Winners at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Two of Mad River Distillers craft spirits received medals at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition—one of the largest and most highly regarded spirits competitions in the world! Our Straight Bourbon received a Gold Medal, and our First Run Rum received a Bronze.
Our Straight Bourbon is made using only regionally-sourced, non-GMO grains. It has a wonderful deep and rich aroma of Vermont-grown corn, with smokiness on the palate, and a smooth aromatic finish.
Our First Run Rum is a premium, aged rum made with cane sugar in fresh charred American oak barrels—just like our bourbon and rye! The result is a stunning sipping rum that has a smooth and distinctly rum-caramel finish.
As a craft distillery, we take great pride in our spirits, which we ferment, distill and bottle entirely in our home state of Vermont. We also love to share our great tasting spirits with all of you, wherever you may call home.
Visit our Purchase page to see where you can find one of these award-winning bottles near you, or to buy online. You can also find bottles at one of our Tasting Rooms.