Fremont Mischief Wins 1st Place for Vodka in Sip Northwest’s 2016 Best of the Northwest

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Sip Northwest’s 2016 Best of the Northwest grand tasting competition drafted and sampled 524 wines, 282 beers, 151 spirits and 139 ciders that were sampled blind and judged by over five dozen leading beverage experts, from master sommeliers and cicerones to certified spirit judges and cider buyers, who determined the top three in each respective beverage category. The tastings led to an all-inclusive, encyclopedic catalog of winners that now have a proven track record of greatness, and awarded Fremont Mischief Vodka 1st place in the Vodka category!

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The Largest Tasting of Gin in the World, Ever

fremont mischief gin high-resThe Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 57 gins with 15 pre-qualified judges. The gins were judged and scored separately. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the gins were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. Only ice water, neutral unflavored crackers and chips were available to cleanse the palate. The judges tasted through eight flights of 7 gins. There was a food break after the fifth flight.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. There were no bronze medals awarded for this tasting.

50best-gold-medalFremont Mischief Gin
Nose: Jackfruit, grapefruit, sugar cane, juniper, licorice, floral, grain, spice, pine.
Palate: Juniper, orange, citrus, honeysuckle, grassy, bamboo shoots, sage, anise, herbs, grain, spice, clove.
Finish: Orange, flowers, herbs, soft, smooth.

 

Gold Medal Awarded to John Jacob Whiskey by The Fifty Best

john jacob pngThe Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 American rye whiskies with 20 pre-qualified judges. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the ryes were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served slightly above room temperature. Only ice water, neutral unflavored unsalted crackers and bar snacks were available to cleanse the palate. The judges tasted through two flights of 7 ryes and one flight of 6 ryes.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold and Gold medals were awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges. The scores were exceptionally high overall, and there were no Silver or Bronze medals awarded in this tasting.

John Jacob

Nose: Light citrus, sugar cane, dried fruits, nuts, dried grain, flour, mint, white pepper.
Palate: Honey, buttery, vanilla, caramel, toffee, light maple syrup, cherry, prune, dried fruit, pistachio, clove, spice.
Finish: Creamy, spicy, tobacco, slightly smoky, smooth, delicate.

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