Chelsea distillery wins countrywide awards for s’more-flavored bourbon

Chelsea’s Ugly Puppy Distillery was just lately awarded both of those a Double Gold medal…

Chelsea’s Ugly Puppy Distillery was just lately awarded both of those a Double Gold medal and a Very best in Course award for its S’Mores Kentucky Bourbon at the 2021 San Francisco Planet Spirits Competitiveness (SFWSC).

The award-successful bourbon features flavors of chocolate, vanilla, graham crackers, and smoky campfire. Rick Wyble, Unpleasant Dog’s head distiller, states that while he always enters competitions hoping to acquire, profitable Greatest of Course is “definitely a shock and a shock” and the distillery is “very grateful.”

He clarifies that in buy to acquire a Double Gold medal at the SFWSC, each individual judge have to unanimously award a products a gold medal. From that tiny pool of double gold winners, the judges then go on to pick the most effective in a group. S’mores Kentucky Bourbon gained finest in the flavored whiskey course.

Reflecting on what gained around the competition’s judges, Wyble claims distillery workers went by way of quite a few prototypes till they uncovered a winner they knew could be happy of. The product’s generation was spearheaded by Unpleasant Dog’s CEO, David Salmon. Wyble says that when Salmon’s analysis into flavored spirits uncovered “a hole in the s’mores taste area,” he and his crew determined “to give it their greatest shot.” 

“What set us aside is that we created a definitely balanced bourbon exactly where all the flavors are in harmony with every single other,” Wyble says. “What also arrived through is that we use significant-top quality pure elements, these types of as organic and natural cane sugar, and arguably some of the greatest straight Kentucky bourbon as a base.” 

Wyble states endorsement from the prestigious SFWSC is significant for Hideous Dog’s future. Unpleasant Doggy solutions are at this time readily available in 20 states and Canada. The new bragging legal rights will assistance the distillery get a foothold in other markets and nations. 

“In my impression, the recognition is equivalent to remaining awarded the Wine of the 12 months award from Wine Spectator or Motor Trend’s Auto of the 12 months,” he claims. “This award is huge for us and we are likely to use it as a launching pad to grow.”

Wyble and the Unattractive Puppy Distillery crew have been enjoying looking at the reactions of website visitors who occur to their tasting area to try a sample of the S’Mores Bourbon and the distillery’s other spirits. 

“Occur in and see the place we make everything transpire,” Wyble states. “We have a winner and we are seriously excited to share it with everybody.”

Jaishree Drepaul-Bruder is a freelance writer and editor at present based in Ann Arbor. She can be arrived at at [email protected].

Photo courtesy of Unsightly Dog Distillery.