This Local Gin Brand Bagged Awards At Two Prestigious International Competitions

The local distillery won a total of three awards!


Full Circle Craft Distillers, the company behind ARC's handcrafted artisanal spirits, bagged awards at two international spirit competitions: Platinum and Double Gold Medals at the SIP Awards, Platinum and Best in Class honors at the Ascot Awards.

ARC Spirits' ARC Botanical Gin won Platinum, the highest-rated award, while the ARC Barrel Reserve Gin and ARC Lava Rock Vodka both won the Double Gold Medals at the SIP Awards. The Archipelago Barrel Reserve received the "Best in Class" award and a Platinum distinction at the Ascot Awards.

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There were over 1,100 spirits brands from 49 countries who joined this year's SIP Awards with over 200 consumer judges evaluating each spirit in a double-blind manner, which is a method wherein participants nor the experimenters know who is receiving a brand to avoid any biases.

The Ascot Awards, meanwhile, is an international spirits competition by Wall Street Journal bestselling author, spirits personality, and tasting judge Fred Minnick. He was joined with other distillers, writers, bartenders, bar owners, and industry icons to judge the best spirits in the market. 

Full Circle Craft Distillers' previous track record includes winning top honors spirit at prestigious spirits international competition in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The company has also received positive feedback from spirits reviewers, including a 9.9 score out of 10 from Germany's gin review site.

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