We are thrilled to share that all seven Litchfield Distillery submissions at this year’s NY International Spirits Competition (NYISC) earned medals! In addition, we were once again honored as “Connecticut Distillery of the Year!”
It’s always satisfying when a group of industry peers gives you a thumbs up. NYISC is the only international spirits competition judged by real trade buyers. So, we’re very grateful and humbled by the recognition. In total our spirits won 1 double-gold, 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals! We would like to thank our entire Litchfield Distillery team for always putting in the effort to ensure our spirits are of the highest quality. And, we can’t forget our Connecticut farmers who grow exceptional grains, which are the foundation for all that we do. Scroll down to see all the results.
STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY
Bottled at 4 years. 92 Proof.
Nose: Hints of vanilla and butterscotch are complemented by a nice balance of apple, cinnamon and baking bread.
Palate: Spicy and a little sweet with nice notes of rich tobacco and toasted baking spice; a hint of apple.
Finish: Full mouthfeel with heat in the back palate. Extremely long, spicy finish with a hint of citrus.
DOUBLE-BARRELED BOURBON WHISKEY
Bottled at 5 years. 90 Proof.
Nose: Oak, caramel and vanilla with a slightly minty, pine undertone
Palate: Spicy oak, vanilla forward with subtle plum and burnt crème brûlée notes.
Finish: Medium dry finish with a wonderful marzipan note and popcorn ending.
BOURBON WHISKEY CASK STRENGTH
Bottled at 4 years. 122 Proof.
Nose: Pleasing notes of caramel, butterscotch and vanilla with a hint of apple.
Palate: Lingering caramel and vanilla along with some pepper and cinnamon. A hint of fruity pear notes.
Finish: Strong, long, high-proof finish that ends smooth with a touch of spice.
STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY
Bottled at 2 years. 92 Proof.
Nose: Prominent rye and cereal followed by black cherry and baking spice.
Palate: Rye toast, candied cherry and clove with some spicy pepper notes more reminiscent of jalapénos than black pepper.
Finish: Medium-to-long finish with spicy white pepper lingering on the top of the tongue and roof of the mouth followed by a slight honey-mint conclusion.
Nose: Pleasing notes of citrus, vanilla, saffron and white rose.
Palate: Slightly sweet with lemon and grapefruit citrus, along with classic juniper notes.
Finish: Crisp finish with a little heat in the back; notes of hermit cookie and gingerbread.
MANHATTAN RTD COCKTAIL
Our new Manhattan Small-Batch Cocktail was just launched in March 2021 and this was our first entry into a tasting competition. This classic cocktail is perfectly crafted with Litchfield DistilleryStraight Bourbon Whiskey, Vermouth & Bitters. Just add a cherry to garnish!
OLD FASHIONED RTD COCKTAIL
Our new Old Fashioned Small-Batch Cocktail launched at the same time as our Manhattan and is carefully crafted with Litchfield DistilleryStraight Bourbon Whiskey, Simple Syrup & Bitters. Pour over a large ice cube and garnish with an orange peel!
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