LOUISVILLE, KY (April 27th, 2023) Pursuit Spirits, founded by the creators of the most popular whiskey podcast, Bourbon Pursuit, announced today that its bourbon and rye offerings have both been awarded the highest honor of double gold medals at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).
The SFWSC is one of the most prestigious spirits competitions in the world, featuring over 3,000 entries from around the globe. The double gold medal is reserved for the rare few spirits that are judged to be of exceptional quality and taste.
"We are thrilled and humbled to have both our bourbon and rye recognized with double gold," said Ryan Cecil, Co-Founder and Master Blender of Pursuit Spirits. "This reward is a testament to our distilling partners and the hundreds of hours spent developing our custom blends.”
Pursuit Spirits partners with 4 distilleries across multiple states to create 6 specific mashbills with customized barrel char levels. Barrels age at their respective distillery to maintain terroir then are hand selected and shipped before being united. An expensive process that delivers a unique whiskey with bold profiles that can’t be recreated.
Pursuit United Bourbon is a proprietary blend of Kentucky, Tennessee, and New York straight bourbons featuring two rye and one wheated mashbill. The result is a rich, complex bourbon with notes of hazelnut, brown sugar, and citrus. Pursuit United Rye, on the other hand, is a blend of 100% Kentucky and Maryland rye whiskeys. It has a bold yet approachable flavor profile with notes of cinnamon, clove, and lemon mint tea. Both are aged for up to 6 years and bottled at 108 proof to maintain more barrel character.
"We are proud to offer consumers more award-winning options in our portfolio of products," said Kenny Coleman, Co-Founder of Pursuit Spirits. "This pursuit is just now getting started as we become a recognized brand known for quality, craftsmanship, and delivering whiskey that the world wants to try.”
Pursuit United Bourbon and Pursuit United Rye are available at retailers in CO, GA, IL, KY, MO, NM, OH, TN, TX, and online. For more information about Pursuit United, please visit www.pursuitspirits.com.
ABOUT PURSUIT SPIRITS: Founded in 2018 by the creators of the popular podcast Bourbon Pursuit, Pursuit Spirits is rooted in providing consumers an uncommon whiskey experience, created for the curious drinker who wants something fun, creative, and original. Today, Pursuit Spirits offers award-winning small-batch products with Pursuit United Bourbon and Pursuit United Rye as well as their single barrel product, Pursuit Series. For more information, please visit www.pursuitspirits.com.