Date:April 10, 2017

Four Gold Medals & Best in Division for Marble Distilling Co. Spirits

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Carbondale, CO (April 10, 2017) – Marble Distilling Co. won four Gold Medals at the 2017 Denver International Spirits Competition and Best in Division (Vodka) at Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Competition.

A sustainable distillery nestled at the base of the Elk Mountains of Colorado, Marble Distilling Co. was awarded four Gold Medals at Denver International Spirits Competition (DISC) for the following signature spirits: Marble Vodka, Gingercello, Gingercello Reserve & Moonlight EXpresso. The founders of Wine Country Network formed DISC in 2011. This is one of the few international spirits competitions worldwide to be judged “double blind” by a panel of highly regarded beverage professionals including sommeliers, retail buyers, journalists, mixologists and beverage directors.

Coming on the heels of the DISC wins, Marble Distilling Co. was named Best in Division-Vodka for Marble Vodka at Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Competition. Marble’s Gingercello & Gingercello Reserve also won Silver and Bronze Medals in the liqueur division.  The San Diego County Fair hosts Distilled, one of the best spirit competitions in the country, with more than 180 entries from 85 distilleries around the world judged by industry professionals.

These awards come just after receiving a Master’s Medal in Green Initiatives, the highest award allotted, from The Global Spirits Masters series. Produced by UK-based The Spirits Business which has long celebrated the international spirits industry, they created the Global Distillery Masters to celebrate the achievements and innovations of the distilleries themselves, beyond their spirits.

“This is an example of what you should be doing” said Judge David T. Smith, Founder of the Craft Distilling Expo. Smith went on the say “they (Marble Distilling Co.) have the additional challenge of having a hotel as well. I think it’s great that they are zero-waste.” Judge Nicholas Clark Director General of The Gin Guild remarked that “the figures for water savings are astonishing.”
“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards, as we are an emerging distillery,” said Co-Founder & Head Distiller Connie Baker. “Not only do we distill first-rate spirits, we are leaders in sustainable distilling, saving 4.1 million gallons of water annually and recapturing enough energy annually to power 20 homes.” 

Drink Sustainably.
Marble Distilling Co. is a pioneer of sustainable distilling and is one of the only (if not the only) zero-waste distillery in the world.  Our motto “Drink Sustainably” is the core of our business. MDC recaptures 100% of its process water & reuses energy harvested from the distillation process to heat its facility, saving more than 4 million gallons of water annually & capturing for reuse, enough energy to heat 20 homes.  All grains are sourced locally & all stillage from MDC’s distillery is sent to local Carbondale ranchers.  MDC – Saving the planet one bottle at a time!

About Marble Distilling Co. and The Distillery Inn
Located in the heart of Carbondale, Colorado’s Creative District, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn is a family & friends owned craft spirits distillery, tasting room and luxury inn. The only distiller in the world to use the world-famous marble stone as a filtering agent, MDC currently offers four spirits – Marble VodkaMoonlight EXpressoGingercello & Gingercello Reserve (Whiskey & Bourbon for future release). The Distillery Inn is the first and only inn in the world to be housed within an operational distillery – guests can “Sleep with the Stills.” The Distillery Inn offers luxury accommodation, with five sophisticated, contemporary rooms. For more information or to make a reservation call (970) 963-7008 or visit

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