SOURCE: Eastside Distilling, Inc.

Eastside Distilling, Inc.

September 08, 2015 09:15 ET

Eastside Distilling's Barrel Hitch American Whiskey Earns Top Honors in 2015 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

Company's Newly Launched Barrel Hitch American Whiskey Recognized for Exceptional Taste and Aesthetic Design

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI), a producer of award-winning master-crafted spirits, is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Triple Gold Medal for 'Best in Show' and a Bronze Medal for packaging design by the MicroLiquor Spirit Awards, for the company's recently launched Barrel Hitch American Whiskey.

The MicroLiquor Awards recognizes globally emerging brands for outstanding taste and packaging design. This year, 290 emerging spirits from around the world were evaluated competing for the highly coveted honors. The MicroLiquor Triple Gold Medal winners recognize the spirits exhibiting the highest standard of quality and excellence.

Bottled at 80 proof, Barrel Hitch American Whiskey hits the mark with a smooth body, toasted oak and hints of green apple and vanilla. Its remarkable flavor profile is the result of a meticulous blending process of carefully selected finished whiskey sources. Every source contributes a unique scent, flavor, mouth feel and color that are expertly balanced for consistency and quality. Eastside's spirit crafting process represents, in our opinion, the true marriage of art and science.

"We are exceptionally proud of being awarded a Triple Gold Medal for 'Best in Show' as well as a Bronze Medal for package design at the 2015 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards for our new American Whiskey, Barrel Hitch," said Steven Earles, CEO of Eastside Distilling. "These accolades are a testament to the passion and creativity of our whole team and really speaks to what we have set out to achieve at Eastside delivering excellence in everything we do. Barrel Hitch is already attracting the same outstanding loyalty and growing demand enjoyed by our other spirits, including our Burnside Bourbon, Portland Potato Vodka and infused whiskey's which now have received over a dozen awards for quality, taste, creativity and branding."

The MicroLiquor Spirit Awards
MicroLiquor Spirit Awards is the world's first spirits competition for small and emerging brands. The 2015 MicroLiquor Spirit Awards attracted 290 brands from around the world. MicroLiquor Spirit Awards recognizes small and emerging brands for outstanding taste and package design. The MicroLiquor Triple Gold Medal winners recognize the spirits showcasing the highest standard of quality and excellence. Flowdesign, an award-winning global branding and package design firm that specialize in alcoholic beverages hosted the 2015 MicroLiquor Package Design Competition.

About Eastside Distilling
Eastside Distilling, Inc. (OTCQB: ESDI) has been producing high-quality, master crafted spirits since 2008 and is located in Southeast Portland's Distillery Row. Makers of award winning spirits, the company is unique in the marketplace and is distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Burnside Bourbon, Barrel Hitch American Whiskey, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka and a distinctive line of infused whiskeys. All Eastside spirits are master crafted from natural ingredients for unparalleled quality and taste. The company is publicly traded under the symbol OTCQB: ESDI. For more information visit: www.eastsidedistilling.com or follow the company on: Twitter & Facebook.

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