Belle of Dayton Distillery wins 1st Double Gold medal in Ohio’s history at San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Dayton, OH – (May 1st, 2017) – Dayton Gin has won a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Forty-three of the most respected, experienced experts in the spirits industry convened at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from April 21st through the 23rd, for the 17th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The 2017 Competition was founded in 2000 as a way to determine and award exceptional products in the spirits industry, and is now considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world. More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, representing the largest number of entries received in their 17-year history.
Products awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. They are near the pinnacle of achievement in their particular category. They are products that set the standard for all others of their type.” says competition director Anthony Dias Blue. “The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world.” The DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel. These are among the finest products in the world.
“We spent 10 months and 93 distillations (hence 93 proof) crafting the Dayton Gin, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the Best in the World” said Head Distiller Tim LaSelle. Owner Mike LaSelle said “In an industry dominated by marketing companies and non-distiller ‘craft’ companies- it’s nice to see true artisan products like ours recognized.”
Dayton Gin is available through Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company. Complete results for the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse.