Hugh Hamer Double Oaked Secures Double Gold at 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Hugh Hamer Double Oaked Secures Double Gold at 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

CENTRAL INDIANA (April 30th, 2024) – West Fork Whiskey Co. scored big at the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Hugh Hamer Double Oaked Small Batch 103 proof clinched a prestigious Double Gold Medal with an exceptional score of 99. This victory marks a significant milestone in the distillery’s history, showcasing its commitment to quality and craftsmanship in the world of spirits.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, now in its 24th year, is recognized as the largest and most influential blind judging event in the spirits industry.

This year’s competition had the highest participation rate ever with nearly 5,500 entries spanning categories that included vodkas, gins, rums, tequilas, bourbons, Scotch whiskies, brandies, and liqueurs.

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Hugh Hamer’s award-winning entry, the Straight Bourbon Double Oak 103 proof, is a testament to both the meticulous aging process and the rich, nuanced flavors achieved through its double oak maturation. At 51.5% ABV and priced at an extremely competitive $59.99, this exceptional bourbon offers a robust and complex profile that stood out among the judges.

The company also takes pride in its additional accolades from the same competition, with the following results:

  • GOLD MEDAL,  Score: 90, West Fork Whiskey Co. Straight Wheated Bourbon Bottled-In-Bond, IN, United States [50%]
  • GOLD MEDAL,  Score: 91, Hugh Hamer Hugh Hamer Straight Bourbon Rum Finish 103, IN, United States [51.5%]
  • SILVER MEDAL, Old Hamer Old Hamer Straight Bourbon Cask Strength, IN, United States [62.23%]

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“We are incredibly honored to receive such prestigious recognition at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition,” said Blake Jones, Co-CEO of West Fork Whiskey Co. “This accolade is a testament to our team’s relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation in producing the best damn corn forward bourbon possible. It’s incredibly rewarding to see our dedication resonate so strongly within the industry.
While these awards are fantastic for enhancing visibility and driving sales, they pale in comparison to the support and recognition we receive from our customers.

Every purchase, recommendation, and nod of approval from our consumers is the true measure of our success and the most valued endorsement of our commitment to quality.”

West Fork Whiskey Co extends their deepest gratitude to all participants and the organizing committee of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for their commitment to excellence and transparency in the judging process. The company also encourages everyone to provide feedback to ensure the competition continues to improve and set the bar higher each year.

For more information about Hugh Hamer Whiskey, Old Hamer Whiskey & West Fork Whiskey Co and its range of products, please visit

About West Fork Whiskey Co.: Established in 2015, West Fork Whiskey Co. distills and produces high-quality, approachable craft whiskeys and bourbons, always with as many local ingredients as possible. Their Westfield location houses a family friendly restaurant, a 21+ cocktail lounge, an event center, an education facility, and production facility. The distillery’s Indianapolis tasting room and distillery is open six days a week offering a full cocktail menu, bottle carryout, tours, and special events.

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