Craftwell Cocktails® Shines at Los Angeles Invitational Spirits Challenge

Craftwell Cocktails®, a sister company of 2 Towns Ciderhouse, is thrilled to announce its outstanding performance at the 2024 Los Angeles Invitational Spirits Challenge, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.  Judging took place Feb 26-28 in Santa Rosa, CA, and the results are in, with Craftwell Cocktails® emerging as a standout.

Craftwell Cocktails® ‘s Chocolate Espresso Martini, earned a Gold Medal and a score of 90 in the Pre-mixed Cocktails (minimum of 15% abv) category.  Judges described it as “very distinct” and said that it “smells great.” Other cocktails in the Top Shelf bottle series, Classic Cosmo and Old Fashioned, each earned a Silver Medal, while Signature Margarita took home a Bronze.

“Receiving recognition from the Los Angeles Invitational Spirits Challenge is an honor and great validation that we are bringing world-class cocktails to consumers with our Craftwell Cocktails,” conveyed Nels Jewell-Larsen, co-owner and vice president of 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “It’s a testament to the hard work and passion of our team, driving us to continue crafting unique and memorable cocktails for our customers, which is already changing the way the market and consumers think and make cocktails.”

Debra Del Fiorentino of Wine & Spirits Competitions Management & Production shares, “The competition grew again this year to attract close to 1,100 entries, and our judges were impressed with the depth in each category. The quality of the product submitted was fantastic!”

Craftwell Cocktails® continues to solidify its reputation for excellence in both its Top Shelf bottle series and award-winning canned cocktails.  Each product builds upon the brand’s Pacific Northwest heritage and commitment to premium taste and quality ingredients. This line of Top Shelf ready-to-serve cocktails offers unparalleled sophistication and flavor, boasting a robust 20.5% ABV for a true “bar strength” experience without the fuss. Additional flavors in the Craftwell Cocktails® Top Shelf premium bottled lineup include Signature Margarita, Classic Cosmo, Old Fashioned and Spicy Mango Margarita.

Crafted in the Pacific Northwest, utilizing only the finest fruits and meticulously curated ingredients, Craftwell Cocktail’s award-winning collection offers an array of tantalizing options. From signature ready-to-drink canned cocktails to our prestigious top-shelf offerings like the acclaimed Chocolate Espresso Martini that is celebrated with this award today.


Embodying the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, Craftwell ready-to-drink cocktails are crafted with the same care and expertise that made the 2 Towns Ciderhouse team leaders in using real fruit to create award-winning ciders. Craftwell encourages consumers to live life with flavor and to create their own cocktail moments with easily portable deliciousness. Real, fresh fruit produces real, fresh flavors that are available in canned cocktails, top shelf bottles, on draft, and as non-alcoholic cocktails.  For more information please visit