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By Beverage Trade Network
GLACIER 45 premium spirits are inspired by Oregon's active outdoor community and ultra-pristine mountain landscapes.
Their distillery located in historic Baker City, Oregon sits at the base of the Elkhorn Mountain range and provides us with amazingly clean and clear water for all of our spirits.
After a day of judging in San Francisco, GLACIER 45 received a Gold medal from a panel of high-profile spirits industry judges. GLACIER 45 scored highly in three different categories - Quality, Value and Packaging - in order to take home a medal in the competition. Winning a Gold medal at the USA Spirits Ratings Competition is the ultimate seal of approval, showing that GLACIER 45 Bourbon Whiskey is a high-quality spirit with broad consumer appeal.
One of the guiding principles of the USA Spirits Ratings competition is that all spirits that receive medals in the competition should be those that consumers actually want to buy, whether it is shopping for a spirit at a retail liquor store, or ordering a spirit off a restaurant menu. As a result, the USA Spirits Ratings competition has created an entirely new 100-point rating system that takes into account three different criteria (Quality, Value, and Packaging) rather than just spirit making technique or overall taste.
Staff prepping glasses at USA Spirits Competition behind the scene
In order to receive a Gold medal at the USA Spirits Ratings competition, a spirits needed to score at least 90 points. In coming up with a total weighted score for each spirit, Quality was scored out of 50 points, Value out of 25 points, and Packaging out of 25 points.
The judging panel included spirits industry professionals with commercial buying expertise. Judges included professionals from leading retail chains, wholesalers, distributors, specialty retailers, and casual and fine dining establishments. The inclusion of so many high-profile judges ensured that spirits awarded medals in the competition were those with a high degree of commercial appeal.
If you are a bartender looking for new spirits for your bar while you reopen your bar in the Covid-19 economy, give a try to Glacier 45 Bourbon Whiskey.