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Handel

Company:
Camus International Limited
Address:
Room 5004-5005 Hong Kong New World Tower, 300 Road
Place:
200021 Shanghai
Country:
China
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
Kweichow Moutai: China’s ‘national schnapps’ on the rise

Baijiu is the most popular alcoholic drink in China and Moutai the most famous brand, with a similar status to vodka in Russia or tequila in Mexico. Its origins go back over 2,000 years to the time of Emperor Wu of Han. These days, the national drink is frequently served at official state banquets and is used as the official state gift. Its protected source is the village of Maotai in the Guizhou province on the banks of the Chishui, the Red River. These days, more than 30,000 tons of the 53 percent alcohol Moutai are produced. In cooperation with Camus, a limited edition was launched as an homage to the greatest poets: after Li Bai in 2013, Du Fu followed in 2018. The elegant bottle showing a painting of a poem is made from the finest porcelain.

Traditional methods are used for the distillation of regional raw materials: organic sorghum and wheat and the best water. Fermentation takes place at high temperatures. During the production process, which takes a year, fresh grain is added twice to the boilers, then several boiling and fermentation processes take place. Every batch of the distillate is separated according to age, production cycle and aroma. It then matures slowly in terracotta containers and, during the storage period of at least five years, develops a fine soya aroma. Master blenders make sure that the characteristic, full flavour is preserved. The secret lies in the humid climate, the water from the Chishui, as well as in the distillation technique and maturing period.

At the World Spirits Award, there was double gold for Kweichou Moutai Du Fu Edition.
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Double-Gold 95.3Kweichow Moutai "Legendary China Collection" (Du F2021Details

Handel

Company:
J.A.Gilka KG
Address:
Hubert-Underberg-Allee 1
Place:
47493 Rheinberg
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
  • Destillerie
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Silver 88Gilka Bio2012Details

Destillerie

Company:
Obstbrennerei Zenkel Bamberg
Address:
Adolf-Wächter-Straße 16
Place:
96052 Bamberg
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
Obstbrennerei Zenkel – 3 brothers and 1 spirit

In the orchard district of the world heritage town of Bamberg lies the fruit distillery of the Zenkel brothers. The sandstone gateway from the 1500s leads to the former commercial farm of the Katharinenspital hospital, which was founded as far back as 1203. On these historic grounds, the distillery premises were built in 1995. At their yearly ‘brothers’ get-together’ in 1982, the three brothers Werner, Alwin and Lothar Zenkel had the ‘spirited’ idea of founding a fruit distillery. Their love of fine drinks and their plan to produce fruit brandies of the highest quality together were the foundation for the distillery. With the support of their wives and enthusiasm of one of their sons, Ulrich, it was possible to fulfil their long-held dream.

With great enthusiasm they produce aromatic brandies from sun-ripened, carefully selected fruits. Building on their experience, their thinking is innovative; they like to try out new things and constantly strive to get the best out of their work together. Fully ripe fruit, primarily from the Franconian homeland, is mashed immediately following the harvest – hand-picked sloes from the Franconian Jura, fruits from the Steigerwald forest and from the region around Walberla. Regionality is paramount, and this love of the Franconian homeland as well as ties to the people who grow the local fruits comes across in these products.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Mirabelle Brandy, Apple Brandy COX matured in oak barrels, and silver for Raspberry Spirit.
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Gold 92.7Apfelbrand COX im Eichenfass gereift2020Details
Gold 90Mirabellenbrand2020Details
Silver 88Himbeergeist2020Details

Destillerie

Company:
Disruptive Craft Spirits LLC
Address:
244 Fifth Avenue, suite D165
Place:
NY 10001 New York
Country:
United States
Products:
  • Jenever


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Gold 90Bobby's Schiedam jenever2018Details

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