LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock Town Distillery, Arkansas' first legal distillery since prohibition, today announced the debut of its award winning Brandon's Vodka, Brandon's Gin and Arkansas Lightning in Memphis and Nashville.
Rock Town Distillery was founded by Little Rock native Phil Brandon in July of 2010 as Arkansas' first craft distillery. Craft methods of distillation mean everything is hand-made. This is about authenticity, personal attention, real ingredients, and love of one's work. These products are real – and very few distilled spirits can make that claim.
Handmade in very small batches, Rock Town's premium spirits are made using a 250 gallon copper pot still from locally sourced wheat and corn. "We believe that passion comes before profits and our passion shows in the international awards we've won in just 8 short months of operation," said founder Phil Brandon.
BRANDON'S VODKA, 80 proof, $29.99/750ml
Rated 93 - Exceptional, Highly Recommended by the 2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York, March 1-4, 2011. USC Judging Chairman Paul Pacult's notes: "A rich and multilayered aroma of oils and spice; taste profile features long, near-viscous textures and flavors of light spice and clean, smooth neutral spirit." http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/wine_reviews/spirits-results
BRANDON'S GIN, 92 proof, $29.99/750ml
Awarded a "Double Gold" medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition held on March 18-20, 2011 http://www.sfspiritscomp.com/results.html
ARKANSAS LIGHTNING WHISKEY, 125 proof, $14.99/375ml
Rated 91 - Exceptional - Gold Medal, Beverage Tasting Institute, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2011. "Bold aromas of wet grain sack, crushed whole nut, and crusty artisanal raisin bread with a vibrant, silky dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a hot and spicy dusty gravel road finish. Opens up to some attractive macadamia nut brittle and spice cake notes with a touch of water. Very interesting and distinctive; will be great in cocktails." http://www.tastings.com/scout_spirits.lasso?id=194197
Rock Town Distillery is distributed by United Liquors Corporation in Memphis and Jackson and by Lipman Brothers in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
ABOUT ROCK TOWN DISTILLERY
Rock Town Distillery is located in downtown Little Rock at 1216 E 6th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 and is open for tours on Saturdays, call 501.907.5244. To download images for this press release, please visit www.rocktowndistillery.com
SOURCE Rock Town Distillery