Downtown Anchorage seen with the Alaska Range to the north.
Ken Graham

Alaskan Spirits Distillery Brings Home Gold

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Alaskan Spirits Distillery captured a Gold and Bronze medal in the 2019 Great American International Spirits Competition. Spirits entries from around the world competed this year premiere competition held May 4 and 5 in Rochester, New York. More than 1,400 entries were evaluated by a panel of experts including masters distillers, certified spirits educators, brand ambassadors, retailers, importers and spirits industry writers and consultants.

Alaskan Spirits Distillery opened to the public in January of 2019, and since their opening they have not slowed down. With three spirits in the portfolio, two have now received medals. The third was not entered into the competition. Denali Fireweed was rated the number one vodka in the competition. They were 11th out of 200 products that placed, and turned out a gold medal. The top 10 were platinum and none were vodka.

Bottles currently available at 7605 King Street; soon to be in liquor stores. We have chosen to be distributed by Odom Corporation and look forward to getting our spirits throughout Alaska! The Great American International Spirits Competition is organized and conducted by the Raise A Glass Foundation, created to support charities around the world. Their international wine, beer, and spirit competitions donate thousands of bottles of award winning wine, beer, and spirits to designated charities to use in their fundraising efforts. Learn more at www.raiseaglassfoundation.com