Spirits Selection

Results 2020

2020 grand Gold Medals
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The competition took place from 30 October to 1st November in Brussels. The event issues three types of awards: Grand Gold Medals, Gold Medals and Silver Medals. Once again, the competition has proven to be a barometer of the latest trends in the spirits arena. Read on for an overview of the results.

At the end of the competition, the Grand Gold Medals are tasted a second time by all the panel chairs, who deliberate in order to award ‘Spirits Selection Revelation’ trophies to innovative products that meet current consumer demand, making them particularly representative of present-day trends. Nine products were selected for their unquestionable quality:

  1. The French whisky Bellevoye Noir – Les Bienheureux
  2. The Italian grappa La Gold – Roner Spa Distillery
  3. The Pays d’Auge Calvados Château du Breuil VSOP – Château du Breuil
  4. The Martinique agricultural rum JM XO – Héritiers Crassous de Médeuil SAS
  5. The Mexican Mezcal Toro Muerto – Personas de Personas de Acción Totalmente Organizadas S.A. de C.V.
  6. The Serbian pear brandy Nirvana Zaric – Destilerija Zaric
  7. The Armagnac Janneau VSOP China Year of the Cow 2021 – Armagnac Janneau
  8. The Cachaça Cafundo da Serra Prata – Coop Familiar Agroindustrial Sul Catarinense – Cafundó Da Serra
  9. The Guadeloupe agricultural rum Karukera Black Edition Alligator 45° – Marquisat de Sainte Marie SAS
  10. The Chinese baijiu sauce aroma Guohejiu Ren He – Guo He Shares

As is customary, special attention is also paid to organic spirits. This year, the Organic Revelation Trophy was awarded to the French whisky Sequoia Whisky Single Malt, produced by the Vercors distillery. Made from organic malt entirely sourced in France, this 3-year-old whisky is produced using low temperature distillation. It is then matured in 300-400-litre casks (new barrels and former Cognac barrels) mostly made from French oak. It develops delicate floral and fruity aromatics along with great roundness on the palate.

Grand Gold Medals 2020

Spirit Category Country/Region Company
Meanie Anise Anisé Netherlands Meanie Distilling
Château du Tariquet 1995 Bas Armagnac Armagnac France SCV Château du Tariquet
Janneau VSOP China Year of The Cow 2021 Armagnac France Armagnac Janneau
Domaine Lous Pibous 2005 Armagnac France SAS L’Encantada
Hongxing Gaozhao Baijiu Zongshi 1949 52° Baijiu China Beijing Red Star Co.& Ltd
Linshui Yuquan Cave aged Master collection – 50.8° Baijiu China Anhui Linshui Liquor Co.& Ltd
Lichuan chuanjiujiangxiang Baijiu China Sichuan Liquor Group
Junpin Xijiu Baijiu China Guizhou Maotai Distillery (Group) Xijiu Limited Liability Company
Fupingchun Huagui Baijiu China Jiahu Distillery Group Co.Ltd.
Guohejiu Ren He Baijiu China Guo He Shares
W! Cachaça Prime – Ohy Special Blend Cachaça Brazil J C Design Com. Serv. Cons.
W! Exclusive Cristal Cachaça Brazil J C Design Com. Serv. Cons.
Cachaça Cafundó da Serra Prata  Cachaça Brazil Coop Familiar Agroindustrial Sul Catarinense – Cafundó Da Serra
Cachaça do Conde Amburana Cachaça Brazil Cachaças Orben Eireli – Me
Calvados Pays d’Auge – VSOP Calvados France Château du Breuil
Cognac Francis Abecassis Reviseur XO Cognac France Domaines Francis Abecassis
Cognac Prunier XO Cognac France Maison Prunier SA
Nirvana Zaric Eaux-de-Vie de Poire Serbia Wine and Spirits Consulting Eood
La Gold 2019 Grappa Italy Roner Spa Distillerie
Grappa Amarone Barricata 2016 Grappa Italy Distillerie Peroni Maddalena
Mezcal Toro Muerto Mezcal Mexico Personas de Acción Totalmente Organizadas S.A. de C.V. – Mezcal Toro Muerto
Rio Revuelto Ensamble Mezcal Mexico Elixir De Agave S.a De C.v.
Kuaa Nani Mezcal Artesanal Mezcal Mexico Mujeres del Mezcal
Penca Dorada Tlacotitlanapa – Mochitlan Mezcal Mexico Mujeres del Mezcal
Pisco Finca Rotondo Machupicchu Alcholado 2019 Pisco Peru Sac Agricola Viña Vieja Viña Santa Isabel
Rhum Vieux Agricole JM XO Rhum Agricole Martinique Héritiers Crassous de Médeuil SAS
Rhum Agricole Extra Vieux HSE Single Cask 47,8° 2003 Rhum Agricole Martinique Valois & cie
Rhum Agricole Extra Vieux HSE Small Cask 46° 2007 Rhum Agricole Martinique Valois & cie
Rhum Vieux AOC Martinique HSE VO 42° Rhum Agricole Martinique Valois & cie
Karukera Black Edition Alligator 45° Rhum Agricole Guadeloupe Marquisat de Sainte-Marie SAS
Bellevoye Noir Whisky France Les Bienheureux SAS
Sequoia Whisky Single Malt Whisky France Distillerie du Vercors
Lothaire Tourbé 5 ans Whisky France Les Grands Chais de France

Results promotion

Participants who have obtained one or more medals will be notified by an official letter from SPIRITS SELECTION BY CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES

Each award-winning product receives:

  • An official medal
  • A certificate stating the nature of the distinction, the exact identity of the award winning product, the volume declared as well as the identity of the producer or merchant according to information provided on the registration form

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