Tuesday, 07 October 2014

KWV’s ‘World’s Best Brandies’ Win Double Gold

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KWV’s ‘World’s Best Brandies’ Win Double Gold

Cape Town – 7th October, 2014 – KWV was the big winner in the Brandy category at this year’s prestigious Veritas awards held in Cape Town this weekend, winning 2 Double Gold Awards for its 12 year Barrel Select Brandy and KWV Alambic 15 year Brandy Limited Release, and 4 Gold medals in the Potstill Brandy category. 

KWV won Gold for its Imoya Brandy, KWV 10 Year Brandy, KWV 20 Year Potstill Brandy and Laborie Alambic Brandy and won Silver for its KWV 5 Year Superior Brandy.The Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine/brandy competition in SA. 1,767 entries competed for Veritas glory this year, organized by the South African Wine Show Organization. (SANWSA)  

“Our team is proud to have taken home 2 Double Gold, 4 Gold and a Silver at this year’s awards, which were judged by eight renowned international and 100 local judges, ” says Pieter de Bod, Master Distiller at KWV.

“With these latest accolades our entire Potstill range of premium brandies has now won gold." He continues: “Winning a total of seven awards at this prestigious competition is an exceptional achievement and winning 2 Double Gold out of the total 5 awarded gives us deserved recognition and proves that our focus on top quality and innovation really pays off.” 

KWV Marketing Director, Peadar Hegarty, comments that this is a great accolade for the Home of  Best Brandies and, in the true KWV tradition of Proud Pioneers, recognizes the world class craft of Pieter and his team at KWV’s brandy cellars in Paarl, Western Cape. 

These latest accolades follows KWV’s big wins at the recent 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards in London where it won WorldWide Best Brandy for its 12 year Barrel Select Brandy. 

“It is a very proud moment for us to win Double Gold with our recent World’s Best Brandy winners, the KWV 12 and 15,” says Hegarty. “We can now take consumers on a journey of excellence starting with our KWV 3, right through to our award winning potstill brandies 10, 12,15 and 20. No other spirit brand can do this.”

He adds: “With these latest awards KWV has won over 480 awards and medals in just over 24 months, of which 307 were achieved in the past year alone.” 

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About KWV

KWV is one of the leading wine and spirit producers in South Africa. Its head office is located in Paarl, in the Western Cape - a top wine producing region. The company sources wines and grapes from the best and most sought-after viticultural regions in South Africa. KWV is known internationally for brands such as Roodeberg, KWV Wines, Laborie, Golden Kaan, Cathedral Cellar, Cafe Culture, Wild African Cream and the KWV 3,5,10 and 20 Year Old brandies. KWV is a founder member of the Industry Association for Responsible Use of Alcohol (ARA).