May 23, 2022 (Lexington, KY.) -- Lexington-based RD1 Spirits has won Double Platinum at Fred Minnick’s 2022 ASCOT Awards for their Wm. Tarr - Manchester Reserve 114 proof. This is yet another award the young brand has won. Other awards for this expression include Platinum (2021 Las Vegas Global Spirits Awards), Gold (2021 Denver International Spirits Competition), and Gold - 94 points (2021 Beverage Tasting Institute).
“We are excited and honored to have won Double Platinum for our 114 Manchester Reserve,” said Barry Brinegar, National Brand Ambassador RD1 Spirits. “Being part of a brand with deep, historical roots is incredibly fulfilling, especially when it’s recognized with such high honors.”
The Wm. Tarr - Manchester Reserve is framed in toasted oak and caramel with a decadent blend of spices and smoldering wood sugar. It is carefully crafted and polished with subtle notes of dark raisin and brown sugar delivering a complex, gratifying experience. This seven-year-old 114 proof whiskey is best served neat or in one of RD1’s cocktail recipes.
The Wm. Tarr brand reflects the 1860’s local Kentucky term “Golden Tarr” describing a golden caramel whiskey that smelled just as sweet. RD1 Spirits continues its 150-year-old tradition of the rich legacy, ideas, and daring attitude of William Tarr. Guided by their passion for the spirits created, they present truly distinct, small-batch Kentucky whiskeys full of extraordinary character.