Smyrna, Delaware – Ye Old Barley Whiskey was awarded silver medal at the 2015 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition held on September 2 & 3, 2015 in New York City. As one of the largest competitions for the retail beverage industry in the world, the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition has attracted renowned professional Judges from restaurants, bars and clubs, food and beverage buyers, USBG Mixologists, Educators, Beverage Directors, Columnists, Writers, Sommeliers and Chefs. The twelve judges selected for the 2015 competition followed a proven numerical evaluation system to ensure reliable, unbiased and consistent results.
The Ye Old Barley Whiskey marked the first aged whiskey release for the distillery as well as the first in Delaware in over 100 years. The spirit closely resembles an Irish style pot-still whiskey, made from 80% unmalted barley and 20% malted barley with a heavy dose of smoked malts to imbue the spirit with a distinct smoke character. The flavor is balanced with notes of vanilla and toffee, as well as a light oak profile drawn into the whiskey from the barrel.
A very limited supply of Ye Old Barley Whiskey is still available at the distillery as well as select retailers in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
The distillery is also schedule to release their first bourbon, Diamond State Bourbon Whiskey, on November 14th at noon. The high rye bourbon will mark another Delaware first.