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Virginia Lightning wins gold!

New York, NY, (February 22, 2016) – The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, has for the first time shined its spotlight on American whiskey. The Fifty Best recently hosted a Moonshine and Unaged Whiskey Tasting, where 21 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best American Whiskey” awards for 2016.

The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Virginia Lightning Corn Whiskey was awarded a Gold medal.

Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best's panel of judges blind-tasted the moonshines and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges' impressions.

The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published

is an online guide to fine living, featuring rated listings from unbiased proprietary blind tastings by judging panels including wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. Adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology, The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations.

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