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SLC Foodies Unite for Food and Wine Fest

2nd Annual Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest to Be Held September 11-16

Salt Lake Food and Wine Fest

Following a successful inaugural event last July, The Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association (SLARA) will present an even more robust Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest to showcase this Western gastro capital’s cutting-edge culinary offerings. From September 11 to 16, 2018, a menu of themed events at a variety of exciting venues will appeal to food lovers and wine, spirits, and beer enthusiasts. Individual admission certificates are available online at slfoodandwinefest.com. Those traveling to Salt Lake to enjoy the Fest can take advantage of special lodging rates at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center by booking here.

“We were elated with the response to last year’s event by attendees, media, and sponsors,” says Michele Corigliano, Executive Director of SLARA. “Given Salt Lake’s hot summers, we felt we’d attract an even bigger turnout in September, so we have shifted the dates. We are adding new events and venues this year to highlight Salt Lake’s best culinary talent.”

Meet Your Maker, the Fest’s signature event, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Designed to be a celebration of Utah’s own food producers, breweries, distilleries, and independent restaurants, the outdoor event will take place on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City. It will feature cuisine samplings from Salt Lake’s most notable chefs, cocktails from local distilleries, and beer from local breweries, in addition to musical entertainment, and a VIP section. General admission is $95, and VIP tickets are $135.

Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest sponsors include Nicholas & Co. and Salt Lake County. Various sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties are welcome to contact Michele Corigliano at Michele@slara.org or 801.558.8977. Sponsors will receive complimentary tickets for an exclusive VIP cocktail area located within the Meet Your Maker event.

“The event is designed to celebrate what is bountiful in Utah like heritage breed pork, local lamb, seasonal vegetables, and trout,” says Scott Evans, Founder of Pago Restaurant Group and mastermind of the Meet Your Maker event. “We are pairing each of those products with two chefs who will cook everything over a live fire. It will be a big party outside on Regent Street to celebrate where we live and what we are proud of when it comes to culinary greatness and producing fine beer and spirits.”

The Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest is the annual fundraiser for SLARA, which advocates for and promotes the local food and beverage industry.

The following is a sampling of events that will be held during the Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest. A full listing of events and details, pricing, and purchase of certificates for admission to events is available at: www.slfoodandwinefest.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Five Course International Dinner with Wine Pairing prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Ed Heath and Conversation with Former Republican Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart at Martine
  • Dinner with Local Wine Pairing at Table X (two seatings)

Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • Japanese Whiskey Tasting at Post Office Place
  • Beer Tasting/Education at Purgatory
  • Tea & Cheese Tasting at Tea Zaanti
  • Classics of Food & Wine Pairing at Cliff Dining Pub

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • Tiki Takeover Rum Tasting/Education at Water Witch
  • Cocktail Takeover with Beehive Distilling at Tin Angel
  • Wine Dinner at Provisions

Friday, Sept. 14

  • Natural Wine Dinner (5 courses, 5 wines) at Pago
  • Paranormal Night at Dented Brick Distillery

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • Meet Your Maker on Regent Street
  • Brunch & Bubbles Cooking Class at Park City Culinary Institute

Sunday, Sept. 16

  • Shades of Pale Tap Takeover at Bucket of Crawfish
  • Olive Oil Education & Wine Pairing at We Olive
  • Beer School Brunch at Proper Brewing

Media interested in previewing the Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest or covering specific events may contact Hilary Reiter at Redhead Marketing & PR, 435.901.2071 | Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com

Alpine Spur Whiskey Wins Drammie

ALPINE SPUR WHISKEY WINS DRAMMIE AWARD FOR MOST INNOVATIVE NEW WHISKEY

Spur WhiskeyWhiskey enthusiasts have honored Alpine Distilling’s Spur Whiskey with a 2018 Drammie Award for Most Innovative New Whiskey Release in 2017. The annual International Drammie Awards sends out a call for nominations to ForWhiskyLovers.com email subscribers, members of whiskey clubs, and the general whiskey-consuming public. After nominations are closed, the top five nominations for each category are posted on ForWhiskeyLovers.com, and voting then commences to select the category winners. The Drammie Awards have become among the most important and prestigious means of recognition for those in the whiskey industry.

“This award is especially gratifying because we are being recognized by actual whiskey drinkers and enthusiasts. As a Kentuckian, the responsibility of Bourbon stewardship is important. Finding a way to innovate a flavor profile that so many people enjoy is deeply satisfying,” comments Rob Sergent, Distiller and Founder of Alpine Distilling. “We know the market is crowded with many excellent products, giving individuals seemingly unlimited choices in what to consume, so earning this award from hundreds of worldwide whiskey enthusiasts is quite an honor.”

This year, ForWhiskeyLovers.com received more than 300 nominations for its 25 Drammie Award Drammie Awardcategories, with 2,000-plus people from around the world casting their votes for the finalists.

In 2017, Alpine Spur Whiskey was inspired by The Spur Bar & Grill, a classic and popular establishment on Park City’s Historic Main Street. Spur Whiskey blends just the right balance of Alpine Distilling’s Double Gold & Gold Medal-winning Traveler’s Rest Single Malt Whiskey and a Kentucky Bourbon. The French Oak-aged single malt has a banana, mocha note finish with a vanilla spice, while the Bourbon contributes corn sweetness and American Oak brown flavors with subtle rye spice. This blend creates a spirit that excels as a sipping whiskey or in classic American cocktails.

Alpine Spur Whiskey is available by the bottle at the distillery, in Utah State Liquor Stores, online at ForWhiskeyLovers.com, and through distribution partners in New York, New Jersey, New Orleans, and California.

As a young distillery, Alpine Distilling is pleased to add this Drammie Award to its collection of Awards – Preserve Liqueur (SIP Awards -Platinum medal, 2016), Lafayette Spiced Flavored Bourbon (SIP Awards- Gold medal, 2016), Traveler’s Rest Single Malt Whiskey (“50 Best” -Double -Gold, 2018; SIP Awards -Gold medal, 2017), and Persistent Vodka (SIP Awards – Silver medal, 2017).

For Whiskey Lovers is the largest online retailer of whiskey in the United States, shipping spirits to 29 countries and 35 states.

For more info, visit www.alpinedistilling.com.

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. All products are certified Kosher. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.

UDOT DENIES VOTE TO ELIGIBLE VOTERS

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DENIES ELIGIBLE VOTERS THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON PROPOSED I-80 NOISE WALL IN SUMMIT COUNTY

Local Activist Group Continues Its Appeals to UDOT and Governor Herbert

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The sound wall along I-80 in Summit County between Parley’s Summit and Jeremy Ranch

As the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) moves forward on plans for its proposed, 3,200-foot long sound wall on I-80 from Parley’s Summit to Jeremy Ranch, homeowners excluded from the balloting process are now petitioning Governor Herbert. Residents of Jeremy Pointe were denied the right to vote despite being in closer proximity to the highway than the homeowners behind the Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club who were invited to cast votes. According to UDOT, the existing noise level for some of these homes is as high as 70 dBA, well above the UDOT noise abatement criteria (NAC) of 66 dBA.

“It is disappointing enough that UDOT has ignored the concerns of the majority of the residents in the area, but it is a violation of state law to deny eligible voters their right to vote,” explains Tom Farkas, one of the founding members of Citizens Against the Wall. “Not only has UDOT committed this egregious violation, but they did so in an arbitrary and capricious manner.”

This right to vote is in complete accordance with UDOT’s policy requirements, which provides:

UDOT Noise Policy C.2.c.1, Balloting b) “Receptors that border or that are directly adjacent, or both, to the end of a proposed noise wall that are not, by definition, benefited by the wall, will be allowed to cast a ballot.”

Dan Bass, President of the Jeremy Pointe Homeowners Association and a founding member of CATW, says, “UDOT should abide by its own rules given the other residents who voted were required to do so. We have suggested alternative, more effective methods of noise mitigation to UDOT, but they are proceeding with the project, taking down wildlife fencing, and have given no indication that any other noise measures will be used.”

The proposed noise barrier would be 17 to 20 feet in height and approximately 3,200 feet long, which would impact the views of many while detracting from the scenic beauty and open space visitors and locals have long appreciated when entering Summit County.

UDOT balloted only two-dozen Jeremy Ranch homeowners, while the greater community, including these 24 residents, would be adversely impacted by a permanent visual stain on the area’s natural beauty.

For more info, visit https://www.citizensagainstthewall.org/.

Members of CATW are available for media comment. Please contact Hilary Reiter at Redhead Marketing & PR to schedule interviews, Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com or 435.901.2071.

 

 

Junior Golf Championship at Promontory

American Junior Golf Association Promontory Club Park City Utah

AJGA’S ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD AT PROMONTORY CLUB IN UTAH

Park City’s Exclusive Private Community to Host World’s Top 72 Girl Players on Its Award-Winning Pete Dye Canyon Course

For the first time, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) will hold the Rolex Girls Junior Championship golf tournament at Promontory Club, a private second home community in Park City, Utah. The invitational tournament will feature the top 72 young women players from around the world competing on Promontory’s award-winning Pete Dye Canyon Course, June 11 to 15, 2018.

“It has been more than a decade since we held a tournament of a similar caliber in Utah, and we feel so fortunate to have Promontory as an enthusiastic partner,” says Blair Thompson, AJGA Tournament Director for the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. “This will be an incredible chance for Utah golf fans and college recruiters to witness the sport’s rising stars playing on one of the state’s most renowned courses. It’s also exciting for the young women to compete in a world-class destination like Park City.”

Pete Dye Canyon Golf CourseThe event kicks off Monday, June 11 with a Junior-Am fundraising tournament, giving sponsors the unique opportunity to play with one of the top junior girls on each team. The tournament will raise money for AJGA charities like the Ace Grant, local junior golf organizations, and the Promontory Foundation, which is dedicated to donating funds to Park City’s non-profit organizations. Individuals and organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Lisa Hardy, Tournament Chair at 801.372.4488 or lisa.c.hardy@gmail.com.

Official championship play starts on June 12 and concludes June 15 with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. at The Shed amphitheater. For the complete tournament schedule, visit https://www.ajga.org/microsite/index.asp?tn=2018049 Public access is limited, please call Cole Carlson at 435-333-4720 if interested in attending.

Promontory General Manager Robin Milne remarked, “Promontory GOLF, led by Utah’s Section PGA President, Ryan Kartchner, is honored and excited to host the world’s best Junior Girls as they compete for the coveted Rolex Championship! As a multi-generational private club ranked the “The BEST of Utah 2018”, supporting the game of golf at all ages aligns perfectly with our community’s lifestyle!”

Tournament Chair Lisa Hardy adds, “I have been trying to get an AJGA event to Utah for years and am thrilled to finally have one of such high caliber and am thankful to Promontory for hosting the event. Having had the opportunity to play in this tournament as a high school student, I am pleased to support these young ladies and to give back to the AJGA. While showcasing these players’ tremendous talent to help them secure college scholarships, the AJGA instills integrity, sportsmanship, honesty and respect – great lessons for life itself. “

Tribute to a Great Mentor

Everyone should be so fortunate to have one amazing, influential mentor during the course of his or her career. For Redhead Marketing & PR founder Hilary Reiter, it was her last boss prior to launching this business in 2010. Here is the story…

Redhead Marketing & PR founder Hilary Reiter with mentor Conrad ElliottConrad Elliott, who passed away tragically and suddenly from Creutzfeld Jakob Disease (a rare prion brain disease) on March 25th was my former boss at Dering Elliott & Associates, mentor, and friend. What made this true creative genius the ultimate mentor was he didn’t even know he was being one. Just a couple of months ago, C (as I always called him) gave me sound business advice regarding a client that I am grateful to have followed. We were supposed to be working together now for some of Redhead’s clients. His absence as the creative engine for these projects has been profound.

In 2007, Conrad hired me to manage public relations for DEA’s luxury real estate development clients in various destinations. This was new territory for him as the advertising agency never before had a PR department. He let me do my thing and always seemed pleased with the resulting media coverage. C was the absolute most brilliant and perfectionist writer I have ever had the privilege to know and work with. His mastery of the English language was remarkable. He had an uncanny ability to come up with the catchiest tagline or advertising headline in a fraction of a minute…and with great finesse. Whenever I handed him a draft press release to review, he would redline it to death – even if I had been convinced it was the most fabulous release ever written in the history of public relations. This was always a humbling, yet educational experience.

When DEA was adversely impacted by the recession beginning in 2008, I was one of the few employees he kept on as long as possible. Even when I had little work to do for several months, C let me hang out and collect a paycheck while he more than generously sacrificed his own income. He also turned a disapproving blind eye when I would “sneak” my dogs (Redhead’s future canine interns) into my upstairs office. Conrad actually turned down an offer to do marketing for a mayoral candidate because I was volunteering to manage the opponent’s campaign. How many bosses would do this?

Eventually, he had to let me go in 2010. A blessing in disguise, this departure propelled me into starting my own business. I picked up a few freelance projects which led to the founding of Redhead Marketing & PR.  As someone who had been limited to the realm of public relations, I absorbed a great deal about branding and developing marketing campaigns from Conrad that I could offer my own clients.

An integral force that helped drive Redhead’s success, C sent us his clients who needed PR services. We collaborated on businesses like Carlton Landing, Oklahoma and Conestoga Ranch. I was elated when he agreed to lend his branding magic and writing prowess to some of Redhead’s clients. Then he became ill. He called on a Sunday afternoon in February to notify me of his CJD diagnosis and profusely apologized for not being able to meet his commitments. That was the absolute least of my concerns. It was devastating to think that this man – as healthy and fit as he was intelligent – would likely soon be gone.

Conrad Elliott marketing genius and mentor

Conrad Elliott, photo courtesy of Christy Grant

When I met Conrad, my admiration for him was instantaneous. And he was a bit intimidating. A handsome, cerebral silver fox, he was articulate, witty, and seemed to know an enormous amount about absolutely everything. Each conversation left me feeling enlightened. We brainstormed proposals and campaigns for clients, and discussed politics, current events, film, and skiing at Deer Valley. Every time I write, I ask myself how Conrad would wordsmith it to an infinite degree with 15 revisions. I know he is on the other side rewriting this tribute as I type (according to WordPress, I am at just 14 revisions for this post). Ironically, what could be his most annoying trait is probably what I will miss and crave the most.

Conrad will continue to be an inspiration; much of my success can be attributed to his guidance, support and belief in my abilities. I hope this longtime, affable Park City local is enjoying eternal skate skiing, alpine skiing, and running amidst breathtaking, otherworldly scenery. And I’m sure he’s penning a few brilliant marketing headlines as well. Thank you, C, for everything. You will be forever missed by those you touched during your amazing life.

Alpine Distilling Single Malt Earns Top Honors

TRAVELER’S REST AMERICAN SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BY ALPINE DISTILLING NAMED A TOP AMERICAN MALT WHISKEY BY THE FIFTY BEST

The Fifty Best, an online guide that rates the finest wines and spirits, recently hosted an American Malt Whiskey Tasting of 20 products evaluated for the distinguished “Best American Malt Whiskey” awards for 2018. Alpine Distilling’s Traveler’s Rest American Single Malt Whiskey was awarded a Double Gold medal, the highest honor. The Park City, Utah-based craft distillery was founded in 2016.

Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the American malt whiskies and rated them individually on a 1 to 5 point scoring system with five being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges’ impressions.

“We are honored to have Traveler’s Rest Single Malt receive such high accolades from experts in various disciplines of the spirits industry,” says Rob Sergent, Alpine Distilling’s managing director. “Alpine Distilling is committed to producing the finest spirits using traditional distilling techniques to create distinctive flavor combinations.”

To create this rich, nutty single malt whiskey, North American high protein, high enzyme 100% malted barley is aged first in used Jack Daniels barrels and finished with new, toasted French Oak.

Additional, award-winning craft spirits from Alpine Distilling include Lafayette Spiced Flavored Whiskey, Preserve Liqueur, Persistent Vodka, and Spur Whiskey.

TheFiftyBest.com is a digital guide to wines and spirits, featuring rated listings from proprietary blind tastings judged by wine and spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING

Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. All products are certified Kosher. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.

 

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Alpine Distilling Tasting Events

PARK CITY, UTAH’S ALPINE DISTILLING HEIGHTENS THE SENSES
WITH NEW TASTING EVENTS
New 375ml Bottles Make for Unique Holiday Gifts for Spirits Enthusiasts

Pursuant to Alpine Distilling’s philosophy that spirits are best enjoyed in the company of friends, family, and colleagues, the award-winning craft distillery is introducing new tasting events that cater to groups. Designed for guests to develop greater sensory awareness when it comes to tasting and smell, the Aroma Game and Foundations of Flavor offerings in Park City will inspire participants to discover these senses that promise to enhance their appreciation for spirits.

The Aroma Game is a one-hour, facilitated event that challenges guests to guess aromatic notes and use those notes to describe Alpine’s award-winning whiskies. They will then have the rare opportunity to create aromatic compounds to their liking.

“Aroma Academy is delighted that Alpine Distilling is carrying the Aroma Academy range of Sensory Training Products and Aroma Games,” says Alan Gordon, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Aroma Academy. “We are not only very impressed by Alpine’s commitment to producing spirits of the highest calibre but also by their whole approach – based on understanding and sharing the importance of highly developed sensory skills in both creating wonderful flavors and ensuring consistently high product quality.”

Foundations of Flavor is a two-hour program unique in the spirits market. The Utah distillery introduces aromatic stimulants to explore and discuss the characteristics of distillate and compare those to elements from American and French Oak. With that foundation, participants explore the science of mouthfeel (products’ physical and chemical interactions in the mouth) and how temperature and pH alter the taste of spirits.

“In addition to fostering an elevated appreciation for distilled spirits, these tasting events are designed to be both educational and fun regardless of the level of knowledge participants have coming into them,” explains Alpine Distilling’s Founder and Distiller Rob Sergent. “It’s a unique activity for corporate group team building and a diversion for leisure travelers seeking an off-slope or après ski experience with a flavor and aroma adventure.”

Sergent himself, or a trained Alpine Distilling representative, will lead the tastings for up to 16 participants to ensure a personalized experience. Online reservations for both the Aroma Game and Foundations of Flavor tasting events can be made at www.alpinedistilling.com/events

As of December 1, Alpine Distilling’s retail shop at the Park City distillery location, will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Just in time for holiday shoppers seeking novel, flavorful gifts, 375ml bottles of the Lafayette Bourbon, Persistent Vodka, and the newest product, Spur Whiskey, are sold as a three pack or individually at the distillery.

Alpine Distilling’s spirits are also available in Utah State Liquor Stores and online at https://www.forwhiskeylovers.com/distillery-row/distilleries/alpine-distilling

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. All products are certified Kosher. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.

 

 

 

Discounted Late Summer Glamping

EXPERIENCE THE DELIGHT OF LATE SUMMER GLAMPING WITH A DISCOUNT AT UTAH’S CONESTOGA RANCH

Early fall foliage, Indian Summer temperatures, and dissipating crowds make September an ideal time for glamping at Conestoga Ranch. To celebrate the end of the season, the Northern Utah glamping resort overlooking the turquoise Bear Lake water is presenting a special midweek offer. Guests can enjoy a 50 percent discount for midweek visits from September 4-28. Reservations must be made by Sept 4, and the offer is valid for new reservations only. Visitors may also take advantage of an exclusive 20 percent discount on ATV and water equipment rentals through Conestoga Ranch’s activity partner, Epic Recreation.

“As kids return to school, our final month of the season is a beautiful time of year to visit Bear Lake for those seeking value and fewer crowds,” says Clark Thornock, Conestoga Ranch’s General Manager. “We offer hotel-style services and amenities that appeal to girlfriends getaways, couples, and groups of varying sizes. September is traditionally Utah’s driest month, and we enjoy warm lake temperatures and a fall foliage season that begins earlier than many parts of the country.”

Guests can reserve a midweek (Sunday-Thursday) stay in Grand Tent, Conestoga Wagon, or Traditional Tent at www.conestogaranch.com using promo code LongSummer. They can book over the phone by calling 844-GO-GLAMP and mentioning this offer.

For more info, visit www.conestogaranch.com and www.epicrecreation.net.

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH GLAMPING RESORT

Overlooking Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 178 guests. It is located 2 ½ hours from Salt Lake International Airport and halfway between Jackson Hole, WY and Park City, Utah. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from Grand Tents, authentically styled Conestoga Wagons, and Traditional Tents. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and Grand Tents feature en-suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, Campfire Grill Restaurant, Event Tent, General Store, activities field, Wi-Fi, firewood and s’mores kits, and cruiser bikes. For more info, visit conestogaranch.com.

 

 

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Not Your Standard Advertising Agency

When we say we become a part of our clients’ teams, we truly mean it. And we demonstrate this Redhead Difference in a multitude of ways that a traditional advertising agency cannot due to the nature of its structure. Many of the businesses we work with don’t have their own marketing departments. In essence, Redhead Marketing & PR takes on that role for them. This saves companies the expense and time in hiring and managing additional, high-salaried employees who cost more than our services and may not come with the same level of expertise.

We are also vastly different from the traditional advertising agency’s multi-layered structure, which often means their clients are not getting their top talent managing their accounts. Redhead Marketing & PR consists of a small team of only highly experienced independent contractors who specialize in website development, branding, and graphic design. They are not gaining experience on our clients’ dimes – they already have it! And our clients don’t experience the frustration of a revolving door of account managers and the time it takes for each new one to get up to speed.

Because we are passionate about our clients, who we prefer to consider partners, we seize opportunities to go beyond our scope of work. This means booking a gig for a band we are doing media relations for, making an introduction to a realtor for a prospective developer client, and even filling in at the retail shop of a distillery when the owner takes a vacation.

It is our goal to become a valued, indispensable resource for our clients. This makes for a productive, enjoyable, and long term relationship. Try going above and beyond for your clients and customers, and see the difference it can make!

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Alpine Distilling Wins Two SIP Awards

PARK CITY, UTAH’S ALPINE DISTILLING ADDS MORE PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS TO ITS COLLECTION

Traveler’s Rest 88 Proof Single Malt Whiskey and Persistent Vodka Earn Gold and Silver Medals, Respectively, at 2017 SIP Awards

Following a hugely successful result at the 2016 International Consumer Tasting SIP Awards where Lafayette Bourbon won a Gold Medal and Preserve Liqueur won Platinum, Alpine Distilling came home with two more awards for its craft spirits in 2017. The SIP Awards announced this month that Traveler’s Rest 88 Proof American Single Malt Whiskey was awarded Gold while Persistent Vodka was awarded Silver.

The only Gold medal-winning single malt, Traveler’s Rest is characterized by nutty, mocha and banana notes. This smooth, drinkable whiskey is aged in Missouri Oak and finished with toasted French Oak to accent subtle vanilla spice, which complements the 6-row barley base.

The 100% corn, gluten free, and non-GMO Persistent Vodka is cut with demineralized, lightly acidic water to create a crisp flavor that is delightful over ice or as a neutral spirit served in cocktails. Clean and slightly sweet, it is distilled six times.

“As a new distillery, it is especially gratifying that all four submissions have earned such high accolades from tasters,” says Distiller and Founder Rob Sergent. “We have enjoyed an equally enthusiastic reception from our local community in Park City and from highly regarded food and beverage industry professionals worldwide. We’re looking forward to expanding our distribution throughout the U.S., in overseas markets, and online.”

Water is a key factor in the superior taste Alpine’s spirits offer. The distillery’s Park City, Utah facility was chosen specifically for the water supply, which comes from an under-mountain aquifer that arrives at the distillery at 52 degrees, 354 ppm and at a pH of 8.0. Working with Water Science’s experts, a carbon-filtering and double reverse osmosis system was engineered to both soften and balance the natural electrolytes while reducing the harsh iron.

Alpine Distilling’s products can be purchased directly from the distillery and will be available in Utah State Liquor Stores beginning this month. It is also served by many fine Park City establishments.

ABOUT ALPINE DISTILLING
Founded in 2016, Alpine Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery based in Park City, Utah. We produce the highest quality premium spirits for the active, creative, and mindful individuals who are drawn to the mountain lifestyle. All products are certified Kosher. As a socially conscious brand, Alpine Distilling is pleased to donate a portion of proceeds to benefit local non-profits Park City Community Foundation and Swaner Nature Preserve. More information is available at www.alpinedistilling.com.