SOUTHERN DISTILLING COMPANY’S LATEST INNOVATION WINS TOP AWARDS!
STATESVILLE, NC (June 21, 2018) – Southern Distilling Company announced today that its latest innovation, Southern Star Double Shot Coffee Bourbon Cream Liqueur, received the highest honor of being awarded a Double Gold medal from the Great American International Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. The company’s unique new liqueur was one of only eight products awarded the Double Gold medal, out of 340 entries from over 100 distilleries. These awards add to the distillery’s growing collection of 16 gold, silver and bronze medals from various other prestigious international spirits competitions.
— New Southern Star Double Shot Coffee Cream Liqueur Brings Home Double Gold and Gold in Prestigious Spirits Competition —
Bottled at 30 Proof, this exceptional coffee bourbon cream liqueur is a perfected blend of rich, delicious cream and sweet whiskey with a delightful hint of espresso-roast cold brew coffee and a pleasant toffee bourbon finish. It’s perfect chilled on its own, in a shot or cocktail, paired with ice cream or stirred into a “Southern Coffee”. Even non-coffee connoisseurs rave about this new product. “If you’re not drinking Double Shot, you’re only cheating yourself,” jokes co-owner, Pete Barger.
The Great American International Spirits and Los Angeles International Spirits competition entries were judged on their own merit in a blind taste testing on presence, balance and character. Judges for both competitions included some of the most influential people in the spirits industry, including Master Distillers, Certified Spirits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers, wholesalers and spirits industry writers and consultants.
“It is an honor to receive this recognition and a testament to Southern Distilling Company’s commitment to producing spirits of outstanding quality that deliver exceptional experiences to our customers and consumers,” said co-owner, Vienna Barger. “We are thrilled to add these prestigious Double Gold and Gold awards to our new liqueur as we continue to expand distribution from our North Carolina home to other states across the country.”
Owned by husband and wife, Pete and Vienna Barger, Southern Distilling Company is one of the largest craft distilleries in the nation. In addition to producing their Southern Star Bourbon & Liqueur product line, the company also offers contract bulk spirits production, private label, and co-packaging services.
The destination distillery is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for tours and tastings. Reservations can be made online at SouthernDistilling.com or by calling the distillery at 704-978-7175.