Best spirits 2017 awarded
The prestigious Meiningers International Spirits Award ISW was held for the 14th time in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. For the best spirits of this year’s competition the 60-strong expert jury awarded 16 times the highest award Grand Gold, 144 Gold and 160 Silver medals.
The "Producer of the Year 2017" award goes to France: Château du Tariquet wins a total of 5 Gold and 1 Silver Medal with its high-quality Armagnacs, which is honored with this special award. The Bremer Spirituosen Contor, with its range of spirits, earns 3 Grand Gold, 21 Gold and 12 Silver Medals, defending its title "Spirits Importer of the Year" from the previous year.
This year, the fruit liqueur Cream de Cassis - Supercassis from Vedrenne, France, is awarded "Spirit of the Year". "Brandy of the Year national" is the Asbach Privatbrand 8 years and "Liqueur of the Year" is named the Kaffeeliqueur by Lantenhammer. "At this year's ISW, we have again shown that quality always endures. Our jury has a wide range of renowned professionals, from master distillers, specialist traders or specialist journalists to World Class bartenders. Any product which managed to be awarded by such a heterogeneous jury can undoubtedly be counted to the best of the best. Again, it has been shown that more and more products are produced at an absolute top level, "concludes Alexander Thürer, board member ISW and spirits expert.