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Destillerie

Company:
St. Nicolaus - trade, a.s.
Address:
Trnavská cesta 100
Place:
82101 Bratislava
Country:
Slovakia
Products:
  • Wodka
  • Obst-Geiste & Spirituosen
  • Liköre
  • Obst-Brände
St. Nicolaus – Specialities from Slovakia

The St. Nicolaus Corporation is the market leader in Slovakian spirits and has been producing traditional and popular spirits and distillates from first-class raw materials for nearly 150 years. Production is linked to the tradition of spirit production in the Liptau region, where the master of spirits, Armín Štark, founded the first spirit refinery in the town of Liptovský Mikuláš in 1867.

The portfolio includes dozens of brands, the most important being Nicolaus Vodka, Demänovka herb liqueur, fruit spirits Jubilejná and Spirituosen Klasik. In addition, there is a broad range of gin, rum, brandy, liqueurs, fruit and bitter spirits and juniper brandies. The Slovenské Vinice brand represents Slovakian wines from popular grape varieties, which are selected by an international commission of experts. As well as domestic production in Liptovský, Mikuláš and Leopoldov, St. Nicolaus also has a brandy distillery and liqueur factory in Vásárosnamény, Hungary, where top quality fruit spirits are produced under the brand name St. Nicolaus Exclusive Edition. The corporation is also sole distributor for the brands Soberano, Lepanto and the premium gin The London No.1. The company also has sales agencies in the Czech Republic and in Hungary, and their products are distributed in many countries all over the world.

At the World Spirits Award there was gold for Nicolaus Extra Jemna Vodka and Nicolaus Platinum 78 Vodka.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 95Nicolaus Platinum 78 Vodka2017Details
Gold 92.3Nicolaus Extra Jemna Vodka2017Details

Destillerie

Company:
Getränke und Edelobstbrände D. Ostermann
Address:
J .E. v. Seidelstraße 23
Place:
92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Liköre
  • Obst-Geiste & Spirituosen
Ostermann fine fruit brandies – Noble juice store

‘The Juice Store’ is what senior boss Franz Ostermann calls the family business in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, with a twinkle in his eye. As well as freshly pressed juices, homemade brandies are also sold here in bottles of various shapes and sizes. The business was founded in 1922 as a schnapps distillery, juicery and cooper’s workshop. From 1927 soft drinks were also produced with water from their own well. In the 1960s, Franz Ostermann attended a school in Berlin to gain the qualification of mineral water worker, as it was not possible to learn to be a master distiller in those days. The company expanded to become a wholesale drinks business, and nowadays about 80 kinds of beers from 30 breweries are on offer, 40 mineral waters, premium juices and modern drinks, wine, sparkling wine and champagne, all for private customers and restaurants within a radius of 50 kilometres. In 2004, Franz Ostermann passed on management of the business to his son Dietmar, who brings a diploma in business economy, marketing expertise and modern know-how into the beverage sector which is strongly influenced by the rapidly changing drinking trends in bars and discos.

Peak season for Franz Ostermann is in autumn, when he collects hand-picked fruits from the fruit farmers from the regions of Franconia and Upper Palatinate and a supplier from Lower Bavaria and brings them to the distillery in Baden-Württemberg. He shares the distillery licence with a colleague, but monitors and steers the distillation himself. Franz Ostermann has refined his ‘high spirited’ knowledge over many years, and some old recipes – such as the one for a liqueur made with 30 herbs, roots, flowers and fruits – are still used and appreciated today. The damson brandy liqueur is also popular, especially when served warm with a crown of cream – a big hit at events such as the Old Town Festival or the Christmas Market, where the clever family team sell mulled wine and fine fruit brandies. The senior boss travels a lot too, to fairs and to suppliers, and in his spare time he likes to be up in the air– with his motor glider or ultralight glider. He then enjoys a glass of his favourite spirit, the aromatic sloe.

A good choice, since at the World Spirits Award there was gold for the sloe spirit and the damson brandy liqueur.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 91.3Schlehengeist2014Details
Gold 90Zwetsch-Brandy Fruchtsaft Likör2014Details

Handel

Company:
Stock Poland
Address:
Ul. Goraszewska 6
Place:
02-910 Warszawa
Country:
Poland
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
  • Destillerie
Stock Polska – Prestige products with history

Polmos Lublin (known today as Stock Polska) was founded by the industrialist Emil Plage in Lublin in 1906 and was able to survive both world wars and the communist state leadership. The company was nationalised in 1948 and re-privatised in 2001. It traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange until 2005 and was sold in 2006. The new owners, Oaktree Capital Management, purchased the spirits division from Eckes Stock in 2007 and thereby laid the foundations for the current Stock Spirits Group. The company has its headquarters in Luxembourg, its service centre in Great Britain and its production sites in the Czech Republic, Italy and Poland.

Stock dates back to the year 1884 when Lionello Stock founded a beverages business in Trieste. He purchased a distillery in 1920 in what is currently part of the Czech Republic with the aim of tapping into new markets. This was followed by distilleries, bottling plants and warehouses in Italy, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Yugoslavia. In the 1920s, Stock was one of the biggest companies of its kind in Europe.

After an absence of 70 years, Stock returned to Poland and began to manufacture at the historic site of Lublin, 150 kilometres south-east of Warsaw. Intensive investment led to the creation of the most modern distillery in Poland and a leadership position on the vodka market. Poland’s most popular flavoured vodka is produced here: Zoladkowa Gorzka.

Lots of Stock products are produced by traditional recipes. These classical brands appeal to connoisseurs all over the world. In return, work is constantly being done on innovations that correspond to modern tastes and new drinking cultures. Quality standards are constantly upheld in both areas, of course.

The quality of the products was recognised at the World Spirits Award with a gold medal for the Orkisz Spelt Vodka.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 93ORKISZ Spelt Vodka2014Details

Handel

Company:
S.P.I. Spirits Ltd., Cyprus Stolichnaya
Address:
Kanika Business Center, 5th floor
Place:
3311 Cyprus Limassol
Country:
Cyprus
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
  • Destillerie
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Double-Gold 95.7Stolichnaya Gold2013Details
Gold 93Stolichnaya Premium Vodka2013Details

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