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Ballast Point Spirits Breed Kentucky-Fried Envy

It took Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits over a decade to cement their reputation as a top tier craft brewery, but it’s taken significantly less time to prove their merit as a craft distillery.

It’s been less than three years since they added spirits to their line of handcrafted adult beverages. Already, they’re making waves from here to the still-saturated state of Kentucky with their high quality hooch.

Head distiller Yuseff Cherney and crew just garnered major props for three of their liquors at the ninth annual American Distilling Institute Conference in Louisville.

Their Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey, such a young creation it barely had time to age to proper maturing, earned a gold medal and was named Best of Category for straight malt whiskey.

Two other on-point spirits—Three Sheets White Rum and Devil’s Share Bourbon—won silver medals in their respective categories. Additionally, Three Sheets was named Best of Category for clear rums.

“Being recognized here in Kentucky, by people who have been doing this for generations, means the world to us,” said Cherney shortly after picking up his hardware.

He's sure to bask in the glory of these victories...but not for long. Come next month, he and his Ballast Point colleagues will fight to repeat as the best small brewing company in the world (a distinction they earned in 2010) at the biggest craft beer competition on the planet—the World Beer Cup.

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It took Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits over a decade to cement their reputation as a top tier craft brewery, but it’s taken significantly less time to prove their merit as a craft distillery.

It’s been less than three years since they added spirits to their line of handcrafted adult beverages. Already, they’re making waves from here to the still-saturated state of Kentucky with their high quality hooch.

Head distiller Yuseff Cherney and crew just garnered major props for three of their liquors at the ninth annual American Distilling Institute Conference in Louisville.

Their Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey, such a young creation it barely had time to age to proper maturing, earned a gold medal and was named Best of Category for straight malt whiskey.

Two other on-point spirits—Three Sheets White Rum and Devil’s Share Bourbon—won silver medals in their respective categories. Additionally, Three Sheets was named Best of Category for clear rums.

“Being recognized here in Kentucky, by people who have been doing this for generations, means the world to us,” said Cherney shortly after picking up his hardware.

He's sure to bask in the glory of these victories...but not for long. Come next month, he and his Ballast Point colleagues will fight to repeat as the best small brewing company in the world (a distinction they earned in 2010) at the biggest craft beer competition on the planet—the World Beer Cup.

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Ballast Point- we salute you. It's true what Brandon says: there's nothing Ballast Point can't do! Congrats on the accolades in your spirits venture!! Cheers, Katie Barnes

April 5, 2012
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