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Gulch Distillers takes home two national awards

Posted at 7:02 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 21:02:07-05

HELENA – Gulch Distillers has brought home two top awards from the 2019 American Craft Spirits Association.

The award Best In Show recognized the Gulch Distillers own Burrone Fernet. Helena’s Gulch Distillers is just one of the few who produce Fernet in the U.S. The fernet also won a gold medal in the specialty spirits category

Burrone Fernet is an Italian style bitter liqueur. According to Gulch Distillery’s website it is made with Montana grains, as well as chamomile, myrrh, saffron and mint.

It is typically served as an after dinner drink or mixed into craft cocktails.

The distillery uses it in their signature cocktail the “Fernet Flip.”

Tyrrell Hibbard, co-owner of Gulch Distillers expressed his gratitude for the Best in Show award saying, “It’s a real experience, it’s humbling.”

Hibbard continued, “We had no idea that we would win this amount of recognition and it’s just flabbergasting — it’s really cool. Really cool to have that validation.”