Deerhammer Distilling's (Buena Vista, CO) American Single Malt was named a winner in the spirits category at the 2018 Good Food awards in San Francisco, CA.
"It's great to finally see the American Single Malt category gain some recognition, but even more awesome to be recognized by the Good Food Awards, that takes the judging criteria seriously for American whiskey," Deerhammer Founder and Distiller Lenny Eckstein said." "This award is a huge honor for us."
Eckstein founded the distillery with his wife Amy in 2010.
Deerhammer American Single Malt was one of 279 finalists for the 2018 awards, which include 15 other spirits category finalists.
Now in it's eighth year, the Good Food Awards are given to "tasty, authentic and responsible" food producers in 15 categories. This year's judges included Summer-Jane Bell, the president of the U.S. Bartender's Guild and Sue Anderbois, the director of food strategy of the state of Rhode Island, among several other food and beverage professionals and spirits writers.