Missouri’s Stowloch Distillery recently introduced its Ozark Highlands Whiskey, and the new expression took home a silver medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Stowloch Whiskey debuted at the end of last year, with its Missouri whiskey inspired by the art of traditional distillation in America’s Ozark Mountains.
A statement from the distiller noted that Stowloch Whiskey is born of natural Ozark Highlands limestone-filtered water, heirloom seed ingredients, a long fermentation and maturation of at least four years in Missouri oak barrels.
The name Stowloch is a combination of Anglo-Saxon and Irish words, “stow” is Anglo-Saxon for “holy place” and “loch” is Irish for “lake.” The distiller took liberty to translate it to “Holy Water,” and they feature that on every whiskey bottle.
Stowloch Whiskey is certified by the Ozark Highland Distillers Guild, and the certification under Missouri law requires chemical-free water from the Ozark Highlands, Missouri-made barrels, and that the entire process from ground-to-glass to take place in the Ozark Highlands.
Last year, Missouri state government passed legislation creating quality and consumer protections for Ozark Highlands spirits and defined the Ozark Highlands Spirits Region. The legislation states that this unique limestone highland region has a 200-year history of distilling, and has been called the Ozark Highlands by the U.S. Government since 1819.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Stowloch Whiskey is being so well received and recognized in Missouri and beyond,” said Mark Sutherland, co-founder of Stowloch Whiskey and CEO of Stone Ledge Spirits Company. “This is an incredible whiskey that is quickly becoming people’s favorite dram, and one that people are quick to recommend to their friends and family.”
Stowloch Whiskey clocks in at 100 proof and has a suggested retail price of $49.99 per 750mL bottle. For more information or to find the whiskey, check out www.stowloch.com.