James Beard Semifinalists

Well, since the Olympics are happening, might as well throw some food & drink awards into the mix as well.  The James Beard Award semifinalists were announced today.  Among the nominess, there were a few of  whisky-related note in the Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional category:

Clear Creek Distillery, Portland, OR

Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, , Louisville, KY

St. George Spirits, Alameda, CA


While I’m at it, might as well congratulate a few other faves that made this first round: DelfinaDogfish HeadGary DankoSanfordThe Craftsman…all well deserved!


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