ADI announced the winning spirits Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at their annual conference Awards Gala held in Portland, Oregon this year.
Each year, both US and international entries are tasted blind and evaluated by an expert panel of judges made up of distillers, journalists, bar owners, bartenders, retailer, wholesalers, distributors and importers.
This year the American Distilling Institute (ADI) had a record number of spirits entered into their annual Judging of Craft Spirits – It took 46 judges three days to judge the 1, 017 spirits that were submitted!
The competition is specifically for US and International craft spirit producers who are independently owned and is small-scale (maximum sales of 100,000 proof gallons).
The micro batch products are available for purchase at:
- MFD Co. Distillery (visits currently made by appointment, contact through firstname.lastname@example.org). Watch the website, www.murraysfools.com as the produce become available at more locations.
La Pomme du Lac, “The Apple of the Lake”, is a craft distilled Apple Brandy made in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region from apples grown in Upstate New York. In 1890, W.H.H. Murray published Lake Champlain and its Shores, an exploration of the history of Lake Champlain and its yachting opportunities. Expansive and broad, our brandy reflects the wild, sublime nature of Lake Champlain and its surrounds.
About Murray’s Fools Distilling Co.
Murray’s Fools Distilling Company is a fully licensed farm distillery located in upstate New York, just a few feet from the storied Adirondack Park. We currently produce 'The Snowshoe' Vodka and 'La Pomme du Lac' Apple Brandy and expect to bottle our first batch of Adirondack Single Malt in the spring of 2018. Honoring heritage and embracing innovation, Murray's Fools Distilling Co. creates small batch distilled spirits fashioned for those who live for nature's quiet moments and freedom of self.