GENEVA, Ill., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox River Distilling Company, a local craft distillery headquartered in Geneva, Illinois, announced that their Bennett Mill Single Barrel Straight Bourbon™ received numerous awards and accolades from the judges at the 2017 Heartland Whiskey Competition held May 18th in Chicago, Illinois.
Bennett Mill Single Barrel Straight Bourbon™, which continues to win awards and is noted for its exceptionally smooth and flavorful character, was awarded BEST IN SHOW out of more than 75 whiskey products from ten states, including KY, TN, OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN, IA and MO.It also won the trophy for BEST IN STATE, and a GOLD MEDAL for the sub-category "Straight Whiskey." The 2017 Heartland Whiskey Competition was sponsored by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and sanctioned by the American Craft Spirits Association, a trade organization representing over 200 professional craft distilleries across the country.
This follows a win at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, one of the most prestigious and influential spirits competitions in the world.
According to Amy Orlando, Vice President: "We are thrilled by the awards and recognition. This was a great event supporting exceptional craft distilleries here in the Heartland of America.
"We are not the largest producer, but we always aim to be the best. Our goal now is to grow the company to support the increasing demand for our product."
ABOUT FOX RIVER DISTILLING COMPANY
Fox River Distilling Company is a local, independent, small batch craft distillery located in Geneva, Illinois. The company opened its doors to the public in October of 2014 and has been winning critical acclaim for its products ever since. The company's brands include Herrington Premium Vodka®, Herrington® Geneva's Gin, Herrington Citrus Flavored Vodka™, Rev. Mike's White Lightning Moonshine™, Bennett Mill Single Barrel Straight Bourbon™, Old Malt House™ Malt Whisky, as well as some seasonal spirits. The distillery is open for public tours and tastings every weekend.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Heartland Spirits Fest was sponsored by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and the 2017 Heartland Whiskey Competition was generously sponsored by 10 state corn marketing associations. The competition was developed to recognize those producers, particularly in the Heartland States, that make exceptional craft whiskey using grain from some of the best fields in the United States.
The American Craft Spirits Association is the only registered non-profit trade association representing the U.S. craft spirits industry. Its mission is to elevate and advocate for the community of independent craft spirits producers.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
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