Ole Smoky Distillery Earns Four ‘Growth Brand’ Awards From Beverage Information Group

From Business Wire: Ole Smoky Distillery has been nationally recognized with four prestigious 2022 Growth Brand Awards from the Beverage Information Group, publishers of BeverageDynamics, Cheers, StateWays, Beverage Wholesaler. Ole Smoky Distillery has earned two Rising Star Awards, for Ole Smoky Canned Cocktails and Ole Smoky Peanut Butter Whiskey and two Fast Track Awards, for Ole Smoky Whiskey and Ole Smoky Moonshine. 

The Growth Brands Awards have recognized successful beverage alcohol brands since 1997. Growth Brands are divided into four categories (Fast Track, Rising Star, Established Growth Brands and Comeback Brands) for wine and spirits, while beer brands are awarded based upon a survey of off-premise retailers and on-premise operators. The wine and spirit winners are announced each year in the April issue of Beverage Dynamics.

“These industry honors are important recognition of our brand’s growth. We are very grateful for the awards and looking forward to another strong year of growth in 2022. We continue to invest in our company’s products, teams and facilities to meet the ever increasing demands of our consumers and customers,” says Robert Hall, CEO of Ole Smoky Distillery.

As the largest craft distiller in the U.S. and home of the most visited distillery in the world, Ole Smoky sold over 1 million 9L cases in 2021 and holds the No. 1 share position in moonshine according to NielsenIQ. Also, according to NielsenIQ, for the 52 weeks ending 1/1/22, Ole Smoky Distillery was one of the fastest growing spirits companies in the American Whiskey category with sales up +24% vs. the year ago period, on top of very strong growth in 2020.

Ole Smoky Distilleries are the most visited distilleries in the world. According to on-premise traffic counters, the four Ole Smoky Tennessee distillery destinations welcomed more than 5.7 million visitors in 2021.

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