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Winners at the ADI International Spirits Competition

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ADI winner Lemon Ice Cookie

Winners at the ADI International Spirits Competition

At Old Tennessee Distilling Company, we love giving customers a taste of Tennessee history, distilling premium spirits, and creating moonshine for every occasion. We take pride in respecting the distilling traditions of the past, producing farm-to-bottle liquor enjoyed by customers from all over the country with their friends and family. 

Nevertheless, it’s also great when our hard work reaps rewards like our most recent win at the American Distilling Institute’s (ADI) International Spirits Competition. We were honored to be awarded best of class in the Distilled Spirits category. The winning entry? Our Lemon Ice Cookie Liquor. Learn more about the ADI’s prestigious competition and why your bar needs to be stocked with our award winner this season. 

What is the American Distilling Institute? 

The ADI is the world’s largest trade association for small-batch craft distilleries. Founded in 2003, the association is the leader in craft spirits. Providing independent distillers with community and networking opportunities, the ADI promotes research, education, and industry development to increase the quality and variety of boutique craft spirits. 

The annual ADI International Spirits Competition takes place over three days. Fifty judges evaluate approximately 1,000 spirits, and entries come from all over the world, including Australia, Barbados, France, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The competition is stiff, and the ADI and its judges maintain the highest standards; only the very best can win. 

So, our team was delighted to take home the Best of Class award for our Lemon Ice Cookie cream liquor and to receive recognition for our Tennessee Whiskey and our Tennessee Bourbon Honey Cask Finish. 

Old Tennessee’s Lemon Ice Cookie Cream Liquor 

Cream Liqueur Lemon Ice Cookie-Award winning

So what about our winner? Old Tennessee’s Lemon Ice Cookie cream liquor deserves its accolade and a prime spot in your bar. 34% Proof and 17% alcohol, this rum-based cream liquor is the perfect drink for a lazy afternoon or an after-dinner wind-down. Its sweet citrus profile will remind you of buttery lemon cookies, while sour twists give it a refreshing zing. The Lemon Ice Cookie is designed for sipping and can be enjoyed in several ways; we’ve included some inspiration below. 

  • Enjoy it on the Rocks

Some things are best served simply. Pour your chilled liquor into a tumbler filled with ice. There’s nothing more to it!

  • Add it to a Cocktail

The lemon cream will pair well with sweet liquors. Think butterscotch, caramel, or vanilla. 

  • Spice Up an Iced Tea

Lemon in iced tea is nothing new, but our twist is infinitely more exciting! 

  • Pair it With Ice Cream

That’s right, take dessert to the next level. First, choose your favorite ice cream flavor; we’re team vanilla! Then, pour some lemon cream liquor over a couple of scoops of gelato for a truly decadent treat. 

Stock Up on Old Tennessee’s Award-Winners

Visit our store near Sevierville, TN, to stock up on our award-winning liquor. We’re in the heart of moonshine and bootlegger country, so we’ve got centuries of practice producing top-notch spirits. Grab your own Lemon Ice Cookie liquor and one of our other creamy flavors. And if you can’t decide, try a little of everything in our mini cream liquor variety pack

We stock moonshine, vodka, gin, whiskey, liquor, and more; you’ll be spoiled for choice. Stop for a sample and stay for a cocktail – we’ll be happy to have you!

Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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