The spirits might be new riffs on old traditions, but New Riff Distilling is making a new tradition out of medaling at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. In the 2022 awards announced, New Riff earned 10 medals including one Double Gold — the highest-ranking — and nine Gold medals.
“For us at New Riff, SFWSC is not only the most prestigious spirits competition in the world — it is our annual measuring stick, a chance for our yet-young distillery to go up against the best in the world from the toughest judges,” said co-founder Jay Erisman. “When the entire portfolio wins Gold Medals, we know we’re on the right track!”
New Riff Distilling’s Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled in Bond received a Double Gold award and will be featured at The Aquifer, the distillery’s tasting bar.
Spirits receiving gold medals:
- New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- New Riff Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Single Barrel
- New Riff Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel
- New Riff Balboa Rye
- New Riff Malted Rye
- New Riff Red Turkey Wheated
- New Riff Malted Wheat “Maltster”
Founded in 2000, the SFWSC is one of the world’s most respected spirits competitions. During the competition, blind tastings are conducted by a thoughtfully curated list of judges, each with a seasoned, trusted palate. Medal winners range from the most renowned international distillers to small-batch producers. Earning an SFWSC award is a testament to hard work and an indicator of the highest caliber of quality.
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