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Medaling With Spirits

Rogue whiskeys & gins earned awards at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Rogue Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey, Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey, Dead Guy Whiskey and Spruce Gin were all winners at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition held in late March.


It's a huge task but someone has to taste over 3,000 spirits and decide which ones were award-winning. That's why more than 40 judges from around the world carried out highly controlled blind taste tests on the weekend of March 23, 2019 to determine which whiskeys, gins, vodkas and rums would take home gold, silver and bronze medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We're honored to report that four Rogue Spirits were picked by this prestigious panel.

Rogue Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey earned a Double Gold. According to the competition's website, "The Double Gold designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. These are among the finest products in the world." But Stouted Whiskey didn't stop there because it also won over the entire category of Best Craft Distiller Whiskey.

Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey earned a silver medal at the 2019 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Rogue Spirits Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey earned a silver medal at the 2019 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey took home a bronze medal from the 2019 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey took home a bronze medal from the 2019 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin was also awarded bronze at the 2019 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin was also awarded bronze at the 2019 San Francisco Spirits Competition.

Next, Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey which is distilled from grains we grew ourselves nabbed a silver medal from the competition. Dead Guy Whiskey and Spruce Gin each earned bronze.

We're proud of the whiskeys and gins we distill. Getting recognition from a long-running and well-respected group like the San Francisco World Spirits Competition tells us that we're doing something right.