RY3 Virginia Rye Whiskey takes home Best of Show in the Rye category at the 2023 New Orleans Bourbon Festival. Also wins Silver overall. Congratulations!
Article from Food and Beverage magazine:
Phenomenal Spirits is proud to announce its RY3 Whiskey Cask Strength Toasted Barrel expression, was awarded several impressive awards at the 2023 New Orleans Bourbon Festival. RY3 Toasted Barrel took home second place, Silver in the “BEST IN FEST” category, first place Gold in the “RYE WHISKEY” category, and second place, Silver in the “BEST CASK STRENGTH” category. The festival held March 22 – 25, celebrates the city’s historic relationship to Bourbon and culture and included many of the country’s finest distillers.
In addition, RY3 Toasted Barrel was awarded an impressive 90 points at the 2023 IWSC International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) held in London. Karthik Sudhir, Founder & CEO of Phenomenal Spirits commented, “Ry3 Whiskey is known for product innovation, stunning packaging and exceptional quality liquid. We are thrilled to be acknowledged and awarded by the industry’s prestigious New Orleans Bourbon Festival and IWSC.”
Rye Whiskey Toasted Barrel is an exquisite blend of hand-selected whiskies which is further finished in toasted barrels. The finishing period in the toasted barrels accentuates the complexity of the whiskey by adding notes of vanilla, cocoa and brown sugar that soothe the spice.
Sudhir added, “Craft whiskey consumers are embracing rye whiskey. America’s original iconic spirit volumes are skyrocketing. With the resurgence of the category, product innovation has reached new heights, spurring consumer’s curiosity. We developed RY3 Whiskey Toasted Barrel with these curious and passionate consumers in mind. RY3 Toasted Barrel is an exceptional Rye whisky finished in toasted casks, offering drinkers layers of intense spice and complexity for an exceptional and exciting, new Rye drinking experience.”
Phenomenal Spirits is on a steadfast mission to create exceptionally high-quality brands that fill untapped opportunities in the spirits category. To help guide this mission, Sudhir is partnering with Matt Witzig, Master Distiller and Co-founder of Joseph Magnus Bourbon. An icon in spirits distillation, Witzig is working in concert with Sudhir and his team to build a portfolio of unparalleled brands for the curious spirits consumer and aficionado alike.
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