Valentine Distilling Co. Awarded Double Gold Medal for Liberator Old Tom Gin

Valentine Distilling Co. Awarded Double Gold Medal for Liberator Old Tom Gin
The Fifty Best Announces “Best Gin” Competition Winners

Ferndale, MI – Valentine Distilling Co.’s Liberator Old Tom Gin wins Double-Gold medal this month at the world’s largest gin tasting competition. The Fifty Best recently hosted a gin tasting competition in New York to evaluate and award candidates on the “Best Gin” of 2018.

Judges blind-tasted and rated each of the 68 competing gins individually, based on a five-point system. Double-Gold, Gold, and Silver medals were awarded based on the judge’s impression. The Double-Gold medal is awarded to the best of the entries.

Barrel-aged for two years, Liberator Old Tom Gin is a respectable gin featuring flavors of juniper berries and pine with a touch of vanilla, citrus, cardamom, and cinnamon.

“We know the difference between good and great, and that is what creates a difference in our product. By crafting a mix of high-quality ingredients and exceptional flavors, we stand out from the rest,” said Rifino Valentine, Founder and President of Valentine Distilling Co.

Only a handful of distilleries in the world produce a barrel-aged gin like Valentine’s Liberator Old Tom Gin, which is Valentine’s Liberator Gin aged in American Oak barrels for two years.

Liberator Old Tom Gin has earned the title of ‘Best Cask Gin in the World’ from the World Gin Awards. It also has received a Gold Medal from the International Craft Spirit Awards.

A complete list of The Fifty Best winners can be found here.

About Valentine Distilling Co. 

Established in 2007, Valentine Distilling Co. is an American pioneer of small batch spirits. When Valentine first started production, there were approximately 15 to 20 micro-distilleries in the U.S. Today, there are more than 2,000 known micro-distilleries in the country. Valentine Vodka has been named “World’s Best” by The World Vodka Awards in London back-to-back in 2016 and 2017. Also in 2017, Valentine Distilling Co.’s 10-year Mayor Pingree Blue and Black label bourbons received the most prestigious medal awarded, the Double Gold, at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The company’s award-winning vodka, gin, and bourbon are available in seven states, Western Europe and Ontario. In the tradition of Detroit’s manufacturing leadership, Ferndale, Michigan-based Valentine Distilling Co. is dedicated to American ingenuity, quality manufacturing, and small batch distilling using old-world techniques that create superior products.


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