Dented Brick Distillery®, a Salt Lake City-based craft distillery, today announced that Moon’s Best™ Rye Whiskey has received a silver medal in the taste competition of the 2021 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards (MLSA). Held annually, the MSLA is recognized as one of the most prestigious distilled spirits competitions and features competitors from around the world. According to the MSLA, a silver medal reflects “extraordinary taste and highest recommendation” from the competition judges.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” said Harley Norwood, head distiller at Dented Brick®. “This was our first release of a rye whiskey, and I think that we've managed to create something really compelling. For me, winning this award is a reflection of the unique history of our brand and all of the hard work and dedication we’ve all put in. It’s a big honor.”
“It must be something in the water,” joked Dented Brick founder and managing member Marc Christensen. “We use artesian well water in every step of the production process here at Dented Brick. It’s filtered naturally through the limestone, coming out with a perfect minerality and flavor for whiskeys. We’re honored to receive this award, and we look forward to next year’s competition.”
Moon’s Best Rye Whiskey is a bottled-in-bond straight rye whiskey fermented, distilled and bottled at Dented Brick Distillery® in Salt Lake City. The name and inspiration for Moon’s Best™ comes from the historical figure Hugh Moon, the first distiller of record in the Utah Territories. The whiskey presents with an aroma of vanilla bean, almond and black pepper, and has a silky-sweet mouthfeel colored by notes of brown sugar, honey and a trace of banana that leads to an indulgent smoky-sweet finish.