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The Griffin owners win at World Spirit Awards

Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 14, 2016
Nevada H&C Distilling Company, owned by Jonathan Hensleigh and Aaron Chepenik, co-founders of The Griffin in downtown Las Vegas, recently won two awards at the 16th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).  
The company’s Smoke Wagon Bourbon, in the “aged up to five years” category, took home gold. Its Silver Dollar Vodka won silver.
In total, nearly 1,900 other entries from around the world participated in the competition that was judged by a tasting panel of 39 highly experienced judges.  
Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is America's most respected and influential international spirits event. 
Nevada H&C Distilling Company currently operates out of a portion of a leased building at 418 West Mesquite Avenue.
Just a few weeks ago, the company purchased more than three adjacent acres from a legal city entity called City Parkway V for the purposes of expanding the business.
This business expansion is expected to create 28 new jobs, with wages ranging from $12 to $25 per hour. 20 construction jobs will also be generated.
The company’s products are distributed by Break Thru Beverage Group (formerly Wirtz).
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