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Ontario distillery wins gold at international spirits competition

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July 3, 2020, Collingwood, Ont. – Heretic Spirits Gin #1 was awarded a gold medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

As a gold medal winner, Gin #1 was the top ranking among all Ontario entries in the category.

“By definition, a heretic is someone who thinks differently,” said Scott Morrison, Heretic Spirits CEO and distiller. “Heretic Spirits was created with that philosophy at the core of all that we do.

“Our entire team is incredibly honoured to have our flagship product recognized at a global competition of this scale. We’re proud that our hard work has created something truly special.”


Heretic Spirits Gin #1 is distilled using a 14-botanical blend sourced from around the world. It’s complex, citrus lead and aromatic core give way to a spicy, prolonged finish.

The SFWSC is the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world. It was founded in 2000 as a way to recognize exceptional products in the spirits industry. The 2020 competition was the biggest in its history, featuring almost 3,000 entries from across the globe.

Heretic Spirits is South Georgian Bay’s first craft distillery. With a focus on innovation, the Heretic Spirits team has created a world-class tasting experience for consumers of their award-winning gin and vodka.

Heretic Spirits Gin #1 is available in select LCBO stores.

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