Dry Fly Distilling named american whiskey distillery of the year in Berlin international spirits competition
Spokane, Washington. – Dry Fly Distilling, an American-made, small-batch distiller of vodka, gin, and whiskies, was named American Whiskey Distillery of the Year at the Berlin International Spirits Competition. This was the first major international spirits competition with trade-only judges including buyers, restaurant and bar owners, distributors and importers throughout Western Europe. Nearly 200 spirits from more than twenty countries were judged in the competition, held March 2, 2015 in Berlin.
Dry Fly’s Cask Strength Wheat Whiskey also won a gold medal in the competition and its Washington Dry Gin earned bronze. Dry Fly produces award-winning spirits from its facility in Spokane, Washington, using only locally grown grains and botanicals.
“Our peers in Europe have recognized the result of our passion and dedication to distilling the right way,” said Kent Fleishmann, Dry Fly co-owner. “We were proud to see our no-shortcuts, farm-to-bottle quality distilled spirits honored on this international stage.”
About Dry Fly Distilling
Dry Fly Distilling is a small-batch distiller of award-winning vodka, gin, and whiskies, located in Spokane, Washington. The company is owned and operated by Don Poffenroth and Kent Fleischmann who built Dry Fly in a historic bus depot in 2007. Using Christian Carl pot stills with multiple rectification columns that were custom-built in Goppingen, Germany, Dry Fly embraces a farm-to-bottle approach, producing all of the liquor it sells from raw materials grown locally by sustainable farms.