Another competition, another gold medal for MurLarkey Distilled Spirits!
The 11th Annual New York International Spirits Competition recently announced this year’s winners, and in a field featuring over 1200 spirits from all across the globe, our ImaGINation Gin took home a gold medal! In fact, the NYISC named MurLarkey the Virginia Gin Distillery of the Year.
“We are deeply honored by this award. Our ImaGINation™ Gin is truly one of a kind thanks to our Master Distiller’s (George “Papi” Zwetkow’) 12 unique botanical recipe and the artful execution of our Head Distiller’s (Kevin Szady) distillation,” said MurLarkey Founder and CEO Tom Murray.
“Winning Gold at NYISC is an amazing feat; to be named Virginia Gin Distillery Of The Year in addition is an incredible honor and a true testament to Papi, Kevin and the craftsmanship of the entire MurLarkey team.”
The NYISC is known for its use of blind tastings, allowing the judges to focus solely on the characteristics displayed by each spirit. And with its unique, all-natural blend of 12 botanicals, there’s no wonder why ImaGINation stood out from the competition.
“This is not your father’s gin. It is very floral with citrus notes, allowing it to be used beyond just tonic. It can be enjoyed in a variety of delicious cocktails,” said George “Papi” Zwetkow, MurLarkey Master Distiller.
The NYISC also handed bronze medals to two other MurLarkey spirits: our Heritage Old Country Whiskey and our Three Tea Whiskey, rounding out an incredible performance at one of the most respected and influential international spirits competitions in the industry.