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Pennington Distillery Earns Medals from World Spirit Competition


Pennington Distilling Company’s family of brands has earned twelve national exclusive spirit tasting awards. The 2020 tasting competitions include the San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awards, the Beverage Tasting Institute/ Spirits Competition, and the SIP Awards International Spirits Competition.

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Jeff and Jenny Pennington, co-founders of Pennington Distilling Company, state “Winning these awards is a huge honor for each of our brands.  Our Davidson Reserve Whiskies, Pickers and Walton’s Vodkas, and Whisper Creek spirits continue to resonate with our target demographics of whiskey lovers, vodka enthusiasts, and our Tennessee sipping cream fan club.  We are very proud of our entire team who have worked hard to make Pennington Distilling Company and Nashville become known in the liquor business on a national stage.”

The 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Awards drew the most awards across all the brands with two Double Gold, two Gold, one Silver, and two Bronze Medals.  Walton’s Vodka and Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whisky both received the coveted Double Gold Medals.  Pickers Original Vodka received an impressive Gold Medal as did Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey Single Barrel.  Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey received a Silver medal.  Genesis Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Whisper Creek Original Tennessee Sipping Cream placed with exciting Bronze medals.

The 2020 Beverage Tasting Institute/ Spirits Competition awarded Davidson Reserve two sought-after “Gold” medals.  Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey (4-Grain) and Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey were both awarded Gold with a score of 91 points.

In addition, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey was awarded three medals in the 2020 SIP Awards International Spirits Competition.  The Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey won a notable “Silver” medal and Davidson Reserve Four Grain Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey earned a “Double Gold” medal as well as the coveted “Consumers Choice” medal.

The Davidson Reserve family, this long-awaited Tennessee Whiskey, which garnered 9 medals, is Nashville’s first locally distilled four-year-old Tennessee whiskey since Prohibition.  Our Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey is made with a small amount of malt, allowing more flavor from the Tennessee-grown corn and rye to come through. It is distilled twice and filtered through virgin Tennessee sugar maple charcoal to provide extra smoothness and a perfect balance to the whiskey. Davidson Reserve ages their whiskey for a minimum of 4 years in 53-gallon barrels before bottling at 96 proof.

About Pennington Distilling Company
Pennington Distilling Company was founded in 2011 in Nashville, TN by husband-and-wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington.  Located in the heart of their hometown, the Pennington’s have personally crafted the finest in Tennessee Whiskey, vodka, and sipping cream.

Donna Vissman
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