ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 20, 2021) – St. Petersburg Distillery (800 31st Street South) recently won a number of prestigious awards at the 12thAnnual New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC), including recognition as Florida Distillery of the Year. The competition was held virtually in New York, where professional judges analyzed more than 1,400 spirit samples from 39 countries and 34 U.S. states.
“We have a proud tradition of producing award-worthy spirits and are always honored to have the hard work and expertise of our team recognized on an international stage,” said Skip Ragan, Senior Vice President of St. Petersburg Distillery. “These NYISC awards are a direct result of the high priority we place on delivering an honest, exceptional product and customer experience.”
St. Petersburg Distillery’s Old St. Pete Tropical Gin received a Double Gold Medal from the NYISC, making it one of the top five gins on the domestic and international market. This gin features a touch of juniper and famous Florida citrus with notes of orange, lemon and grapefruit. The sweet and rye spiced Old St. Pete Artisanal Vodka received a Gold Medal; the zestyTipplers Orange Liqueur and perfectly balanced Old St. Pete Sunshine Whiskey received Silver Medals; and the delicate Oak and Palm Coconut Rum, full-bodied Old St. Pete Righteous Rum, and crisp Banyan Reserve Vodka were all awarded a Bronze Medal.
St. Petersburg Distillery was also named the Florida Distillery of the Year, which was determined by measuring strides in product quality and innovation distilleries have made to create unique spirits in multiple categories. The judging was conducted by panels of qualified restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail spirit buyers, distributors and importers. The NYISC awards were granted on a merit basis by a majority vote.
About St. Petersburg Distillery
St. Petersburg Distillery was Florida born in 2014. They have built their team and careers on a collective, lifelong passion for quality spirits. The company is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information on St. Petersburg Distillery’s products and services, call (727) 914-0931 or visitStPetersburgDistillery.com.