Utica’s Adirondack Distilling Co. added an international silver medal to its growing collection of awards for its outstanding ADK Vodka. After an extensive five-month judging process, the World Vodka Awards in London named its top three Vodkas in the world, giving ADK Vodka the silver.

“It really is an honor” says Jordan Karp, master distiller. “There were thousands of entries from over 25 different countries. Our focus is on quality before anything else and it is rewarding to see those efforts recognized.”

This is the fifth major award for ADK Vodka in the past 12 months. In addition, the Adirondacks-themed bottle design has also received accolades.

“From the very beginning, we focused on producing a great local product from great local resources,” says Bruce Elwell, president of the distillery. “This award and the others we’ve received is really a big deal not only for us, but for the whole community. Central New York now makes one of the finest vodkas in the world. That is something we can all be proud of. ”

With the craft distillery business boom in the United States firmly under way, Adirondack Distilling Co. is quickly putting Utica and Central New York on the map in the distillery world.

And judging by the awards, the world is noticing.