Iron Fish Distillery Claims Three ASCOT Awards

Iron Fish Distillery of Thompsonville, Michigan, is proud to announce that three of its whiskeys earned honors in the 2024 ASCOT Awards.

Mad Angler Bourbon 5 year won Double Platinum for Best Small Batch Bourbon Under 5 years, meaning it received outstanding marks from all judges. Mad Angler Bottled in Bond won Platinum, meaning it was deemed an excellent product and met very high standards. Mad Angler Rye Whiskey won Gold, meaning it was determined to be a finely crafted spirit deserving recognition. 

“Our Mad Angler Bourbon Batch No. 4 marks the beginning of our commitment to ensuring that every product under the Mad Angler brand is aged for over five years,” said David Wallace, co-founder and master distiller of Iron Fish.

The ASCOT Awards, which stands for American Spirits Council of Tasters, is an international spirits competition created by spirits personality and veteran tasting judge, Fred Minnick. These awards honor distillers and marketers whose work is truly exceptional and deserving of industry recognition, and are divided into Marketing + Design and Taste Competitions. In the Taste Competition, each entry is blind-tasted and scored on a 100-point scale for appearance, aroma, taste, and finish. 

Mad Angler Bourbon 92 Proof / Batch #4 750ML – Aged 5 Years

Double Platinum Award Best Small Batch Bourbon

Available at Select Michigan Retailers and Iron Fish Distillery

Mash Bill:

70% Organic Corn 

16% Wheat

9% Northern Michigan Barley

5% Winter Rye from Iron Fish Farm 

Mad Angler Bottled in Bond 100 Proof / 750ml

Platinum Award Best Wheat Whiskey

Available at Select Michigan Retailers and Iron Fish Distillery

Mash Bill:

51% Iron Fish Farm Winter Wheat

15.3% Upper Peninsula Rye

22.5% Northern Michigan Corn

11.2% Northern Michigan Malted Barley

Mad Angler Rye 92 Proof / 750ml

Gold Medal Best Craft Rye Whiskey (Not Sourced)

Available at Select Michigan Retailers and Iron Fish Distillery

Mash Bill: 

95% Rye from Iron Fish Farm

5% northern Michigan malt

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