International Beverage affirmed its reputation for having one of the industry’s strongest portfolios of premium brands by earning 14 awards at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the oldest, largest and most widely recognized spirits contest in the United States. Seven brands in the International Beverage portfolio received recognition from the judging panel comprising many of the world’s top mixologists and spirits experts.
Founded by Anthony Dias Blue and now in its 11th year, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive international spirits judging event ever held in the United States on an annual basis. The judging panel assessed entries over three days in March.
“Being honored by these judges representing a ‘Who’s Who’ of the spirits industry is a testament to the respect our brands have achieved,” said Pat Graney, Vice President of International Beverage USA. “We believe our spirits deserve this kind of recognition and we are grateful to be among the winners selected by a judging panel that includes people who pour our brands for customers every day.”
The judging panel bestowed the highest Double Gold Medals to Ancnoc 16-year-old Single Malt Scotch, Balblair Single Malt Scotch, Vintage 1991 and to Old Pulteney 17-year-old and 21-year old Single Malt Scotches.
Balblair Vintage 1989 picked up a Gold Medal as did Old Pulteney 12-year-old and 30-year-old and Speyburn 10-year-old Single Malt Scotches. Silver Medals went to Ancnoc 12-year-old and Balblair Vintage 2000. Rounding out the awards in the single malt category was Balblair Vintage 1997, which received a Bronze.
In the blended scotch group, Hankey Bannister earned a Silver Medal. In other categories, Caorunn Small Batch Gin was awarded a Silver Medal while a Bronze Medal went to Mekhong, the Spirit of Thailand.
About International Beverage
International Beverage Holdings, Limited (www.interbevgroup.com) was established in 2005, as the international arm of ThaiBev, one of South East Asia’s leading alcohol beverage companies. With a network of regional offices in Asia, Europe and North America, the company is responsible for the production, sales, marketing and distribution of a portfolio of premium global brands in more than 80 countries and territories. The company’s success is built on a strong understanding of local cultures and markets along with the creation of a global operational network.