Black Fig Vodka® wins Double Gold at 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
BOSTON – Black Fig Vodka® took home a Double Gold award recently at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The beverage, said to be the world’s only fig-infused vodka, received the Best Flavored Vodka Double Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), a unanimous recognition by the 43 member judging panel that places the spirit among the finest products in the world.
More than one pound of California figs is naturally infused in every bottle. This process produces Black Fig’s golden amber hues and a natural sweetness that complements both traditional and unexpected cocktail recipes. On the palate, the 60-proof vodka demonstrates a subtle buttery and nutty texture with notes of honey and caramel followed by a rich, full finish.
“We couldn’t be more proud to receive Double Gold,” saysMichael Davidson, owner of Black Infusions, LLC, the company that produces Black Fig. “The unique balance of natural flavors is what sets Black Fig apart from the competition. It’s a versatile spirit with a broad range of appeal. It’s easily enjoyed on the rocks, as well as in a variety of craft cocktails.”
Black Fig is currently available in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Distribution is set to expand to seven more states by the end of 2017, including California, DC, Florida and Missouri. For distribution information and inquiries, visit www.BlackInfusions.com.
This year, SFWSC (www.sfspiritscomp.com) saw its largest turnout in history
with more than 2,100 entries from around the world. The 2017 judging panel
included top spirits experts Tony Abou-Ganim and David Wondrich, renowned Master-Mixologist and James Beard Award-winner, respectively. Every entry is blind-tested to ensure that each product is judged fairly and without bias.
The artisanal premium vodka is distilled from grain, naturally infused with
California figs, and bottled by hand in small batches. The 60-proof vodka is gluten- free and made without artificial sugars, flavors or colors.
It the first spirit produced by Black Infusions, LLC of Boston, Massachusetts and all the materials used in its production and packaging are made in America. For distribution information and cocktail recipes, visit http://www.BlackInfusions.com.