McClintock Distilling’s Gin wins top honors at 2018 New York International Spirits Competition

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that McClintock Distilling won the double gold medal for our Reserve Gin at the ninth annual New York International Spirits Competition.  The 2018 competition featured spirits from more than 29 countries and 60 categories.  More than 600 spirits from around the globe were submitted to the competition and judged in a blind taste test by top industry buyers.

We were one of only two distilleries worldwide to be awarded double gold for gin. McClintock was also named Maryland Gin Distillery of the Year and was awarded a bronze medal for our Maryland Heritage White Whiskey.


We knew there would be stiff competition this year and we’re humbled to receive this honor and be distinguished among such a diverse and impressive group of spirits. The Reserve Gin is the first American gin to be aged in a used cognac barrels imported from France. 

We are also proud to have received silver medals for our Reserve Gin, Forager Gin, and Epiphany Vodka at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits competition and silver medals for our Vodka and Maryland-Heritage White Whiskey at the American Distilling Institute Judging.

If you haven't had a chance to come in and try the reserve gin, you can book a tour and tasting to try for yourself, or you can ship it from some of our partners.

As always we want to thank all of you for supporting our distillery. We wouldn't have been able to start this business without the amazing support of the community here and we really appreciate all of your help!


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