Coppercraft Distillery is Only Michigan-Based Distillery to Win Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Coppercraft Distillery was recently awarded Double Gold for its Straight Bourbon Whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits  Competition. The competition, now in its 20th year, is considered the most influential spirits competition in the world. Double Gold designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the judging panel and are considered among the finest products in the world. Coppercraft Distillery was the only Michigan-based distillery to win Double Gold in this year’s competition.

“To be recognized with a Double Gold designation – and by such a notable competition – is an incredible honor,” said Brian Mucci, CEO of Coppercraft Distillery. “We take pride in producing and blending premium spirits that reflect the legacy of Michigan craft. This is a win for our whole team, but especially for those on our production team who are dedicated to excellence in our spirits.”

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition was launched in 2000 and is one of the most influential competitions in the world. Its blind tasting process guarantees all entries are fairly judged and given equal consideration. Coppercraft’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of 4+ year-old and 11+ year-old sourced bourbons. Their production team uses brandy blending and proofing techniques developed by Master Blender Nancy Fraley, the director of research at the American Distilling Institute, to create a rich, smooth flavor.

Founded in Holland, Michigan in 2012, Coppercraft was one of the first licensed distillers in the state. The company announced on March 18 that it would produce and donate approximately 10 thousand gallons of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to area hospitals and healthcare providers amid the COVID-19 crisis. Coppercraft’s spirits and canned cocktails are also still in production and can be found at nearly 1,300 retail locations across Michigan.

About Coppercraft Distillery
Coppercraft Distillery is a tribute to the American Craftsman. Their premium spirits are built upon the legacy of industrious Michigan workers who created quality goods and exported their handiwork across the nation. Coppercraft’s premium, small-batch spirits are artfully crafted, award-winning, and include whiskeys, bourbon, gin, vodka, citrus vodka, and rum. For more information about spirits and a store locator, visit