Stephen Gertman, President & Master Distiller at Ascendant Spirits, Inc., announced his distillery won another major award.
"We're delighted our Silver Lightning Moonshine has medaled at one of the most respected spirits competitions in the world - the 2013 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC)."
Competing against whiskies from all over the world, Silver Lightning Moonshine was selected as one of only seven whiskies to be awarded the highest honor, a Double Gold Medal. Only two other American distilleries won similar awards, one for bourbon and another for a malt whiskey.
"It is a great honor to receive a double gold medal from the NYISC for our Silver Lightning Moonshine. To be the only white whiskey to receive such high marks makes me and my entire team extremely proud of what we have created. This whiskey is made by hand in very small batches with exacting attention to every detail."
Over 37 countries submitted their brands to be critiqued by a hand-selected panel of A-List and key trade judges – buyers, retail store owners, restaurant/bar proprietors, distributors and importers.
"This award reinforces what many people have told me, Silver Lightning is the best corn whiskey moonshine they have ever tasted."