Old Home Distillers Takes Platinum, Double Gold Among 13 Medals at 2021 Competitions

Lebanon, New York - Old Home Distillers has once again earned high marks in 2021, winning coveted platinum medals for its New York Single Malt Whiskey and 100 Proof Corn Whiskey, and a double gold medal for its Peppershine, a jalapeño-infused corn whiskey. The family-run farm distillery recently received a total of 13 medals in a pair of charitable spirits competitions, the Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition (FLIWC) and the Great American International Spirits Competition (GAISC).


“Competitions should be taken with a grain of salt and have never been our top priority, but we’re very pleased to see these results,” noted co-distiller and operations director Adam Carvell. “Our bourbons have always received a lot of attention but not everyone is familiar with corn whiskey and American single malt. Earning platinum medals for these less-known styles shows just how far we have come since starting in 2015.”


“The 100 Proof Corn Whiskey was our very first product, and our New York Single Malt was the first spirit we ever barreled. It’s gratifying to see them so highly awarded,” added co-distiller and marketing director Aaron Carvell. “Funny thing though - we heard about the double gold for our Peppershine just as it went out of stock. Don’t worry, we’ll make more this fall when local jalapeños are harvested.”


In addition to the platinum and double gold medals, Old Home received ten silver and bronze medals for a total of 13 awards:


Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition


Double Gold: Peppershine

Silver: Brothers’ Cut Port Finished; Maple Flavored Whiskey

Bronze: 100 Proof Corn Whiskey; Field Days Bourbon Whiskey; Gin; Barrel Rested Gin


Great American International Spirits Competition

Platinum: 100 Proof Corn Whiskey; New York Single Malt Whiskey

Bronze: Field Days Bourbon Whiskey; Gin; Barrel Rested Gin; King Mayhem Straight Rye Whiskey


Old Home Distillers’ products are sold at the distillery’s tasting room and via select retailers throughout New York State. They are also available at local farmers markets, including the CNY Regional Market, Cazenovia Farmers Market, Hamilton Farmers Market, and Oneida County Public Market.


About Old Home Distillers A family-owned and operated New York Farm Distillery located at 964 Campbell Road in the rural hamlet of Lebanon, New York, Old Home Distillers produces bourbon, whiskey, gin, apple brandy, and other specialty spirits in a historic 100-year-old stable. Brother-distillers Aaron and Adam Carvell personally mash, ferment, and distill each batch by hand from scratch using 100 percent NYS-grown grain and absolutely no bulk-bought spirits, artificial ingredients, or cane sugar. Free tours of the distillery are given every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoon, with samples, bottle sales, and gifts available in the adjoining tasting room. For more information please call the distillery at 315.837.4123 or visit www.oldhomedistillers.com.


About the Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition

Started 21 years ago, the Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition has become one of the largest wine and spirits competitions in the world to be run by a nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the competition benefit the children and families of Camp Good Days & Special Times affected by cancer and sickle cell anemia. For more information visit www.fliwc-cgd.com.


About the Great American International Spirits Competition

Organized and conducted by the Raise A Glass Foundation, the Great American International Spirits Competition was created to support charities around the world. Their international competitions donate thousands of bottles of award-winning wine, beer, and spirits to designated charities to use in their fundraising efforts. Learn more at www.raiseaglassfoundation.com.



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