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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

Handel

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

Destillerie

Company:
Edelbrände D. Ostermann
Address:
J.-E.-von-Seidel-Straße 23
Place:
92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Liköre
  • Obst-Geiste & Spirituosen
Edelbrände Ostermann: Old recipes and new creations

Dietmar Ostermann grew up with fruits and the aroma of fine distillates. He has always been interested in distillation. His father’s experience and the skills he learnt at the University of Hohenheim have helped him to implement his ideas, yet he is convinced that the art of distillation can only be learnt through first-hand experience. The senses cannot be taught which path to choose, they need to learn to work it out on their own.

From the outside, the distillery in Sulzbach-Rosenberg in Upper Palatinate doesn’t look like a place where fine distillates are created. The passion for distillation began a long time ago, with great-grandfather Peter in the 1920s. Father Franz ignited the spark in his son Dietmar to carry on the tradition, which was taken on with a modern licensed distillery in 2018. The repertoire has been continued and expanded with his own creations. The bases are either fruit distillates such as damson, Williams pear, raspberry, sloe or blackcurrant, or liqueurs with fruits or herbs. A London Dry Gin with botanicals from the Jura Mountains is one of a number of innovations. This father-son project took shape while another herbal liqueur was in the making. “It’s a lot of fun to develop something new and to experience the explosion of aromas in the distillery when they are set free during maceration and distillation.”

Their own beverage speciality market supports the success of regional direct marketing, and their online shop is also an important factor in helping to make the brand of OSTERMANN Edelbrände better known.

At the World Spirits Award, there was silver for Blackcurrant Spirit, Wild Raspberry Spirit, Hazelnut Liqueur and Damson Brandy Liqueur.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Silver 87Haselnusslikör2020Details
Silver 87Zwetsch Brandy Likör2020Details
Silver 86Waldhimbeergeist2020Details
Silver 85Johannisbeeregeist aus schwarzer Johannisbeere2020Details

Destillerie

Company:
Beerenkräfte GmbH
Address:
Berndorf 162
Place:
8324 Kirchberg an der Raab
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Gin
Beerenkräfte: Gin and chokeberry juice from Styria

Beerenkräfte Gin is a strong, multilayered London Dry Gin from Styria. It is produced in small quantities of 360 bottles per batch with typical ingredients such as juniper, coriander and some other botanicals. It owes its complex aroma to Styrian chokeberries in particular, alongside elderflower, lemon and orange zest. The ingredients are carefully processed and distilled by hand by Master Distiller Wolfgang Thomann. The subsequent resting time in the stainless-steel tank makes the gin particularly harmonious and gives it the final touch.

The Beerenkräfte brand stands for high-quality gin and chokeberry juice from hand-picked berries from the south-eastern Styrian Vulkanland region. The fruity chokeberries grow in Edelsbach on a southern slope. Thanks to this sun-blessed location, the berries are fruitier and tastier, giving the gin its particularly mature fruity character. The result: an enticing gin with a full aroma – whether enjoyed neat or with a neutral tonic water.

At the World Spirits Award, silver was awarded to Beerenkräfte Gin.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Silver 87Beerenkräfte Gin2021Details