Belvedere Vodka Wins Master and Gold Medals in the 2013 Vodka Masters Championship

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Belvedere Vodka is renowned for its distinctive character and taste and now, industry critics have awarded Belvedere Vodka with five GOLD medals for Belvedere Citrus, Belvedere Unfiltered and Belvedere Vodka and an overall MASTER for the super premium quality of Belvedere Unfiltered in the 2013 Vodka Masters competition.  To date, Belvedere Vodka is the most awarded vodka throughout the history of the Vodka Masters

Chaired by The Spirits Business1 and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the Vodka Masters judges over 100 vodka on their flavor, design and packaging. Judges participated in a blind tasting to find and reward the finest vodka brands in the world.  

Belvedere Unfiltered was awarded a MASTER medal in the Super Premium category and a GOLD medal for best vodka - Eastern Europe, acknowledged for its naturally creamy and rich taste Belvedere Vodka’s award-winning maceration Citrus, created with fresh lemon and lime peels was awarded a GOLD medal in the Super Premium category. In addition, Belvedere Vodka won GOLD medals in the Super Premium, Eastern European, and Smooth categories.

Throughout 2013, the world’s leading industry professionals and spirit specialists continued to acknowledge the unrivalled quality of Belvedere Vodka and its collection of naturally flavoured vodkas.  In a nine-month period alone, Belvedere Vodka accumulated 23 medals and trophies which includes two trophies and two gold medals awarded by the International Spirits Challenge, and five gold medals for Best Vodka from TheFiftyBest.com.

Belvedere Vodka was the first to create a new standard for excellence in the vodka category and is credited with creating the luxury vodka segment. Following the results of the Package Design Audit 2013 by Affinnova Inc, a global marketing technology company, the super premium vodka also adds excellence in bottle design to its number of accolades after being praised for its ‘modern, intelligent and approachable’ design.

Charles Gibb, President Belvedere says, “To be internationally recognized by the Vodka Masters is a perfect way to cap off the year for Belvedere Vodka. Accolades from such a prestigious group for the exceptional quality of our products is a phenomenal achievement. We pride ourselves on the distinct character and taste of each of our vodkas and we are very pleased that the judges, all global connoisseurs, have commended Belvedere Vodka with five gold medals and the ultimate ‘Master’ honor for our Belvedere Unfiltered.”

Claire Smith, Belvedere Vodka Head of Spirit Creation & Mixology says, ‘The Vodka Masters recognize spirits who demonstrate unparalleled commitment to product quality and consistency and we are incredibly proud of the awards we have been given by the judging panel. It is a fantastic reward for the incredibly high standards we adhere to.”

"When we launched The Vodka Masters in 2007 we wanted to make it different from all the other international blind tasting competitions out there by really championing the diversity and quality in the vodka category," said Daisy Jones, Associate publisher of The Spirits Business, "Rather than just judge all vodkas together, we laid out specific categories including regional, Organic, Micro-distillery and the increasingly popular Smooth category. Belvedere Vodka has entered different varieties of their brand portfolio into several of these categories over the past six years, and time and time again they draw high praise from our esteemed panel of impartial judges. It is with great pleasure to confirm we have awarded Belvedere the most medals overall throughout the history of The Vodka Masters."

 

2013: BELVEDERE GOLD MEDALS, MASTER AND TROPHIES

 

Vodka Masters: 2013 Super Premium Category

Belvedere Unfiltered:  Master

Belvedere Vodka: Gold                        

Belvedere Vodka, Citrus:  Gold

 

Vodka Masters 2013 : Eastern Europe Category

Belvedere Vodka: Gold

Belvedere Unfiltered: Gold

 

Vodka Masters: Smooth Category

Belvedere Vodka: Gold

'the 'smooth' category looks to recognise those vodkas that are naturally smooth without additives or enhancement'

 

TheFiftybest.com Vodka Awards 2013

Belvedere Vodka: Gold

Belvedere Unfiltered: Gold

 

TheFiftybest.com Vodka Awards 2013: Flavored Vodka Category

Pink Grapefruit: Double Gold

Citrus: Gold

Bloody Mary: Gold

Belvedere Lemon Tea: Gold

 

International Spirits Challenge 2013

Belvedere Vodka: Trophy

Belvedere Vodka: Gold

Black Raspberry: Trophy

Black Raspberry: Gold

 

ABOUT BELVEDERE VODKA

First introduced to North America in 1996, Belvedere’s distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts, who appreciate its all-natural, additive-free character.  Made entirely from Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own pristine source, Belvedere Vodka’s taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and naturally smooth, clean finish.  

In 2012, Belvedere introduced Lemon Tea to its award-winning Maceration collection (Pink Grapefruit, Citrus, Orange, Black Raspberry, Bloody Mary) Lemon Tea is the second vodka made to a drink from Belvedere and is distilled with eight exceptional ingredients including black & green teas, ginger, chamomile, lemongrass, honey and lemon; resulting in a refreshing and vibrant vodka. A simple addition of iced tea or lemonade also turns a Belvedere Lemon Tea into a refreshing cocktail for poolside lounging or beach party.

In 2011, Belvedere Vodka partnered with (RED)™ to launch BELVEDERE (PRODUCT)RED  - a Special Edition Bottle that raises proceeds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financier of programs to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. 50% of profits from the global sale of every (BELVEDERE)RED Special Edition bottle will be contributed to the Global Fund. The (BELVEDERE)RED Special Edition bottle delivers a clear, succinct message: Buy (BELVEDERE)RED,  Give (BELVEDERE)RED, and with your purchase, generate funds which help fight AIDS and save lives. 

Belvedere Unfiltered created from 100% rare Dankowskie Diamond Rye completes the super premium vodka collection. 

 

ABOUT THE VODKA MASTERS

The Spirit Masters Series, now in its 7th year, is a competition designed to find and reward the finest spirit brands on the world stage.  No other blind tasting down breaks the spirit categories into as many sections as The Spirit Masters, as the spirit is judged by the unique qualities. Chaired by The Spirits Business and joined by a panel of leading spirits specialists, including top spirits buyers for Waitrose, on-trade and off-trade buyers and category experts, the spirits are judged in a blind tasting to discover the Masters of 2013
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1  The Spirits Business is the only dedicated international spirits magazine and website in the world, reaching more than 50,000 spirits professionals worldwide, including members of the International Bartenders Association

 



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