Awards season for spirits doesn’t get quite the fanfare as award season for movies, but there are some similarities; certainly “it’s an honor just to be nominated” and “this means so much coming from my peers” are feelings we can relate to. This means so much, as it’s coming from our peers, is exactly how we feel about Colkegan Apple Brandy Cask Finished Single Malt winning a silver medal at the American Craft Spirits Awards. Though we bask in the glory of all awards we win, the ACSA award holds a special place as it comes from an organization dedicated to small distillers.
This year our distillers Steffany and Mike joined Colin at the ACSA conference. Steffany reports “We had a great time at the ACSA convention in snowy Minneapolis. We took a lot of classes and learned so much from the presenters that will help us grow and improve over time. We got to meet with all of our vendors and possibly some future vendors as well as making connections with other distillers and distilleries from around the country. We also won a silver medal for our Apple Brandy Finished Colkegan! Everyone at ACSA loves our products and was very excited to try our seasonal release, which is our regular mesquite smoked single malt whiskey aged for 3-4 years and finished for a year in our Apple Brandy barrels. They are released as single barrels, so each is a little bit unique while still retaining the perfect balance of our Apple Brandy and our Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey. We only have a few cases left until next season, so if you would like to try our Silver Medal award winning Apple Brandy Finished Colkegan, you should come by one of our tasting rooms and get a sip before we run out!”