Sugarlands Distilling Company Awarded Six Medals in Spirits Competition

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Sugarlands Distilling Company recently received six medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its craft moonshine, including a gold medal for Jim Tom's Unaged Rye in the unaged whiskey category and four silver medals in the flavored whiskey category.

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Sugarlands Distilling Company received six medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its craft moonshine, including a gold medal for Jim Tom's Unaged Rye in the unaged whiskey category.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is regarded as the most respected spirits competition in the world. Products are evaluated by top spirits professionals and are judged in a blind, consensual procedure ensuring competitive integrity and making this annual competition the most reputable and recognized competition in the spirits industry.

Sugarlands distilling company was awarded four silver medals in the flavored whiskey category for its Appalachian Apple Pie, Butterscotch Gold, Tickle's Dynamite Cinnamon, and Mark Rogers' American Peach. Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash received the bronze medal in the unaged whiskey category.

The 15th annual competition was held March 19-22nd at the elegant Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco. This year, the number of submissions totaled 1580 from 41 states, 66 countries covering 90 classifications.

Forty-one international judges gathered this year with several notable judges returning to the roster, including noted spirits writer and author David Wondrich, double degree Doug Frost, MS, MW, leading NYC based mixologist Julie Reiner and writer Sean Ludford.
A complete list of awards categorically will be posted to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition website on April 6th, please visit

http://sfspiritscomp.com/ at that time for more information.

Full list of Sugarlands Shine Awards:

GOLD MEDAL (Unaged Whiskey) - Jim Tom Unaged Rye Moonshine
SILVER MEDAL (Flavored Whiskey) - Appalachian Apple Pie Moonshine
SILVER MEDAL (Flavored Whiskey) - Butterscotch Gold Moonshine
SILVER MEDAL (Flavored Whiskey) - TIckle's Dynamite Cinnamon Moonshine
SILVER MEDAL (Flavored Whiskey) - Mark Rogers' American Peach Moonshine
BRONZE MEDAL (Unaged Whiskey) - Silver Cloud Tennessee Sour Mash Moonshine

About Sugarlands Distilling Company
Sugarlands Distilling Company is a producer of craft quality moonshine and whiskey and is also a popular attraction in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Inside the distillery, guests can taste free samples of authentic Sugarlands Shine, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production, and purchase a variety of moonshine flavors, mountain merchandise, and apparel. To enhance their experience, guests can enjoy live music, Appalachian storytelling, and book outdoor adventure tours in the Sugarlands, an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park historically referred to as “moonshiners’ paradise.” The company is East Tennessee-owned, with a focus on bettering the local community through a variety of events and charitable giving. Sugarlands Distilling Company's phased strategic distribution strategy will be supported through a partnership with TAG USA, one of the most respected beverage marketing/sales organizations in the country.

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