Silver Medals for Hood River Distillers
HOOD RIVER, ORE. (January 2013) – Hood River Distillers, Inc., the largest and oldest importer, producer, and bottler of distilled spirits in the Northwest, recently received honours at the third annual Canadian Whisky Awards for two of its whisky brands, 1910 Rye Whisky and SinFire™ Cinnamon Whisky. Following more than a month of blind tasting, the awards were announced in January at the Victoria Whisky Festival in Victoria, B.C., honouring 1910 and SinFire with Silver Medals.“We’re proud to make Canadian Whisky’s list and have our two newest brands recognized for their quality taste,” said Ronald Dodge, Hood River Distillers president and CEO. “It’s rewarding to see 1910 and SinFire receive industry acclaim.”The Canadian Whisky Awards was founded and is judged by Davin de Kergommeaux, industry expert and commentator for major whisky publications such as Whisky Magazine and Whisky Advocate. The Awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and aim to encourage distillers to maintain the highest standards for making whisky. To be eligible, whiskies must be distilled and matured in Canada.An independent panel of whisky writers, bloggers and journalists selected the winners after blind tasting each whisky. The awards also acknowledged those spirits that are part of the flavored whisky phenomenon, further validating the growing demand of this category.For more information on 1910 please visit http://www.1910ryewhisky.com/. For more information about SinFire Cinnamon Whisky, visit the brand online at http://www.hrdspirits.com/brand_sinfire.cfm, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SinFireWhisky, or follow on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sinfirewhisky.About 1910 Rye Whisky1910 Rye Whisky is imported, bottled and marketed by Hood River Distillers of Hood River, Ore., and is available nationwide. The rare 100% Canadian rye whisky is oak barrel-aged a minimum of 12 years. Featuring round, rich notes of tobacco, charred oak and butterscotch with a spicy rye kick and peppery heat, 1910 Rye Whisky is rounded out by the smoothness of maple and sweet cherry to provide a weighty and balanced, yet complex, flavor profile.About SinFire Cinnamon WhiskySinFire™ Cinnamon Whisky is imported, bottled and marketed by Hood River Distillers, Inc. Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Hood River, Ore., SinFire™ Cinnamon Whisky combines the smooth, rich notes of a good, balanced whisky and warm, spicy-sweet cinnamon flavors. The distinctive flavor of this whisky has limitless serving options, served in warm or cold cocktail recipes, on the rocks or straight up for sipping. SinFire™ Cinnamon Whisky offers a truly invigorating tasting experience.About Hood River DistillersFounded in 1934 and headquartered in Hood River, Ore., Hood River Distillers is the Northwest’s largest and oldest importer, producer, bottler, and marketer of distilled spirits. Pendleton® Whisky, 1910 Rye Whisky, Broker’s® London Dry Gin, SinFire™ Cinnamon Whisky, Yazi® Ginger Vodka, ULLR® Nordic Libation, HRD® Vodka and the complete line of Monarch® distilled spirits are just a few of the company’s brands distributed across the country. Hood River Distillers is a member of the Century Council and promotes responsible drinking habits. For more information, visit www.hrdspirits.com.About the Canadian Whisky AwardsEach year the Canadian Whisky Awards recognize the very best Canadian whiskies and encourages distillers to maintain the highest standards for making whisky. To be eligible, whiskies must be distilled and matured in Canada. An independent panel of whisky writers, bloggers and journalists selects the winners after blind tasting each whisky. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, the Canadian Whisky Awards are fully independent of the Canadian whisky industry.