Recognition & Awards

Five & 20 Rye Whiskey Earns Silver at SF World Spirits Comp - Our Rye Whiskey has just earned a Silver Medal from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition! Products awarded a Silver medal in this competition are outstanding in their category. They show refinement, finesse, and complexity. They are among the best examples of their particular category. Look for us to be featured in the July... View Article
Rye Whiskey & Bourbon Earn Golds at NY Wine & Food Classic - Both our aged Rye Whiskey and our Bourbon earned gold medals at the 2016 New York Wine & Food classic. Award website here, keyword search “rye whiskey” or “bourbon.”
Rye Whiskey Earns Gold and 94 points from BTI - Our Rye Whiskey recently earned a Gold Medal (94 points,) “exceptional” from the 2016 International Review of Spirits from Tastings.com. “Bright golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of leather and suede, dried nectarine, butter caramel corn, and pickle barrel with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, intricate, long rye bread, spiced fruits,... View Article
Afterburner Bierschnapps Earns 87 pts from Whisky Advocate - “50.5% Clear and unaged in a tall, thin, grappa-like 375 ml bottle; “Afterburner” is a bit intimidating as a name. “Distilled from grain and fermented with hops.” Nose of new make and hops, with aromas of rhubarb and fresh blood. Herbal and refreshing on the palate, bitter with the hops, a certain resiny stickiness to... View Article
Rye & Bierschnapps Earn Medals at 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Five & 20 Results from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Rye Whiskey (Aged) – Silver Bierschnapps – Bronze Complete results of the 2015 medal winners will be posted online by April 3, 2015 at link above.
Bourbon, Rye & Bierschnapps Earn Awards in 9th Annual ADI Judging - Great results for Five & 20 from the 9th Annual American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft American Spirits Bourbon – Silver in the Bourbon 1-2 year category Rye Whiskey (Aged) – Silver and Best of Category in the Rye 1-2 year category Bierschnapps – Bronze See Full List of Winners
Rye Whiskey & Bourbon Receive “Exceptional” Ratings from BTI - The 2nd batch of our Rye Whiskey and batch #1 of our Bourbon have just received 91 and 90 points, respectively, from the Beverage Testing Institute.  Here’s what they had to say: 91 • Five & 20 Spirits Rye Whiskey $49.95. Brilliant amber color. Lively, inviting, floral, fruity aromas of honeycomb, caramelized fruits, and delicate... View Article
Rye Whiskey Earns Silver Medal from the American Distilling Institute - The first batch of our Rye Whiskey earned a silver medal in the category of Rye Whiskey (aged under 2 years) at the ADI’s 8th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits Read More
Rye Whiskey Earns 90 points and Gold Medal from the Beverage Testing Institute - Amber color. Intricate aromas and flavors of orange-peach chutney, suede, and floral honey on rye toast with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty spiced tangerine, kiwi sorbet, pepper, mint and praline finish. A uniquely flavorful rye that will add lots of character to cocktails. International Review of Spirits Award: Gold medal Rating: 90... View Article