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Handel

Company:
Family of Hounds Limited
Address:
Regus St. James, 4-12 Regent Street Saint James’s
Place:
London SW1Y4PE
Country:
United Kingdom
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
Family of Hounds – Sought and found

Andrea Frigerio and his English wife, Lina, live in Monaco with their two dogs, Spot and Magda, two wonderful additions to the family. Since they started taking the two for walks in town, they have made many new friends. Andrea and Lina used to be red wine drinkers, who spent their holidays in the wine hills of Italy and France. It was only in 2013, while visiting a country estate in England, that they discovered their love for a good G & T. This developed into a passion, and their discussions soon revolved around what it would be like to create their own gin.

They tasted intensively, discarded aromas they didn’t like, and extracted the aromas they did. Together with the master distiller in an old distillery in Piedmont, they created their recipe for the gin: juniper, lemon and orange peel, pink grapefruit, lavender, thyme, cardamom, ginger and coriander. The first three ingredients come from Italy, the rest from Asia. “The juniper is really loud, like a brightly lit disco floor, and the other botanicals dance around it. Together, they are like a lively, attention-seeking dog that can’t sit still.”

In the future, they are looking to establish a small family of spirits, from gin to vodka and from grappa to vermouth – unmistakable in taste, but accessible to everyone. The core of the philosophy is going out with good friends, enjoying a good meal and even better spirits. The first step has already been taken …

At the World Spirits Award, there was double gold for Family of Hounds Gin.
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Double-Gold 95.3Family of Hounds2018Details

Handel

Company:
Roust Hungary Kft.
Address:
Alkotás utca 50
Place:
1123 Budapest
Country:
Hungary
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
Roust Hungary: Affordable luxury on the spirits market

Roust was founded in 1992 by the Russian businessman Roustam Tariko and quickly developed into a leading business group in the sale of premium spirits brands, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. The world’s leading vodka producer is present in more than 80 countries. Roust owns production plants and distribution centres in Poland, Hungary, Russia and Italy. The comprehensive portfolio includes the flagship vodka brands of Russian Standard, Green Mark, Parliament and Zhuravli, as well as the legendary Polish vodka, Zubrówka.

Thanks to its extensive knowledge in sales and marketing and its commitment to responsible alcohol consumption, Roust Hungary has become one of the leading suppliers on the domestic spirits market. The second-largest premium spirits company in Hungary also sells the Royal, Russian Standard, Gancia, Grants, Jägermeister and Metaxa brands.

For years, Royal Vodka has maintained its position as the most popular and well-known vodka brand in Hungary, and also remains market leader in terms of volume and turnover. Royal Vodka is produced using natural ingredients, from the grain to the well water, which contributes to its mild taste.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Royal Original Vodka.
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Gold 91ROYAL ORIGINAL VODKA2021Details

Destillerie

Company:
Schnapsbrennerei Enn - Apparthotel Adler GmbH & Co KG
Address:
Hasenbachweg 475
Place:
5754 Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
  • Liköre
Schnapsbrennerei Enn: Traditional art of distilling with a fresh spirit

In the year 2013, the schnapps distillery Enn won the ‘World Spirits Award’ and since then a lot has happened: Bartl Enn shared his knowledge with the young Sebastian Schwaighofer and ensured that their well-known quality is upheld. In spring 2020, Sebastian took over the enterprise and proved his abilities. The result is innovative creations such as Enns Wermut, which was awarded silver in the ‘Best of Vermouth’ of the specialist magazine Vinaria. The product range also offers classics such as Williams pear, rowanberry and old damson, as well as exotic elements such as banana or orange, various gins and rum – all of this makes Enn a varied business. With its longstanding quality standards and a new spirit, Enn is the perfect partner when it comes to high-quality brandies, fine liqueurs or zeitgeisty spirits.

Most of the refined brandies feature a kosher certificate as a quality guarantee which ensures that the fruits have been produced in accordance with specific criteria for a pure harvest. Only untreated and hand-picked fruits are used to avoid contamination from the ground. The mash is cold-fermented in stainless steel tanks and distilled immediately following the fermentation process. After many years of storage of the distillate in some cases, untreated mountain spring water from the company’s own controlled spring is added to adjust the strength of the drink. Each stage of work is completed with great care and attention to detail from selecting the fruits to hand-bottling the drinks. The result are unique and hand-selected Austrian products, the quality of which is evident from the appearance, taste and smell.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Edelbrand Vogelbeere (rowanberry), Edelbrand Marille (apricot) and ENNs Wermut (vermouth), silver for Edelbrand Williams Birne (pear) and ENNs Gin, and bronze for Edelbrand Rote Williams Birne (pear).
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Gold 94.7Edelbrand Vogelbeere2021Details
Gold 93ENNs Wermut2021Details
Gold 91Edelbrand Marille2021Details
Silver 88ENNs Gin2021Details
Silver 85Edelbrand Williams Birne2021Details
Bronze 78Edelbrand Rote Williams Birne2021Details

Destillerie

Company:
Hardenberg-Wilthen AG
Address:
Vorderhaus 2
Place:
37176 Nörten-Hardenberg
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Bitter-Kräuter
  • Whisky Allgemein
Hardenberg Distillery: Brands for a variety of markets

The Hardenberg Distillery combines 300 years of tradition and distilling artistry with contemporary ideas and modern refining technology. The site at Nörten-Hardenberg is becoming increasingly important and plays a decisive role as it is where the company produces spirits that are characterised by the raw materials from their own farms and the processing on-site. The production process is transparent, from the fields to the finished product, and all the ingredients can be found in the area around the distillery.

Each product is an innovative interpretation of current trends. Beverbach Single Malt German Whiskey is a German whiskey that represents the sense of abundance in its homeland, with wheat from the company’s farm. Von Hallers Gin, which gets its name from the free-spirited physicist, botanist and poet Albrecht von Haller, has an impressive range of German botanicals, such as the fuchsia ‘Halleria lucida’, as well as ginger and lemon verbena. Last but not least, the new range of three different grain qualities and a caraway spirit offer new interpretations of the classics and involve only short distances for their production. Hardenberg is represented by Kinetic Vodka exclusively on the late-night bar scene. Produced using their own wheat and energised water, it stands out at the bar with its unusual design.

Interested visitors can find out more about the company’s transparency with all their senses on a guided tour, workshop or tasting session. In the distillery with its visitor centre, as well as in the Keilershop, you are right at the centre of the hustle and bustle.

At the World Spirits Award, gold was awarded for The Original Danziger Goldwasser, Majawi White Rum and Kinetic Single Estate German Vodka, and silver for Majawi Spiced Rum and Beverbach Single Malt German Whiskey.
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Gold 93KINETIC Single Estate German Vodka2021Details
Gold 92MAJAWI White Rum2021Details
Gold 91.3The Original Danziger Goldwasser2021Details
Silver 86MAJAWI Spiced Rum2021Details
Silver 86Beverbach Single Malt German Whiskey2021Details