The 2016-2017 World Spirits Competition has been completed behind closed doors, in a tasting room closed to brand participants and the public.
This “double-blind” taste test method is one that is most effective in providing honest opinions using a panel of expert judges selected from the industry. The products are all brought to their optimum tasting temperature, thus assuring the panel the same sensation of taste across the different spirits.
This gives the highest level of control over the tasting panels' opinions during the tasting phase. Only after all judging is complete and all scores are tallied are any of the results or information about the competition released to the international press.
Now the results are finally in!
Monteru Triple Toast Brandy wins the Gold Medal for the entire brandy category.