IWSC 2011 Spirits results

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SPIRIT ReSULTS 2011
Aquavit         Pisco                          Extras
Armagnac        Rum                            PrEss rElEasEs
Bitters         Sake                           IWsC logos
Calvados        Shochu
Cognac          Tequila and Mescal
Fruit Spirits   Vermouth and Aromatised Wine
Gin             Vodka
Grape Brandy    Whiskey - Irish
Grappa          Whiskey - USA
Liqueurs        Whiskey - Worldwide
Other Spirits   Whisky - Scotch
HOMe                  AQUAVIT                                                      GOLD (Best in Class), SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE


aquavIt
                                              gold (BEst In Class)                                                           sIlvEr
                                alter Kapitän aquavit
                                  Pabst & richarz vertriebs gmbH                                               lysholm linie
                                  Aquavit - Golden                                                               arcus as
                                                                                                                 Aquavit - Golden
                                  Light, golden colour. Inviting nose with intense caraway. Hint of dill,
                                  touch of spice and some citrus notes. Clean oak backing. The mouth           aalborg Jubilaeums akvavit
                                  delivers exactly what the nose suggested with lively spirit activating the     Pernod ricard denmark
                                  palate. Elegant and well balanced. Long aftertaste where caraway is            Aquavit - Golden
                                  dominant.
                                                                                                               aalborg nordguld aquavit
                                                                                                                 Pernod ricard denmark
                                                                                                                 Aquavit - Golden

                                                                                                               spirit of Hven organic oak Matured aqua vitae
                                              sIlvEr (BEst In Class)                                             spirit of Hven distillery
                                                                                                                 Aquavit - Golden

                                aalborg taffel akvavit
                                  Pernod ricard denmark
                                  Aquavit - Clear

                                  Engaging nose packed full of caraway with support from aniseed and                         BronzE
                                  some lively lemony hints. Some fennel notes linger in the background.
                                  Brisk and lively in the mouth with elegant balance. Long dry finish.
                                  Subtle but complex. Very refreshing.                                         Kallsupen
                                                                                                                 saturnus aB
                                                                                                                 Aquavit - Clear

                                                                                                               officers aquavit
                                                                                                                 taster Wine a/s
                                                                                                                 Aquavit - Clear




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HOMe                  ARMAGnAC                                                       GOLD (Best in Class), SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE


arMagnaC                                                                                                          Château du tariquet Bas-armagnac vsoP
                                                                                                                   sCv Château du tariquet
                                                                                                                   Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - VSOP

                                               gold (BEst In Class)                                                Soft fruity nose with floral notes where orange blossom features along
                                                                                                                   with some coconut. Firm entry into the mouth with lively spirit feel.
                                 Château de laubade Classic Extra                                                  Lots of citrus flavour and hints of caramel. Smooth and well balanced.
                                  laubade et domaines associés                                                     Long, well fruited finish. All in fairly delicate mode.
                                  Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - 13-15 YO

                                  Sweet scented nose with prune and dried apricot followed by crème brulée
                                  and old spice. Rich in the mouth with smooth, creamy flow and lively
                                  texture. Christmas cake flavours with more spice. Slight herby and “wild”
                                  character with touch of anise in long finish. A true Gascon character.                      sIlvEr
                                 Château du tariquet Bas armagnac xo
                                  sCv Château du tariquet                                                         Château de laubade Bas armagnac Classic vsoP
                                  Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - XO                                                     laubade et domaines associés
                                                                                                                   Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - VSOP
                                  Lovely, sweet scented, floral nose. Hints of jasmine and fresh pineapple.
                                  Smooth, silky texture. Good balance with some oak and light tannin              Château de laubade Bas armagnac xo
                                  touch. Spicy citrus. Mellow and soothing with sweet orange and slight            laubade et domaines associés
                                  sweet tobacco note. Long, soothing finish.                                       Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - XO

                                                                                                                  Château du tariquet vieil armagnac xo
                                                                                                                   sCv Château du tariquet
                                                                                                                   Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - XO

                                               sIlvEr (BEst In Class)                                             Waitrose armagnac vsoP
                                                                                                                   Waitrose limited
                                                                                                                   Armagnac - VSOP
                                 Bas armagnac Castarède 1971
                                  armagnac Castarède sa
                                  Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - 40 YO

                                  Nose reflects maturity in every way with dry prune, spicy marmalade and old
                                  honey. Deep in the mouth with lots of dried fruit flavours, some fine oak and               BronzE
                                  rich spice. Smooth and mellow yet with quite a spirit uplift at the finish.

                                 Pure Crystaly                                                                    Bas-armagnac du Château de lacquy 1998
                                  ryst dupeyron                                                                    Château de lacquy
                                  Blanche Armagnac AC - No Age Stated                                              Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - 13-15 YO

                                  Crystal clear. Delicate, clean nose with some fruity notes and just the         Château du tariquet aoC Blanche armagnac
                                  very slightest hint of mint. Elegant and soft on the palate with slight          sCv Château du tariquet
                                  sweet sensation. Clean and lightly fruity aftertaste.                            Blanche Armagnac AC - No Age Stated


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HOMe                  BITTeRS                                                                                      SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE


BIttErs
                                              sIlvEr (BEst In Class)                                                        sIlvEr

                                amaro limoncè Bitters                                                           domritter Boonekamp 44%
                                  stock srl, Italy                                                                uwe Muller gmbH & Co. Kg
                                  Flavoured Bitters                                                               Bitters

                                  Deep, yellow/gold. Nose rings out citrus followed by a host of Alpine         Jagdstolz Kräuterlikör
                                  herbs and aromas. Liquorice brings balance to the citrus. Rich and              uwe Muller gmbH & Co. Kg
                                  full in the mouth with smooth flow and warming penetration. Lemon               Bitters
                                  emerges from cover and gives a brave effort amongst all the herbal and
                                  bitter characters. Rich fullness carries into long finish.

                                The Bitter truth Elixir
                                  The Bitter truth
                                  Bitters                                                                                   BronzE
                                  Very dark with green tinged rim. Complex nose with combination
                                  of anise, gentian and wide herbal range. Hints of clove, ginger and           Fernet stock z
                                  liquorice. Rich and full in the mouth with sweet, syrupy flow. Initially        stock Pizen-Bozkov
                                  soothing until you register the chilli content which sets up a burning          Bitters
                                  sensation the lifts all the bitter, sweet characters. The chilli burn stays
                                  forever !                                                                     Magister Bohem
                                                                                                                  stock Pizen-Bozkov
                                                                                                                  Bitters

                                                                                                                tamborine Mountain distillery Bitters
                                                                                                                  tamborine Mountain distillery
                                                                                                                  Bitters




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HOMe                  CALVAdOS                                                                                                        GOLD (Best in Class), GOLD


Calvados                                                                                                      Père Magloire Calvados vsoP
                                                                                                               debrise dulac et Cie
                                                                                                               Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP

                                              gold (BEst In Class)                                             Tarte tatin aromas on this bronze tinged deep yellow spirit. Nutmeg
                                                                                                               and caramel aromas. A pure grip in the mouth, clean delivery of intense
                                 Château du Breuil Calvados Pays d’auge vsoP                                   apple flavours with a warm spirit base. Very classy indeed.
                                  Château du Breuil
                                  Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP                                          Calvados Comte louis de lauriston appellation
                                                                                                              domfrontais Controllée 1991
                                  Pale golden amber in colour. Slight estery lift on the nose, coupled with    les Chais du verger normand
                                  sweet hay, apple pie, and a gentle waft of spice. Deliciously elegant in     Calvados - Domfrontais - 20 YO
                                  the mouth delivered with delicacy and charm, warm and generous. A
                                  very lovely spirit.                                                          Golden amber with mahogany glints. Heavily scented with autumn
                                                                                                               aromas of ripe orchards and hedgerow fruits, spice and bakery scents. In
                                                                                                               the mouth this has utter balance and perfect nuances. No wonder every
                                                                                                               judge on the panel awarded a Gold score, making this an iconic choice
                                                                                                               which it utterly deserves.

                                              gold                                                            Calvados Comte louis de lauriston appellation
                                                                                                              domfrontais Controllée 1981
                                 Berneroy Calvados xo                                                          les Chais du verger normand
                                  Camus Cognac                                                                 Calvados - Domfrontais - 30 YO
                                  Calvados - XO
                                                                                                               This has a wonderful dark depth of colour which can only come from its
                                  Deep bronze in colour, gold and tawny highlights. Wonderful scents,          long ageing. This is typical of an older style Domfrontais perfectly aged.
                                  citrus, honey, pear, butter, anise and vanilla all permeate through the      It has a unique sour character adding a lick of astringency which gives a
                                  wonderful red apple aroma. There is a charming rusticity here which          wonderful liveliness to the palate. Clean apple and pear flavours with a
                                  suits so well this absolutely delicious spirit.                              thread of blackcurrant dance on the tongue. Very unique indeed.

                                 Père Magloire Calvados 12 Yo
                                  debrise dulac et Cie
                                  Calvados - 12 YO

                                  Polished old oak with bright golden streaks. Wonderful definition on
                                  the nose, buttered applecake scented with cinnamon and coriander seed,
                                  spiced lemon and some oaky undertones. A lovely refined spirit, bursting
                                  with well presenting flavours and a long rich finish.




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HOMe                  CALVAdOS                                                                                                SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE




               sIlvEr (BEst In Class)                                                         sIlvEr

Berneroy Calvados vsoP                                                           Calvados Coeur de lion aoC
  Camus Cognac                                                                    Calvados Christian drouin
  Calvados - VSOP                                                                 Calvados - Fine

  Clear light orange brown colour. Orchard fruits nose, some sweet wood          Calvados lecompte 12 Yo
  notes. Well flavoured, lightly fiery on the finish.                             lecompte
                                                                                  Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 10-12 YO
Château du Breuil Calvados Pays d’auge 20 ans reserve
des seigneurs
  Château du Breuil
  Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 20 YO

  Dried blue flowers and honeycomb on the nose of this deep bronze amber                      BronzE
  coloured spirit. In the mouth this is very lively with a warm exuberance,
  toffee apple flavours with spicy wood overtones. Quite a bite on the finish.
                                                                                 Couperné Calvados vsoP
Père Magloire Calvados xo                                                         Borco Marken Import
  debrise dulac et Cie                                                            Calvados - VSOP
  Calvados - Pays d’Auge - XO
                                                                                 Berneroy Calvados Fine
  Polished teak wood in colour with light flashes. Lifted aromas, some            Camus Cognac
  attractive acetate notes with a warm depth of apple and vanilla. Good           Calvados - Fine
  balance and definition with a delightful lingering spicy end.
                                                                                 Calvados lecompte originel
Calvados Boulard Hors d’age 12 Yo                                                 lecompte
  saCB                                                                            Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP
  Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 10-12 YO
                                                                                 apreval Calados Pays d’auge grande réserve
  Light amber bronze in colour. This has a lovely oily character on the           Manoir d’apreval
  palate with well defined, clean flavours and a good spirit base. Long,          Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 10-12 YO
  rich and generous finish.
                                                                                 Calvados Boulard vsoP
deribaucourt Fine Calvados                                                        saCB
  slaur sardet                                                                    Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP
  Calvados - Fine
                                                                                 Calvados Boulard xo
  Mid amber bronze in colour. Good nose of warm cooked apples with                saCB
  a caramelised edge. Well flavoured and nice spirit balance, excellent           Calvados - Pays d’Auge - XO
  purity with a round generosity and long finish.


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HOMe                  COGnAC                                                                                                                     GOLD (Best in Class)


CognaC                                                                                                     godet sélection spéciale vsoP
                                                                                                            Cognac godet
                                                                                                            Cognac - VSOP

                                             gold (BEst In Class)                                           Polished old gold with dark glints. Enticing scents of warm fruit
                                                                                                            crumble, dusted with sweet spice and roasted nut. Sleek and refined
                               a de Fussigny superieur Fine Champagne                                       in the mouth, stunning flow of complex flavours that encompass fruits,
                                 a de Fussigny Cognac                                                       sweet vanilla, nuts and spice, deliciously displayed by a very pure and
                                 Cognac - Fine Champagne - No Age Stated                                    precise spirit that lends power, grace and elegance. Very lovely indeed.

                                 Golden amber brown colour, lovely honeyed scents on the nose, nuts in     remy Martin Centaure de diamant
                                 caramel, plum fruits in syrup sprinkled with spice. Very refined spirit    E remy Martin & Cie
                                 which displays very well and leaves a long silky aftertaste.               Cognac - Extra - Fine Champagne

                               Baron otard Fine vs                                                          Generous nose with stylish aromas of prune, dried fruit and floral
                                 Château de Cognac sas                                                      backing. Rich and robust in the mouth with excellent balance between
                                 Cognac - VS                                                                fruit and oak. Wide array of flavours including nuts, figs, raisins, prune
                                                                                                            and orange. Rich and intense. Everlasting finish. Wonderful brandy.
                                 Rich glowing golden bronze in colour. Very complex aromas, dried
                                 oranges, dried flowers, yellow plum and caramelised fruits, with          dupuy tentation Cognac xo
                                 sandalwood and vanilla. Superbly balanced and with a peacock display       tHs Bache-gabrielsen
                                 of flavours, this is powerful yet graceful with incredible finesse.        Cognac - XO

                               Cognac François voyer vsoP grande Champagne                                  Polished coppery brown in colour. Lifted complex perfumed nose,
                                 Cognac François voyer                                                      with dried fruits, chestnut, citrus honey with a tiny hint of leather.
                                 Cognac - VSOP - Grande Champagne                                           Wonderfully smooth across the tongue, the flow of flavours is sensational,
                                                                                                            leading to a beautifully extended finish.
                                 Tawny rose gold in colour. Beautifully floral aromas, sweet pea,
                                 blackcurrant, raspberry tea, beeswax and caramelised fruit. Spicy         Bache-gabrielsen Fine Champagne Cognac xo
                                 elements arrive in the mouth, cinnamon and a touch of pepper, also nut     tHs Bache-gabrielsen
                                 and a hint of dried mushroom. Gloriously smooth and rounded with           Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne
                                 fabulous balance. Powerful but utterly charming. A worthy gold.
                                                                                                            Full nose alive with hazelnuts, honey and apricot. Spicy oak in the
                               gautier tradition rare Cognac vielle réserve                                 background. Good, lively entry into the mouth with creamy flow across
                                 Cognac gautier sa                                                          the palate. Velvet texture. Great accumulation of spice with some peppery
                                 Cognac - Extra                                                             notes and lively ginger. Well rounded and good balance. Very satisfying.

                                 Complex, fruity aromas on the nose with mingle of peach and violet and
                                 gentle touch of oak. Orange marmalade comes into play. All join in
                                 the mouth with grand flourish of flavour. Beautiful harmony and soft,
                                 smooth flow. Gathering of spice including ginger and vanilla. Great,
                                 rousing finish. Lively, full flavoured, enjoyable drink.




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HOMe                  COGnAC                                                                                                                                     GOLD, SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER




               gold                                                                       sIlvEr (BEst In Class)                                                       sIlvEr
de luze Fine Champagne Cognac
  Cognac de luze                                                             le reviseur Cognac vs                                                        Cognac leyrat Fine Cognac vs
  Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne                                                aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon                                             aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon
                                                                              Cognac - VS - Petite Champagne                                                Cognac - VS - Fins Bois
  Refined nose with ripe fruit , honey and summer flowers. Round, creamy
  mouth with hints of almond joining the dried fruit flavours. Great spice    Light amber bronze in colour. Nut brittle with aromas of hedgerow           le reviseur vsoP
  develops giving lots of character to the mouth. Rich, long finish.          fruits. This is very well constructed typical Petite Champagne Cognac         aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon
                                                                              with excellent balance giving a sensual experience in the mouth.              Cognac - VSOP - Petite Champagne
Cognac Frapin vsoP grande Champagne grand Cru
  Cognac Frapin                                                              Cognac François voyer xo gold                                                Cognac leyrat xo Premium Fins Bois Controlée
  Cognac - VSOP - Grande Champagne                                            Cognac François voyer                                                         aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon
                                                                              Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne                                                Cognac - XO - Fins Bois
  Glowing golden amber with tawny glints. Sweet nut and ginger biscuits
  on the nose, tobacco leaf and hedgerow fruits. Wonderfully complex, rich    Dark coppery bronze colour. Aromas of bergamot and orange pekoe tea,        Bisquit vs Classique
  and hearty, a bold style that exudes presence and strength. Excellent       nut and a hint of undergrowth. This has great character in the mouth,         Bisquit dubouché et Cie
  warm length.                                                                with complexity and power. Long and fine on the finish.                       Cognac - VS

vallein-tercinier Cognac Hors d’age Fine Champagne                           Croizet Extra grande Champagne Cognac                                        Bisquit vsoP
  sarl vallein tercinier                                                      Croizet sa                                                                    Bisquit dubouché et Cie
  Cognac - Extra - Fine Champagne                                             Cognac - Extra - Grande Champagne                                             Cognac - VSOP

  Rich, forward nose with loads of dried fruit and fresh flowers. Full        Oak plays a prominent role on the nose followed by dried fruit and some     Bisquit xo
  powered entry into the mouth with luscious, sensual feeling. Great          floral tones. Rich and full in the mouth with dried fruit, some liquorice     Bisquit dubouché et Cie
  expression of passion fruit followed by mango and cinnamon. Creamy          and refined oak. Marmalade and ripe orange make an appearance.                Cognac - XO
  complexity. Long , spice filled finish. Lovely brandy.                      Good smooth flow and fine texture yet fairly lively finish.
                                                                                                                                                          Imperial Fine Cognac xo vieux garçon
                                                                             louis royer Force 53º vsoP Fine Champagne Cognac                               CgvEF
                                                                              louis royer sa                                                                Cognac - XO
                                                                              Cognac - VSOP - Fine Champagne - Cask Strength 53%
                                                                                                                                                          Baron otard vsoP
                                                                              High toned nose on this shining amber liquid, with pot pourri aromas,         Château de Cognac sas
                                                                              dried biscuit, dried mushroom and cedar scents. Powerful and tense in         Cognac - VSOP
                                                                              the mouth, crystallised fruits and roasted spice. Warm long finish.
                                                                                                                                                          Pierre Ferrand 1914 1er Cru du Cognac
                                                                             Braastad My selection                                                          Cognac Ferrand
                                                                              tiffon                                                                        Cognac - 1914
                                                                              Cognac - No Age Stated
                                                                                                                                                          Pierre Ferrand sélection des anges - 1er Cru du Cognac
                                                                              Mid bronze in colour. Floral notes come through on the nose with a            Cognac Ferrand
                                                                              touch of gingerbread. Spicy in the mouth with a fiery bite to the finish.     Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne


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HOMe                  COGnAC                                                                                                               SILVER, BRONZE

gautier xo Extra 1755                             rémy Martin xo Premier Cru grande Champagne         garde Marine vsoP
  Cognac gautier sa                                 E remy Martin & Cie                                 sarl domaine du Breuil
  Cognac - Extra                                    Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne                      Cognac - VSOP

gautier vsoP                                      distillerie Chantal Bons Bois Cognac                Pierre Frapin Cognac grande Champagne vsoP Premier
  Cognac gautier sa                                 louis royer sa                                    Cru
  Cognac - VSOP                                     Cognac - Bons Bois - No Age Stated                  snC P Frapin & Cie
                                                                                                        Cognac - VSOP - Grande Champagne
gautier Cognac napoleon                           distillerie des saules Borderies Cognac
  Cognac gautier sa                                 louis royer sa                                    Bache-gabrielsen grande Champagne Cognac Hors d’age
  Cognac - XO                                       Cognac - Borderies - No Age Stated                  tHs Bache-gabrielsen
                                                                                                        Cognac - Hors d’Age
godet xo Fine Champagne Cognac                    louis royer Extra grande Champagne Cognac
  Cognac godet                                      louis royer sa                                    Braastad organic
  Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne                      Cognac - Extra - Grande Champagne                   tiffon
                                                                                                        Cognac - No Age Stated
léopold gourmel age des Epices 20 Carats          distillerie d’aumagne Fins Bois Cognac
  Cognac leopold gourmel                            louis royer sa                                    Braastad xo superior très vieille réserve
  Cognac - Extra                                    Cognac - Fins Bois - No Age Stated                  tiffon
                                                                                                        Cognac - XO
Bio attitude                                      distillerie les Magnolias grande Champagne Cognac
  Cognac leopold gourmel                            louis royer sa
  Cognac - Organic - 5 YO                           Cognac - Grande Champagne - No Age Stated

leopold gourmel Cognac age des Fleurs 15 Carats   distillerie de l’Ecole Petite Champagne Cognac
  Cognac leopold gourmel                            louis royer sa                                                 BronzE
  Cognac - XO                                       Cognac - Petite Champagne - No Age Stated

xo Prince Hubert de Polignac                      louis royer vs Cognac                               Cognac Chevalier vsoP
  Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac                  louis royer sa                                      aldi stores ltd
  Cognac - XO                                       Cognac - VS                                         Cognac - VSOP

Croizet vs grande Champagne                       louis royer Préférence vsoP Cognac                  Baron otard Extra 1795
  Croizet sa                                        louis royer sa                                      Château de Cognac sas
  Cognac - VS - Grande Champagne                    Cognac - VSOP                                       Cognac - Extra

Coeur de Cognac Fine Champagne                    louis royer vsoP Cognac                             Baron otard xo gold
  E remy Martin & Cie                               louis royer sa                                      Château de Cognac sas
  Cognac - Fine Champagne - No Age Stated           Cognac - VSOP                                       Cognac - XO

rémy Martin xo Excellence Fine Champagne Cognac   Cognac Pitaud vs                                    gautier Pinar del rio
  E remy Martin & Cie                               sarl Cognac Pitaud                                  Cognac gautier sa
  Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne                      Cognac - VS                                         Cognac - XO




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HOMe                  COGnAC                          BRONZE

vs Prince Hubert de Polignac
  Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac
  Cognac - VS

vieux garçon Cognac Fine Cognac vs
  Compagnie viticole des Charentes
  Cognac - VS

vieux garçon Cognac vs
  lidl uK
  Cognac - VS

Hienoa Konjakkia vsoP
  lignell & Piispanen
  Cognac - VSOP

louis royer xo Cognac
  louis royer sa
  Cognac - XO

Cognac xo grande Champagne taste the difference
  louis royer sa
  Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne

Maxime trijol Cognac xo
  sarl Ftd
  Cognac - XO




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HOMe                  FRUIT SPIRITS                                                                        GOLD (Best in Class), GOLD, SILVER (Best in Class)


FruIt sPIrIts                                                                                                      gamot
                                                                                                                     Brennerei Ebner
                                                                                                                     Fruit Spirits - Bergamot

                                                   gold (BEst In Class)                                              Exciting, fresh, fruity and intense nose. Exceptional if one sided and
                                                                                                                     incredibly forward delivery of distinct bergamot aroma. Clean and
                                      Psenner apricot aquavitae                                                      intense in the mouth with again the distinct bergamot character. No
                                       Brennerei l. Psenner                                                          room for anything else but not needed as the experience of the total purity
                                       Fruit Spirits - Apricot                                                       of flavour and aroma is extremely satisfying. Elegant and beautifully
                                                                                                                     poised. Long and equally dramatic finish.
                                       Intense apricot aromas with some spicy almond notes in the background.
                                       Well balanced on the palate. Long, warming finish.

                                      Psenner Williams südtiroler Christ Birnenbrand
                                       Brennerei l. Psenner
                                       Fruit Spirits - Pear                                                                       sIlvEr (BEst In Class)
                                       Colourless. Positive, clean pear aromatics leap out of the glass. Intense
                                       flavours in the mouth with pear dominant and slight spicy notes.            Brionne vieille Eau de vie Kirsch
                                       Beautifully balanced. Pear intensity increases with developing sweetness      Borco Marken Import
                                       and long, lasting finish.                                                     Fruit Spirits - Cherry

                                      slivowitz südtiroler zwetschgen Brand                                          Nose booms with ripe, dark cherries and loaded with cracked kernels.
                                       Brennerei l. Psenner                                                          Rich aromas dominate the nose while equally full flavours. Clean, crisp
                                       Fruit Spirits - Plum                                                          yet has distinctly full character. Incredibly long aromatic finish.

                                       Great plum fruited nose with spicy notes. Good balance in the mouth.        apfel grafensteiner
                                       Elegant and distinct. Warming glow with long lasting finish.                  Brennerei Ebner
                                                                                                                     Fruit Spirits - Apple

                                                                                                                     Colourless. Clean, fresh, intense apple aromas. Equally fresh in the
                                                                                                                     mouth with reserved apple flavours with gentle movement across the
                                                                                                                     palate. Fresh, clean apple aromas in firm finish.
                                                   gold
                                                                                                                   altes schlehenwasser
                                      goldhauch Haselnussgeist                                                       destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmBH
                                       Bimmerle Kg                                                                   Fruit Spirits - Sloes
                                       Fruit Spirits - Hazelnut
                                                                                                                     Powerful plum with incredibly pronounced fruit flavours. Packed with
                                       Colourless. Massive concentration of intense magnitude of roasted             fruit. The distinct nose carries into the equally full flavoured mouth.
                                       hazelnuts with hints of cocoa and soft chocolate. Intense hazelnut            Great balance. Long finish with equally strong combination of flavour
                                       in the mouth with super smooth flow and velvet texture. Equally full          and aromas.
                                       flavoured and everlasting finish. Amazing that so much hazelnut came
                                       be crammed into a glass!




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HOMe                     FRUIT SPIRITS                                                                                             SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE

vieille Prune reserve de Patron                                                  alter Pflaumenbrand 4 Jahre gelagert          Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei apfelquitte
  Eschmann spirituosen                                                             Bimmerle Kg                                   Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei
  Fruit Spirits - Vieille Prune                                                    Fruit Spirits - Plum                          Fruit Spirits - Quince

  Light amber colour. Decided prune aromas with hints of spice where             Hocharomatischer Wald Himbeer geist           Platner südtiroler Marillen Edelbrand
  sweet vanilla is paramount. Rich and full in the mouth with bountiful            Bimmerle Kg                                   Privatbrennerei Platner
  flavours. Prune dominates with vanilla out on the edges but making a             Fruit Spirits - Wild Raspberry                Fruit Spirits - Apricot
  great balance. Fine product.
                                                                                 Brionne vieille Eau de vie Poire William      Platner südtiroler red Bartlett Williams
la Cigogne Peureux Framboise Eau de vie                                            Borco Marken Import                           Privatbrennerei Platner
  grandes distilleries Peureux                                                     Fruit Spirits - Pear                          Fruit Spirits - Pear
  Fruit Spirits - Raspberry
                                                                                 Brionne vieille Eau de vie Mirabelle          Etienne Brana Eau de vie Poire William
  Colourless. Absolutely no doubt as to what fruit it is as the nose pours out     Borco Marken Import                           sarl Etienne Brana
  raspberry aromas in never ending flow. Smooth and silky in the mouth             Fruit Spirits - Plum                          Fruit Spirits - Pear
  with just enough spirit top make it lively across the palate. Elegance and
  balance. Smooth finish still totally filled with raspberry.                    Brionne vieille Eau de vie Framboise          studer Williams Edelbrand
                                                                                   Borco Marken Import                           studer & Co ag
sizilianische Blutoranje Moro                                                      Fruit Spirits - Raspberry                     Fruit Spirits - Pear
  stählemühle
  Fruit Spirits - Citrus                                                         Brionne vieille Eau de vie vieille Prune
                                                                                   Borco Marken Import
  Uncompromising orange on the nose delivered in ever growing force.               Fruit Spirits - Vieille Prune
  Initially a total orange onslaught but eventually some spicy notes bring
  complexity. Equally full flavour-laden mouth where again the orange is         apfel Cuvée Holz                                             BronzE
  power driven. Long and comforting, warming finish. Good spirit lift              Brennerei Ebner
  keeps the orange character alive almost forever!                                 Fruit Spirits - Apple
                                                                                                                               zumwhol Feijoa
                                                                                 ollmann spirit of apricot Marille               aotearoa distillers limited
                                                                                   destillerie ollmann                           Fruit Spirits - Feijoa
                                                                                   Fruit Spirits - Apricot
                                                                                                                               Brionne vieille Eau de vie quetsch
               sIlvEr                                                            domaine Mavela aquavita Myrte                   Borco Marken Import
                                                                                   domaine Mavela                                Fruit Spirits - Plum
                                                                                   Fruit Spirits - Myrtle
altes schwartwälder Kirschwasser 10 Jahre gelagert                                                                             Kammer Kirschbrand Barriquegereift im Eschenholzfass
  Bimmerle Kg                                                                    la Cigogne Peureux Poire William Eau de vie     destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmbH
  Fruit Spirits - Cherry - 10 YO                                                   grandes distilleries Peureux                  Fruit Spirits - Cherry
                                                                                   Fruit Spirits - Pear
goldhauch Williams-Christ Birenbrand                                                                                           Feiner Williams Birnen Brand
  Bimmerle Kg                                                                    apfelbrand Bonum Bono                           destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmbH
  Fruit Spirits - Pear                                                             Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei              Fruit Spirits - Pear
                                                                                   Fruit Spirits - Apple
goldhauch Edler Williams-Christ Birnenbrand (Mit Frucht)
  Bimmerle Kg
  Fruit Spirits - Pear


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HOMe                     FRUIT SPIRITS               BRONZE

dialog aus Beerenbränden durch Mazeration und
destillation gewonnen
  destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmBH
  Fruit Spirits - Raspberry & Blackcurrant

ollmann limon
  destillerie ollmann
  Fruit Spirits - Citrus

domaine Mavela aquavita Cedrat
  domaine Mavela
  Fruit Spirits - Citrus

la Cigogne Peureux Kirsch Eau de vie
  grandes distilleries Peureux
  Fruit Spirits - Cherry

la Cigogne Peureux Mirabelle Eau de vie
  grandes distilleries Peureux
  Fruit Spirits - Plum

red Plum Eau de vie
  Jost vinyards
  Fruit Spirits - Plum

Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei Bonum Bono
Williamsbirne
  Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei
  Fruit Spirits - Pear

südtiroler Williams Edelbrand
  Privatbrennerei Platner
  Fruit Spirits - Pear




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HOMe                  GIn                                                                                  GOLD (Best in Class), SILVER (Best in Class)


gIn                                                                                                        Whitley neill london dry gin
                                                                                                            Halewood International limited
                                                                                                            Gin - London Dry - 41-42%

                                         gold (BEst In Class)                                               Colourless. Gorgeous, inviting nose which simply abounds in welcoming
                                                                                                            aromatics. The traditional juniper leads the way while a charming
                            oliver Cromwell 1599 Premium gin                                                citrus wave follows and all meld together to form a delightful whole. All
                             aldi stores ltd                                                                backed by some wonderful floral notes. Super entry into the mouth with
                             Gin - London Dry - 40%                                                         explosion of flavours as the nose had advertised. Juniper is more in the
                                                                                                            frame but the citrus is ever present and adds to the freshness of flavour.
                             Colourless. Fresh, clean juniper comes bounding out on the nose with           Beautiful balance and finest of texture. Flavours build into a finish
                             the traditional botanicals in full support. Very attractive floral notes in    to match the wonderful, welcoming start. Flavour seems to be never
                             the background. Super cool entry onto the palate. Big, rich, full flavours     ending! A wonderful gin.
                             with juniper dominating while beautifully balanced by all else. Big, but
                             elegant and with great poise. Fresh, clean finish. The classic London         Brecon special reserve gin
                             Dry Gin.                                                                       The Welsh Whisky Company
                                                                                                            Gin - Worldwide - 40%
                            Monkey 47 schwarzwald dry gin
                             Black Forest distillers                                                        Colourless. Distinctly traditional nose with juniper in prominent yet
                             Gin - Worldwide - 47%                                                          with intriguing and undefineable nuances in the background! Big and
                                                                                                            full in the mouth with beautiful balance. Juniper lead flavours meld
                             Very attractive nose with typical London Dry characters with some slight       together to give lovely refreshing gin in traditional character.
                             spicy notes. Crisp and fresh on the nose and equally so in the mouth.
                             Some tangy notes in the mouth add extra freshness to the traditional
                             characters. Fairly complex. Good balance of all components and racy,
                             fresh finish.

                            six o’Clock gin                                                                             sIlvEr (BEst In Class)
                             Bramley and gage ltd
                             Gin - London Dry - 43%
                                                                                                           oliver Cromwell london dry gin
                             Delightful variation on a theme. The traditional characters are there          aldi stores ltd
                             but some fresh citrus and lovely notes of elderflower. Amazingly powerful      Gin - London Dry - 37.5%
                             in the mouth with great depth of flavour. Super and full floral backing.
                             Fresh yet soothing. Full flavoured but beautifully balanced. Long and          Clean cut nose with juniper dominating amongst all the traditional
                             full flavoured finish where the floral notes are strongly evident.             botanicals. Pure and flavourful in bright, lively mouth. Lots of clean
                                                                                                            traditional flavour with juniper prominent. Crisp, zesty, refreshing
                                                                                                            finish.




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HOMe                  GIn                                                                                                                                                           SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER

nº 3 london dry gin                                                               old Buck dry gin                                                            Ferrand Citadelle reserve
  Berry Bros & rudd ltd                                                             Henry tayler & ries ltd                                                     Cognac Ferrand
  Gin - London Dry - 45-46%                                                         Gin - Worldwide - 43%                                                       Gin - London Dry - 43%

  Complete, traditional, London Dry Gin. The nose is a complete                     Very attractive nose filled traditional gin aromatics. Gorgeous rush of   original Pink dry gin
  combination of juniper and traditional botanicals. Great entry into the           clean juniper underpinned by zesty citrus. Juniper plays an important       Edgerton distillers ltd
  mouth . Well rounded in the mouth where hints of citrus add zest to the           part with clean freshness. Great entry into lively mouth with full          Gin - Worldwide - 47%
  clean juniper. Super complexity on the palate with lively passage while           dispersal of flavours. Perfectly integrated and well balanced. Gorgeous
  being very smooth. Super clean, refreshing finish.                                gin just waiting for ice and tonic.                                       sainsbury’s Blackfriars gin
                                                                                                                                                                g & J greenall
Beefeater london dry gin 47%                                                      Martin Miller’s Westbourne strength gin                                       Gin - London Dry - 43%
  Chivas Brothers                                                                   The reformed spirits Company
  Gin - London Dry - 47%+                                                           Gin - Worldwide - 45%+                                                    saffron gin
                                                                                                                                                                gabriel Boudier
  Classic London Dry Gin with beautiful aromatic nose filled with                   Attractive juniper nose with zesty lemon and other citrus components.       Flavoured Gin - Saffron
  juniper and coriander. Totally integrated palate with super balance               Lively entry into the mouth with active palate where the citrus
  and marvellous mellowness while remaining crisp and fresh. Delightful             components seem to take charge. Full flavour leads into bright, zesty     Consulate Premium london dry gin
  touch in the mouth with some bitter orange balancing the sweetness of             finish. Well balanced and very refreshing.                                  Henry tayler & ries ltd
  other botanicals.                                                                                                                                             Gin - London Dry - 43%

Plymouth gin                                                                                                                                                  White socks organic dry gin
  Chivas Brothers                                                                                                                                               Humbel spezialitätenbrennerei
  Gin - Worldwide - 41-42%                                                                                                                                      Gin - Worldwide - 40%
                                                                                                sIlvEr
  Attractive nose packed full with fresh juniper and coriander, followed by                                                                                   Knockeen Hills Elderflower gin
  zesty citrus notes and even a hint of bitter orange. Some unusual but                                                                                         Knockeen Hills spirits
  attractive earthy notes begin to show and grow into orris and angelica.         star london dry gin                                                           Gin - London Dry - 43%
  Then all meld into a super combination. Well rounded and fine balance.            arcus as
  A grand variation of the gin theme.                                               Gin - London Dry - 37.5%                                                  Knockeen Hills Heather gin
                                                                                                                                                                Knockeen Hills spirits
Foxdenton london dry gin 48%                                                      Jodhpur london dry gin                                                        Gin - London Dry - 43%
  Foxdenton Estate Company ltd                                                      Beveland, s.a.
  Gin - London Dry - 48%                                                            Gin - London Dry - 43%                                                    gibson’s london dry gin
                                                                                                                                                                la Martiniquaise
  Big, booming nose that gives everything a London Dry should do but more         Finsbury Platinum london dry gin                                              Gin - London Dry - 37.5%
  at the strength. Super active entry into the mouth yet gorgeously deep            Borco International gmbh
  and mellow. All the flavour you could want in wonderful integration.              Gin - London Dry - 47%+                                                   sW4 london dry gin
  Complexity gives super smoothness and velvet flow while retaining the                                                                                         Park Place drinks ltd
  lively character. Complex, long, refreshing finish. Aftertaste lasts for ever   Beefeater london dry gin 40%                                                  Gin - London Dry - 40%
  !                                                                                 Chivas Brothers
                                                                                    Gin - London Dry - 40%                                                    rogue spruce gin
                                                                                                                                                                rogue spirits
                                                                                  Beefeater 24                                                                  Flavoured Gin - Spruce
                                                                                    Chivas Brothers
                                                                                    Gin - London Dry - 45-46%



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HOMe                  GIn                                                                                             SILVER, BRONZE

sipsmith london dry gin                                                        golden old Fashioned distilled gin
  sipsmith ltd                                                                  Maison de la vie ltd
  Gin - London Dry - 41-42%                                                     Gin - Worldwide - 45%+

Edinburgh gin                                     BronzE                       olifant dry gin
  spencerfield spirits Co ltd                                                   Wenneker distilleries
  Gin - Worldwide - 43%                                                         Gin - Worldwide - 40%
                                     adnams Copper House distilled gin
The duke Munich dry gin               adnams Copper House distillery           Hendrick’s gin
  The duke destillerie                Gin - Worldwide - 40%                     William grant & sons distillers ltd
  Gin - Worldwide - 45%+                                                        Gin - Worldwide - 41-42%
                                     adnams First rate gin
Martin Miller’s gin                   adnams Copper House distillery
  The reformed spirits Company        Gin - Worldwide - 48%
  Gin - Worldwide - 40%
                                     tann’s gin
sloane’s dry gin                      destilerías Campeny sa
  toorank (uK) ltd                    Gin - Worldwide - 40%
  Gin - London Dry - 40%
                                     Castelgy Club dry gin
Waitrose original london dry gin      Eckerts Wacholder Brennerei gmbH
  Waitrose limited                    Gin - Worldwide - 37.5%
  Gin - London Dry - 40%
                                     g’vine nouaison
darnley’s view                        EWg spirits & Wine
  Wemyss vintage Malt limited         Gin - Worldwide - 43%
  Gin - London Dry - 40%
                                     greenall’s Bloom Premium london dry gin
gilpin’s Westmorland Extra dry gin    g & J greenall
  Westmorland spirits limited         Gin - London Dry - 40%
  Gin - London Dry - 47%+
                                     greenalls london dry gin
The West Winds gin - The sabre        g & J greenall
  Wirrinup Pty ltd                    Gin - London Dry - 40%
  Gin - Worldwide - 40%
                                     london Hill london dry gin
The West Winds gin - The Cutlass      Ian Macleod distillers ltd
  Wirrinup Pty ltd                    Gin - London Dry - 40%
  Gin - Worldwide - 50%+
                                     Caorunn small Batch scottish gin
                                      International Beverage
                                      Gin - Worldwide - 41-42%

                                     KWv gin
                                      KWv
                                      Gin - Worldwide - 43%


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HOMe                  GRAPe BRAndy                                                                                                                           GOLD (Best in Class)


graPE BrandY                                                                                                       Klipdrift gold Pot-still Brandy
                                                                                                                     distell ltd
                                                                                                                     Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated

                                                   gold (BEst In Class)                                              Bright amber. Complex aromas of dried apricot, raisin and lots of spice
                                                                                                                     on very attractive nose. Deep, well rounded mouth packed full of dried
                                     van ryn’s 10 Yo vintage Brandy                                                  fruit flavours with lots more spice and very well managed oak support.
                                       distell ltd                                                                   Smooth flow and fine texture. Good balance. Flavours of apricot and
                                       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - 8-10 YO                               sweet spice continue developing all the time. Rich, long finish.

                                       Pale amber. Beautiful, complex nose filled with fruit where apricot plays   lustau solera gran reserva special selection Brandy de
                                       major role followed by notes of chocolate, prune and some candied orange    Jerez
                                       peel. Lively entry into the mouth with great deployment of flavours that      Emilio lustau sa
                                       follow the nose. Smooth flow and velvet texture. Good balance and             Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva
                                       harmony. Nuts come into the flavours after a while in the glass with
                                       some spicy oak notes. Long, full, satisfying finish.                          Ripe fruit packs the nose with hints of leather and vanilla. Slow, gentle
                                                                                                                     entry into the mouth. Flavours of sherry and dried fruit lead the mouth
                                     Klipdrift                                                                       with rich, fine wood. Gentle, clean and rich oak. Clean traditional fine
                                       distell ltd                                                                   flavours. Decided traditional style. Combination of fruit, sherry and
                                       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged                             spice make for very attractive savouring.

                                       Pale gold. Inviting dried apricot nose with pears and rich spice. Light,    lustau solera reserva Brandy de Jerez
                                       pretty floral backing. Lively but smooth entry into the mouth. Well           Emilio lustau sa
                                       rounded ripe fruit flavours with fine oak support. Toasted nut and hints      Brandy de Jerez - Solera Reserva
                                       of honey. Lively, energised finish.
                                                                                                                     Dark amber. Youthful attractive nose with vibrant aromatic vapours
                                     uitkyk 10 Yo Estate Brandy                                                      filled with sweet sherry notes, dried apricot and some oaky notes. Rich
                                       distell ltd                                                                   and lively in the mouth with keen sherry raisin and dried apricot flavours
                                       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO                            . All of a fine, floral backing housed in gentle oak. Well balanced. Long,
                                                                                                                     spicy finish. Easy to drink with lots of flavour.
                                       Bright gold. Very attractive nose and individually styled. Lots of floral
                                       notes with rose and lavender. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and honey.         oude Molen vov
                                       Some dried fruit and delicate red berry notes. Mature and mellow yet          oude Molen distillery (Pty) ltd
                                       with good, lively flow across the palate. Good balance. Very pleasing in      Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 14-15 YO
                                       every way and long, very satisfying finish.
                                                                                                                     Pale gold. Attractive nose with dried apricot, fine oak and fresh floral
                                     van ryn’s 20 Yo Collectors reserve                                              notes. Smooth and full in the mouth with well matured flavours of dried
                                       distell ltd                                                                   fruit, sweet spice and more oak. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
                                       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 18-20 YO                            Good concentration of flavours in well balanced mouth. Satin smooth
                                                                                                                     flow. Great charm and super mellow maturity. Long, satisfying finish.
                                       Amber. Amazing nose filled with mature characters with sweet fruit,
                                       vanilla and old honey. Glorious floral backing. Almost oozes through
                                       the mouth with ultra smooth flow and absolute velvet texture. Flavours
                                       sink into the tongue. Rich, seamless flow of dried fruit, honey and sweet
                                       spice flavours. Tremendous concentration. Mellow, mature, satisfying.
                                       Wonderful, slow sipping experience.


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HOMe                  GRAPe BRAndy                                                                                                                                                    GOLD, SILVER (Best in Class)

                                                                               van ryn’s 15 Yo old Fine Cask reserve
                                                                                distell ltd
                                                                                Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 14-15 YO

               gold                                                             Great complexity on the nose with dried fruit, rich spice and lots of floral                sIlvEr (BEst In Class)
                                                                                aromatics. Great delivery into the mouth with almost explosive force.
Majestad Brandy de Jerez solera gran reserva                                    Flavours burst across the palate filling the mouth with apricot, citrus,
  Bodegas Williams & Humbert sl                                                 honey and sweet spice. Hints of coffee. Super balance and finest texture.      verum tempranillo roble 2007
  Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva                                         Full flavoured finish.                                                          alcoholes de tomelloso sa
                                                                                                                                                                Aguardiente de Uva - Spain - Wood Aged - Single Variety
  Very attractive floral nose with hints of rose and violets. Soft, mild and   lustau solera gran reserva 1977 Brandy de Jerez
  full in the mouth with lots of body and comforting flavours. Apparently       Emilio lustau sa                                                                Inviting nose with light tropical fruit notes and some light floral tones.
  sweet with ripe apricot and sherry followed by rich spice where vanilla       Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva - 1977                                    Fairly full in the mouth with light texture . Fine fruit develops in the
  plays a major part. Long, aromatic finish.                                                                                                                    lively mouth. Hints of prune, raisin and slight herby note on the side.
                                                                                Gentle, easy nose that grows in the glass packed with sherry notes, ripe        Wafts of light mature notes give sensation of sweetness but ends totally
Majestad Brandy de Jerez solera gran reserva                                    apricot with hints of caramel. Elegant and well balanced in the mouth           dry.
  Bodegas Williams & Humbert sl                                                 with smooth flow and fine texture. Mellow and mature throughout with
  Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva                                         all characters in gentle mode. Delightful, super sipper.                       st agnes xo Brandy
                                                                                                                                                                angove Family Winemakers
  Very attractive floral nose with hints of rose and violets. Soft, mild and   olof Bergh solera Brandy                                                         Grape Brandy - Australia - Pot Still - 20 YO
  full in the mouth with lots of body and comforting flavours. Apparently       Henry tayler & ries ltd
  sweet with ripe apricot and sherry followed by rich spice where vanilla       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Solera Aged                             Bright gold colour. Very attractive, fruit filled nose with hints of vanilla
  plays a major part. Long, aromatic finish.                                                                                                                    and cinnamon. Oaky note in the background. Fruity and elegant in the
                                                                                Pale, natural gold. Fairly complex nose with dried apricot and peach            mouth with keen, ripe fruit flavours. Some deep mature flavours meld
oude Meester 12 reserve Pot-still Brandy                                        and light floral backing. Ripe fruited mouth with hints of sherry and           well with much more vital, youthful characters. Strong, slightly sour old
  distell ltd                                                                   honey. Some apple and candied orange help the complexity. Smooth flow           oak character in otherwise fine, clean brandy.
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO                            and light texture. Good balance. Elegant and refined with lots of spice in
                                                                                long finish. Lovely brandy with sex appeal.                                    arpi 5 Yo
  Bright gold. Rich, spice filled nose along with dried apricot, prune and                                                                                      ararat cognac factory “aKz” llC
  candied orange. Big, rich, fruit filled, well rounded mouth. Mature and      ladismith Klein Karoo Pot still Brandy 8 Yo                                      Grape Brandy - Armenia - Pot Still - 5-7 YO
  mellow yet still vibrant . Lovely smooth flow with silky texture. All the     southern Cape vineyards
  while a great floral display builds in the background. Develops intense       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 8 YO                                  Bright golden colour. Nose filled with dry apricot, peach and vanilla.
  complexity and finishes with incredible length. Aftertaste remains                                                                                            Raisin and caramel with honey hints. Good, spirity entry into the mouth
  forever.                                                                      Pretty floral notes on immediate nose give way to massive wave of dried         with fairly elegant poise and good balance. Good fruit in the flavour
                                                                                fruit and rich spice. Subtle oak backing. Great entry into the mouth            with lots of spice in the bright finish.
van ryn’s 12 Yo distillers reserve                                              with fine combination of maturity and vital activity. Full range of dried
  distell ltd                                                                   fruit flavours with apricot, peach and raisin feature. Good balance.           Bardinet xo
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO                            Strong impression on the palate enhances all the flavours. Long fruit           Bardinet
                                                                                and spice filled finish.                                                        Grape Brandy - France - XO
  Bright gold. Attractive nose packed with dried fruit and great floral
  flourish of rose and lavender. Full powered delivery into the mouth with                                                                                      Well fruited nose with dried apricot, prune and some citrus. Hint of
  explosion of full fruited flavours with dried apricot in full exposure.                                                                                       cinnamon and vanilla. Great entry into the mouth with immediate, all
  Incredibly smooth flow and silky texture. Complexity builds all the time                                                                                      round, coating of flavour. Creamy toffee notes with long, clean finish.
  while gentle caress of oak is ever in the back ground. Very satisfying,
  everlasting finish. A great brandy.



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HOMe                   GRAPe BRAndy                                                                                                                                                                        SILVER (Best in Class)

vega Cadur Brandy de Jerez solera                                                    Joseph Cartron très vieux Marc de Bourgogne des dames                           Joseph Barry traditional Cape Pot still Brandy 5 Yo
  Bodegas Williams & Humbert sl                                                      Huguette                                                                          southern Cape vineyards
  Brandy de Jerez - Solera                                                             Joseph Cartron                                                                  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO
                                                                                       Grape Brandy - Marc de Bourgogne
  Dark amber. Attractive fragrant nose with notes of sherry and vanilla.                                                                                               Amber. Nose filled with honey, dried fruit and rich spice. Good spicy,
  Gentle and easy entry into the mouth with smooth but vibrant flow                    Very inviting nose filled with dark fruit aromatics including prune and         toasty oak backing. Lively entry into the mouth with full, rounded
  across the palate. Gorgeous, fruit filled flavours. Hints of apricot and             ripe plum. Fairly full in the mouth with creamy texture. Hints of brown         flavours that follow the nose. More spice builds in the glass along with
  sherry. Perception of sweetness yet fine, dry finish.                                sugar and some soft stone fruits. Delightful surge of alcohol towards the       much more dried fruit where apricot plays an important part. Long,
                                                                                       satisfying finish.                                                              full finish.
Chang Yu Koyac xo Brandy
  Chang Yu Pioneer Wine Co                                                           torres 10                                                                       stock xo
  Grape Brandy - China - Blended                                                       Miguel torres sa                                                                stock srl, Italy
                                                                                       Grape Brandy - Spain                                                            Grape Brandy - Italy - Wood Aged - 7-8 YO
  Dark gold with bright, ripe fruit on the nose with backing of dried apricot
  and honey notes. Good entry into the mouth with smooth flow and fine                 Bright amber/bronze. Beautiful, intense, toffee nose with dried apricot,        Dark mahogany. Nose leads with caramelly notes, toffee and chocolate
  texture. Lots of fruity flavours with great dried apricot backing. Hints of fine     raisin and peach. Cinnamon and vanilla follow. Deep and intensely               then great big floral flourish. Hints of raisin and apricot and generous
  oak. Elegant and well balanced. Good fruity finish. What a good surprise!            flavoured mouth repeats all the nose had with more complexity from              amount of oak. Big and full in the mouth yet good balance and smooth
                                                                                       honey and the fine oak backing. Long and satisfying.                            texture. Good combination of mature, mellow notes and some fresh, ripe
Mellow Wood 5 Yo grape Brandy                                                                                                                                          fruit. Long, satisfying finish.
  distell ltd                                                                        oude Molen solera grand reserve
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - 5 YO                                         oude Molen distillery (Pty) ltd                                               tsipouro Thessalias tsilili without anise
                                                                                       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - Solera Aged                           tsililis s.a.
  Light gold. Very attractive nose filled with dried apricot, raisin and                                                                                               Grape Brandy - Marc - Greece
  honey. Good oak backing with slight sweet tobacco and vanilla. Smooth,               Very attractive nose with generous sherry notes and fine ripe fruit.
  well judged entry into the mouth with well rounded characters. Great                 Floral backing with rose and lavender. Lots of life across the palate           Colourless. Almost neutral on the nose yet quite an explosive entry into
  balance and smooth flow. Mellow with some mature notes balancing the                 with complex flavours of ripe and dried apricot and ever present sherry         the mouth. Sweet fruited and very clean. Lively yet smooth flow and
  lively, more youthful flavours. Subtle oak in long mellow finish.                    notes. Hints of honey. Fine balance and lively texture. Long lasting,           soft, smooth texture. Spirity lift in the finish.
                                                                                       full flavoured finish.
E&J gallo Brandy vs                                                                                                                                                  Three Barrels xo
  E&J gallo Winery                                                                   grande Polaire okayama Muscat of alexandria aromatic                              William grant & sons distillers ltd
  Grape Brandy - California - Blended                                                Marc                                                                              Grape Brandy - France - 15 YO
                                                                                       sapporo Wine limited
  Bright gold. Very attractive citrus on the nose with dried apricot and               Grape Brandy - Marc - Japan - Okayama - Single Variety                          Assertive, rich nose packed with mature notes and good oak support.
  vanilla. Lively entry into the mouth. Well rounded flavours in smooth                                                                                                Lots of dried fruit with big floral backing. Luscious mouth feel and
  flowing mouth . Citrus and dried apricot flavours grow in the mouth                  Colourless. Beautifully attractive, delicate nose with citrus, honeysuckle,     smooth across the palate. Lots of fruit with stewed plums holding the
  while vanilla seems also to multiply. Good balance and texture. Very                 jasmine and rose. Lively but soft delivery in the mouth with gorgeous           main scene. Dry, spicy finish. Very attractive drink.
  attractive, full fruited finish.                                                     passage across the palate. Flavours like the nose suggested amplify in the
                                                                                       mouth and leave no doubt as to the variety. Super smooth and gentle           Three Barrels vsoP
renuage                                                                                texture. Long, aromatic finish.                                                 William grant & sons distillers ltd
  galicia distillery                                                                                                                                                   Grape Brandy - France - VSOP
  Grape Brandy - Ukraine - 4-5 YO
                                                                                                                                                                       Attractive nose with prune and toffee. Slight herbal character with hints
  Deep gold. Light clean nose that grows and produces apricot, sweet                                                                                                   of almond and ginger. Smooth on the palate with velvet texture. Good
  tobacco, peach and vanilla. Full and fruity in the mouth with good                                                                                                   concentration of fruit in the mouth with some vanilla and butterscotch.
  balance of fruit, oak and spice. Easy flow and very pleasing. Gentle,                                                                                                Dry spicy finish.
  spice filled finish. Good, well flavoured, gentle brandy.


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HOMe                  GRAPe BRAndy                                                                                                                                         SILVER

                                                       Collison’s White gold Brandy                                limousin Brandy
                                                         distell ltd                                                 Henry tayler & ries ltd
                                                         Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated     Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged

               sIlvEr                                  Flight of the Fish Eagle                                    grand Cavalier Brandy
                                                         distell ltd                                                 JsC latvijas Balzams
                                                         Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated     Grape Brandy - Latvia - Wood Aged
aldi napoleon Brandy
  aldi stores ltd                                      oude Meester demant Pot-still Brandy                        KWv Brandy
  Grape Brandy - France - 3 YO                           distell ltd                                                 KWv
                                                         Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated     Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged
Majestät Weinbrand
  Bimmerle Kg/Pabst & richarz vertriebs gmbH           richelieu Brandy                                            KWv 10 Yo Brandy
  Grape Brandy - Germany - Wood Aged                     distell ltd                                                 KWv
                                                         Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated     Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO
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  Carmel Winery                                        nederburg solera                                            KWv 15 Yo Brandy
  Grape Brandy - Israel - Wood Aged                      distell ltd                                                 KWv
                                                         Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - Solera Aged       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 14-15 YO
Carpene Malvolti Brandy riserva 7
  Carpene Malvolti                                     Brandy dell’Etna                                            KWv 20 Yo Brandy
  Grape Brandy - Italy - Wood Aged - 7-8 YO              distilleria Fratelli russo snc                              KWv
                                                         Grape Brandy - Italy - Wood Aged                            Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 18-20 YO
Chang Yu Koyac vsoP Brandy
  Chang Yu Pioneer Wine Co                             lustau solera gran reserva Brandy de Jerez                  african Mishale
  Grape Brandy - China - Blended                         Emilio lustau sa                                            KWv
                                                         Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva                       Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO
viceroy 5 Yo Brandy
  distell ltd                                          Buchach abdank 5 Yo                                         KWv 5 Yo brandy
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - 5 YO           galicia distillery                                          KWv
                                                         Grape Brandy - Ukraine - 4-5 YO                             Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO
Klipdrift Premium
  distell ltd                                          renuage 5 Yo                                                laborie alambic 5 Yo
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged      galicia distillery                                          KWv
                                                         Grape Brandy - Ukraine - 4-5 YO                             Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO
Mellow Wood standard Brandy
  distell ltd                                          soberano 5                                                  Jaime I
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged      gonzalez Byass s.a                                          Miguel torres sa
                                                         Brandy de Jerez - Solera Reserva                            Grape Brandy - Spain
oude Meester vsoB
  distell ltd                                          soberano 8                                                  torres 20
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged      gonzalez Byass s.a                                          Miguel torres sa
                                                         Brandy de Jerez - Solera Reserva                            Grape Brandy - Spain
oude Meester 18 souverein Pot-still Brandy
  distell ltd
  Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 18-20 YO


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IWSC 2011 Spirits results

  • 1. SPIRIT ReSULTS 2011 Aquavit Pisco Extras Armagnac Rum PrEss rElEasEs Bitters Sake IWsC logos Calvados Shochu Cognac Tequila and Mescal Fruit Spirits Vermouth and Aromatised Wine Gin Vodka Grape Brandy Whiskey - Irish Grappa Whiskey - USA Liqueurs Whiskey - Worldwide Other Spirits Whisky - Scotch
  • 2. HOMe AQUAVIT GOLD (Best in Class), SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE aquavIt gold (BEst In Class) sIlvEr alter Kapitän aquavit Pabst & richarz vertriebs gmbH lysholm linie Aquavit - Golden arcus as Aquavit - Golden Light, golden colour. Inviting nose with intense caraway. Hint of dill, touch of spice and some citrus notes. Clean oak backing. The mouth aalborg Jubilaeums akvavit delivers exactly what the nose suggested with lively spirit activating the Pernod ricard denmark palate. Elegant and well balanced. Long aftertaste where caraway is Aquavit - Golden dominant. aalborg nordguld aquavit Pernod ricard denmark Aquavit - Golden spirit of Hven organic oak Matured aqua vitae sIlvEr (BEst In Class) spirit of Hven distillery Aquavit - Golden aalborg taffel akvavit Pernod ricard denmark Aquavit - Clear Engaging nose packed full of caraway with support from aniseed and BronzE some lively lemony hints. Some fennel notes linger in the background. Brisk and lively in the mouth with elegant balance. Long dry finish. Subtle but complex. Very refreshing. Kallsupen saturnus aB Aquavit - Clear officers aquavit taster Wine a/s Aquavit - Clear Spirit Results 2011 1 www.iwsc.net
  • 3. HOMe ARMAGnAC GOLD (Best in Class), SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE arMagnaC Château du tariquet Bas-armagnac vsoP sCv Château du tariquet Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - VSOP gold (BEst In Class) Soft fruity nose with floral notes where orange blossom features along with some coconut. Firm entry into the mouth with lively spirit feel. Château de laubade Classic Extra Lots of citrus flavour and hints of caramel. Smooth and well balanced. laubade et domaines associés Long, well fruited finish. All in fairly delicate mode. Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - 13-15 YO Sweet scented nose with prune and dried apricot followed by crème brulée and old spice. Rich in the mouth with smooth, creamy flow and lively texture. Christmas cake flavours with more spice. Slight herby and “wild” character with touch of anise in long finish. A true Gascon character. sIlvEr Château du tariquet Bas armagnac xo sCv Château du tariquet Château de laubade Bas armagnac Classic vsoP Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - XO laubade et domaines associés Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - VSOP Lovely, sweet scented, floral nose. Hints of jasmine and fresh pineapple. Smooth, silky texture. Good balance with some oak and light tannin Château de laubade Bas armagnac xo touch. Spicy citrus. Mellow and soothing with sweet orange and slight laubade et domaines associés sweet tobacco note. Long, soothing finish. Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - XO Château du tariquet vieil armagnac xo sCv Château du tariquet Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - XO sIlvEr (BEst In Class) Waitrose armagnac vsoP Waitrose limited Armagnac - VSOP Bas armagnac Castarède 1971 armagnac Castarède sa Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - 40 YO Nose reflects maturity in every way with dry prune, spicy marmalade and old honey. Deep in the mouth with lots of dried fruit flavours, some fine oak and BronzE rich spice. Smooth and mellow yet with quite a spirit uplift at the finish. Pure Crystaly Bas-armagnac du Château de lacquy 1998 ryst dupeyron Château de lacquy Blanche Armagnac AC - No Age Stated Armagnac - Bas Armagnac - 13-15 YO Crystal clear. Delicate, clean nose with some fruity notes and just the Château du tariquet aoC Blanche armagnac very slightest hint of mint. Elegant and soft on the palate with slight sCv Château du tariquet sweet sensation. Clean and lightly fruity aftertaste. Blanche Armagnac AC - No Age Stated Spirit Results 2011 2 www.iwsc.net
  • 4. HOMe BITTeRS SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE BIttErs sIlvEr (BEst In Class) sIlvEr amaro limoncè Bitters domritter Boonekamp 44% stock srl, Italy uwe Muller gmbH & Co. Kg Flavoured Bitters Bitters Deep, yellow/gold. Nose rings out citrus followed by a host of Alpine Jagdstolz Kräuterlikör herbs and aromas. Liquorice brings balance to the citrus. Rich and uwe Muller gmbH & Co. Kg full in the mouth with smooth flow and warming penetration. Lemon Bitters emerges from cover and gives a brave effort amongst all the herbal and bitter characters. Rich fullness carries into long finish. The Bitter truth Elixir The Bitter truth Bitters BronzE Very dark with green tinged rim. Complex nose with combination of anise, gentian and wide herbal range. Hints of clove, ginger and Fernet stock z liquorice. Rich and full in the mouth with sweet, syrupy flow. Initially stock Pizen-Bozkov soothing until you register the chilli content which sets up a burning Bitters sensation the lifts all the bitter, sweet characters. The chilli burn stays forever ! Magister Bohem stock Pizen-Bozkov Bitters tamborine Mountain distillery Bitters tamborine Mountain distillery Bitters Spirit Results 2011 3 www.iwsc.net
  • 5. HOMe CALVAdOS GOLD (Best in Class), GOLD Calvados Père Magloire Calvados vsoP debrise dulac et Cie Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP gold (BEst In Class) Tarte tatin aromas on this bronze tinged deep yellow spirit. Nutmeg and caramel aromas. A pure grip in the mouth, clean delivery of intense Château du Breuil Calvados Pays d’auge vsoP apple flavours with a warm spirit base. Very classy indeed. Château du Breuil Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP Calvados Comte louis de lauriston appellation domfrontais Controllée 1991 Pale golden amber in colour. Slight estery lift on the nose, coupled with les Chais du verger normand sweet hay, apple pie, and a gentle waft of spice. Deliciously elegant in Calvados - Domfrontais - 20 YO the mouth delivered with delicacy and charm, warm and generous. A very lovely spirit. Golden amber with mahogany glints. Heavily scented with autumn aromas of ripe orchards and hedgerow fruits, spice and bakery scents. In the mouth this has utter balance and perfect nuances. No wonder every judge on the panel awarded a Gold score, making this an iconic choice which it utterly deserves. gold Calvados Comte louis de lauriston appellation domfrontais Controllée 1981 Berneroy Calvados xo les Chais du verger normand Camus Cognac Calvados - Domfrontais - 30 YO Calvados - XO This has a wonderful dark depth of colour which can only come from its Deep bronze in colour, gold and tawny highlights. Wonderful scents, long ageing. This is typical of an older style Domfrontais perfectly aged. citrus, honey, pear, butter, anise and vanilla all permeate through the It has a unique sour character adding a lick of astringency which gives a wonderful red apple aroma. There is a charming rusticity here which wonderful liveliness to the palate. Clean apple and pear flavours with a suits so well this absolutely delicious spirit. thread of blackcurrant dance on the tongue. Very unique indeed. Père Magloire Calvados 12 Yo debrise dulac et Cie Calvados - 12 YO Polished old oak with bright golden streaks. Wonderful definition on the nose, buttered applecake scented with cinnamon and coriander seed, spiced lemon and some oaky undertones. A lovely refined spirit, bursting with well presenting flavours and a long rich finish. Spirit Results 2011 4 www.iwsc.net
  • 6. HOMe CALVAdOS SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE sIlvEr (BEst In Class) sIlvEr Berneroy Calvados vsoP Calvados Coeur de lion aoC Camus Cognac Calvados Christian drouin Calvados - VSOP Calvados - Fine Clear light orange brown colour. Orchard fruits nose, some sweet wood Calvados lecompte 12 Yo notes. Well flavoured, lightly fiery on the finish. lecompte Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 10-12 YO Château du Breuil Calvados Pays d’auge 20 ans reserve des seigneurs Château du Breuil Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 20 YO Dried blue flowers and honeycomb on the nose of this deep bronze amber BronzE coloured spirit. In the mouth this is very lively with a warm exuberance, toffee apple flavours with spicy wood overtones. Quite a bite on the finish. Couperné Calvados vsoP Père Magloire Calvados xo Borco Marken Import debrise dulac et Cie Calvados - VSOP Calvados - Pays d’Auge - XO Berneroy Calvados Fine Polished teak wood in colour with light flashes. Lifted aromas, some Camus Cognac attractive acetate notes with a warm depth of apple and vanilla. Good Calvados - Fine balance and definition with a delightful lingering spicy end. Calvados lecompte originel Calvados Boulard Hors d’age 12 Yo lecompte saCB Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 10-12 YO apreval Calados Pays d’auge grande réserve Light amber bronze in colour. This has a lovely oily character on the Manoir d’apreval palate with well defined, clean flavours and a good spirit base. Long, Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 10-12 YO rich and generous finish. Calvados Boulard vsoP deribaucourt Fine Calvados saCB slaur sardet Calvados - Pays d’Auge - 5 YO/VSOP Calvados - Fine Calvados Boulard xo Mid amber bronze in colour. Good nose of warm cooked apples with saCB a caramelised edge. Well flavoured and nice spirit balance, excellent Calvados - Pays d’Auge - XO purity with a round generosity and long finish. Spirit Results 2011 5 www.iwsc.net
  • 7. HOMe COGnAC GOLD (Best in Class) CognaC godet sélection spéciale vsoP Cognac godet Cognac - VSOP gold (BEst In Class) Polished old gold with dark glints. Enticing scents of warm fruit crumble, dusted with sweet spice and roasted nut. Sleek and refined a de Fussigny superieur Fine Champagne in the mouth, stunning flow of complex flavours that encompass fruits, a de Fussigny Cognac sweet vanilla, nuts and spice, deliciously displayed by a very pure and Cognac - Fine Champagne - No Age Stated precise spirit that lends power, grace and elegance. Very lovely indeed. Golden amber brown colour, lovely honeyed scents on the nose, nuts in remy Martin Centaure de diamant caramel, plum fruits in syrup sprinkled with spice. Very refined spirit E remy Martin & Cie which displays very well and leaves a long silky aftertaste. Cognac - Extra - Fine Champagne Baron otard Fine vs Generous nose with stylish aromas of prune, dried fruit and floral Château de Cognac sas backing. Rich and robust in the mouth with excellent balance between Cognac - VS fruit and oak. Wide array of flavours including nuts, figs, raisins, prune and orange. Rich and intense. Everlasting finish. Wonderful brandy. Rich glowing golden bronze in colour. Very complex aromas, dried oranges, dried flowers, yellow plum and caramelised fruits, with dupuy tentation Cognac xo sandalwood and vanilla. Superbly balanced and with a peacock display tHs Bache-gabrielsen of flavours, this is powerful yet graceful with incredible finesse. Cognac - XO Cognac François voyer vsoP grande Champagne Polished coppery brown in colour. Lifted complex perfumed nose, Cognac François voyer with dried fruits, chestnut, citrus honey with a tiny hint of leather. Cognac - VSOP - Grande Champagne Wonderfully smooth across the tongue, the flow of flavours is sensational, leading to a beautifully extended finish. Tawny rose gold in colour. Beautifully floral aromas, sweet pea, blackcurrant, raspberry tea, beeswax and caramelised fruit. Spicy Bache-gabrielsen Fine Champagne Cognac xo elements arrive in the mouth, cinnamon and a touch of pepper, also nut tHs Bache-gabrielsen and a hint of dried mushroom. Gloriously smooth and rounded with Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne fabulous balance. Powerful but utterly charming. A worthy gold. Full nose alive with hazelnuts, honey and apricot. Spicy oak in the gautier tradition rare Cognac vielle réserve background. Good, lively entry into the mouth with creamy flow across Cognac gautier sa the palate. Velvet texture. Great accumulation of spice with some peppery Cognac - Extra notes and lively ginger. Well rounded and good balance. Very satisfying. Complex, fruity aromas on the nose with mingle of peach and violet and gentle touch of oak. Orange marmalade comes into play. All join in the mouth with grand flourish of flavour. Beautiful harmony and soft, smooth flow. Gathering of spice including ginger and vanilla. Great, rousing finish. Lively, full flavoured, enjoyable drink. Spirit Results 2011 6 www.iwsc.net
  • 8. HOMe COGnAC GOLD, SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER gold sIlvEr (BEst In Class) sIlvEr de luze Fine Champagne Cognac Cognac de luze le reviseur Cognac vs Cognac leyrat Fine Cognac vs Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon Cognac - VS - Petite Champagne Cognac - VS - Fins Bois Refined nose with ripe fruit , honey and summer flowers. Round, creamy mouth with hints of almond joining the dried fruit flavours. Great spice Light amber bronze in colour. Nut brittle with aromas of hedgerow le reviseur vsoP develops giving lots of character to the mouth. Rich, long finish. fruits. This is very well constructed typical Petite Champagne Cognac aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon with excellent balance giving a sensual experience in the mouth. Cognac - VSOP - Petite Champagne Cognac Frapin vsoP grande Champagne grand Cru Cognac Frapin Cognac François voyer xo gold Cognac leyrat xo Premium Fins Bois Controlée Cognac - VSOP - Grande Champagne Cognac François voyer aBK6 -Cognac snC du Maine drilhon Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne Cognac - XO - Fins Bois Glowing golden amber with tawny glints. Sweet nut and ginger biscuits on the nose, tobacco leaf and hedgerow fruits. Wonderfully complex, rich Dark coppery bronze colour. Aromas of bergamot and orange pekoe tea, Bisquit vs Classique and hearty, a bold style that exudes presence and strength. Excellent nut and a hint of undergrowth. This has great character in the mouth, Bisquit dubouché et Cie warm length. with complexity and power. Long and fine on the finish. Cognac - VS vallein-tercinier Cognac Hors d’age Fine Champagne Croizet Extra grande Champagne Cognac Bisquit vsoP sarl vallein tercinier Croizet sa Bisquit dubouché et Cie Cognac - Extra - Fine Champagne Cognac - Extra - Grande Champagne Cognac - VSOP Rich, forward nose with loads of dried fruit and fresh flowers. Full Oak plays a prominent role on the nose followed by dried fruit and some Bisquit xo powered entry into the mouth with luscious, sensual feeling. Great floral tones. Rich and full in the mouth with dried fruit, some liquorice Bisquit dubouché et Cie expression of passion fruit followed by mango and cinnamon. Creamy and refined oak. Marmalade and ripe orange make an appearance. Cognac - XO complexity. Long , spice filled finish. Lovely brandy. Good smooth flow and fine texture yet fairly lively finish. Imperial Fine Cognac xo vieux garçon louis royer Force 53º vsoP Fine Champagne Cognac CgvEF louis royer sa Cognac - XO Cognac - VSOP - Fine Champagne - Cask Strength 53% Baron otard vsoP High toned nose on this shining amber liquid, with pot pourri aromas, Château de Cognac sas dried biscuit, dried mushroom and cedar scents. Powerful and tense in Cognac - VSOP the mouth, crystallised fruits and roasted spice. Warm long finish. Pierre Ferrand 1914 1er Cru du Cognac Braastad My selection Cognac Ferrand tiffon Cognac - 1914 Cognac - No Age Stated Pierre Ferrand sélection des anges - 1er Cru du Cognac Mid bronze in colour. Floral notes come through on the nose with a Cognac Ferrand touch of gingerbread. Spicy in the mouth with a fiery bite to the finish. Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne Spirit Results 2011 7 www.iwsc.net
  • 9. HOMe COGnAC SILVER, BRONZE gautier xo Extra 1755 rémy Martin xo Premier Cru grande Champagne garde Marine vsoP Cognac gautier sa E remy Martin & Cie sarl domaine du Breuil Cognac - Extra Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne Cognac - VSOP gautier vsoP distillerie Chantal Bons Bois Cognac Pierre Frapin Cognac grande Champagne vsoP Premier Cognac gautier sa louis royer sa Cru Cognac - VSOP Cognac - Bons Bois - No Age Stated snC P Frapin & Cie Cognac - VSOP - Grande Champagne gautier Cognac napoleon distillerie des saules Borderies Cognac Cognac gautier sa louis royer sa Bache-gabrielsen grande Champagne Cognac Hors d’age Cognac - XO Cognac - Borderies - No Age Stated tHs Bache-gabrielsen Cognac - Hors d’Age godet xo Fine Champagne Cognac louis royer Extra grande Champagne Cognac Cognac godet louis royer sa Braastad organic Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne Cognac - Extra - Grande Champagne tiffon Cognac - No Age Stated léopold gourmel age des Epices 20 Carats distillerie d’aumagne Fins Bois Cognac Cognac leopold gourmel louis royer sa Braastad xo superior très vieille réserve Cognac - Extra Cognac - Fins Bois - No Age Stated tiffon Cognac - XO Bio attitude distillerie les Magnolias grande Champagne Cognac Cognac leopold gourmel louis royer sa Cognac - Organic - 5 YO Cognac - Grande Champagne - No Age Stated leopold gourmel Cognac age des Fleurs 15 Carats distillerie de l’Ecole Petite Champagne Cognac Cognac leopold gourmel louis royer sa BronzE Cognac - XO Cognac - Petite Champagne - No Age Stated xo Prince Hubert de Polignac louis royer vs Cognac Cognac Chevalier vsoP Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac louis royer sa aldi stores ltd Cognac - XO Cognac - VS Cognac - VSOP Croizet vs grande Champagne louis royer Préférence vsoP Cognac Baron otard Extra 1795 Croizet sa louis royer sa Château de Cognac sas Cognac - VS - Grande Champagne Cognac - VSOP Cognac - Extra Coeur de Cognac Fine Champagne louis royer vsoP Cognac Baron otard xo gold E remy Martin & Cie louis royer sa Château de Cognac sas Cognac - Fine Champagne - No Age Stated Cognac - VSOP Cognac - XO rémy Martin xo Excellence Fine Champagne Cognac Cognac Pitaud vs gautier Pinar del rio E remy Martin & Cie sarl Cognac Pitaud Cognac gautier sa Cognac - XO - Fine Champagne Cognac - VS Cognac - XO Spirit Results 2011 8 www.iwsc.net
  • 10. HOMe COGnAC BRONZE vs Prince Hubert de Polignac Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac Cognac - VS vieux garçon Cognac Fine Cognac vs Compagnie viticole des Charentes Cognac - VS vieux garçon Cognac vs lidl uK Cognac - VS Hienoa Konjakkia vsoP lignell & Piispanen Cognac - VSOP louis royer xo Cognac louis royer sa Cognac - XO Cognac xo grande Champagne taste the difference louis royer sa Cognac - XO - Grande Champagne Maxime trijol Cognac xo sarl Ftd Cognac - XO Spirit Results 2011 9 www.iwsc.net
  • 11. HOMe FRUIT SPIRITS GOLD (Best in Class), GOLD, SILVER (Best in Class) FruIt sPIrIts gamot Brennerei Ebner Fruit Spirits - Bergamot gold (BEst In Class) Exciting, fresh, fruity and intense nose. Exceptional if one sided and incredibly forward delivery of distinct bergamot aroma. Clean and Psenner apricot aquavitae intense in the mouth with again the distinct bergamot character. No Brennerei l. Psenner room for anything else but not needed as the experience of the total purity Fruit Spirits - Apricot of flavour and aroma is extremely satisfying. Elegant and beautifully poised. Long and equally dramatic finish. Intense apricot aromas with some spicy almond notes in the background. Well balanced on the palate. Long, warming finish. Psenner Williams südtiroler Christ Birnenbrand Brennerei l. Psenner Fruit Spirits - Pear sIlvEr (BEst In Class) Colourless. Positive, clean pear aromatics leap out of the glass. Intense flavours in the mouth with pear dominant and slight spicy notes. Brionne vieille Eau de vie Kirsch Beautifully balanced. Pear intensity increases with developing sweetness Borco Marken Import and long, lasting finish. Fruit Spirits - Cherry slivowitz südtiroler zwetschgen Brand Nose booms with ripe, dark cherries and loaded with cracked kernels. Brennerei l. Psenner Rich aromas dominate the nose while equally full flavours. Clean, crisp Fruit Spirits - Plum yet has distinctly full character. Incredibly long aromatic finish. Great plum fruited nose with spicy notes. Good balance in the mouth. apfel grafensteiner Elegant and distinct. Warming glow with long lasting finish. Brennerei Ebner Fruit Spirits - Apple Colourless. Clean, fresh, intense apple aromas. Equally fresh in the mouth with reserved apple flavours with gentle movement across the palate. Fresh, clean apple aromas in firm finish. gold altes schlehenwasser goldhauch Haselnussgeist destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmBH Bimmerle Kg Fruit Spirits - Sloes Fruit Spirits - Hazelnut Powerful plum with incredibly pronounced fruit flavours. Packed with Colourless. Massive concentration of intense magnitude of roasted fruit. The distinct nose carries into the equally full flavoured mouth. hazelnuts with hints of cocoa and soft chocolate. Intense hazelnut Great balance. Long finish with equally strong combination of flavour in the mouth with super smooth flow and velvet texture. Equally full and aromas. flavoured and everlasting finish. Amazing that so much hazelnut came be crammed into a glass! Spirit Results 2011 10 www.iwsc.net
  • 12. HOMe FRUIT SPIRITS SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER, BRONZE vieille Prune reserve de Patron alter Pflaumenbrand 4 Jahre gelagert Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei apfelquitte Eschmann spirituosen Bimmerle Kg Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei Fruit Spirits - Vieille Prune Fruit Spirits - Plum Fruit Spirits - Quince Light amber colour. Decided prune aromas with hints of spice where Hocharomatischer Wald Himbeer geist Platner südtiroler Marillen Edelbrand sweet vanilla is paramount. Rich and full in the mouth with bountiful Bimmerle Kg Privatbrennerei Platner flavours. Prune dominates with vanilla out on the edges but making a Fruit Spirits - Wild Raspberry Fruit Spirits - Apricot great balance. Fine product. Brionne vieille Eau de vie Poire William Platner südtiroler red Bartlett Williams la Cigogne Peureux Framboise Eau de vie Borco Marken Import Privatbrennerei Platner grandes distilleries Peureux Fruit Spirits - Pear Fruit Spirits - Pear Fruit Spirits - Raspberry Brionne vieille Eau de vie Mirabelle Etienne Brana Eau de vie Poire William Colourless. Absolutely no doubt as to what fruit it is as the nose pours out Borco Marken Import sarl Etienne Brana raspberry aromas in never ending flow. Smooth and silky in the mouth Fruit Spirits - Plum Fruit Spirits - Pear with just enough spirit top make it lively across the palate. Elegance and balance. Smooth finish still totally filled with raspberry. Brionne vieille Eau de vie Framboise studer Williams Edelbrand Borco Marken Import studer & Co ag sizilianische Blutoranje Moro Fruit Spirits - Raspberry Fruit Spirits - Pear stählemühle Fruit Spirits - Citrus Brionne vieille Eau de vie vieille Prune Borco Marken Import Uncompromising orange on the nose delivered in ever growing force. Fruit Spirits - Vieille Prune Initially a total orange onslaught but eventually some spicy notes bring complexity. Equally full flavour-laden mouth where again the orange is apfel Cuvée Holz BronzE power driven. Long and comforting, warming finish. Good spirit lift Brennerei Ebner keeps the orange character alive almost forever! Fruit Spirits - Apple zumwhol Feijoa ollmann spirit of apricot Marille aotearoa distillers limited destillerie ollmann Fruit Spirits - Feijoa Fruit Spirits - Apricot Brionne vieille Eau de vie quetsch sIlvEr domaine Mavela aquavita Myrte Borco Marken Import domaine Mavela Fruit Spirits - Plum Fruit Spirits - Myrtle altes schwartwälder Kirschwasser 10 Jahre gelagert Kammer Kirschbrand Barriquegereift im Eschenholzfass Bimmerle Kg la Cigogne Peureux Poire William Eau de vie destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmbH Fruit Spirits - Cherry - 10 YO grandes distilleries Peureux Fruit Spirits - Cherry Fruit Spirits - Pear goldhauch Williams-Christ Birenbrand Feiner Williams Birnen Brand Bimmerle Kg apfelbrand Bonum Bono destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmbH Fruit Spirits - Pear Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei Fruit Spirits - Pear Fruit Spirits - Apple goldhauch Edler Williams-Christ Birnenbrand (Mit Frucht) Bimmerle Kg Fruit Spirits - Pear Spirit Results 2011 11 www.iwsc.net
  • 13. HOMe FRUIT SPIRITS BRONZE dialog aus Beerenbränden durch Mazeration und destillation gewonnen destillerie Kammer-Kirsch gmBH Fruit Spirits - Raspberry & Blackcurrant ollmann limon destillerie ollmann Fruit Spirits - Citrus domaine Mavela aquavita Cedrat domaine Mavela Fruit Spirits - Citrus la Cigogne Peureux Kirsch Eau de vie grandes distilleries Peureux Fruit Spirits - Cherry la Cigogne Peureux Mirabelle Eau de vie grandes distilleries Peureux Fruit Spirits - Plum red Plum Eau de vie Jost vinyards Fruit Spirits - Plum Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei Bonum Bono Williamsbirne Märkische spezialitätenbrennerei Fruit Spirits - Pear südtiroler Williams Edelbrand Privatbrennerei Platner Fruit Spirits - Pear Spirit Results 2011 12 www.iwsc.net
  • 14. HOMe GIn GOLD (Best in Class), SILVER (Best in Class) gIn Whitley neill london dry gin Halewood International limited Gin - London Dry - 41-42% gold (BEst In Class) Colourless. Gorgeous, inviting nose which simply abounds in welcoming aromatics. The traditional juniper leads the way while a charming oliver Cromwell 1599 Premium gin citrus wave follows and all meld together to form a delightful whole. All aldi stores ltd backed by some wonderful floral notes. Super entry into the mouth with Gin - London Dry - 40% explosion of flavours as the nose had advertised. Juniper is more in the frame but the citrus is ever present and adds to the freshness of flavour. Colourless. Fresh, clean juniper comes bounding out on the nose with Beautiful balance and finest of texture. Flavours build into a finish the traditional botanicals in full support. Very attractive floral notes in to match the wonderful, welcoming start. Flavour seems to be never the background. Super cool entry onto the palate. Big, rich, full flavours ending! A wonderful gin. with juniper dominating while beautifully balanced by all else. Big, but elegant and with great poise. Fresh, clean finish. The classic London Brecon special reserve gin Dry Gin. The Welsh Whisky Company Gin - Worldwide - 40% Monkey 47 schwarzwald dry gin Black Forest distillers Colourless. Distinctly traditional nose with juniper in prominent yet Gin - Worldwide - 47% with intriguing and undefineable nuances in the background! Big and full in the mouth with beautiful balance. Juniper lead flavours meld Very attractive nose with typical London Dry characters with some slight together to give lovely refreshing gin in traditional character. spicy notes. Crisp and fresh on the nose and equally so in the mouth. Some tangy notes in the mouth add extra freshness to the traditional characters. Fairly complex. Good balance of all components and racy, fresh finish. six o’Clock gin sIlvEr (BEst In Class) Bramley and gage ltd Gin - London Dry - 43% oliver Cromwell london dry gin Delightful variation on a theme. The traditional characters are there aldi stores ltd but some fresh citrus and lovely notes of elderflower. Amazingly powerful Gin - London Dry - 37.5% in the mouth with great depth of flavour. Super and full floral backing. Fresh yet soothing. Full flavoured but beautifully balanced. Long and Clean cut nose with juniper dominating amongst all the traditional full flavoured finish where the floral notes are strongly evident. botanicals. Pure and flavourful in bright, lively mouth. Lots of clean traditional flavour with juniper prominent. Crisp, zesty, refreshing finish. Spirit Results 2011 13 www.iwsc.net
  • 15. HOMe GIn SILVER (Best in Class), SILVER nº 3 london dry gin old Buck dry gin Ferrand Citadelle reserve Berry Bros & rudd ltd Henry tayler & ries ltd Cognac Ferrand Gin - London Dry - 45-46% Gin - Worldwide - 43% Gin - London Dry - 43% Complete, traditional, London Dry Gin. The nose is a complete Very attractive nose filled traditional gin aromatics. Gorgeous rush of original Pink dry gin combination of juniper and traditional botanicals. Great entry into the clean juniper underpinned by zesty citrus. Juniper plays an important Edgerton distillers ltd mouth . Well rounded in the mouth where hints of citrus add zest to the part with clean freshness. Great entry into lively mouth with full Gin - Worldwide - 47% clean juniper. Super complexity on the palate with lively passage while dispersal of flavours. Perfectly integrated and well balanced. Gorgeous being very smooth. Super clean, refreshing finish. gin just waiting for ice and tonic. sainsbury’s Blackfriars gin g & J greenall Beefeater london dry gin 47% Martin Miller’s Westbourne strength gin Gin - London Dry - 43% Chivas Brothers The reformed spirits Company Gin - London Dry - 47%+ Gin - Worldwide - 45%+ saffron gin gabriel Boudier Classic London Dry Gin with beautiful aromatic nose filled with Attractive juniper nose with zesty lemon and other citrus components. Flavoured Gin - Saffron juniper and coriander. Totally integrated palate with super balance Lively entry into the mouth with active palate where the citrus and marvellous mellowness while remaining crisp and fresh. Delightful components seem to take charge. Full flavour leads into bright, zesty Consulate Premium london dry gin touch in the mouth with some bitter orange balancing the sweetness of finish. Well balanced and very refreshing. Henry tayler & ries ltd other botanicals. Gin - London Dry - 43% Plymouth gin White socks organic dry gin Chivas Brothers Humbel spezialitätenbrennerei Gin - Worldwide - 41-42% Gin - Worldwide - 40% sIlvEr Attractive nose packed full with fresh juniper and coriander, followed by Knockeen Hills Elderflower gin zesty citrus notes and even a hint of bitter orange. Some unusual but Knockeen Hills spirits attractive earthy notes begin to show and grow into orris and angelica. star london dry gin Gin - London Dry - 43% Then all meld into a super combination. Well rounded and fine balance. arcus as A grand variation of the gin theme. Gin - London Dry - 37.5% Knockeen Hills Heather gin Knockeen Hills spirits Foxdenton london dry gin 48% Jodhpur london dry gin Gin - London Dry - 43% Foxdenton Estate Company ltd Beveland, s.a. Gin - London Dry - 48% Gin - London Dry - 43% gibson’s london dry gin la Martiniquaise Big, booming nose that gives everything a London Dry should do but more Finsbury Platinum london dry gin Gin - London Dry - 37.5% at the strength. Super active entry into the mouth yet gorgeously deep Borco International gmbh and mellow. All the flavour you could want in wonderful integration. Gin - London Dry - 47%+ sW4 london dry gin Complexity gives super smoothness and velvet flow while retaining the Park Place drinks ltd lively character. Complex, long, refreshing finish. Aftertaste lasts for ever Beefeater london dry gin 40% Gin - London Dry - 40% ! Chivas Brothers Gin - London Dry - 40% rogue spruce gin rogue spirits Beefeater 24 Flavoured Gin - Spruce Chivas Brothers Gin - London Dry - 45-46% Spirit Results 2011 14 www.iwsc.net
  • 16. HOMe GIn SILVER, BRONZE sipsmith london dry gin golden old Fashioned distilled gin sipsmith ltd Maison de la vie ltd Gin - London Dry - 41-42% Gin - Worldwide - 45%+ Edinburgh gin BronzE olifant dry gin spencerfield spirits Co ltd Wenneker distilleries Gin - Worldwide - 43% Gin - Worldwide - 40% adnams Copper House distilled gin The duke Munich dry gin adnams Copper House distillery Hendrick’s gin The duke destillerie Gin - Worldwide - 40% William grant & sons distillers ltd Gin - Worldwide - 45%+ Gin - Worldwide - 41-42% adnams First rate gin Martin Miller’s gin adnams Copper House distillery The reformed spirits Company Gin - Worldwide - 48% Gin - Worldwide - 40% tann’s gin sloane’s dry gin destilerías Campeny sa toorank (uK) ltd Gin - Worldwide - 40% Gin - London Dry - 40% Castelgy Club dry gin Waitrose original london dry gin Eckerts Wacholder Brennerei gmbH Waitrose limited Gin - Worldwide - 37.5% Gin - London Dry - 40% g’vine nouaison darnley’s view EWg spirits & Wine Wemyss vintage Malt limited Gin - Worldwide - 43% Gin - London Dry - 40% greenall’s Bloom Premium london dry gin gilpin’s Westmorland Extra dry gin g & J greenall Westmorland spirits limited Gin - London Dry - 40% Gin - London Dry - 47%+ greenalls london dry gin The West Winds gin - The sabre g & J greenall Wirrinup Pty ltd Gin - London Dry - 40% Gin - Worldwide - 40% london Hill london dry gin The West Winds gin - The Cutlass Ian Macleod distillers ltd Wirrinup Pty ltd Gin - London Dry - 40% Gin - Worldwide - 50%+ Caorunn small Batch scottish gin International Beverage Gin - Worldwide - 41-42% KWv gin KWv Gin - Worldwide - 43% Spirit Results 2011 15 www.iwsc.net
  • 17. HOMe GRAPe BRAndy GOLD (Best in Class) graPE BrandY Klipdrift gold Pot-still Brandy distell ltd Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated gold (BEst In Class) Bright amber. Complex aromas of dried apricot, raisin and lots of spice on very attractive nose. Deep, well rounded mouth packed full of dried van ryn’s 10 Yo vintage Brandy fruit flavours with lots more spice and very well managed oak support. distell ltd Smooth flow and fine texture. Good balance. Flavours of apricot and Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - 8-10 YO sweet spice continue developing all the time. Rich, long finish. Pale amber. Beautiful, complex nose filled with fruit where apricot plays lustau solera gran reserva special selection Brandy de major role followed by notes of chocolate, prune and some candied orange Jerez peel. Lively entry into the mouth with great deployment of flavours that Emilio lustau sa follow the nose. Smooth flow and velvet texture. Good balance and Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva harmony. Nuts come into the flavours after a while in the glass with some spicy oak notes. Long, full, satisfying finish. Ripe fruit packs the nose with hints of leather and vanilla. Slow, gentle entry into the mouth. Flavours of sherry and dried fruit lead the mouth Klipdrift with rich, fine wood. Gentle, clean and rich oak. Clean traditional fine distell ltd flavours. Decided traditional style. Combination of fruit, sherry and Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged spice make for very attractive savouring. Pale gold. Inviting dried apricot nose with pears and rich spice. Light, lustau solera reserva Brandy de Jerez pretty floral backing. Lively but smooth entry into the mouth. Well Emilio lustau sa rounded ripe fruit flavours with fine oak support. Toasted nut and hints Brandy de Jerez - Solera Reserva of honey. Lively, energised finish. Dark amber. Youthful attractive nose with vibrant aromatic vapours uitkyk 10 Yo Estate Brandy filled with sweet sherry notes, dried apricot and some oaky notes. Rich distell ltd and lively in the mouth with keen sherry raisin and dried apricot flavours Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO . All of a fine, floral backing housed in gentle oak. Well balanced. Long, spicy finish. Easy to drink with lots of flavour. Bright gold. Very attractive nose and individually styled. Lots of floral notes with rose and lavender. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and honey. oude Molen vov Some dried fruit and delicate red berry notes. Mature and mellow yet oude Molen distillery (Pty) ltd with good, lively flow across the palate. Good balance. Very pleasing in Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 14-15 YO every way and long, very satisfying finish. Pale gold. Attractive nose with dried apricot, fine oak and fresh floral van ryn’s 20 Yo Collectors reserve notes. Smooth and full in the mouth with well matured flavours of dried distell ltd fruit, sweet spice and more oak. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 18-20 YO Good concentration of flavours in well balanced mouth. Satin smooth flow. Great charm and super mellow maturity. Long, satisfying finish. Amber. Amazing nose filled with mature characters with sweet fruit, vanilla and old honey. Glorious floral backing. Almost oozes through the mouth with ultra smooth flow and absolute velvet texture. Flavours sink into the tongue. Rich, seamless flow of dried fruit, honey and sweet spice flavours. Tremendous concentration. Mellow, mature, satisfying. Wonderful, slow sipping experience. Spirit Results 2011 16 www.iwsc.net
  • 18. HOMe GRAPe BRAndy GOLD, SILVER (Best in Class) van ryn’s 15 Yo old Fine Cask reserve distell ltd Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 14-15 YO gold Great complexity on the nose with dried fruit, rich spice and lots of floral sIlvEr (BEst In Class) aromatics. Great delivery into the mouth with almost explosive force. Majestad Brandy de Jerez solera gran reserva Flavours burst across the palate filling the mouth with apricot, citrus, Bodegas Williams & Humbert sl honey and sweet spice. Hints of coffee. Super balance and finest texture. verum tempranillo roble 2007 Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva Full flavoured finish. alcoholes de tomelloso sa Aguardiente de Uva - Spain - Wood Aged - Single Variety Very attractive floral nose with hints of rose and violets. Soft, mild and lustau solera gran reserva 1977 Brandy de Jerez full in the mouth with lots of body and comforting flavours. Apparently Emilio lustau sa Inviting nose with light tropical fruit notes and some light floral tones. sweet with ripe apricot and sherry followed by rich spice where vanilla Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva - 1977 Fairly full in the mouth with light texture . Fine fruit develops in the plays a major part. Long, aromatic finish. lively mouth. Hints of prune, raisin and slight herby note on the side. Gentle, easy nose that grows in the glass packed with sherry notes, ripe Wafts of light mature notes give sensation of sweetness but ends totally Majestad Brandy de Jerez solera gran reserva apricot with hints of caramel. Elegant and well balanced in the mouth dry. Bodegas Williams & Humbert sl with smooth flow and fine texture. Mellow and mature throughout with Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva all characters in gentle mode. Delightful, super sipper. st agnes xo Brandy angove Family Winemakers Very attractive floral nose with hints of rose and violets. Soft, mild and olof Bergh solera Brandy Grape Brandy - Australia - Pot Still - 20 YO full in the mouth with lots of body and comforting flavours. Apparently Henry tayler & ries ltd sweet with ripe apricot and sherry followed by rich spice where vanilla Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Solera Aged Bright gold colour. Very attractive, fruit filled nose with hints of vanilla plays a major part. Long, aromatic finish. and cinnamon. Oaky note in the background. Fruity and elegant in the Pale, natural gold. Fairly complex nose with dried apricot and peach mouth with keen, ripe fruit flavours. Some deep mature flavours meld oude Meester 12 reserve Pot-still Brandy and light floral backing. Ripe fruited mouth with hints of sherry and well with much more vital, youthful characters. Strong, slightly sour old distell ltd honey. Some apple and candied orange help the complexity. Smooth flow oak character in otherwise fine, clean brandy. Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO and light texture. Good balance. Elegant and refined with lots of spice in long finish. Lovely brandy with sex appeal. arpi 5 Yo Bright gold. Rich, spice filled nose along with dried apricot, prune and ararat cognac factory “aKz” llC candied orange. Big, rich, fruit filled, well rounded mouth. Mature and ladismith Klein Karoo Pot still Brandy 8 Yo Grape Brandy - Armenia - Pot Still - 5-7 YO mellow yet still vibrant . Lovely smooth flow with silky texture. All the southern Cape vineyards while a great floral display builds in the background. Develops intense Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 8 YO Bright golden colour. Nose filled with dry apricot, peach and vanilla. complexity and finishes with incredible length. Aftertaste remains Raisin and caramel with honey hints. Good, spirity entry into the mouth forever. Pretty floral notes on immediate nose give way to massive wave of dried with fairly elegant poise and good balance. Good fruit in the flavour fruit and rich spice. Subtle oak backing. Great entry into the mouth with lots of spice in the bright finish. van ryn’s 12 Yo distillers reserve with fine combination of maturity and vital activity. Full range of dried distell ltd fruit flavours with apricot, peach and raisin feature. Good balance. Bardinet xo Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO Strong impression on the palate enhances all the flavours. Long fruit Bardinet and spice filled finish. Grape Brandy - France - XO Bright gold. Attractive nose packed with dried fruit and great floral flourish of rose and lavender. Full powered delivery into the mouth with Well fruited nose with dried apricot, prune and some citrus. Hint of explosion of full fruited flavours with dried apricot in full exposure. cinnamon and vanilla. Great entry into the mouth with immediate, all Incredibly smooth flow and silky texture. Complexity builds all the time round, coating of flavour. Creamy toffee notes with long, clean finish. while gentle caress of oak is ever in the back ground. Very satisfying, everlasting finish. A great brandy. Spirit Results 2011 17 www.iwsc.net
  • 19. HOMe GRAPe BRAndy SILVER (Best in Class) vega Cadur Brandy de Jerez solera Joseph Cartron très vieux Marc de Bourgogne des dames Joseph Barry traditional Cape Pot still Brandy 5 Yo Bodegas Williams & Humbert sl Huguette southern Cape vineyards Brandy de Jerez - Solera Joseph Cartron Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO Grape Brandy - Marc de Bourgogne Dark amber. Attractive fragrant nose with notes of sherry and vanilla. Amber. Nose filled with honey, dried fruit and rich spice. Good spicy, Gentle and easy entry into the mouth with smooth but vibrant flow Very inviting nose filled with dark fruit aromatics including prune and toasty oak backing. Lively entry into the mouth with full, rounded across the palate. Gorgeous, fruit filled flavours. Hints of apricot and ripe plum. Fairly full in the mouth with creamy texture. Hints of brown flavours that follow the nose. More spice builds in the glass along with sherry. Perception of sweetness yet fine, dry finish. sugar and some soft stone fruits. Delightful surge of alcohol towards the much more dried fruit where apricot plays an important part. Long, satisfying finish. full finish. Chang Yu Koyac xo Brandy Chang Yu Pioneer Wine Co torres 10 stock xo Grape Brandy - China - Blended Miguel torres sa stock srl, Italy Grape Brandy - Spain Grape Brandy - Italy - Wood Aged - 7-8 YO Dark gold with bright, ripe fruit on the nose with backing of dried apricot and honey notes. Good entry into the mouth with smooth flow and fine Bright amber/bronze. Beautiful, intense, toffee nose with dried apricot, Dark mahogany. Nose leads with caramelly notes, toffee and chocolate texture. Lots of fruity flavours with great dried apricot backing. Hints of fine raisin and peach. Cinnamon and vanilla follow. Deep and intensely then great big floral flourish. Hints of raisin and apricot and generous oak. Elegant and well balanced. Good fruity finish. What a good surprise! flavoured mouth repeats all the nose had with more complexity from amount of oak. Big and full in the mouth yet good balance and smooth honey and the fine oak backing. Long and satisfying. texture. Good combination of mature, mellow notes and some fresh, ripe Mellow Wood 5 Yo grape Brandy fruit. Long, satisfying finish. distell ltd oude Molen solera grand reserve Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - 5 YO oude Molen distillery (Pty) ltd tsipouro Thessalias tsilili without anise Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - Solera Aged tsililis s.a. Light gold. Very attractive nose filled with dried apricot, raisin and Grape Brandy - Marc - Greece honey. Good oak backing with slight sweet tobacco and vanilla. Smooth, Very attractive nose with generous sherry notes and fine ripe fruit. well judged entry into the mouth with well rounded characters. Great Floral backing with rose and lavender. Lots of life across the palate Colourless. Almost neutral on the nose yet quite an explosive entry into balance and smooth flow. Mellow with some mature notes balancing the with complex flavours of ripe and dried apricot and ever present sherry the mouth. Sweet fruited and very clean. Lively yet smooth flow and lively, more youthful flavours. Subtle oak in long mellow finish. notes. Hints of honey. Fine balance and lively texture. Long lasting, soft, smooth texture. Spirity lift in the finish. full flavoured finish. E&J gallo Brandy vs Three Barrels xo E&J gallo Winery grande Polaire okayama Muscat of alexandria aromatic William grant & sons distillers ltd Grape Brandy - California - Blended Marc Grape Brandy - France - 15 YO sapporo Wine limited Bright gold. Very attractive citrus on the nose with dried apricot and Grape Brandy - Marc - Japan - Okayama - Single Variety Assertive, rich nose packed with mature notes and good oak support. vanilla. Lively entry into the mouth. Well rounded flavours in smooth Lots of dried fruit with big floral backing. Luscious mouth feel and flowing mouth . Citrus and dried apricot flavours grow in the mouth Colourless. Beautifully attractive, delicate nose with citrus, honeysuckle, smooth across the palate. Lots of fruit with stewed plums holding the while vanilla seems also to multiply. Good balance and texture. Very jasmine and rose. Lively but soft delivery in the mouth with gorgeous main scene. Dry, spicy finish. Very attractive drink. attractive, full fruited finish. passage across the palate. Flavours like the nose suggested amplify in the mouth and leave no doubt as to the variety. Super smooth and gentle Three Barrels vsoP renuage texture. Long, aromatic finish. William grant & sons distillers ltd galicia distillery Grape Brandy - France - VSOP Grape Brandy - Ukraine - 4-5 YO Attractive nose with prune and toffee. Slight herbal character with hints Deep gold. Light clean nose that grows and produces apricot, sweet of almond and ginger. Smooth on the palate with velvet texture. Good tobacco, peach and vanilla. Full and fruity in the mouth with good concentration of fruit in the mouth with some vanilla and butterscotch. balance of fruit, oak and spice. Easy flow and very pleasing. Gentle, Dry spicy finish. spice filled finish. Good, well flavoured, gentle brandy. Spirit Results 2011 18 www.iwsc.net
  • 20. HOMe GRAPe BRAndy SILVER Collison’s White gold Brandy limousin Brandy distell ltd Henry tayler & ries ltd Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged sIlvEr Flight of the Fish Eagle grand Cavalier Brandy distell ltd JsC latvijas Balzams Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated Grape Brandy - Latvia - Wood Aged aldi napoleon Brandy aldi stores ltd oude Meester demant Pot-still Brandy KWv Brandy Grape Brandy - France - 3 YO distell ltd KWv Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged Majestät Weinbrand Bimmerle Kg/Pabst & richarz vertriebs gmbH richelieu Brandy KWv 10 Yo Brandy Grape Brandy - Germany - Wood Aged distell ltd KWv Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - No Age Stated Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 10-12 YO Carmel 120 Brandy Carmel Winery nederburg solera KWv 15 Yo Brandy Grape Brandy - Israel - Wood Aged distell ltd KWv Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - Solera Aged Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 14-15 YO Carpene Malvolti Brandy riserva 7 Carpene Malvolti Brandy dell’Etna KWv 20 Yo Brandy Grape Brandy - Italy - Wood Aged - 7-8 YO distilleria Fratelli russo snc KWv Grape Brandy - Italy - Wood Aged Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 18-20 YO Chang Yu Koyac vsoP Brandy Chang Yu Pioneer Wine Co lustau solera gran reserva Brandy de Jerez african Mishale Grape Brandy - China - Blended Emilio lustau sa KWv Brandy de Jerez - Solera Gran Reserva Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO viceroy 5 Yo Brandy distell ltd Buchach abdank 5 Yo KWv 5 Yo brandy Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - 5 YO galicia distillery KWv Grape Brandy - Ukraine - 4-5 YO Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO Klipdrift Premium distell ltd renuage 5 Yo laborie alambic 5 Yo Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged galicia distillery KWv Grape Brandy - Ukraine - 4-5 YO Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 5 YO Mellow Wood standard Brandy distell ltd soberano 5 Jaime I Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged gonzalez Byass s.a Miguel torres sa Brandy de Jerez - Solera Reserva Grape Brandy - Spain oude Meester vsoB distell ltd soberano 8 torres 20 Grape Brandy - South Africa - Blended - Wood Aged gonzalez Byass s.a Miguel torres sa Brandy de Jerez - Solera Reserva Grape Brandy - Spain oude Meester 18 souverein Pot-still Brandy distell ltd Grape Brandy - South Africa - Pot Still - 18-20 YO Spirit Results 2011 19 www.iwsc.net