Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries of Pittsburgh announced that its Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and BLY Silver Rum have both been named the number one spirits in their respective categories by the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, each earning Chairman’s Trophies. This is the second year Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka was ranked as the top vodka, beating its own 2019 rating with a score of 98/100 for the 2020 Challenge year with global brands and perennial award-show winners like Belvedere, Finlandia, Smirnoff, Reyka and more trailing behind. BLY Silver Rum also earned a high rating of 95/100. Both spirits earned an Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.
In addition to these number one rankings, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge has granted Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and BLY Silver Rum the Tried and True Award, the Great Value award, and the Top 100 Spirits 2020 award, placing them among the top products for the 2020 Challenge year.
“We are honored to be recognized as first place in the vodka and silver rum categories amongst some of the most talented distillers worldwide,” said Barry Young, co-founder and master distiller of Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries. “Being awarded for our consistency and for beating our own ratings with higher scores this year truly demonstrates our dedication to creating supreme spirits from our craft distillery.”