For Immediate Release
- Elizabeth Cornelius
- Chief Marketing Officer
2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Gives 91 Rating to Belfour Bourbon Whiskey Finished With Texas Pecan Wood
Belfour Earns Silver Medal for Bottle Series Packaging
DALLAS - In its first entry in the prestigious 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC) competition, Belfour Spirits’ Bourbon Whiskey Finished With Texas Pecan Wood scored 91 points of excellence, deeming it a “highly recommended” spirit by the hosting group.
Belfour Spirits Bourbon Whiskey Finished With Texas Pecan Wood is a 92-proof Bourbon Whiskey that aged beautifully in American white oak barrels, then spent extra time mellowing with added staves of Texas pecan wood. The end result is a roasted nut aroma followed by a butterscotch and crème brûlée taste. The finish is a long mellow warmth with a rich mouthfeel, layered with smoky vanilla and hints of spice.
“This bourbon whiskey was inspired by a 300-year-old, oversized pecan tree on our old family ranch in North Texas, so this spirit will always have a special place in our heart,” says Ed Belfour, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Belfour Spirits. “We’re proud of this score from the 2020 USC judges and look forward to sharing this unique product with fans, new and old to Belfour Spirits.”
The Ultimate Spirits Challenge aims to create and establish a higher evaluation for spirits that provides accurate, meaningful and useful results in recognizing and promoting the quality of beverage alcohol products. According to the USC, each product is reviewed under ideal tasting conditions over a period of time that allows the product to express its best characteristics. Each product is then evaluated blind by panels in multi-stage assessments to remove any inherent or individual bias.
In addition to recognition for flavor, Belfour Spirits has earned accolades for packaging, receiving a silver medal for “bottle series” in the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
About Belfour Spirits
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. Today, the company has distilled more than 2,000 barrels of whiskey. Belfour Spirits distributes in Illinois, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Tennessee, with additional markets expected in 2020 and beyond. To learn more, visit BelfourSpirits.com, Facebook and Instagram @belfourspirits, and on Twitter @belfour_spirits.
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