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GameFish™ Vodka Wins Two National Awards
John Barleycorn has spoken! We’re honored to announce that GameFish Vodka won a Gold medal for Taste in the 2021 Spring John Barleycorn Awards! Each entry was blind-tasted and scored on a 100-point scale for appearance, aroma, taste and finish. Awards were determined based on points. As the judges stated on the taste, “Clean as a whistle. As a vodka should be. Very nice.”
GameFish Vodka also won the John Barleycorn Gold medal for label Design as “An excellent product meeting very high standards.”
The John Barleycorn Society is an assemblage of the world’s top journalists and spirits industry professionals who foster a modern approach to recognizing excellence in the spirits industry from seed to glass. Taste, print and digital marketing, package design, public relations, journalism, social media, event production and filmmaking are some of the general categories judged by John Barleycorn select panels.
Border Belt Independent Features Alex Munroe and Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery
The Border Belt Independent published a story Monday about the state of the Bladen County economy. In this story, we show how one Bladen County businessman has taken an abandoned property and turned it into a thriving business.
Great American International Spirits Award
Normally we wouldn’t brag about a Silver medal, but when you’re a new brand in an International Competition and up against the world’s best, it’s hard to be humble!
Cape Fear Distillery’s Cape Fear Rum is honored to take the Silver Medal in The Great American International Spirits Competition! The competition’s judges from across the world included the most influential people in the spirits industry, including Master Distillers, Certified Spirits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers and spirits industry writers and consultants. Each spirit was blind judged and based on its own merit — its presence, balance and character.
According to Cape Fear Distillery owner, Alex Munroe, “It took over a year to develop the final recipe for our rum, but the hard work paid off. Like all of our spirits, we wanted to make Cape Fear Rum drinkable neat, so the result was a smooth, easy-finishing rum with hints of butter rum and coconut. To take a Silver Medal in such a prestigious international competition right out of the gate is kind of unheard of… we’re very honored!”
Food & Beverage Magazine
Food and Beverage Magazine has been the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry's #1 national resource for over 20 years. With Founding Advisory Board members such as WolfGang Puck, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Robin Leach, the magazine boasts almost 10 million viewers each month. It's quite an honor for Cape Fear Distillery's Maritime Gin to be featured in this months edition.
Our State Magazine
Since 1933, Our State magazine has celebrated the very best of North Carolina from the mountains to the coast through lively storytelling and stunning photography, reflecting North Carolina’s beauty, nature, nostalgia, food and travel. Our State has over 1,100,000 readers across the USA and the world, the largest paid circulation of any North Carolina magazine and the second largest circulation of any privately published magazine in the country.
Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery is honored to grace the pages of Our State’s August edition in an article titled, “The Belle of Bladen County.” Check it out!