Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. has taken home Double-Gold honors from the Fifty Best’s recent gin tasting in New York City where many of the world’s best gins were evaluated for the organization’s distinguished, 2016 Best Gin Awards.
Sons of Liberty was awarded Double-Gold, the competition’s highest honor, for its revolutionary, True Born Gin – The Belgian Wheat Act, part of the first-ever gin line distilled from craft style beers. True Born and the rest of this year’s contenders were blind tasted by a pre-qualified panel of judges who followed stringent tasting criteria. Scoring was based on a 1-5 point system with 5 being the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals were awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. True Born was one of only 8 gins to take home Double-Gold honors.
“When we launched True Born, we sought to redefine another category with the beer-into-spirit methodology that developed us a reputation as a forward thinking whiskey distillery,” said Sons of Liberty Founder, Mike Reppucci. “To be awarded our second Double-Gold in two months for this gin is beyond awesome. We’ve worked very hard to reimagine what gin can be and it’s certainly paying off.”
Mirroring the unique distillation process that has earned Sons of Liberty 54 blind tasting recognitions for its products since launching in 2011, Sons of Liberty started True Born Gin with beer. They brewed a Belgian Wheat beer for The Belgian Wheat Act, composed of barley, wheat and oats and infused that mash with coriander, sweet orange peel, lemongrass, cascade and chinook hops. In the gin basket, the same botanicals present in the mash are infused with the spirit in addition to juniper berries (a requirement for gin).
The Belgian Wheat Act is distilled four times, but never above 160 proof – providing an amazingly full body and rich flavor. The motive behind The Belgian Wheat Act’s unique distillation was to carry the distinct flavors of the Belgian Wheat beer through to the gin and to clearly identify its origin to the consumer.
The award-winning gin is available at liquor stores, bars and restaurants throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Please visit www.solspirits.com/where-to-buy to grab a bottle and try for yourself.
About Sons of Liberty Spirits Co.
The Sons of Liberty (www.solspirits.com) believe that being American means taking a stand without compromise and fearlessly pursuing your dreams no matter what stands in your way. Sons of Liberty Spirits was founded to revolutionize and redefine American Spirits, and they are doing so using a beer into spirit methodology. Challenging century old traditions, Sons of Liberty produces two American Single Malt Whiskies born from distinctly flavorful beers (UPRISING and BATTLE CRY) and the first-ever seasonal line of whiskies (Sons of Liberty Seasonals). Proving their passion has now bounds, the whiskies are accompanied by True Born Gin – Belgian Wheat Act, a Genever Style Gin distilled from a Belgian Wheat Beer.
About The Fifty Best
TheFiftyBest.com is an online guide to fine living, featuring rated listings from unbiased surveys and proprietary blind tastings judged by wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.