Drake’s Organic Spirits announced today that Drake’s Organic Premium Vodka has been awarded Double Gold and Drake’s Organic White Rum has received Gold at the just concluded Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention & Exposition in Orlando, FL.  The highly-respected awards are widely considered among the most prestigious in the industry because judges are industry experts who blind taste-test each spirit.

“We are extremely honored to receive validation from the WSWA tasting panel confirming that quality and taste can be achieved with organic spirits,” said Drake’s Organic Spirits Founder Mark Anderson.  “We are committed to producing award-winning spirits by using the highest quality organic products and giving consumers a choice to buy and support brands that use ingredients without all the chemicals and toxins that damage our planet.”

Judging and judging criteria for the Wine & Spirits Tasting Competition is managed by The Tasting Panel magazine and The Somm Journal, two of the most widely circulated trade publications in the beverage industry.

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America is a national membership organization advocating on federal, state, regulatory and legal issues impacting distributors and the beverage alcohol industry.  Drake’s Organic Spirits is a Diamond Member of WSWA.  The association’s annual convention and exhibition draws thousands of industry experts from around the country.

Previous awards for Drake’s include Gold in the Rum category and Silver in the Vodka category at the Asia International Spirits Competition, Double Gold in the Rum category at the 2017 Global Spirits Awards and a Gold medal for its premium organic vodka at the 2017 San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition.

Drake’s Organic Spirits is the first and only spirit line in the world to be certified USDA organic, non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, vegan and kosher.  The five certifications ensure a cleaner drinking option that comes only from the highest quality organic ingredients.

Drake’s Organic Spirits introduced its new Spiked Iceä freeze-and-eat hand-held adult treats at the WSWA Convention.  The adult organic treats feature 15 percent ABV and 80 calories each. Drake’s Organic Spiked Ice will be available in four flavors: mango rum punch, vodka lemonade, watermelon martini and classic mojito.

The company also recently rolled-out an organic mix line that includes Drake’s Organic Mojito, Organic Moscow Mule, Organic VodkaRita and Bloody Mary/ Hot Mary to compliment their ultra -premium quality vodka, white rum and spiced rum.  In addition, Drake’s offers a keg cocktail program that provides pre-mixed organic cocktails to some of the largest venues in the United States.

Proceeds from the sale of all Drake’s Organic Spirits products help fund Long Lake Animal Rescue, an animal rescue foundation that takes in animals in urgent need of a second chance at life.