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Northern Kentucky distillery earns two awards from nation’s oldest international spirits competition

Boone County Distilling Company received high praise during the 2017 Tastings.com International Review of Spirits North American Whiskey & Cream Liqueur competition.

Eighteen33, its flagship 10-year aged straight bourbon whiskey received a gold medal and a score of 93 points. White Hall Bourbon Cream also won a gold medal and a score of 91 points.

The Tastings.com International Review of Spirits is America’s oldest annual international spirits competition and has been operated objectively for 24 years.

It is a blind tasting, medal-based competition that awards based on a 100-point scale. Spirits are judged by Tastings.com’s trained staff joined by top Spirits professionals and buyers from retailers and restaurants using a proven, consistent, proprietary methodology developed in collaboration with Cornell University.

Eighteen33 was among the Top 10 and a Top Pick in the North American Whiskey category. Tastings.com’s bottom line for Eighteen33 is “A sophisticated and expertly-aged bourbon for aficionados.”

White Hall Bourbon Cream, also received high praises being said it is, “A cream liqueur that places whiskey at front and center.”

Boone’s Bourbon Cream was the only Bourbon Cream to receive a gold medal and be top rated.

Boone County Distillery offers tours Wednesday to Sunday (12:30 p.m. 2 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.) of the 5,000 square foot still house, 1,000-barrel rick house, tasting room and gift shop. Tours reveal the grain-to-glass experience where grains are ground, cooked, mashed, and double distilled in a Vendome 500-gallon copper pot still affectionately nicknamed “The Bear.”

The walls have been adorned with the original stories and historical photos dating back to the distillery’s 1833 inception in Petersburg.

You’ll find Boone County’s distillery, tasting room, and gift shop at 10601 Toebben Drive in Boone County near I-75/I-71 just south of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport. For more information on distillery hours of operation, tour schedule, closers and events visit www.madebyghosts.com.

From Boone County Distillery

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