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NWD Releases Rabbit and Grass Blanco AGAVE SPIRITS

NEW WORLD DISTILLERY RELEASES SECOND SITE-DISTILLED SPIRIT

Rabbit and Grass Blanco Agave Spirits Released

EDEN, UT, April 22, 2017 — On the heals of being awarded a third medal for their site-distilled Oomaw Gin, New World Distillery releases their second spirit, an un-aged, Blanco Agave Spirit fermented, distilled and bottled in the heart of the Ogden Valley at New World Distillery. New World Distillery is the only distillery the state of Utah manufacturing Agave Spirits.

Head Distiller and Co-Owner, Chris Cross has been “chasing tequila” for over half his life. His intended goal in distilling his own agave spirit has always been to retain the flavor profile of the original fruit, in this case, agave. He accomplishes this by fermenting with a specially-chosen yeast in high tech, 2000 liter, temperature-controlled and jacketed fermenters over a period of about 17 days. Cross believes that 90% of the flavor is developed during fermentation and he has chosen equipment that he believes allows for superior control of that flavor development in all the spirits he produces. Cross then makes his tails cuts very early in the run explaining that while that may result in less yield of final product, he is able to capture the heart of the agave flavor and ensure that it is the pronounced flavor profile.

Because the word, “tequila” is an appellation of origin and can only be used to describe agave spirits distilled in the Tequila region of Mexico, New World Distillery’s Rabbit and Grass Blanco is called Agave Spirits. New World Distillery will release a reposado, an agave spirit aged in a barrel, inside of one year. Their anejo will be aged for up to three years. All of NWD’s aged Agave Spirits will be rested in used Wyoming Whiskey Bourbon barrels, sourced yearly from Kirby, WY. Cross explains that he always aims to source as locally as possible and the idea of using barrels from Wyoming was one he capitalized on three years ago when the distillery was in the conceptual stages of development. 

About

 

New World Distillery is committed to representing the Ogden Valley with exceptional small batch “above top shelf” spirits. Founded by Chris and Ashley Cross, New World Distillery is a proud contributor to the Ogden Valley community through responsible use of natural resources, In- ternational Dark Skies compliant lighting, solar-powered equipment and many other green pro- cesses, the details of which are shared with customers when they tour the facility. A destination distillery, New World has a welcoming retail store front and sells merchandise, mixers and their own, site-distilled products in their package agency inside the facility. Their current line up of products includes their award-winning Oomaw Gin, Rabbit and Grass Blanco Agave Spirits and their limited edition Agave Sprits VODKA which will launch their Bower Spirits Project.

New World Distillery opened it’s doors December 10, 2016 and is located at 4795 E 2600 N in Eden, Utah. For more information, please see www.newworlddistillery.com 

NWD's Oomaw GIN Brings Home More Awards

NEW WORLD DISTILLERY Oomaw Gin BRINGS HOME ADDITIONAL MEDALS Oomaw Gin Receives International Spirits Competition Medals

EDEN, UT, April 22, 2017 — On the heals of being awarded a Bronze Medal by the American Craft Spirits Association in January, only one month after opening the distillery to the public, New World Distillery’s site distilled Oomaw Gin brings home the bronze again. Both the Denver International Spirits Competition was well as the prestigious 17th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition have awarded the juniper-forward, botanical-distilled gin additional acco- lades.

Founder, Ashley Cross states that New World Distillery is very particular in choosing the spirits competitions they enter and that decision is based on the degree to which the competitions are vetted as well as the type and number of spirits categories represented in each competition. Cross made the decision to not enter their gin in the spirits evaluation portion of the Denver competition because she did not feel that the categories reflected the level of competitiveness that would warrant participation. “This isn’t a feel good soccer team. We are a business and we don’t need accolades that we don’t respect.” She did, however, feel confident about the judges involved in the Design and Packaging portion of the International competition so she entered the gin in that category alone and earned a second medal for their site-distilled Oomaw Gin in the category of Single Bottle Winners, Classic Design.

The artist responsible for the extremely popular dragonfly image that adorns the Oomaw Gin bottle is a local resident of Salt Lake City named Tyler Davis. He is also the artist behind New World Distillery’s compass logo as well as the Mayahuel Goddess on the Agave Spirits bottles. He is currently working to finalize the label that the distillery will use for all of their One-Off, Spe- cial Edition Releases and Single Barrel Releases.

“The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the most prestigious in the world, and we could not be happier to showcase our Oomaw Gin and the Ogden Valley.” 

In a blind tasting, 43 judges evaluated more than 2,100 entries and selected New World Dis- tillery’s Oomaw Gin to receive a Bronze Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competi- tion. All award-winning entries will by listed on the SFWSC website by May 15.

About

New World Distillery is committed to representing the Ogden Valley with exceptional small batch “above top shelf” spirits. Founded by Chris and Ashley Cross, New World Distillery is a proud contributor to the Ogden Valley community through responsible use of natural resources, In- ternational Dark Skies compliant lighting, solar-powered equipment and many other green pro- cesses, the details of which are shared with customers when they tour the facility. A destination distillery, New World has a welcoming retail store front and sells merchandise, mixers and their own, site-distilled products in their package agency inside the facility. Their current line up of products includes their award-winning Oomaw Gin, Rabbit and Grass Blanco Agave Spirits and their soon-to-be-released, limited edition Agave Sprits VODKA which will launch their Bower Spirits Project.

New World Distillery opened its doors December 10, 2016 and is located at 4795 E 2600 N in Eden, Utah. For more information, please see www.newworlddistillery.com 

Oomaw GIN available at State Liquor Stores and the distillery, while Rabbit and Grass AGAVE SPIRITS is only available at the distillery.