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Pennington Distilling Co. Earns 12 Medals from 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Pennington Distilling Co. Earns 12 Medals from 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Pennington Distilling Co. in Nashville, Tennessee has announced it won a total of 12 medals at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits competition, including Two Double Gold, Two Gold and One Silver. Full details are below.

Nashville, TN— Pennington Distilling Company's family of brands has earned twelve national exclusive spirit tasting awards.  The 2020 tasting competitions include the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awards, the Beverage Tasting Institute/ Spirits Competition, and the SIP Awards International Spirits Competition.  

Jeff and Jenny Pennington, co-founders of Pennington Distilling Company, state “Winning these awards is a huge honor for each of our brands.  Our Davidson Reserve Whiskies, Pickers and Walton's Vodkas, and Whisper Creek spirits continue to resonate with our target demographics of whiskey lovers, vodka enthusiasts, and our Tennessee sipping cream fan club.  We are very proud of our entire team who have worked hard to make Pennington Distilling Company and Nashville become known in the liquor business on a national stage.”

The 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awards drew the most awards across all the brands with two Double Gold, two Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze Medals.  Walton’s Vodka and Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whisky both received the coveted Double Gold Medals.  Pickers Original Vodka received an impressive Gold Medal as did Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey Single Barrel.  Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey received a Silver medal.  Genesis Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Whisper Creek Original Tennessee Sipping Cream placed with exciting Bronze medals.  

The 2020 Beverage Tasting Institute/ Spirits Competition awarded Davidson Reserve two sought-after “Gold” medals.  Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey (4-Grain) and Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey were both awarded Gold with a score of 91 points.

In addition, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey was awarded three medals in the 2020 SIP Awards International Spirits Competition.  The Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey won a notable “Silver” medal and Davidson Reserve Four Grain Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey earned a “Double Gold” medal as well as the coveted “Consumers Choice” medal.

The Davidson Reserve family, this long-awaited Tennessee Whiskey, which garnered 9 medals, is Nashville’s first locally distilled four-year-old Tennessee whiskey since Prohibition.  Our Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey is made with a small amount of malt, allowing more flavor from the Tennessee-grown corn and rye to come through. It is distilled twice and filtered through virgin Tennessee sugar maple charcoal to provide extra smoothness and a perfect balance to the whiskey. Davidson Reserve ages their whiskey for a minimum of 4 years in 53-gallon barrels before bottling at 96 proof.

About Pennington Distilling Company
Pennington Distilling Company was founded in 2011 in Nashville, TN by husband-and-wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington.  Located in the heart of their hometown, the Pennington’s have personally crafted the finest in Tennessee Whiskey, vodka, and sipping cream. 

From hand-selecting local farmers, gathering the best non-GMO grain, and remaining committed to “grain to glass“, to aging whiskey in oak barrels, combined with their unique and flavorful spirit recipes, the Pennington brands are not only fan loved but also award-winning. The brands have garnered over 40 awards to date in competitions such as the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirits Competition, SIP Awards, Beverage Tasting Institute/, American Distilling Institute.

For almost ten years, Pennington Distilling Company has worked diligently to bring the finest alcoholic beverages to the ever-changing and highly competitive spirits industry. The Pennington Distilling Company family of brands includes three proprietary mash bills Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey®, Davidson Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey®, and Davidson Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey®. Davidson Reserve Four Grain® and Davidson Reserve Genesis® are both Tennessee Straight Bourbon whiskeys created by blending small batches of these mash bills together.

Pickers Original Vodka® with additional fruit-infused flavors which include Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Pineapple; Pickers Unplugged Vodka Soda in assorted low calorie, zero carbohydrate, and gluten-free flavors; Pickers Crafted Cocktails in assorted flavors; Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, (Cream Liqueur made with Tennessee Whiskey) available in Whisper Creek Original® Tennessee Sipping Cream®, Mocha, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Flavors; and Walton’s Finest Vodka® which is named after Jenny’s father and made with 100% Tennessee red winter wheat.

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Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, Pickers Vodka, Davidson Reserve Whiskey, and Walton’s Finest Vodka are registered trademarks. ©2020 Pennington Distilling Company. Pennington Distilling Co., Nashville, Tennessee. October 2020. Please Enjoy & Drink Responsibly * 21 + ONLY