New group of Grand Spirits Masters namedBy Amy Hopkins
After 12 months of rigorously judged competition during the Global Spirits Masters 2015, a new group of Grand Spirits Masters has been named.
Named during The Spirits Business’s annual Spirits Masters Awards lunch at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London, yesterday, Grand Spirits Masters are brands or companies that have accumulated the most points throughout each individual Spirits Masters competition.
The Spirits Masters 2015 – a blind tasting competition judged by an independent panel of expert judges throughout the year – saw an outstanding array of medalists recognised across the entire sector.
“We had hundreds of entries across the Global Spirits Masters series this year, and it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate the success of the international spirits industry through these awards,” said Kristiane Sherry, editor, The Spirits Business.
“The Grand Master recipients are truly leading their categories in terms of excellence and innovation, and I congratulate them all on such a successful year.”
See the full list of inaugural Grand Taste Masters below:
Grand Tequila Master 2015 – Jose Cuervo
Grand Asian Spirits Master 2015 – Purity
Grand Scotch Whisky Master 2015 – Diageo
Grand Gin Master 2015 – Hernö
Grand Irish Whiskey Master 2015 – Irish Distillers
Grand World Whisky Master 2015 – Distell
Grand American Whiskey Master 2015 – Balcones Distilling
Grand Cognac Master 2015 – A. de Fussigny
Grand Brandy Master 2015 – Distell
Grand Vodka Master 2015 – Purity Vodka
Grand Travel Retail Master 2015 – Purity Vodka
Grand Liqueur Master 2015 – Aldi UK
Grand Speciality Spirits Master 2015 – ATOM Brands Ltd
Grand Design & Packaging Master 2015 – Stranger & Stranger