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Destillerie

Company:
Porta Hnos. S.A.
Address:
Camino San Antonio km 4,5
Place:
51016 C.P. X5016JXA - Córdoba
Country:
Argentina
Products:
  • Rum
  • Wodka
  • Liköre
Porta – Vodka from Argentina

The Italian Porta family left their homeland of Lombardy in 1882 and migrated to Argentina, where they set up a distillery. The company has been under the direction of its fourth generation of managers since 1981 and has extended its fields of business in various directions since then. It has also moved its location to the industrial site of Cordoba where modern distilling and vinegar making are now possible within this new setting – the country is in fact the market leader in the country for Balsamic vinegar production. The company has its own research labs where new developments are made in the areas of cosmetics and disinfection. The diversity and complexity of the range of products on offer is guaranteed by highly qualified specialists.
When producing its spirits, the company places a great deal of importance on natural raw materials and skilled craftsmanship. Recipes handed down over many generations are implemented using modern technology and adhering to strict quality controls. The traditional Fernet 1882 brand as well as rum and liqueur made from wild cherries and coffee have recently been complemented by the addition of Nikov vodka to the range which comes in four different flavours – classic, mandarin, vanilla and red fruits. The Nikov vodka has been awarded the Superior Taste Award by the International Taste & Quality Institute in Brussels. This independent organisation of chefs and sommeliers works to assess, award and promote foods and beverages with exceptional flavour.
Nikov vodka also impressed at the World-Spirits Award and was awarded a gold by the jury.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 90Vodka Nikov2011Details

Destillerie

Company:
Pirker GmbH
Address:
Grazer Straße 10
Place:
8630 Mariazell
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
  • Obst-Geiste & Spirituosen
  • Korn
Brennerei Pirker: Masterpieces from Mariazell

Austrian gingerbread and honey wine production and candle dipping have a long-standing tradition dating back over 300 years in Mariazell. The Pirker family still practise, preserve and bring to life these fascinating crafts today. Katharina Pirker and Georg Rippel-Pirker run this Upper Styrian model business, which has been awarded the Styrian coat of arms, with lots of enthusiasm and creativity. In addition to traditional and local fruit varieties, special fruits are also distilled, such as organic orange brandy, honey brandy and rice brandy which is sold as far afield as Japan.

At Pirker’s, tradition is combined with zeitgeist; 60 different brandies, honey wine, original Mariazell herb bitter (from local herbs, with no added sugar) and gingerbread liqueur are carefully produced and impressively presented. The company has won numerous awards, confirming its high quality standards – only the very best pure fruits, herbs, honey and hand-selected spices are processed and distilled. Pirker’s entire product range is made up of more than 400 homemade specialities from exquisite brandies, liqueurs and Mariazell honey gingerbread to honey wine, handmade beeswax candles and high-quality vinegars from their own vinegar factory.

The World Class Distillery (OBB) and Master Class Distillery (BILI) 2019 received double gold for Rowanberry Spirit, Raspberry (World Spirits Award 2019), Blackcurrant, Organic Cornel Cherry, gold for Gingerbread Liqueur, Sloe, Wachau Apricot, Rowanberry, Coffee Liqueur, Herb Bitter, Stone Pine Spirit, Chocolate Gingerbread Liqueur, Gooseberry, Quince Brandy, and silver for Damson, Blackberry Brandy, Edelkräuter (herbs), Egg Liqueur, Red Williams Pear and Organic Orange.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Double-Gold 96Bio-Kornelkirsche2019Details
Double-Gold 95.8Himbeere2019Details
Double-Gold 95.7Vogelbeergeist2019Details
Double-Gold 95.3Schwarze Johannisbeere2019Details
Gold 94.3Lebkuchenlikör2019Details
Gold 93.3Kaffeelikör2019Details
Gold 92.3Zirbengeist2019Details
Gold 92Quittenbrand2019Details
Gold 92Schoko-Lebkuchenlikör2019Details
Gold 91.7Schlehe2019Details
Gold 91Stachelbeere2019Details
Gold 91Wachauer Marille2019Details
Gold 90.3Vogelbeere2019Details
Gold 90Kräuterbitter2019Details
Silver 89Zwetschke2019Details
Silver 89Brombeerbrand2019Details
Silver 88Bio-Orange2019Details
Silver 88Edelkräuter2019Details
Silver 87Eierlikör2019Details
Silver 87Rote Williams2019Details

Handel

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

Handel

Company:
Limomacher EFT GmbH
Address:
Schedlerstraße 1
Place:
6900 Bregenz
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 92Franz von Durst Gin2019Details