Local Colorado Craft Distillery Wins Big At International Spirits Competition
Anvil Distillery, based in Longmont, Colorado took home two Platinum medals for their Colorado Hand Crafted Spirits at the 2016 SIP Awards International Consumer Tasting Competition.
Anvil, just starting its second year of production, is heralded with acclaim not just from SIP, but the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival (Gold for Vodka, Silver for Gin), New York International Spirits Competition (Bronze for Gin, Best Gin Distillery in Colorado) and Denver International Spirits Competition (Silver for Vodka, Bronze for Gin).
Anvil's success can be attributed to the care and precision taken during the creation of each small batch spirit. From the purposeful sourcing of the non-GMO white corn from New Mexico, to the malted millet and barley from Colorado Malting Company, the purity of the ingredients matter. The botanicals for the gin are organic, carefully selected so that no chemicals are extracted during distillation. The water, from the St. Vrain River right out their back door, is filtered four times. They even distill their own neutral grain spirits, so that they have control over every aspect of the final product. The results are a clean, sweet and flavorful vodka, and a gin both lively and refreshing on the palette.
Peter Grundy, the Founder and Distiller, shares his perspective on Anvil winning so many awards since launching: "Out of all the accolades we've received so far, the Platinum medals we've won at SIP are extremely rewarding for us, because it's consumer-based. Then, to win Gold and Silver at Breckenridge where we were competing with many other Colorado distilleries, affirms our belief that we are creating exceptional quality Hand Crafted Spirits right here in Colorado."
Anvil Distillery is located at 117 S. Sunset St. Ste G1, near Left Hand Brewery in Longmont, by the St. Vrain River. Open for tours, tastings and cocktails, it is an inviting place for locals and visitors alike. The bottled spirits can be found in many liquor stores in Boulder County and throughout the Front Range.
Visit the website at http://www.anvildistillery.com/