The Battery Atlanta Celebrates Award-Winning ASW Distillery

Staff Report

Saturday, August 26th, 2023

Known for its exceptional spirits, ASW Distillery is the most awarded craft whiskey distillery at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition since 2018. At this year’s competition, the distillery was once again a finalist for a top prize at the competition – Best American Single Malt – and additionally received two Double Gold medals in the American Single Malt category. The Battery Atlanta is proud to celebrate ASW Distillery's remarkable accomplishments and partnership with the organization.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition stands as one of the most esteemed events in the spirits industry, attracting top distilleries from around the country. ASW Distillery's first winning entry in 2018, Duality Double Malt Whiskey, is the world's first double malt and Georgia's first double gold medal whiskey. ASW Distillery's success in securing eight double gold medals, nine gold medals, and 2020’s Best Craft Whiskey designation showcase its team's unwavering commitment to excellence and craftsmanship.

"This recognition is an honor, and it’s a true testament to our team's dedication, passion and relentless pursuit of creating exceptional spirits," said Jim Chasteen, CEO at ASW Distillery. “To have the chance to showcase our craftsmanship on a national platform is incredible, and to be recognized as a leader in our industry makes it even more surreal; we look forward to raising a glass in celebration with guests visiting our location at The Battery Atlanta.”

ASW launched in 2011 as the first whiskey distillery in the City of Atlanta since the American Prohibition. Its tasting room and gin and vodka distillery in The Battery Atlanta has become a fan favorite since opening in 2021. The manufacturer has released Fiddler Bourbon, Resurgens Rye, Bustletown Vodka and Winterville Gin. In 2022, ASW launched Fiddler Chin Music, commemorating the Atlanta Braves’ unprecedented 2021 Championship run, as the first in an ongoing series of Fiddler Chin Music releases celebrating the iconic baseball team. The next chapter in the Fiddler Chin Music collaboration – ASW Distillery’s well-known high-wheat mash-bill bourbon finished in toasted barrels – will be released in September 2023.

"We invite everyone to join us in congratulating ASW Distillery for its outstanding achievements at the SFWSC," said Jeremy Strife, Executive Vice President of Development at The Battery Atlanta. "The distillery is an invaluable addition to The Battery Atlanta family, and we are honored to have them as a partner."

ASW Distillery’s latest achievements only further ASW Distillery’s position as a must-visit local stop for Atlantans and visitors to try any of the award-winning spirits, including the state's best-selling Georgia-made bourbon, Fiddler Bourbon.