The recent World Spirits Awards in Germany saw KWV recognised as a “World Class Distiller”, yet another feather in this highly acclaimed brand’s cap. Not bad, seeing that this year 95 participants and distilleries from 25 nations participated in the competition, with 400 spirits submitted for consideration. Spirits are rated according to the 100-point system, and simply the best in spirits receive top marks.
KWV, with its portfolio of spirits which include highly-awarded Cognac, Brandy and Gin, was the only South African distilling company who collected enough awards to be included in the list of ‘World Class Distillers’. In addition to this recognition, KWV also received a Double Gold for its KWV 12-year-old Brandy – one of only 44 Double Golds awarded during the competition.
This signature KWV Brandy scored 95,3 out of 100 by the judges.
The KWV 12-year-old impressed with its brilliant style and aromatic and perfumed nose. It also showed a delicate brandy character with aromatic grape, roasty notes, subtle rum ester, ligtht toffee, sponge, nut and nougat chocolate, honey, peach, leather, coffee, plump and yeasty sweetness, balanced by a compact and long finish.
Further to this Double Gold award, KWV also took home Gold for the KWV 20-year-old, KWV 15-year-old, KWV 10-year-old, Imoya Brandy, Heritage Cognac and its Cruxland Gin as well as Silver for its Laborie Alambic Brandy.