Sons of Liberty receives national spirits recognition
SONS OF LIBERTY BEER & SPIRITS, founded by Mike Reppucci, has been named an Icon of Whisky by Whisky Magazine. In addition, the South Kingstown distiller received honors for three of its individual whiskys.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. was named American Craft Producer of the Year at Whisky Magazine’s 2017 Icons of Whisky award ceremony Tuesday night in New York City.
“To say we’re ecstatic is an understatement,” said Mike Reppucci, founder of Sons of Liberty, in a statement. “With more than 1,200 distilleries currently operating in the U.S., it is an incredible honor to be named an Icon of Whisky for 2017.”
Judged by a panel of industry veterans, the magazine’s annual award ceremony celebrates individuals and companies in the whisky-producing industry. In recent years, Sons of Liberty has been awarded the World’s Best Flavored Whiskey (2014) for its pumpkin spice seasonal release, North America’s Best Flavored Whiskey (2015) for its hop flavored seasonal release and won a gold medal in 2016 for its Battle Cry single malt whiskey.
“Since day one we have strived to redefine American Spirits and the support we have received from the local community over the years has been invaluable in putting Sons of Liberty in the conversation with the world’s finest distilleries,” said Reppucci.
On Tuesday night Sons of Liberty also won America’s Best Flavored Whiskey for its gala apple seasonal release and two gold medals in the American Single Malt category for its UPRISING and Battle Cry whiskies.