We’re pleased to announce that Rogue Spirits earned an unprecedented six medals at the 2016 American Craft Spirits Awards, despite some incredibly tough competition. We were up against 159 other distilleries who submitted nearly 450 entries. Taking home the honors were our Dead Guy Whiskey, Single Malt Whiskey, Single Malt Vodka, Hazelnut Spice Rum, Spruce Gin and Pink Spruce Gin.
These awards are the result of hard work by many of us at Rogue. That includes the farmers of Rogue Farms who grow the malting barley we use in our spirits, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier who creates the wash for our whiskeys and Single Malt Vodka, and of course the alchemist magic of Distilling Wizard Jake Holshue.
As much as we like winning awards, the real reason we enter these kinds of competitions is that it drives us to do better. There’s no better test than going up against hundreds of amazing craft spirits. We are inspired by what our fellow craft distillers are creating, we learn from the judges when they rate our spirits, we come home with renewed commitment to the Rogue Spirits Revolution.
Please join us as we move forward and get better in 2016!