Wasatch Blossom Receives International Spirits Competition Medal

This uniquely-crafted liqueur is one of three farm-to-bottle products and one that is often described by the distillers as “a selfish experiment that went crazy.” It is the top-selling Utah-made fruit liqueur in the state


NEW WORLD DISTILLERY Wasatch Blossom Utah Tart Cherry Liqueur AWARDED SILVER MEDAL: Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition

EDEN, UT, November 2019 — On the heels of being awarded a Bronze Medal by the American Craft Spirits Association in 2018, New World Distillery’s Wasatch Blossom Utah Tart Cherry Liqueur brings home a Silver Medal from the prestigious Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition.

Founder, Ashley Cross, states that New World Distillery is very particular in choosing the spirits competitions they enter and that decision is based on the degree to which the competitions are vetted as well as the type and number of spirits categories represented in each competition.

“We are a business and we don’t need accolades that we don’t respect.” Sunset Magazine is
the leading media brand of the Western lifestyle and this International Spirits Competition
makes its winning spirits part of the most influential spirit program in the country. Its judges are some of the most experienced professionals in the country.

This uniquely-crafted liqueur is one of three farm-to-bottle products and one that is often described by the distillers as “a selfish experiment that went crazy.” It is the top selling Utah-made fruit liqueur in the state and is available at DABC stores and at the distillery in Eden.

Head Distiller, Chris Cross, believes the key to this spirit’s popularity is replacing brandy as the base spirit with New World Distillery’s own, site-distilled agave spirits and sweetening with 100% organic agave nectar versus sugar. Brandy and sugar are the traditional ingredients used in the creation of liqueurs, but like everything New World Distillery produces, this liqueur’s appeal is that it is unlike any other comparable spirit. The Eden-based distillery is proud to have won such a prestigious award in a competition that included liqueurs from all over the world.

Wasatch Blossom Tart Cherry Liqueur is made with Montmorency tart cherries which Chris describes as the superfood of cherries, sourced from a local, family-operated farm in Willard,
Utah. “There are about 400 cold-pressed cherries in every bottle.” The complete elimination of refined sugar is a practice unheard of in liqueurs but one that guarantees an earthy, true flavor versus a syrupy medicinal flavor that categorizes a lot of liqueurs.

All winners will be posted on Sunset’s website, and Be sure to look for the Jan. / Feb. 2020 issue of SUNSET magazine as it showcases this year’s winners!


New World Distillery is committed to representing the Ogden Valley with exceptional small batch “above top shelf” spirits. Founded by Chris and Ashley Cross, New World Distillery is a proud contributor to the Ogden Valley community through responsible use of natural resources, International Dark Skies compliant lighting, solar-powered equipment, and many other green processes, the details of which are shared with customers when they tour the facility. A destination distillery, New World has a welcoming retail storefront and sells merchandise, mixers and their own, site-distilled products in their package agency inside the facility. Their current line up of products includes their award-winning Oomaw Gin, Rabbit, and Grass Blanco and Reposado Agave Spirits, Ogden Valley VODKA and a line of seasonal and small-batch releases on the Uncharted Series label.

New World Distillery opened its doors December 10, 2016, and is located at 4795 E 2600 N in Eden, Utah. For more information, please see or follow them on your favorite social media outlet.

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