Yahara Bay Distillers Wins 2 Gold Medals At International Competition | Business
As a first time participant at the World Spirits Competition, Madison-based Yahara Bay Distillers emerged as the gold medal winner in two of the 12 spirit categories.
Competing against spirits giants from around the world such as Dewars and Bacardi, four products were selected in each category and given medals ranging from platinum to bronze.
Gold medals were given to Yahara Bay’s Premium Rum and Extra Dry Gin, competing in the White Rum and Gin categories. They were beat only by Don Q Cristal of Puerto Rico in the Rum category and Rogue Spruce of Newport, Oregon for Gin.
"Being recognized as world-class is very humbling," said owner Nick Quint, in a news release. "We’ve worked the last 4 years to create the finest products from local ingredients and this win is a wonderful win for both us and Wisconsin."
The World Spirits Competition is hosted by the nonprofit The World Beverage Competition based in Switzerland. The event is held annually with results delivered in mid-December.