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Seacrets takes home four awards at craft spirits expo

Apr 13, 2017

(April 14, 2017) American Distilling Institute (ADI) hosted its 2017 Spirits Conference & Expo – The largest and most-respected judging event devoted to craft spirits – on April 4 in Baltimore.

The finest craft distilled spirits in the country were evaluated by an expert panel, who in return awarded bronze, silver, gold and Best in Category medals in the categories of American rums, gins, vodkas, brandies, liqueurs, moonshines and whiskeys.

Seacrets Distilling Company took home four awards.

Seacrets Spiced Rum won Silver Medal for the spiced rum category. The spirit also was awarded “best of category” in spiced rum.

Seacrets Lemon Drop Vodka won Bronze Medal in flavored vodka category. Seacrets Handcrafted Gin took home the Bronze Medal in class grain-to-glass gin category.

Seacrets Spiced Rum, the flagship of the Seacrets Spirits line, is a unique blend of barrel-aged and spiced rums with blackstrap molasses and five all-natural flavors.

Seacrets Lemon Drop Vodka has quickly become one of Seacrets Distilling’s top-selling spirits, with its ultra- smooth corn vodka macerated with fresh whole lemons.

The Handcrafted Gin, distilled from corn with juniper berries, rounds out Seacrets Distilling Company’s awarded spirits and is owner and founder Leighton Moore’s favorite.

The American Distilling Institute is the oldest and largest organization of small-batch, independently-owned distillers in the United States. ADI accepts entries in all classes and categories of craft spirits from small, independently owned distillers, blenders, bitters makers, and producers of aperitif and fortified wines.

Each year, conference entries are tasted blind and evaluated by an expert panel of judges made up of distillers, journalists, bar owners, bartenders, retailer, wholesalers, distributors and importers. All spirits entered receive written tasting notes and are considered for awards both for the spirit and the packaging.

Seacrets Distilling Company was opened in 2016 as the first distillery built in Worcester County since the end of Prohibition in 1933. Seacrets Distilling proudly produces a premium line of all-natural, craft spirits, including Spiced Rum, White Rum, Coconut Rum, Vodka, Gin, Orange Vodka, Lemon Drop Vodka, Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, American Whiskey and Bourbon Whiskey.

The full Seacrets Spirits line is available for sale at the Seacrets Distillery and many other retail locations throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Expansion of the brand into surrounding mid-Atlantic states is expected in the near future.

For more information, www.distilling.com or www.seacretsdistilling.com.

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