Mississippi River Distilling Company named among world's best
Press release submitted by Mississippi River Distilling Company.
LE CLAIRE -- Three products of Mississippi River Distilling Company, Le Claire, recently received top industry ratings at one of the world's top spirits competitions.
Results were recently announced from the 13th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey won silver and Cody Road Rye Whiskey earned bronze in the American Craft Whiskey category. River Pilot Vodka received silver in the vodka category.
The 2013 competition had record entries, up 17% from last year. Distillers and importers submitted 1407 spirits from 63 countries into 85 different classifications. Many categories of spirits experienced a marked increase this year, included in the most notable, American Craft Whiskey which MRDC won two medals.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition has gained a reputation as the leading gauge for spirits trends and top quality products in the country. This competition is considered to be the rite of passage for top quality spirits as it has 34 of the most professional global palates serving as judges.
Cody Road Bourbon, Cody Road Rye and River Pilot Vodka are now available at retailers across 10 states including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Mississippi. Free tours of the distillery in LeClaire are available daily.