Gather round, American spirit lovers, we have another wonderful MoM competition for you! It’s our Spirit of America competition, because although we don’t celebrate 4th of July across the pond, we certainly do enjoy the alcoholic fruits of the USA.
In true celebratory fashion, we thought we’d do a round up of some of our favourite American spirits to honour the occasion, and you could win them all! Yep, all six of them. But what is in this fabulous round up, we hear you ask?
Tasty bourbon from FEW Spirits, which calls Evanston, Illinois its home. In a cruel and frankly hilarious stroke of irony, the craft distillery takes its name from the initials of Frances Elizabeth Willard, a key figure in the Temperance Movement against the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Something to have a little chuckle about while you sip.
You would be absolutely correct in thinking that this whiskey from Balcones is actually distilled from blue corn! It was also the very first Texan whiskey since Prohibition, and the first whiskey to be distilled from blue corn, as a bonus. Those Balcones folks in Waco really know what they’re doing when it comes to delicious craft spirits. This spirit isn’t actually blue, though. That really would be crazy.
This dry gin was dubbed Bluecoat after the uniforms worn by the militia in the American Revolution, and it’s distilled in Philadelphia by, unsurprisingly, Philadelphia Distilling! It captures the spirit of America in a juniper-based tipple, named in celebration of the American spirit of independence and rebellion. What’s more, the botanicals used are kept super secret. Mysterious…
A fabulously spicy rye whiskey from the ever wonderful New York Distilling Company based in Brooklyn, inspired by the ragtime music of the early 20th century. They only use grain produced in New York for their rye whiskey, which is pretty cool.
The folks over at St. George Spirits have been doing their thing since 1982, producing very fine spirits just like this craft Terroir Gin! A little taste of the forests of California in a bottle from a pioneering and forward-thinking artisan distillery.
A tasty bourbon from Widow Jane Distillery (named after the widow of a limestone mine owner in Rosendale) distilled in Kentucky. A fun and quirky brand which uses corn varieties that are unique to the distillery. The actual distillery was built using restored bricks from the neighbourhood, and is called home by a brood of chickens and a peacock. We’re not sure if they help with the distilling, though.
How do I enter?!
So long as you have Instagram (and it’s 2019, so who doesn’t?) and three friends (who also have Instagram) then you’re all set! All you need to do is follow @MasterofMalt, ‘like’ our Instagram photo of all the boozy American goodies, and tag three friends you’d want to share this delicious bundle with. That’s right, you’d have to share it. Sharing is caring, right? Just complete those three simple tasks and you’ll be in with a chance to win six tasty bottles!
So go forth and ‘gram, good people! We wish you the best of luck.
MoM ‘Spirit of America’ Competition 2019 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 1 July to 4 July 2019. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Prizes not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent. See full T&Cs for details.