Appalachian Gap Distillery Wins Two Medals at the Great American Distillers Festival

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A small craft distillery in Vermont wins two medals for their unique, bold spirits, handmade in Middlebury, Vermont. A perfect expression of artisan distilling, these spirits have won their first of many awards.

Winning Gold the first time out is a sweet reward for all of our effort

Appalachian Gap Distillery today announced the results of their first spirits competition entry: A Gold medal for Snowfall Vermont Whiskey, and a Bronze medal for Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur.

The competition was held in Portland, Oregon on October 24-25. The Great American Distillers Festival, in its tenth year of celebrating craft spirits, received entries in twenty-four categories from across the nation for evaluation by a distinguished panel of judges over the course of the weekend.

Snowfall Vermont Whiskey (108 proof) was awarded a Gold medal in the Unaged Whiskey category, delighting the judges with its smooth, delicate flavor and clean finish. Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur was awarded a Bronze medal in the Coffee Liqueur Category, impressing the judges with its depth of flavor and notes of chocolate and caramel.

"We are ecstatic about the medals for both of our products, needless to say, but the Gold for Snowfall is particularly gratifying. We started this company to make whiskey, and winning Gold the first time out is a sweet reward for all of our effort," said Lars Hubbard, President and Chief Palate Officer of Appalachian Gap. Chuck Burkins, Vice President and Distiller, added, "These spirits, like all of our products, are things we are incredibly proud to distill and sell. Winning two medals is like a dream come true."

Based in Middlebury, Vermont, Appalachian Gap Distillery is dedicated to crafting spirits that are balanced, rich in flavor, and utterly unique. In addition to the two products entered into the competition, they also offer two other excellent spirits, Kaffekask Coffee Spirit and Mosquito Fleet Rum. All of are available at their tasting room in Middlebury at 88 Mainelli Road, and in Vermont Liquor Stores statewide.

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