Old Home Distillers recently captured two medals in the 2019 Great American International Spirits Competition.

“We generally don’t chase medals – it’s easy to find other ways to spend those entry fees,” said co-distiller and marketing director Aaron Carvell. “This year we decided to submit just two of our whiskeys, so it was quite pleasing to see them both awarded so highly.”

The family-owned and operated whiskey producer won a rare gold medal for its Brothers’ Cut Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the “Small Batch Bourbon 10 Years and Younger” category and a silver medal for its New York Single Malt Whiskey in the “American Craft Whiskey” category.

Spirits from producers around the world were entered in this year’s competition, held May 4 and 5 in Rochester. More than 300 entries were evaluated by a panel of experts including master distillers, certified spirits educators, brand ambassadors, retailers, importers, and spirits industry writers and consultants. Out of the 200 entries receiving awards, only 13 Gold and 50 Silver medals were given.

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