Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Holland Artisan Spirits Earns Eight Medals at 2017 American Distilling Institute Awards

Written by  Paul Starr
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American Distilling Institute (ADI) hosted their American craft spirits awards ceremony on April 4 to celebrate outstanding artisan spirits from across the country. Prior to the event in Baltimore, MD, craft distillers submitted over 680 spirits in the categories of artisan American gins, rums, fruit infusions, brandies, moonshines andwhiskies to an expert panel, who in return performed blind tastings and awarded bronze, silver and gold medals in each category.
“I’m honored to have so many of our spirits recognized – alongside some of our favorite distilleries across the country – by ADI’s national panel,” says Brett VanderKamp, co-founder and president of New Holland. “The New Holland distilling team continues to impress in their innovation and technique across our portfolio of remarkable spirits.”

New Holland Artisan Spirits awards:
  • Silver Medal: Knickerbocker Gin
  • Silver Medal: Zeppelin Bend, American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Silver Medal: Freshwater Michigan Rum
  • Silver Medal: Zeppelin Bend Reserve, American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Bronze Medal: Barrel Knickerbocker Gin
  • Bronze Medal: Navy Strength Knickerbocker
  • Bronze Medal: Blue Haven, Blueberry Flavored Gin
  • Bronze Medal: Knickerbocker, Ginger Flavored Gin


“It’s an incredible start to 2017, to receive eight medals from the ADI blind judging,” says New Holland Artisan Spirits’ Director of Sales & Marketing, Rich Blair. "The number of craft distilleries continues to grow, and it's nice to be recognized as a leader in our field."

New Holland Artisan Spirits introduced a new bottle and label design, across all spirits in 2017. Proud distillers of whiskey, gin, rum, liqueur, and vodka since 2005.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.