PRESS RELEASE: Barrelling Tide Takes Home 10 Medals

February 9, 2018

Port Williams, N.S. – Barrelling Tide Distillery won 10 medals in the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, including three gold, and Best in Class for their Raspberry Liqueur. Fifty-four distilleries across Canada participated in this year’s awards.

The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition is Canada’s only national spirit competition reserved exclusively for micro-distilleries. Each spirit goes through a blind tasting panel that is made up of eight judges from across the country.

“We are honoured, and very proud to have won 10 medals in the 2018 Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition,” said Russ and Colleen Murphy, owners of Barrelling Tide Distillery.  “Since opening our distillery in the spring of 2016, this recognition validates our commitment to the quality products we produce.”

Opened in 2016, Barrelling Tide has now produced a product line of over 15 spirits and liqueurs.  Russ and Colleen saw the opportunity to open the distillery in Port Williams when they moved back home to Nova Scotia. They pride themselves on their high-quality products and are thrilled to share their awards with the community.

Barrelling Tide’s 2018 Medals

Tide Gin – Silver
Infused Vodka – Chili Pepper Vodka – Bronze
Black Currant Liqueur – Gold
Cherry Liqueur – Gold
Best in Class – Raspberry Liqueur – Gold
Haskap Liqueur – Silver
Javalley Coffee Liqueur – Silver
Rum – 5 Fathom Dark Rum – Silver
Vodka – Tide Vodka – Silver
White Spirits – Tidal Run – Silver

“Thank you to our customers, near and far; the local farmers and producers of the Annapolis Valley, and the talented mixologists in establishments throughout Nova Scotia that use our product.  Ask for us by name and support the craft distilling industry here at home!”


For more information, contact:
Russ & Colleen Murphy, Owners
Barrelling Tide Distillery
Phone: 902-542-1627
Websites: Barrelling Tide Distillery and Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition

About Barrelling Tide Distillery
Barrelling Tide Distillery is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley, on the Cornwallis River. From the distillery, the tides can be seen rising 30 feet, twice a day.

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