Striped Pig Distillery Proves it is Special, Scores Big at New York and San Francisco Spirit Competitions

CHARLESTON, SC – May 18, 2018 – Striped Pig Distillery, based in Charleston, has just earned new stripes of glory. The Distillery sent some of its famous products to compete at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits (SFWS) competition and the NY International Spirits Competition. Three Striped Pig products, vodka, gin, and spiced rum, entered the fray. At San Francisco, all three earned Silver medals, while at New York, the Striped Pig gin took away a Double Gold, and Spiced rum earned a Bronze. Apart from the medals, Striped Pigs Distillery also earned the ‘South Carolina Distillery of the Year’ award at the New York spirits competition.

The Silver Medal won by Striped Pig Distillery, isn’t easy to earn. The medal is awarded to products which are outstanding in their category. These are the fine spirits that show refinement, finesse, and complexity, and are among the best examples of their particular category. The Double Gold is a special honor, given to spirits that are considered the finest in the world by all the judges at the panel.

This is the first year we’ve entered spirits competitions, and we really didn’t know what to expect,” stated an exuberant James Craig, Striped Pig’s business partner. “We are very excited that the judges came to the same conclusions as our many fans!” 

Todd Weiss, Production Manager, added, “We’ve tried hard to produce spirits that are fun, delicious, and approachable. These awards add legitimacy to all of our hard work. We are just thrilled with this recognition.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is considered the most influential spirits contest in the world. Founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits category, this year’s 2018 Competition was the biggest in its history with over 2,000 entries. The NY competition had over 600 entries from 29 countries. The judges’ panel comprised buyers of top retail stores, restaurant and bar owners, distributors and importers.

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About Striped Pig Distillery

Striped Pig Distillery was launched in 2013, and is Charleston’s first distillery since Prohibition. It specializes in small-batch, handcrafted spirits made from the freshest, local ingredients. Striped Pig Distillery has two operating divisions. The first division produces its own brands that include Vodka, Gin, Rum, Spiced Rum, Whiskey, Rye and Bourbon. The second division produces private label spirits for outside companies. 

The distillery is open for tours and tastings Thursday and Friday from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M and Saturday from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M.

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Contact Person: Todd Weiss
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Phone: 843.276.3201
Address:2225 Old School Drive Unit A
City: Charleston
State: SC 29466
Country: United States