Six Michigan distilleries were honored with 16 individual awards April 5, 2016 at the American Distilling Institute’s 10th Annual Spirits Competition, held as part of its annual conference in San Diego, California. Competition organizers reported 645 spirits were entered and a panel of 28 judges awarded 282 medals in a variety of categories.
According to the Michigan Craft Distillers Association, awards were presented to:
New Holland Artisan Spirits, Holland Bierschnaps White ** Also awarded ”Best in Category”
Coppercraft Distillery, Holland Cask Strength Bourbon
Detroit City Distillery, Detroit Bootleg Bourbon
** Also awarded a Silver Medal for “Excellence in Packaging”
The Michigan Craft Distillers Association was formed in 2014 as a non-profit organization charged with marketing the individual member businesses, their products and events, but also help bring a voice for the industry when it comes to legislative issues that affect the overall beverage industry.