It’s been another great year for the Striped Pig thanks to our fabulous friends, old and new, who drop in to keep us entertained with tours and tastings (wait…were we supposed to be entertaining you?!). Perhaps we’ve done one tasting too many, but whatever the reason, we somehow forgot to mention our success at the spirits competitions this year!
This spring we earned new stripes of glory after sending our Vodka, Gin, and Spiced Rum to compete at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits (SFWS) competition and the New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC), and we recently took home more wins from the SIP Awards: International Spirits Competition.
We picked up three Silver medals at SFWS, awarded to products that are outstanding in their category, showing refinement, finesse, and complexity. At NYISC our Gin took away a Double Gold, and our Spiced Rum earned a Bronze. The Double Gold is a special honor, given to spirits that are considered the finest in the world by all the judges on the panel. For the SIP Awards our Gin earned a Gold, our Rum earned a Bronze, our Spiced Rum a Silver, and our Vodka a Double Gold. Apart from the medals, we also earned the ‘South Carolina Distillery of the Year’ award at the NYISC. Not too shabby!
Being the first year we’ve entered spirits competitions, we really didn’t know what to expect, so we were very excited the judges came to the same conclusions as our many fans. Of course, your opinions are the only ones that really matter, but still, we are thrilled to have some recognition in the form of shiny digital medals.