Timber Creek Distillery puts Florida distilling on the map at the North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition
Timber Creek is the only Florida-made spirit to bring home awards at the competition
New Orleans, LA. (July 27, 2017) – Timber Creek Distillery took home two silver awards in their first-ever North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition, held on July 16-17 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The craft spirits brand, which is just over two years old, won the silver awards in recognition of their Florida Black Rye Whiskey and Florida Reserve Bourbon. Timber Creek was the only brand from Florida to win an award.
The North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition is a double-blind competition based on a 100-point scale. Judges consider the spirits fairly based on styles and price categories. This year, judges tasted more than 75 entries.
The judges for this year’s competition included whiskey connoisseurs Blair Bowman, who wrote The Pocket Guide to Whisky and is a well-known whiskey consultant from Scotland and Jonathan Odde, founder of The Burns Pub in Broomfield, Colorado.
Other craft spirit brands that received silver awards for their whiskey are Buffalo Trace, Slaughter House, and Ole Smoky.
The Crestview-based craft distillery has made its mark on the Florida spirits industry by establishing their definition for Florida whiskey. Their standard requires the use of local ingredients including Florida limestone spring water and 90% locally-grown Florida grains. Additionally, the whiskeys must be aged in the Florida heat and humidity and unfiltered to let the true flavor of Florida shine.
“We’re thrilled with the results of our first competition,” said Timber Creek Distillery co-founder, Camden Ford. “We take pride in representing the state of Florida by utilizing local ingredients and hope to continue bringing more unique flavors and products to the Florida craft distilling scene.”
About Timber Creek Distillery:
Founded in 2014 in the Florida Panhandle, Timber Creek Distillery started out as an idea between friends and neighbors, Camden Ford and Aaron Barnes. They turned their passion for whiskey into a reality by founding the distillery on Aaron’s family farm just north of Destin, Florida. Their vision is to take the best local fruits and grains from the Emerald Coast and turn them into the finest craft spirits. Timber Creek’s vodka, whiskey, rum, and rye, are available for purchase at ABC, Beach Liquors, Publix, Sam’s Club, and Walmart. For more information, go to www.timbercreekdistillery.com or find Timber Creek Distillery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.