Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world. The awards given by the IWSC are believed to be among some of the highest honours in the wine & spirits industry.
Judging for the Competition is unique and has two stages. First part is a blind tasting by pre-poured, numbered glasses (judges never see a bottle). Tasting panels consist of over 300 fully experienced and qualified industry judges. In the second stage products which receive the top medals are subject to technical analysis before results are released. This crucial stage ensures that winners receive a complete validation.
The quality of Sieraków Manor Vodka has been acknowledged by judges at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2015 and in 2018.
Silver medal Sieraków ElderberryBronze medal Sieraków SuperiorBronze medal Sieraków Pepper
Silver medal Sieraków SuperiorSilver medal Sieraków Potato KosherSilver medal Sieraków Pepper
Gold medal (outstanding, 98pkt.): Sieraków SuperiorGold medal (outstanding, 98pkt.): Sieraków Plum and Blackthorn
Established by Louis Havaux, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held for the first time in April 1994. Dedicated exclusively to wines at the beginning, the spirits joined the competition in 1999.
With more than 19 years experience, Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has become one of the foremost international events in its category, whilst offering an unrivalled showcase for the latest trends in spirits. Organizing the competition in a different country every year enhances the event's international scope and provides better exposure for award-winning spirits worldwide.
Entered spirits (from 59 countries) comes under the scrutiny of nearly 103 highly qualified judges from across the globe (28 nationalities). Palona and Superior have got the highest awards among all entered from Poland.
Contest 2019 Lvliang, Chiny
Silver medal Sieraków Superior Silver medal Palona Roast Grain Vodka
The SIP Awards were created with a simple question in mind: what do the consumers think? The goal was to take account of the opinions of people who regularly appreciate a product, bringing them together to decide which brands deserve this prestigious award. Founders set out to create a fair competition by strategically choosing consumers from all demographics, conceiving an event that cuts to the core of public opinion as a starting point, rather than an afterthought, in branding and product development.
The quality of Sierakow Superior has been two times acknowledged by judges at the 9th Annual New York International Spirits Competition 2018. Sierakow Superior won a Silver Medal and also been announced as the Poland Vodka of the Year.
Poland Vodka of the Year Sieraków SuperiorSrebrny medal Sieraków Superior
Warsaw Spirits Competition is organised by SPIRITS.com.pl, the biggest website in Poland about the spirits industry, and The Aqua Vitae prestigious printing magazine about spirits, with distribution to off-licences and bars, consisting of 80 pages bi-monthly.
Spirits are assessed according to the following criteria: aroma (marked out of 30 points), taste (30 points), finish (30 points) and overall impression (10 points). The latter category includes elements such as harmony and innovation, which means that even contrasting flavours and aromas can get high marks if they are interesting and innovative.
Gold medal Sieraków Elderberryin mouth a lot of berries and dogwood but also toffee, chocolate, sweet teaGold medal Sieraków Potato Koshervery crisp, slightly sweet aroma, currant finishGold medal Palona Roast Grain Vodkavery long, pleasant, nutty finishSilver medal Sieraków Superiorvery delicate vanilla in the mouth, in the finish towards toffee
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