March 20, 2017 - Missouri Ridge Distillery is pleased to announce that our distillery has won 5 medals at the 2017 Denver International Spirits Competition.  This annual competition is judged double blind by a prestigious panel of sommeliers and seasoned food and beverage professionals.  The Denver International Spirits Competition is one of only a handful of International Spirits Competitions Worldwide. www.denverspiritscomp.com

In 2017 more than 350 distilled spirits were judged over a two-day period. Entrants consisted of newly opened micro-distilleries to globally recognized brands.

 Missouri Ridge Distillery entered 5 spirits, and won medals with each product:

Gold Medal

Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (Ultra-Premium) Small Batch Bourbon 10 years and younger 

American Single Malt Whiskey (Ultra-Premium) Independent merchant Single Malt 

Gold Medal/Class Winner
Howlin’ Hounds Moonshine (Premium) Sugar Cane Based Spirits

Silver Medal

Howlin’ Hounds White Lightning (Premium) Sugar Cane Based Spirits
Howlin’ Hounds Corn Whiskey (Premium) Corn Whiskey



MRD Wins 3 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals at International Competition

Our Story

Missouri Ridge Distillery is a small batch, family owned, artisan distillery located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Branson, Missouri.

Inspired by his grandfather and following in his footsteps, Master Distiller M. Gregory Pope continues the legacy of producing high quality small batch spirits.

The Ozark Mountains are known for their deep limestone base, which produces some of the best water in the world. This, along with our own family recipes and high quality ingredients from the U.S.A., Missouri Ridge Distillery brings to you spirits with the best aroma and flavor of any available on the market.

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