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Handel

Company:
Edward Snell & Co Ltd (PTY)
Address:
13 Wallflower street, Paarden Eiland
Place:
7420 Cape Town
Country:
South Africa
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
Edward Snell – Whisky from South Africa

Edward Snell founded a trading company in Durban in 1848, from which the oldest spirit company in South Africa developed over 160 years. Following an eventful history, the company is now once again in the hands of the family. Besides their own brands they also sell numerous local and international drink brands, mostly in various markets in Africa and the Middle East.

The wide range of products includes whisky, brandy, vodka, rum, gin, tequila and cognac. One outstanding label is Firstwatch Whisky with its new look, a striking, square bottle design. Consumer demand for a whisky with an American taste profile has been perfected over time and is presented today as a balanced blend of the finest imported rye and grain. Whether pure, on the rocks or mixed – its diversity makes it popular with many different target groups and successful in one of the largest spirit segments in South Africa.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Firstwatch Whisky.
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Gold 92Firstwatch2018Details

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.
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Gold 92.3Count Cristo Blended Scotch Whisky2018Details

Destillerie

Company:
Pitú Importadora Exportadora GmbH
Address:
Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 2-14
Place:
85435 Erding
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Cachaca
PITÚ – A successful brand from Brazil

Brazil’s second largest sugarcane spirits brand is also the best-selling export brand. In Germany, PITÚ is the best-known brand in its class and is most commonly used as a spirit to make PITÚrinha, the premium Caipirinha with PITÚ. PITÚ has been imported directly from Brazil since as long ago as 1972, and is bottled in Germany. The brand owner for all European countries is the Anton Riemerschmid, Weinbrennerei & Likörfabrik GmbH & Co. KG company, which has been 100% owned by the Underberg Group since September 1996.

The Brazilian company Engarrafamento PITÚ Ltda. was founded in 1938 by two traditional families from the north-east of Brazil – Cândido Carneiro and Ferrer de Morais. The distillery is located in Vitória de Santo Antão in the federal state of Pernambuco. The company is now in its fourth and fifth generation of managers. The search for a trademark quickly led to the name ‘PITÚ’, the colloquial name for the freshwater crayfish, Macrobrachium carcinus, which can be found in a river close to the distillery.

At the World Spirits Award, PITÚ was awarded gold as usual.
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Gold 92.7Pitú2018Details

Destillerie

Company:
Wyborowa S. A. Pernod Ricard
Address:
Janikowska 23
Place:
61-070 Poznań
Country:
Poland
Products:
  • Wodka
Wyborowa – The vodka of a master

“The Wyborowa product portfolio has its roots in decades of tradition and extensive know-how,” says Tadeusz Rusek, Senior Brand Manager at Wyborowa Pernod Ricard. The Pernod Ricard Group has operated in Poland since the mid-1990s and, in 2001, took on the Wyborowa brand. The company specialises in the dynamic development of international brands in the premium sector and strengthening competitiveness in the home vodka sector in Poland. “We decided to show consumers what the traditional means of production are, which is why we introduced our Master Distiller, Lukasz Karmowski. The name of the vodka, Wyborowa od Mistrza, refers to his creation, and the picture on the label is an expression of our recognition and respect for him,” Rusek adds.

The Master Distiller says: “I am very grateful to my father for showing me how to carry on the family tradition. I believe that distillation was my calling, and I am so happy that the cooperation with Wyborowa Pernod Ricard means that this special vodka will soon be available all across the country. I value all the initiatives that contribute to maintaining the culture of traditional distillation and that focus on the people themselves who play a key role in this.” This vodka is only produced in one distillery using locally grown rye. The specially designed, frosted glass bottle and the label with the historical sketch of the distillery and the picture of the master distiller underline the uniqueness of the content.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Wyborowa od Mistrza.
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Gold 95Wyborowa od Mistrza2018Details