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Belfour Spirits Earns Two Gold Medals in Prestigious San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

By March 30, 2022October 14th, 2022No Comments

Rye Whiskey and Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey receive top marks in California competition

DALLAS, TX [March 18, 2022] – In an exciting start to 2022, Belfour Spirits’ 94 proof nostalgic Rye Whiskey and 100.5 proof Small Batch Straight Bourbon Whiskey have received prominent recognition at this year’s San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge.

Earning a score of 93 points and 90 points respectively, these whiskeys have proven their intricate and intriguing flavors to a panel of judges who represent prestigious restaurant groups, well-respected wineries, and even Gordon Ramsey’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”

The Rye Whiskey is known for its rich golden color, sea-salt nose, caramel taste, and lingering hints of peppermint. A bolder option, the Small Batch Straight Bourbon offers a medium amber color that teases wildflower, gardenia, and spices, with a smokey honey and orange finish.

Ed Belfour, founder of Belfour Spirits, was very pleased by the gold placements from the Californian competition. He stated, “We’ve worked hard to craft an ultra-premium experience for our fellow whiskey drinkers, and we’re very happy to hear that our meticulous efforts have been recognized by this accomplished group of judges.”

Led by Hockey Hall of Famer Ed Belfour, Belfour Spirits is an ultra-premium whiskey producer known for its spirits’ unique character and stunning packaging. In 2014, the Belfour family began their journey to hand craft exceptionally smooth and well-balanced whiskey made from the finest ingredients. Belfour Spirits distributes in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas, with additional markets expected this year and beyond. To learn more, visit, Facebook and Instagram @belfourspirits, and on Twitter @belfour_spirits.