Five & 20 Rye Awarded Gold from NY State Distilled Spirits Competition


Five & 20 Straight Rye Whiskey was recently awarded a Gold Medal from the 4th Annual NY State Distilled Spirits Competition.

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The winners of the 4th annual New York State Distilled Spirits Competition were 10/25 by the New York State Distillers Guild, which presented the competition in partnership with the Rochester-based Raise a Glass Foundation.

This year’s competition drew 112 entries from across the state, according to Teresa Casey, executive director of the NY Distillers Guild. Judging took place July 10 and 11 at the Rochester Institute of Technology Inn and Convention Center in Henrietta. New York is home to roughly 200 craft distillers, almost all of which have opened within the last ten years.

Here are the winners in the 2021 “American Straight Rye Whiskey” major category:

Gold: The Albany Distilling Company (Albany, Albany County) Ironweed Rye

Gold: Five & 20 Sprits & Brewing (Westfield, Chautauqua County) Straight Rye

Gold: Lock 1 Distilling Company (Phoenix, Oswego County) F.A Waldron Premier Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey

Silver: Kings County Distillery (Brooklyn, Kings County) Kings County Distillery Empire Rye

Bronze: Old Home Distillers (Lebanon, Madison County) King Mayhem Straight Rye Whiskey

Bronze: Yankee Distillers (Clifton Park, Saratoga County) Yankee Distillers Straight Rye Whiskey

Our Straight Rye Whiskey can be purchased on site at our distillery in Westfield, or online to ship to many states here