At this year’s 3rd London Spirits Competition, the premium vodka 9 MILE convinced the jury and won the silver medal. The award is considered the ultimate seal of approval in the global spirits industry. To receive this distinction, 9 MILE Vodka needed to score highly in three different categories: quality, value and packaging.
Exactly one year after its market launch, the newcomer 9 MILE Vodka from Berlin-based Granite Rock Distillery GmbH has thus received its sixth award. At the renowned Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition (HKIWSC) as well as the 7th Annual Berlin International Spirits Competition, the premium vodka was honoured and received gold medals at the Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards, Meininger’s International Spirits Award ISW 2020 and the Asia International Spirits Competition.
In contrast to other spirits competitions, where distilling ability and technical expertise sometimes receive primary consideration at the expense of drinkability, the goal of the London Spirits Competition was to award and celebrate the spirits that consumers actually want to buy, whether at a retail store or ordering off the menu at a London restaurant.
The judging panel consisted of spirits industry experts with commercial buying responsibility. Spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging.
“We are extremely delighted that our 9 MILE Vodka performed so well and has now received six prestigious awards in just one year. This medal demonstrates that we produce the kind of spirits that bar managers and mixologists want to use and that consumers enjoy choosing and drinking,” explains Cord Hendryck Vinke, Marketing Director of the MBG Group.
This premium vodka is made from high-quality ingredients, crystal-clear water, and carefully selected grain varieties. 9 MILE VODKA flows through granite rock during the manufacturing process, a unique filtration method which gives the 37.5% ABV drink its mild, authentic taste. Granite Rock Filtrated: a production process developed specially by MBG to ensure the absolute purity of its new vodka.