Pennington Distilling Company Earns 17 Medals from the 2021 American Distilling Institute and the American Craft Spirits Association Annual Competitions

Davidson Reserve® Four Grain Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey  Wins ADI's Best on Class, Best of Category and Gold in their Whiskey Division. 

Nashville, TN—(AUGUST 31, 2021) -- Pennington Distilling Company earns 17 medals from the American Distilling Institute and the American Craft Spirits Association annual competitions.

Davidson Reserve® is a big winner at the coveted 2021 ADI Judging of Craft Spirits Award earning Best of Class, Best of Category, and Gold.   The Davidson Reserve® Four Grain Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, made with corn, wheat, barley and rye, topped the judging in the Distilled(1) & Certified Craft Distilled Spirits™ Whiskey division (specifically "grain to glass" distilleries). 

Jeff and Jenny Pennington, co-founders of Pennington Distilling Company, state “We are very proud that our Davidson Reserve® Whiskies continue to showcase our passion to distill the best Tennessee Whiskey on our category.   Our entire team works hard every day to make Davidson Reserve an award-winning whiskey."

Pennington Distilling Company also earned a Silver medal for the Davidson Reserve® Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a Bronze for the Davidson Reserve® Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey and a Bronze for each vodka, Pickers Vodka® and Walton’s Finest Vodka®.

In addition to the ADI awards, Pennington Distilling Company had an impressive tally at the American Craft Spirits Association Awards with the Davidson Reserve® Single Barrel Straight Tennessee Whiskey winning a Gold medal and eight Silver medals for other Davidson Reserve® whiskies and Walton’s Finest Vodka®.

About Davison Reserve 

Davidson Reserve is the truest expression of what originally inspired the Pennington's to open a distillery in Nashville.  It’s the first locally distilled six-year-old Tennessee Whiskey since Prohibition and is a reflection of Tennessee's heritage and history that connects us to a long (and storied) history of distilling alcohol in our home state.

Davidson Reserve joins the very small club of Tennessee distilleries that perform every function of the production process on-site. At our facility in West Nashville, we do everything except grow the grain, which is sourced locally from Renfroe Farms just up the road in Huntington, Tennessee.  Davidson Reserve is one of the first distilleries in Tennessee to receive the sought-after "bottled-in-bond" designation since the laws were changed in 2009.

About Pennington Distilling Company

Pennington Distilling Company was founded in 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee by husband-and-wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington.  Located in the heart of their hometown, the Penningtons have personally crafted the finest in Tennessee Whiskey, vodka, and sipping cream.

From hand-selecting local farmers, gathering the best non-GMO grain, and remaining committed to “grain to glass“, to aging whiskey in oak barrels, combined with unique and flavorful spirit recipes, the Pennington Distilling Company brands are not only fan loved but also award-winning. The brands have garnered over 69 awards to date in competitions such as the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirits Competition, SIP Awards, Beverage Tasting Institute/ Awards, and the American Distilling Institute Awards.

For almost ten years, Pennington Distilling Company has worked diligently to bring the finest alcoholic beverages to the ever-changing and highly competitive spirits industry. The Pennington Distilling Company family of brands includes three proprietary mash bills: Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey®, Davidson Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey®, and Davidson Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey®. Davidson Reserve Four Grain® and Davidson Reserve Genesis® are both Tennessee Straight Bourbon whiskeys created by blending small batches of these mash bills together.

Pennington Distilling Company also produces Pickers Original Vodka® with additional fruit-infused flavors including Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Pineapple; Pickers Unplugged Vodka Soda® in assorted low calorie, zero carbohydrate, and gluten-free flavors; Pickers Crafted Cocktails® in assorted flavors; Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream® (Cream Liqueur made with Tennessee Whiskey) available in Original®, Mocha, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice; and Walton’s Finest Vodka®, which is named after Jenny’s father and made with 100% Tennessee red winter wheat.

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