Middle West Spirits' Straight Wheat Whiskey's trophy was accepted by Middle West Spirits' National Sales Manager, Victor F. Spotloe Jr.
The American Whiskey Convention places a great deal of importance on quality of product. Youth in a whiskey can highlight the skill of the distiller and the quality of the distillate. The "Under 4 Years" trophy awards the exceptional among the young American whiskeys.
Director of Trade Advocacy and Innovation at The Cooper Spirits Company, Chad Solomon, accepted the 2021 Judge's Choice Award for Lock Stock and Barrel 20 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey.
This award is given to the whiskey that stands out to the judges as their overall favorite. All judging is done by blind tasting, so this award is particularly desirable.
Beam Suntory's American Whiskey Ambassador, Tim Heuisler, accepted the award for 2021's Straight Bourbon Award of Excellence. Knob Creek 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey stood out in a very well represented bourbon field!
Middle West Spirits won two awards in 2021! The handblown glass trophy for 2019's Straight Rye Whiskey Award of Excellence went to Middle West Spirits' Dark Pumpernickel Straight Rye Whiskey and was accepted by Middle West Spirits' National Sales Manager, Victor F. Spotloe Jr.
Heaven Hill's On Premise Area Manager, Tim Barling, accepted Mellow Corn Straight Corn Whiskey's award for 2021's American Small Grain Whiskey Awards of Excellence.
Our judges are highly skilled and experienced samplers and the entries come from distilleries across the country- did we mention the tastings are blind? This whiskey, often considered "bottom shelf" stood out as unique and surprised them with the win!