Appalachian Gap Distillery is awarded three medals at the American Distilling Institute's 9th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits

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Small distillery in Vermont recognized again for their excellent spirits

Appalachian Gap Distillery's Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur awarded Best in Category

Appalachian Gap Distillery today announced the results of latest spirits competition entry: A Best in Category and a Silver medal for Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur, and a Bronze medal for Snowfall Vermont Whiskey.

The 9th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits, was held on February 23-25 in Louisville, KY, and the winners announced on March 31. The American Distilling Institute, the nation's largest and oldest organization representing craft distillers judged craft American gins, rums, fruit infusions, brandies, moonshines, whiskeys and all other classes of distilled spirits invited distilleries from across the nation to submit their finest spirits for evaluation by a distinguished panel of judges over the course of the weekend.

Kaffevän Coffee Liqueur was named Best in Category, and was awarded a Silver medal in the Coffee Liqueur Category, impressing the judges with its intense coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel. Snowfall Vermont Whiskey (108 proof) was awarded a Bronze medal in the Alt Moonshine category, delighting the judges with its layers of flavor and clean finish.

"It is a wonderful thing to win medals in every competition we enter, and serves to confirm our belief that we are making world-class spirits," said Lars Hubbard, President and Chief Palate Officer of Appalachian Gap. Chuck Burkins, Vice President and Distiller, added, "Best in category for Kaffevän makes me incredibly happy. I have been telling everyone I meet at tastings that it is the best in the world!"

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 three other excellent spirits, Monarch Agave-Maple Spirit, Kaffekask Coffee Spirit, and Mosquito Fleet Rum, and are releasing their gin in the coming months. All of their products are available at their tasting room in Middlebury at 88 Mainelli Road, in Vermont Liquor Stores statewide... and very soon in Australia.

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