Silver Medal Gin at Rambling Spirits

Rambling Spirits Wins Silver Medal for their Gin

May 17

Have you tried the Rustic Gin from Rambling Spirits? If you haven't, make your way to the Rambling Spirits Workshop in SLO Public Market. You will not want to miss out on this internationally recognized gin which won a prestigious Silver Medal in the International Spirits Competition.

The International Spirits Competition is hosted by the renowned American Distilling Institute(ADI). ADI is the largest small-batch, independently-owned craft distillery association in the world. the ADI’s International Spirits Competition recognizes the top craft spirits from the US and worldwide. Since 2007, the competition has brought together highly respected spirits judges to evaluate submissions from small and medium-sized producers. In this competition, 36 judges (made up of a mixture of distillers, retailers, bar owners/tenders, spirit consultants, spirit educators, and media) spend three days sampling over 850 entries from 23 countries. During this time, nearly 250 glasses per hour are distributed to judges.

Rambling Spirits’ handcrafted Rustic Gin won silver in the category of Contemporary Gin. This gin was the first one distilled by Jon Carpenter, a veteran in the beverage industry, at his San Luis Obispo locale. It is distinguished by a fragrant nose with prominent notes of lemon and orange peel, coriander, and ginger. When sipped it has a very smooth palate and is characterized by more subtle juniper notes and complemented by citrus peel and warm spices.

“We are so stoked to have been able to participate in the American Distilling Institute’s International Spirits Competition! As a relatively new and small distillery, we really have to be selective about which competitions we participate in, both because we don’t have much volume to spare and also because each entry does cost quite a bit too. But we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to compete against the world in ADI’s competition with our flagship Rustic Gin. We are honored and humbled to have been recognized amongst such a group, and in what we consider one of the most important & prestigious competitions in spirits. Thanks for all of our little community’s feedback in helping us continually work on improving our craft - can’t wait for next year!” says Carpenter, founder, and distiller for Rambling Spirits.

This information was pulled from the Rambling Spirits Press Release.

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