International Spirits Challenge winners announced
The winners of the 2016 International Spirits Challenge hosted in London have been announced.
Running for 21 years, the International Spirit Challenge encourages spirit producers across the global to enter beverages for judging each year.
This year’s ‘Distiller of the Year’ award went to William Grant & Sons which won a total of 23 gold medals for its beverages which include Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky and Grant’s Whisky.
A spokesperson for the International Spirits Challenge said it was a “fantastic year for William Grant.”
“Their success across so many categories has seen them take home this coveted prize,” the spokesperson said about its Distiller of the Year title.
Other winners included gold medals awarded to Japan’s Suntory Spirits for ‘Best Design and packaging for Travel’, German Discount supermarket Lidl for its Castelgy Gin and Bacardi for its Facundo Exquisito rum.
Gold Medal Winners from the 2016 International Spirits Challenge
Gold meal winners at the 2016 International Spirits Challenge included the following:
|Bathtub Gin – Cask-Aged||Atom Brands|
|Berkeley Square London Dry Gin||Quintessential Brands|
|Bimber Distillery London Dry Gin||Bimber Distillery|
|Belvedere Intense||Belvedere Vodka|
|Bimber Distillery Oak Aged Vodka||Bimber Distillery|
|Hello Vodka Shabo Premium||Shabo|
|Legend of Kremlin||Soyuzprodexport|
|Marks and Spencer Vodka||Marks and Spencer|
|Ostoya Vodka||Wyborowa Pernod Ricard|
|Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka||Phillips Distilling|
|Prime||LLC Distillery Prime|
|Sash & Fritz||Sash & Fritz|
|Selekt Vodka||Essential Drinks|
|Tovaritch!||Tovaritch Spirits International|
|Canadian Club Premium 1858||Beam Canada Inc|
|Heaven Hill – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)||Atom Brands|
|Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey||Beam Suntory|
|The Notch Nantucket Island Single Malt Whisky 12 Years Old||Triple Eight Distillery|