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Copper Fiddle Distillery Wins 2016 Readers’ Choice Award

Every year, the Daily Herald releases ballots that rate the best of the best based on the opinion of the suburban newspaper’s viewership.  For the second year in a row, Copper Fiddle Distillery was awarded the 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for BEST DISTILLERY.   Thank you for you support! Daily Herald Readers Choice

Copper Fiddle Wins 2015 Business of the Year

By / 28th January, 2016 / Awards / Off

Copper Fiddle Distillery has been awarded the 2015 Business of the Year by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (LZACC) at the annual Evening of Excellence Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 24th, 2016 at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer.
The winner was selected based upon:
• their involvement in and support of the community
• significant accomplishments, improvements, or success stories achieved this year
• leadership roles or significant accomplishments in the community or industry served
• philanthropic contributions made in the community
A panel composed of the five past LZACC Presidents determined winners of Business of the Year 2015.

Fred Robinson, co-proprietor of Copper Fiddle Distillery was quoted,  “We are honored and humbled to be the 2015 LZACC’s ‘Business of the Year’, especially considering the quality of all the nominees. Our Copper Fiddle “family” of employees, Travis B. Livengood, Ron Roberti, Rob Scaramella, Kristen Brandt, and Jim Koblish have all worked extremely hard to make sure our customers receive both a quality product and a pleasurable experience when visiting our business.

We greatly appreciate all the support we have received from the Chamber and surrounding communities. We could not have done it without you. Thanks to everyone at the Chamber and to each and every one of our customers.”

Co-proprietor Jose Hernandez added, “The Copper Fiddle Distillery family is honored to be the recipient of the 2015 LZACC Business of the Year Award. We look forward to continued active involvement with the Chamber and the communities that make up the LZACC.”

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Copper Fiddle Distillery Bourbon WINS GOLD

By / 14th January, 2016 / Awards / Off

The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again shined its spotlight on bourbon whiskey. The Fifty Best recently hosted a Bourbon Whiskey Tasting, where 20 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Bourbon” awards for 2016.

 The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Copper Fiddle Bourbon was awarded a Gold medal.

Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best’s panel of judges blind-tasted the bourbons 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 on 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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Copper Fiddle gin receives gold medal honor


By / 3rd September, 2015 / Awards, News / Off

Copper Fiddle Distillery, the makers of hand-crafted, small-batch, grain to bottle, non-GMO bourbon and gin, is the proud recipient of the Silver Medal for Fiddle Gin, awarded by the American Distilling Institute (ADI). ADI is the nations oldest and largest organization representing craft distilleries. This was a nationwide competition.

The Fifty Best awarded Copper Fiddle Distillery’s Tom Gin the Gold Medal. Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted Tom gins, (also known as barrel gin), and rated them individually on a point scale. After tallying the scores, the Gold Medal was awarded to Copper Fiddle Tom Gin. The Fifty best is an online guide to fine living.

Fred Robinson, co-owner of Copper Fiddle Distillery said, “Both of these awards were such a great honor for Jose (Hernandez) and I. Since we opened just over a year ago, it’s wonderful to be recognized so quickly.” Jose Hernandez, co-owner and distiller added, “We knew our spirits were quality products; it’s great to have the professionals in our industry confirm it. We are proud of our spirits we create and love serving it to our local community and making friends along the way.”


Creative cocktails, small-batch liquors strike a chord at Lake Zurich’s Copper Fiddle

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Special thanks to Nancy at Copper Fiddle for getting this to me. Jose Hernandez and Fred Robinson, an architect and a PGA professional, started this distillery in 2012 using a 13 gallon stainless steel still. After many attempts, Jose created a bourbon whiskey and two gin recipes that had their friends and family singing hispraises.The Name, Copper Fiddle Distillery comes from the handmade copper pot they use to distill all their spirits. The “Fiddle” is from a family heirloom violin made in 1906. Their spirits, just like the violin get better with age. All of their spirits are handmade; grain to bottle, at their facility in Lake Zurich, IL.

This was really a nice adventure. The way this begins and the way it ends are so vastly different. I was almost put off by the way this started. I will say that at first sip you want to write it off as a nice try and move on, but this is where the story begins.

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