Saturday, July 12, 2014

The International Spirits Challenge Award Presentation Monday

     "The Honorable Artillery Company London is the 2014 setting for celebrating quality and excellence in spirits. Here the world's leading drinks producers, design specialists, marketeers and retailers meet for this prestigious event and to pay tribute to some of the finest spirits, designs and campaigns in the world."
     Trophy winners will be officially presented their awards by the International Spirits Challenge for the Tasting, Design & Packaging, and Marketing awards.
     Guests will enjoy a grand three course dinner accompanied by award winning wines and spirits, superb entertainment, divine cocktails and the opportunity to sample the Gold and Trophy winners from the challenge in our tasting zone.
     "The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. The ISC recognises three key areas of the industry: Tasting, Design & Packaging and Marketing."
      The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high calibre of spirits, designs and campaigns entered into the competition each year. Receiving more than 1,000 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide.

The Gold , Silver and Bronze winners have already been announced for 2014 and there are some old rum friends that have been named winners in the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.

      Awards      Points

     Trophy   90 to 100
     Gold    80 to 89.9
     Silver   70 to 79.9
     Bronze   60 to 69.9
     Special Awards  
  Individual Distiller of the Year
  Distiller of the Year
  Supreme Champion
  Outstanding Contribution

Gold Winners
  1. Doorly's XO
  2. Pusser's
  3. Chairman's Reserve
  4. Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros
Silver Winners
  1. Dos Maderas Luxus
  2. Plantation St. Lucia
  3. Santa Teresa 1796
  4. Botran Reserva
Bronze Winners
  1. Bacardi Reserva Limitada
  2. Plantation Original Dark
  3. Havana Club 7 Anos
  4. Botran Solera 1893
These are not all of the medal winners, but some of the ones that are familiar to most of us around the American rum world.  There are winners in every category of spirits, and wines as well.  All of the Trophy and Special Awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Monday night.  ;o)