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The ultimate guide through the world of spirits - with current ratings of the best distilleries and commercial enterprises.
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Handel

Company:
Clint Wilfred & Sons LLC
Address:
1905, Grand Offices
Place:
971 Ajman
Country:
United Arab Emirates
Products:
  • Destillerie
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
Clint Wilfred & Sons – Good taste for rapidly expanding markets

Clint Wilfred & Sons Ltd brings a carefully selected portfolio of drinks to the Gulf region and Southeast Asia. The young company targets fast-moving products in the HORECA – Hotel/Restaurant/Café and Hotel/Restaurant/Catering market segment. It is run by Clint Wilfred, whose family has been in the spirit production and distribution business for over four decades.

One main focus of business activities lies in the United Arab Emirates. To offer new products on this rapidly growing market is a great challenge, as the demand for premium and niche products is constantly increasing and customers’ wishes are very diverse. The range, therefore, also includes non-alcoholic and carbonated soft drinks, still and sparkling water, ready-to-drink teas, energy sport drinks and other New Age drinks. There is also a strong focus on a wide selection of packaging sizes and formats.

One special product in the spirits product category is Count Cristo Blended Scotch Whisky, a premium blend with a high malt content from the Scottish Speyside region and with some lowland malt for added depth and character.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Count Cristo Blended Scotch Whisky.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 92.3Count Cristo Blended Scotch Whisky2018Details

Handel

Company:
Bimmerle KG Private Distillery
Address:
Önsbacherstraße 40
Place:
77855 Achern
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
  • Destillerie
Bimmerle: Know-how meets regionality and trend awareness

At the production location in the Black Forest town of Sasbach, which was opened in 2015, the family business sets innovative standards in technology, sustainability and environmental protection. For the last five decades, Bimmerle has strived for the highest quality, with targeted know-how, modern high-tech and the traditional art of distilling. This is the first distillery in Germany where all their heating requirements and power generation are covered by the burning of fruit stones combined with woodchips from the region.

In Germany and on the European market, Bimmerle is a leader in the fruit brandies sector with the Lörch brand, as ‘evergreens’ are currently enjoying a renaissance and have reclaimed a place in the restaurant and bar scene. Needle Black Forest Gin is among the top 5 most widely sold gins in Germany. The portfolio has been expanded since 2018 with Wood Stork Spiced Rum and the EVERMANN Black Forest whiskies Theo & Wilhelm introduced in 2022.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for the Master Class Distillery 2024 for Zünftler Williams Christ Birnenbrand (pear brandy), Best Moments Sahnelikör Vanillekipferl (vanilla cream liqueur), Best Moments Sahnelikör weiße Schokolade mit Tonkabohne (white chocolate with tonka bean cream liqueur), Sahnelikör Dominostein (cream liqueur), Selection Sahnelikör gebrannte Mandel (roasted almonds cream liqueur), Wood Stork Spiced Rum, Don Pasquale Limoncello Liqueur and Needle Blackforest Distilled Dry Gin, silver for Kronenhof Alter Williams Christ Birnenbrand (pear brandy), Lörch Alte Williams Christ Birne (pear brandy), Zünftler Waldhimbeergeist (forest raspberry spirit), Sahnelikör Vanillekipferl (vanilla cream liqueur), Lörch Altes Schwarzwälder Zwetschgenwasser (damson spirit) and Lörch Waldhimbeergeist (wild raspberry spirit), and bronze for Zinselhof Alter Williams Christ Birnenbrand (pear brandy) and Deluxe Pistazien Sahnelikör (pistachio cream liqueur).
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 95Sahnelikör Dominostein2024Details
Gold 93Best Moments Sahnelikör Vanillekipferl2024Details
Gold 92.3Zünftler Williams Christ Birnenbrand2024Details
Gold 92.3Don Pasquale Limoncello Likör2024Details
Gold 92Needle Blackforest Distilled Dry Gin2024Details
Gold 91.3Selection Sahnelikör gebrannte Mandel2024Details
Gold 91Best Moments Sahnelikör weiße Schokolade mit Tonka2024Details
Gold 91Wood Stork Spiced Rum2024Details
Silver 88Lörch Alte Williams Christ Birne2024Details
Silver 87Lörch Altes Schwarzwälder Zwetschgenwasser2024Details
Silver 87Kronenhof Alter Williams Christ Birnenbrand2024Details
Silver 87Zünftler Waldhimbeergeist2024Details
Silver 86Sahnelikör Vanillekipferl2024Details
Silver 83Lörch Waldhimbeergeist2024Details
Bronze 75Zinselhof Alter Williams Christ Birnenbrand2024Details
Bronze 74Deluxe Pistazien Sahnelikör2024Details

Destillerie

Company:
Noroi Distillery
Address:
6600 Boulevard Choquette
Place:
J2S 8L1 Saint-Hyacinthe QC Canada
Country:
Canada
Products:
  • Gin
Noroi Distillery: Newcomer from Quebec

Noroi was officially opened in February 2019 in Saint-Hyacinthe near Montreal. Here, a small team of five people are experimenting with exceptional spirits. For about a year they worked on a gin recipe that combines traditional distillation and cold distillation. The cold distillation allows various aromas to be preserved, which could otherwise be altered in conventional distilling methods. An orange liqueur was also developed, which smells and tastes like freshly squeezed oranges. When the first maceration of fresh oranges was distilled, everyone was astonished by the freshness of the result – and this unique taste simply had to be shared. Just recently, another unique product was created using the best ingredient Quebec has to offer: a liqueur made from 100% maple syrup.

Noroi distinguishes itself from other distilleries primarily with its equipment and its research and development department, which is constantly working on new innovations; for example, on a distillation vat that can distil at under 0°C. Thanks to the vacuum principle it is possible to reduce the internal pressure, and thus the boiling point of the alcohol.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Maple Liqueur, and silver for Lemon & Lime Vodka and Apéritivo.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 90.3Maple liqueur2020Details
Silver 87Apéritivo2020Details
Silver 86Lemon and lime vodka2020Details

Destillerie

Company:
WOB Destillerie Wolfram Ortner
Address:
Untertscherner Weg 3
Place:
9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
  • Spirit-Thek
  • Whisky Allgemein
  • Kaffee-Destillate
  • Zigarren-Destillate
WOB Destillerie Wolfram Ortner: Transition to new times

High-quality, handcrafted products are made at Wolfram Ortner’s distillery and coffee company in the Carinthian Nock-Land region. The products are available in the WOB shop there or online (www.wob.at). The ‘World Spirits’ brand has also been making waves, contributing to the improvement of international spirit culture. This involves World Spirits Academy courses to become a Master of World Spirits.

It all started in 1989 with the aim of producing perfect distillates, setting trends and leaving a recognisable WOB mark through innovation. Distillates, medicinals, coffee and cigar distillates, essences, ‘parfum de vie’ and Café dö WOB: Ortner’s mark is evident in every product. The rum boom started in 2016 with a white and a blonde light rum; in the first year, six different barrels were produced and primarily stored in barriques made of Limousin oak. On 25 November 2019, there was an explosion at the distillery, which set the course for the future even before the 60th birthday of the passionate distiller, Wolfram Ortner. The large site with the fermentation tanks suffered total destruction; a small copper still is now displayed in the distillation room in memory of better times.

At the beginning of 2000, there was a switch to smoked and not toasted Limousin oak barrels, following the bourbon model. The result of the longer storage are special creations. In 2024, the contents of the last barrels will be emptied for bottling into vintages: rum, apple, wine lees. More time will be invested in art. WOBart is highly regarded and includes lots of new sculptures and installations, as well as pictures and design items. Another focus is the project IWS.tv videos (also on YouTube) with the Inside World Spirits Shots and the formats Shorts, Fibel and Flash.

At the World Spirits Award, there was double gold for Omega Weinhefe Holz (wine lees, wood) (Spirit of the Year 2024), gold for KGB Kräuter-Gewürz Bitter, FAP Rum XV, FAP Whisky XV, FAP Brandy XV, Omega Apfel 2014 Barrique and Omega Apfel 2000 Barrique.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Double-Gold 95.7Omega Weinhefe 2015 Barrique2024Details
Gold 93.7FAP Rum XV2024Details
Gold 93.3FAP Whisky XV2024Details
Gold 92.3FAP Brandy XV2024Details
Gold 92Omega Apfel 2014 Barrique2024Details
Gold 90.7KGB Kräuter-Gewürz Bitter2024Details
Gold 90.3Omega Apfel 2000 Barrique2024Details
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