BR Distilling Company’s Blue Note Bourbon and Riverset Rye were announced as double gold medalists at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Blue Note Bourbon Single Barrel Reserve, Riverset Rye Single Barrel, and Blue Note Premium Small Batch all won double gold medals, Blue Note Juke Joint won a gold medal, and Riverset Rye won a silver medal.

“We believe in the quality of our spirits and are honored to win such outstanding awards this year in San Francisco,” said McCauley Williams, President and CEO of BR Distilling Company.

“We have done a lot of hard work as a team and have overcome a lot in the past 12 months. This type of national recognition helps us validate our work and motivate us as a team, which inspires us to keep working harder. Our recent success cannot be attributed to anyone. It’s really a team effort, and that’s what makes it so special. “

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the oldest competitions of its kind. The 2021 Awards were announced last week.

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Since these Memphis-made spirits debuted, Blue Note Bourbon and Riverset Rye have won multiple awards.

In 2020, the brands were recognized in the North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition, the John Barleycorn Awards, the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, the Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards, and the New York International Spirits Competition. These Memphis-based brands were also featured in the 2020 Fifty Best Bourbon Awards, featured on Robb Report’s “The 10 Best Tennessee Whiskeys Now To Drink” and “The 9 best bourbons to start with are listed in your collection. “

Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining Reporter for The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at [email protected] and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer.