ARTHUR – Mark and Lisa Townsend have completed it once more.
For the second consecutive 12 months, Silver Fox Distillery has been named the Grand Nationwide Champion within the U.S. Open Spirits competitors.
The husband and spouse duo gained 5 medals for his or her spirits (two gold and three silver).
The distillers had been declared champions in 2022 — at the moment making them the primary Canadian distillery to win the honour within the competitors’s 14-year historical past.
This 12 months the Townsends have made competitors historical past but once more.
“Not solely are we the primary Canadian distillery to win, however we’re the primary spirit distillery in North America to ever win again to again,” the Townsends wrote to the Advertiser.
Solely new creations had been entered for this 12 months’s competitors, the Townsends famous.
“That is one thing the U.S. Open has by no means seen any distillery do earlier than.”
Along with the 2 gold and three silver medals, the distillery additionally gained a gold for his or her “Cobra Rooster” Canadian Whisky, the distiller’s first barrel of Canadian Whisky.
Judging for the competitors occurred in Ohio with the finals held in New York.
The competitors works with the Niagara School Instructing Distillery, and final-round judges included instructors from Niagara School, in addition to trade specialists from the encompassing space, in line with organizers.
The Grand Nationwide Champion award crowns the Townsends as “the highest spirit distillery in North America.”
Silver Fox was additionally a participant The Craft Gin Competition in Elora earlier this month.