Basalt, CO (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
Woody Creek Distillers (WCD) earned top honors this past weekend at the third annual Denver International Spirits Competition, winning gold and silver medals in the potato vodka category. WCD took home a gold medal for its ultra-premium Reserve Stobrawa Vodka, and its signature Woody Creek Colorado 100% Potato Vodka followed with silver.
"On behalf of the entire Woody Creek Distillers team, we’re honored to have been awarded gold and silver medals for the Woody Creek Reserve Stobrawa Vodka and Woody Creek Colorado 100% Potato Vodka,” said Woody Creek Distillers Partner Mark Kleckner. “We work hard to ensure our vodkas and specialty spirits are the very best—these awards are a testament to our dedication to producing world-class American spirits and our quest for perfection in everything we do from farm to bottle.”
The Woody Creek Reserve Stobrawa Vodka (MSRP: $130) is revered for its character, flavor, refinement and purity. This ultra-premium vodka is produced once a year in limited quantities. Having worked with two top-tier universities to obtain the seed, Woody Creek Distillers is the only distillery in North America to grow Stobrawa potatoes for vodka. This Polish potato is esteemed for its composition and flavor complexity, creating the finest vodka in the world.
The Woody Creek Colorado 100% Potato Vodka (MSRP: $37) is a smooth and robust potato-based vodka, made from just three ingredients: farm-fresh alpine potatoes (native Colorado Rio Grande russet, Chepita and Lady Claire), local mountain spring water, and yeast. After being washed and mashed on-site at the WCD distillery, the potato mash is then stripped and distilled only once to produce its 80-proof vodka.
Grown by WCD partner Pat Scanlan at his 300-acre Scanlan Family Farm in Woody Creek, Colo., near Aspen, potatoes are planted, hand-harvested, and then transported eight miles to the Woody Creek Distillery. There they are quickly processed, often on the same day, to create the distillery’s ultra-premium American potato vodkas.
The state-of-the-art distillery is outfitted with custom Christian Carl Stills. Due to its exceptional efficiency, Woody Creek Spirits are single distilled – one time only – meaning they only need one pass through the system to create the purest spirits possible.
Woody Creek Distillers Tasting Room is open Tuesday through Sunday from 2-8 p.m. Tours of the facility are offered by appointment by calling (970) 279-5110. For directions to the WCD Tasting Room, click here.
About Woody Creek Distillers
Hand-picked, hand-crafted, hand-bottled, Woody Creek Distillers (WCD) is the only craft distillery in the United States with total control over every element of vodka production from farm to bottle. WCD grows its own alpine potatoes at Scanlan Family Farm in Woody Creek, Colo., specifically for vodka production, and sources mountain spring water locally to produce its ultra-premium American spirits. Each small batch is made at its 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art distillery in Basalt, Colo. WCD was founded in 2012 by owners Mary and Pat Scanlan and Mark Kleckner. For more information, visit http://www.woodycreekdistillers.com.
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