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Handel

Company:
The Patron Spirits Company
Address:
6670 South Valley View
Place:
Las Vegas 89118
Country:
United States
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
  • Destillerie
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 94.7Patron XO Cafe2014Details
Silver 81Pyrot Rum XO Reserve2014Details

Handel

Company:
MBG International Premium Brands GmbH
Address:
Oberes Feld 13
Place:
33106 Paderborn
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
MBG International Premium Brands – Brands with added value

“We Love Liquids.” This slogan has accompanied MBG on its worldwide path of success since it was founded in 1993 under the name P.O.S. Marketing + Vertrieb GmbH: Strong brands have been established around the world in nearly 60 countries, with innovative own brands, renowned retail brands, great ideas and a lot of energy. With over 250 employees, the MBG Group currently generates over € 200 million and, every year, more than a million hectolitres are produced. The portfolio in Germany includes 12 own brands and 6 retail brands (from non-alcoholic drinks to low proof drinks to wines & spirits) for 90,000 customers.

“Our recipe for successful brands is the mixture of passion, conviction and knowledge of the market. If all goes well, names and products become new worlds which consumers love. Success is not always predictable, which means that courage is needed above all. The right moment has to be found and hard work put in, just like with a hit single: some are one hit wonders while others become classics.” Little can be added to this definition from Managing Director Andreas W. Herb. From the MBG Group headquarters in Paderborn, a great deal of expertise makes successful brands, tailored to the respective target group and the market segment. Many brands that are well known on shop shelves and in the gastronomy sector have played a role in the history of the company.

Participation in the World Spirits Award yielded gold for Dos Mas Nasty Nuts Shot.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 91Dos Mas Nasty Nuts Shot2018Details

Destillerie

Company:
Weingut Schloss Fels GmbH.
Address:
Kremserstraße 3
Place:
3481 Fels am Wagram
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Liköre
  • Obst-Geiste & Spirituosen
  • Rum
  • Gin
Schloss Fels – Shelves of variety

For the last 30 years, Weingut Schloss Fels has been amongst the top vineyards and spirit producers. Today, nearly 90 hectares of own vineyards are cultivated in Fels and Rohrendorf near Krems, making this one of the largest winegrowing estates in Austria.

The vineyard’s home-grown wines are marketed under the brand name ‘Weingut Schloss Fels’. Grapes from contracted winegrowers are also processed and used in the company, but only where they meet the strict quality criteria.

Managing director Klaus Klein clearly defines the company’s standards: “Schloss Fels stands for regional products, traditional methods, the latest technology and uncompromising quality control.”

Apart from wine, spirits are also produced, which are sold under the brand names ‘Felser’ (clear schnapps, rum and speciality blends), TAIGA Wódka, Silver Crown Gin, Golden Dew Scotch Whisky, Barbossa light Rum and ‘Desirée’ (a mild brandy matured in oak casks). The motto is: high quality at entry-level prices. All products are available in Austria exclusively via the distribution channels of SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels AG: SPAR-Markt, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR, and some are also available at METRO.

Classified as a First Class Distillery 2016, the business won a whole row of medals at the World Spirits Award: gold for Felser Williams schnapps, Felser hazelnut spirit, Felser raspberry spirit, Silver Crown Special Dry Gin, Felser herb bitter, Felser advocaat and Barbossa Superior Rum, silver for Felser Selection apricot brandy, Felser apricot schnapps, cranberry liqueur and Barbossa Spiced Gold, as well as bronze for Felser Selection Williams brandy.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 93.3Felser Eierlikör2016Details
Gold 92Felser Kräuterbitter2016Details
Gold 92Felser Himbeergeist2016Details
Gold 92Felser Haselnuss Spirituose2016Details
Gold 91.7Silver Crown Special Dry Gin2016Details
Gold 90Felser Williamsschnaps2016Details
Gold 90Barbossa Superior Rum2016Details
Silver 89Barbossa Spiced Gold2016Details
Silver 88Cranberry Likör2016Details
Silver 85Felser Marillenschnaps2016Details
Silver 84Felser Selection Marillen Edelbrand2016Details
Bronze 75Felser Selection Williams Edelbrand2016Details

Destillerie

Company:
Edeldestillerie Oberhofer G.m.b.H.
Address:
Bundesstraße 7
Place:
6068 Mils
Country:
Austria
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
  • Hotel
Edeldestillerie Robert Oberhofer: Quality and continuity

Gleaming steel tanks, a distinctive bottle design and a wide product selection – these all form part of this sophisticated distillery which is the empire of master distiller Robert Oberhofer, senior manager at the Reschenhof country hotel in Mils. Thanks to its reliable quality, the company, which already started out in 1965, has been one of the elite distillers in Tyrol for years.

All of the fruit varieties are predominantly obtained from local and organic cultivation areas. Apricots, Williams pears, various apple and damson varieties come from their own orchards, and the greatest attention is paid to quality, degree of ripeness and a rich aroma. The wide product range already encompasses more than 40 products.

The key products are fruit and berry brandies with speciality products including Limonera, sour cherry, sloe, blackberry and blueberry. Local favourites include rowanberry and elderberry. But also exotic fruit brandies such as rum, brandies and liqueurs matured in wooden casks are aged with the finest craftsmanship. Tours of the distillery can be enjoyed with a warm or cold snack or a rustic platter of cold cuts. The premises offer room for 50 people, and for celebrations of all kinds.

Since 2015, Robert’s grandson Benjamin, the third generation of distillers, has been managing the distillery. In order to satisfy the ever-increasing quality requirements, he decided to undergo the training to become a distiller at the Fritz Henßler vocational college in the city of Dortmund.

The Master Class Distillery received gold for Limonera Pear Brandy and Spänling (wild plum), silver for Williams Alte Reserve and Damson, and bronze for Rum (matured in wooden barrels), Babayani Raki and Raspberry Brandy.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 94Spänling2020Details
Gold 93Limonera-Birnenbrand2020Details
Silver 87Williams "Alte Reserve"2020Details
Silver 84Zwetschke2020Details
Bronze 79Babayani Raki2020Details
Bronze 79Rum-Holzfassgereift2020Details
Bronze 78Himbeerbrand2020Details

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