Establishments in Cincinnati and Other Ohio Cities Earn Multiple Awards in U.S. Open Whiskey and Spirits Championship

Cincinnati Distilling and Northern Row Brewery brought home awards in multiple categories.

click to enlarge Cincinnati Distilling came in second place for overall whiskey distillery. - PHOTO: FACEBOOK.COM/CINCINNATIDISTILLING
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Cincinnati Distilling came in second place for overall whiskey distillery.

Ohio dominated the awards section of the 2022 U.S. Open Whiskey and Spirits Championship.

Cincinnati Distilling and Dayton Barrel Works were both named in the top five whiskey distilleries, with Cincinnati coming in second and Dayton coming in fourth.

“We are absolutely ecstatic! The US Open Whiskey and Spirits Competition results are in for 2022 and we came home with a lot of hardware!” wrote Cincinnati Distilling in a Facebook post.

Northern Row Brewery came in second in the top five spirit distilleries; Hall Brothers Distillery in Dayton and Columbus’s Endeavor Brewing and Spirits tied for third place.

The championship, held in Oxford, Ohio, is judged blind. The judges don’t know anything about what they’re drinking other than the category of the drink, according to its website.

Cincinnati Distilling took home bronze for straight bourbon and single-barrel whiskey, silver for small batch bourbon (one to three years under 100 proof) and gold for beer distilled whiskey and whiskey aged in beer barrels. They even snagged silver for their peanut butter and blueberry donut whiskeys.

Northern Row Brewery also represented Cincinnati, winning gold for small batch bourbon (one to three years under 100 proof), silver for single-barrel whiskey, both gold and silver for their gin and gold in the flavored vodka category for their pepper vodka. Northern Row Brewery's white rum also earned them a bronze. 

Other Ohio-based winners include Cleveland Whiskey and Stillwrights Distillery. Find the full list of winners here.

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