver Medal

National Honey Board Spirits Competition: http://honeyspiritscompetition.com/

In the National Honey Board’s first spirits competition, 90 made with honey spirits competed for recognition at the 2018 Honey Spirits Competition. The Honey Spirits Competition featured seven spirits categories, including a category that contained products that used honey as the primary distillate. The submitted spirits were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and the role honey played in the spirit. Up North Distillery won the following medals for their Honey Spirits which is a distilled mead wine:

  • Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits- Silver Medal in the distilled with honey category
  • Honey Spirits- Bronze Medal in the distilled with honey category
  • Barrel Finished Honey Spirits- Bronze Medal in the distilled with honey category

Previous awards include:

2018 American Distilling Institute Competition:

  • Gold Medal & Best of Class: Honey Spirits
  • Silver Medal: 3 Year Barrel Aged Apple Brandy
  • Bronze Medal: Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits
  • Bronze Medal: Apple Brandy
  • Bronze Medal: Big Kid Cider

2018 American Craft Spirits Association Competition:

  • Bronze Medal: Barrel Reserve Honey Spirits
  • Bronze Medal: 3 Year Barrel Aged Apple Brandy

2017 Denver International Spirits Competition:

  • Gold Medal: Honey Spirits
  • Gold Medal: Barrel Finished Honey Spirits
  • Gold Medal: Apple Brandy

2017 Las Vegas International Global Spirit Awards

  • Gold Medal: Barrel Finished Honey Spirits

Up North Distillery products are available on site at their distillery in Post Falls where you can enjoy a free tasting, a signature cocktail and a bottle to go. Their products are also available in Idaho liquor stores.  For additional information visit www.upnorthdistillery.comas well as Facebook https://www.facebook.com/upnorthdistillery/.

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