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OGDEN, UT, March 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ogden's Own Distillery announced the release date for Madam Pattirini Gin and Porter's Apple Liqueur to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). The company also announced results from the 2017 Denver International Spirits Competition where Five Wives Vodka and Porter's Peach Liqueur received gold medals and Madam Pattirini Gin and Porter's Apple received silver medals. These were the companies only products entered in this year's competition.
Both silver medal winning products, Madam Pattirini Gin and Porter's Apple Liqueur, will be shipped to the state of Utah on April 3, 2017 and the company anticipates they will begin to appear on DABC store shelves around April 11.
"We've been waiting for a few months on the DABC to send us an order for our most recent creations," managing partner Steve Conlin explained. "It's nice that it coincided with the release of this great news regarding contest results."
Madam Pattirini Gin is made from juniper, bergamot, coriander, cardamom, Nigerian ginger, and Sicilian lemon in small runs of less than 1,000 bottles at a time. All bottles are individually hand-numbered by batch and bottle.
As the 35th child of LDS Prophet Brigham Young, B. Morris Young AKA Madam Pattirini was one of the more interesting and little know figures of the Old West. In 1895, he began publicly performing in drag as an "Italian opera diva" under the pseudonym "Madam Pattirini". Young performed as Pattirini in north and central Utah venues from 1885 to the 1900s. He could produce a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young. Much like people will be surprised that a great gin comes from Utah!
Porter's Apple Liqueur extends the company's flavored whiskey brands which pay homage to the infamous Porter Rockwell - a legend during the early days of the LDS church where he was bodyguard for founder Joseph Smith and served as a deputy marshal in Utah. Rockwell was known for heavy-handed enforcement and the killing of many men.
Porter's Apple joins Porter's Fire cinnamon-vanilla and Porter's Peach in the Porter's family of whiskey liqueurs.
"We now have eight award-winning products on shelves in Utah as well as other states like Michigan and in stores like Total Wine & More across the country," Conlin said. "Utah's largest locally-owned distillery keeps growing!"
Underground Herbal Spirit, produced by Ogden's Own Distillery, was honored with a gold medal in the 2014 Denver International Spirits competition.
The Denver International Spirits Competition is judged by a panel consisting of top sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologists and beverage directors from around the world. Learn more at www.denverspiritscomp.com.
About Ogden's Own Distillery:
For nearly eight years Ogden's Own Distillery has been making craft spirits in Utah. As Ogden's first licensed distillery since the 1800's their first product, Underground Herbal Spirit, captures the feeling of the rowdy, early days of Ogden. Underground Herbal Spirit won a prestigious "Double Gold" at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and "Best Liqueur" at the 2012 Spirits of the America's. Ogden's Own also makes the critically acclaimed Five Wives Vodka brands, Porter's Fire, Peach and Apple Whiskey Liqueurs and Madam Pattirini Gin. www.OgdensOwn.com
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