Indianapolis Whiskey Distillery Wins National Awards for Its Bourbon

Indianapolis Whiskey Distillery Wins National Awards for Its Bourbon

Indianapolis, Indiana — West Fork Whiskey Co., an Indianapolis-based craft whiskey distillery, recently won multiple national awards for its historic Old Hamer Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The New York International Spirits Competition rated Old Hamer Cask Strength 92 points while the American Craft Spirits Associated awarded the Cask Strength a Silver Medal and the 80 Proof version a Bronze Medal.

There were many entries in both competitions. Specifically, the New York International Spirits Competition saw over 600 entries from 29 countries. On the other hand, the Heartland Whiskey Competition hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association brought together craft distilleries from all over the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas.

“We couldn’t be happier with the feedback and medals Old Hamer received in its first two competitions. When we first brought back this historic Indiana whiskey, we didn’t know how it would be received” said Co-Founder & President Blake Jones. “Our hope is that these awards are the first of many for this unique Indiana bourbon.”


About Old Hamer Straight Bourbon Whiskey

IN THE 19TH CENTURY, some called it the finest whiskey around, we still call it that. For years, the Hamer Family operated a mill in Lawrence County, Indiana, distilling excess corn and selling it to whiskey lovers as far south as New Orleans. With its mash bill of 99% corn and 1% malted barley, Old Hamer Straight Bourbon Whiskey holds a unique place in Indiana’s distilling heritage.


About West Fork Whiskey

West Fork Whiskey Co. was brought to life to create uniquely Indiana whiskey. Our spirits are 100% Indiana from grain to glass. We craft it our way. We pay respect to one of the best grain-producing states in America, and we toast to hard work and dedication with every glass. At the end of the day what matters most to us is crafting the best tasting whiskey we can. We are boldly Indiana whiskey.


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Blake A. Jones / Co-Founder & President / West Fork Whiskey Co. / 812.583.8797

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