Middle West’s OYO Wheat Whiskey was awarded the Best of Category – Gold Medal for the Wheat Whiskey category while their OYO Rye Whiskey was awarded a bronze medal in the Clear Whiskey category.
Meigs County-based Dancing Tree Distillery was awarded a silver medal for their Spicebush Gin.
317 artisan American spirits were entered into the competition: 127 whiskies, 66 gins, 36 moonshines, 47 rums and 41 fruit spirits from 124 small-batch distillers. Judges awarded 23 gold, 44 silver and 46 bronze medals, with only 37% of participants earning a medal. Five panels of four judges each evaluated the spirits.