Still Waters Single Malt Vodka Wins Gold
What? Vodka on a whisky site? Yes, Canada's strict ageing laws ensure all whisky labelled as Canadian is at least three years old. So by law (it's a good law) this malt spirit must be sold as vodka. However, this starts out as the very same spirit that the folks at Still Waters Distillery are maturing into single malt whisky. And yes, it does taste malty.So when Barry Stein and Barry Bernstein sent us this notice that the Spirits International Prestige Awards in San Diego had recognized them with another gold medal for this 'white whisky' vodka we wanted to add to the celebration. We also thought we should let people know that in a few years Still Waters single malt vodka will be followed by Still Waters single malt whisky. Early tastings say their whisky will be just as tasty a single malt as their vodka is a vodka.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESTILL WATERS SINGLE MALT VODKA WINS GOLDMEDAL AT 2011 INTERNATIONAL SIP AWARDSConcord, Ontario, August 3, 2011 - Still Waters Single Malt Vodka has been awarded with a GOLD medal at The Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards competition in San Diego, California. This is just the most recent of several international awards won by Still Waters Distillery for its Single Malt Vodka. It outperformed other well known higher priced international brands in the San Diego-based competition.A spirit honored with the SIP Gold Medal Award is deemed to have the highest grade of nose, taste and ﬁnish quality, as compared with other products in its respective category. All spirits competing at the SIP Awards are blind taste-tested, and judged by a panel of international consumers. As a result, brands are evaluated exclusively on product quality. This type of unbiased competition essentially serves as an international focus group, leveling the playing ﬁeld between well-established brands and niche artisan producers such as Still Waters Distillery.Still Waters Distillery is Ontario’s ﬁrst and only grain-to-glass micro-distillery. Its Single Malt Vodka is pot distilled from 100% Canadian two-row malted barley. Like all its products, it is made by hand in small batches using artisanal distilling techniques. Though made locally, their Single Malt Vodka is not currently available in Ontario, but is available in other Canadian markets and the U.S.“We continue to draw international attention with our unique hand crafted, pot-distilled single malt vodka”, says Barry Bernstein, co-founder of Still Waters Distillery. Along with partner and co-founder, Barry Stein, they have developed their unusual but exceptional Single Malt Vodka through careful research and experimentation and are proud of the craftsmanship used to produce each and every bottle.Still Waters Distillery started production in March, 2009 as Ontario’s ﬁrst (and so far only) real micro-distillery. They are producing vodka and whisky in small batches, by hand, using traditional artisanal distilling techniques.Very Highly Recommended ★★★★★A detailed overview of Still Waters Distillery is posted here.