Two medals for King’s Lock Craft Distillery

In this provided photo, 1000 Islands Moonshine by King's Lock Craft Distillery has picked up a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition. This is the third medal in less than a year for the Johnstown distillery's signature spirit. (Laura Bradley via Newswatch Group)

JOHNSTOWN – A local distillery has made a big splash on the world stage, coming back from California with two awards in a spirits competition.

King’s Lock Craft Distillery picked up a silver medal for its 1000 Islands Moonshine and a bronze medal for Canada’s Whiskyjack Rye.

The Edwardsburgh-Cardinal business on Newport Drive in Johnstown was in for some heavy competition as there were over 2,200 entries at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition. The judging took place in early April.

“Winning medal in San Francisco is a great achievement for a new small distillery like ours. We focus on producing all natural, certified organic, local products and winning at such a prestigious competition defines our spirits with that premium rank,” co-owner Rob Heuvel said in a news release.

These latest two medals make seven in total for the distillery, which opened in August 2016. This was also the third medal in less than a year for the distillery’s signature 1000 Islands Moonshine.

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