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Grand Spirits Masters named at SB Awards Lunch

Excellence in the spirits industry was recognised at the annual Spirits Masters Awards Lunch yesterday, where a number of brands and companies were named Grand Spirits Master.

Leaders in the spirits industry assembled yesterday to celebrate the medalists in The Spirits Masters series

Taking place at the beautiful Roof Gardens in London’s Kensington, The Spirits Business paid plaudits to medalists of The Spirits Masters 2014 – a blind tasting competition judged by an independent panel of expert judges throughout the year.

In addition to these winners, Grand Spirits Masters across Scotch, Tequila, gin, vodka and many more were named. These are the brands and groups that have accumulated the most points throughout each individual competition.

The overall Grand Spirits Master which performed outstandingly across one or more categories was named as Swedish vodka brand, Purity Vodka.

Consistency in Excellence awards also given to those companies which the judges felt consistently scored high marks throughout The Spirits Masters series.

Meanwhile, innovation was recognised in the inaugural Spiritual Award, which was launched in collaboration with Vinexpo.

Scotch whisky brand anCnoc was given the accolade for its Peat Cutter range. The judges were impressed with the brand’s ability to innovate in a highly regulated category, exploring a traditional aspect of whisky production, to a degree that many have overlooked in the past.

Take a look at the list below to see the winners of The Spirits Business’ Excellence in Consistency awards and Grand Spirits Masters.

Spiritual Award 2014


Consistency in Excellence


William Grant & Sons


The Glenmorangie Company

Grand Spirits Masters 2014

The Vodka Grand Master
Purity Vodka

The Asian Spirits Grand Master
Purity Vodka

The Liqueur Grand Master
Joseph Carton

The Tequila Grand Master
Borco International

The Rum Grand Master

The Scotch Whisky Grand Master

The Irish Whiskey Grand Master
Teeling Whiskey Co.

The World Whisky Grand Master
Beam Suntory

The Travel Retail Grand Master

The Gin Grand Master
Chivas Brothers

The Cognac Grand Master
Hermitage Cognacs

The Spirits Design Grand Master
John Dewar’s & Sons

The Pre-mix Grand Master
Aske Stephenson

The Speciality Spirits Grand Master
The Regal Rogue Group

The Grand Spirits Master 2014
Purity Vodka

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