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Handel

Company:
Wind GmbH
Address:
Schwechatzeile 23
Place:
2514 Traiskirchen
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
Rhumerie de Chamarel - Rhumerie de Chamarel – A newcomer with vision

This high-quality rum from the island of Mauritius is produced in line with ecological guidelines. The products are distributed in Austria by the company Wind GmbH, based in Traiskirchen (www.wind-plast.at).

The road leads through extensive pineapple plantations and fields of sugar cane up to the distillery at an altitude of 300 m in the South-West of the island. Designed by a renowned architect, the building is elegant and authentic and a fine example of modern construction with its natural materials such as wood, stone and water. The comprehensive concept also incorporates the L’Alchimiste restaurant where up to 80 guests can savour the sophisticated regional cuisine. At the “Sugar Cane Spirit” boutique, various types of rum are on offer (White Rum, Le Coeur de Chauffe (fine brandy), Rum Paille (stored in wooden casks), Rum Arrange (flavoured with fruits and spices) as well as an exclusive clothing range, hand-made products and a small jewellery collection.

The location and climate of the fertile valley promote the growth and quality of the sugarcane. The sugarcane is harvested by hand in the early hours of the morning and processed at the mill within four hours. The fields are not normally burnt, as is usually the case, to make harvesting easier. Even when distilling at the highest modern levels of technology, nothing is wasted: the bagasse – the fibrous remnants of the sugar production process – is burnt to obtain energy. The chimney contains the very latest smoke filters and the ash is used to fertilise the fields.

The company yet again impressed at the World-Spirits Award, with one gold and four silvers.

Handel

Company:
Proof Drinks Ltd
Address:
41 Great Portland Street
Place:
London W1W 7LA
Country:
United Kingdom
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 94.3Cazcabel Coffee Liqueur mit Tequila Blanco2016Details
Gold 92.7Cazcabel Honey Liqueur mit Tequeila Blanco2016Details
Gold 91.3Cazcabel Gold "Edicion Oro"2016Details
Gold 91Cazcabel Blanco "Silver Edicion"2016Details

Destillerie

Company:
Fiorito B.V.
Address:
Hullenbergweg 278
Place:
1101 BV Amsterdam
Country:
Netherlands
Products:
  • Liköre
Franco Fiorito: Limoncello from the Netherlands

With Fiorito, the Dutch brothers Benno and Franco Fiorito have created an exceptional Limoncello and fulfilled a dream at the same time. The recipe is based on an old family tradition which they became familiar with on a visit to the Italian island of Sicily. Back home, the first Limoncello was handmade at the kitchen table. From this moment on, a dinner with friends was always rounded off with homemade Limoncello.

They soon began to ask themselves whether the Limoncello should also be put on sale, and they decided to produce it in larger amounts. And so a hobby became a job that felt like a calling, and the products are still handmade. The brand name Fiorito was born; an authentic product in a stylish, modern bottle. These days, the successful portfolio also includes Fiorito Rum and the Li brand in various flavours, as well as Fiorito Limoncello.

The base for the mild, fresh liqueur made according to the family recipe are the best lemons from Sicily, the Limone di Siracusa IGP. The fruits are picked by hand, selected and peeled. In this way, the wafer-thin zest can unfold its full, natural aroma. Fiorito tastes good ice-cold and neat as a digestif, with prosecco as an aperitif or with tonic water and basil as a long drink.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Fiorito Limoncello.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 94.3Fiorito Limoncello2020Details

Destillerie

Company:
Trachtenmoden Wernbacher GmbH
Address:
Grazer Straße 14
Place:
8662 Mitterdorf im Mürztal
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
Edgar Wernbacher – Authenticity from Hochsteiermark

For over 65 years, the Wernbacher family business has been known for stylish, traditional costume fashion. This means the best quality of materials and high-quality workmanship just as much as the love of tradition and its modern interpretation. This philosophy also applies to the distillery. “My grandfather was a connoisseur, and I also became a gourmet. A few years ago, my dreams came true with the opening of the new traditional costume shop and distillery. With the traditional costumes, our company is based on tradition, honesty, consistency and living handicrafts, and that is also reflected in our fine brandies. The time is right for honest and authentic concepts and products.”

The raw materials largely originate from the region: “Waldheimat – Semmering – Veitsch” which is how the easternmost area of Hochsteiermark is known. Fresh fruit is sorted by hand, cooled and prepared for the mash. Free from additives or sugar, distillation is carried out according to traditional double distilling methods in copper boilers. The resulting products have an unmistakable, genuine fruity character. The new product is Gin Bumm, which carries the ‘emblem’ of the company on its label – the stone sheep ram Ötzi. The idea arose during a gin tasting in London, and the final result is a very clear, high-quality London Dry Gin. Among the 13 botanicals, lavender, citrus and wild fennel determine the taste as well as juniper berries.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Rosenapfel (apple), Der Nimbus Apfel Cuvée (apple), Der Mythos Obst Cuvée (fruits), Schafnase Apfel (apple), and silver for Edgar’s Gin Bumm and red Williams pear.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 93.3Der Mythos Obst Cuvée2018Details
Gold 93Schafnase Apfel2018Details
Gold 92Rosenapfel2018Details
Gold 91.3Der Nimbus Apfel Cuvée2018Details
Silver 87Edgar's Gin Bumm2018Details
Silver 84Rote Williams Birne2018Details