Belgium

Spirits Selection will take place this year in Brussels, on OCTOBER 30-31 & NOVEMBER 1st 

The 21st Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was due to be held in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia, from 18 to 21 August.

However, the pandemic situation in South America is still worrying. Relocating the competition to Brussels gives us more flexibility while easing logistical constraints, allowing us to guarantee that entries can be assessed without compromising judging procedures.

Aguardiente

Aguardiente (also known as Guaro), the most widely- drunk spirit in Colombia with 72 million liters, is an anise-flavoured sugar cane distillate wildy, even though the Caribbean region shows a preference for rums, the second most consumed spirit in the country with 18

million liters per year. The last 10 years have seen growth in spirits imports, with whisky the 3rd most consumed spirit (13.5 million liters), followed by tequila (1.8 million liters), and vodka and gin (with just under 900,000 liters).

Aguardiente (also known as Guaro), the most widely- drunk spirit in Colombia with 72 million liters

According to the WHO, Colombians drink on average 6,2 liters of pure alcohol per year, even though two thirds of this volume is beer: these figures have been strongly increasing over the past 8 years, and Colombians spend on average around 262 USD every year on alcoholic drinks.

Colombia is currently the 4th largest consumer of alcoholic drinks in Latin America, just after Brazil.
Spirits Selection by CMB will be held concurrently with the Sabor Barranquilla event.