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3 Minnesota distilleries bring home medals at Craft Spirits Awards

They won lots of medals at this year's event.

Minnesota makes some pretty good craft spirits.

Two Minneapolis distilleries were named best in class at the 2017 Craft Spirits Awards last week.

Du Nord Craft Spirits' Letoile Du Nord vodka was named best in class in the vodka and grain spirits category, while Tattersall Distilling's Barreled Gin was named best in class in the gin category.

The distilleries were up against craft spirit producers from 39 other states in the fourth year of the awards, which are presented by the American Craft Spirits Association.

As part of the awards, distilleries are also awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in whiskey, gin, rum vodka & grain spirits, brandy and specialty spirits categories. Du Nord and Tattersall took home several medals, as did J. Carver Distillery in Waconia.

Here's a look at what they won:

  • Tattersall took home eight medals: two golds for its Barreled Gin and Orange Crema; three silvers for its Grapefruit Crema, Aquavit and Fernet; and three bronze medals for its Creme De Fleur, Absinthe Blanche and Vodka.
  • J. Carver Distilling won five medals: a silver medal for its Lake House Vodka; and four bronze medals for its Barrel Gin, Apple Brandy, Hunt Club Double Barrel Rye Whiskey, and Sevilla Liqueur.
  • Du Nord won four medals: two golds for its Fitzgerald #1 gin and its L'etoile Du Nord vodka and two bronze medals for its Apple Du Nord and Cafe Frieda.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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