Two Huge Wins for Local Craft Gin

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Chester County's Revivalist Spirits Selected as the Best Craft Gin Distillery in America by USA Today

ELVERSON, PA — Revivalist Spirits, an innovative craft distillery which has been producing a variety of seasonally-focused botanical gins in historic Chester County outside of Philadelphia since 2016, has been named the winner of USA Today’s 10Best contest as the 2021 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Craft Gin Distillery. This is the second year in a row in which Revivalist Spirits has taken home this award.

Scott and Don Avellino, the founders of Revivalist Spirits, are thrilled to be awarded first place honors yet again after facing off against some of the best craft gin producers in America. The brothers and business partners credit the win to their products’ flavor profiles, which features their unique botanical and seasonal blends from around the world, including how they appeal to a younger emerging market. Revivalist Spirits beat out the likes of Blue Coat Gin, Gray Whale Gin, Green Hat Distillery, and Barr Hill Gin, among many others.

This USA Today 10Best Craft Distillery award complements a host of awards and accolades that Revivalist Spirits has racked up since being founded, including a double-gold medal at the 2018 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition for their Equinox Expression Gin. Most recently, the company’s Summertide Expression Gin won Double Gold — Best in Class at the New York World Spirits Competition. Additionally, and their Dragon Dance Jalapeno Gin also won Gold at the same competition.

“Winning Double Gold, winning the USA Today competition yet again, and being recognized amongst the top gin producers in the world is incredibly humbling for us,” said Scott, who is the COO. “We brought in a new era of gin that appeals to younger consumers and has delicious flavors, and we are just blown away at the accolades we have received the last couple of years.”

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“We are so grateful to win this award. This is such a great honor for us,” added CEO Don Avellino. “It’s an honor just to be included with these other craft gin distilleries, and to come out with this win after the challenges that we went through last year just means so much to us. We have never been so excited for the future of our brand, and we’re looking forward to rolling out some exciting new things at the end of 2021 and into next year.”

There are five expressions of Revivalist Botanical gins, each distilled with seasonally-inspired botanicals. Each of the expressions highlights botanicals specific to Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. And the fifth expression celebrates year-round fun as the world’s only jalapeño infused gin.

Revivalist Spirits by Brandywine Branch Distillers are distilled at 350 Warwick Road in Elverson, PA in the historic renovated Hippie Barn where they have a dine-in bistro and offer distillery tours. Included in their list of awards and accolades are the 2018 Double Gold honors from New York World Wine & Spirits Competition for their Revivalist Equinox Expression Gin; 2019 Best of Judging of Craft Spirits for their Revivalist Dragon Dance Jalapeno Gin; 2018 Distilled Competition Gold Winner for Revivalist Summertide Expression Gin; 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold honors and 2018; and 2017 Wine Enthusiast Best of Year;  Learn more and place delivery orders by visiting

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