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Destillerie

Company:
Fallstein Destillerie
Address:
Östernstraße 1 OT Rohrsheim
Place:
38836 Dardesheim
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Gin
Fallstein Destillerie: Modern traditionalists

“The sustainable handling of our resources and products is more than an alternative attitude to life – it is the pure spirit of the times that our family has been practising for nearly 200 years.” The organic enterprise on a listed farm in Rohrsheim in the Harzvorland region farms around 40 hectares of land in a variety of ways in accordance with natural land principles. Apart from crops and a five-hectare walnut plantation, there are also valuable meadow orchards with old fruit trees and bushes, whose harvest is especially suitable for being processed to distillates. The crops and fruit benefit from favourable climatic conditions and rolling slopes, as well as from the soil quality on the heat-retaining rock and minerals of the elevations between Elm and Harz. The homemade basic ingredients are used for high-quality delicatessen products such as various fruit spreads and edible oils, extracted by means of careful cold pressing – along with a variety of spirits.

Apart from the self-cultivated wheat, the clear water of the Harz springs is a significant component for an excellent mash. The ecologically cultivated botanicals, hand-picked according to family tradition, give the gin its special character during the distillation in a small batch procedure. When finding a name for organic quality whisky, Korn (grain schnapps) and gin, family tradition comes into play: they bear the first names of the founding father Carl Polland through to the youngest offspring Luca, Theo and Tom.

At the World Spirits Award, gold was awarded to TOMMYS Dry Gin (30 Botanicals), and silver to TOMMYS Barille New Western Dry Gin (32 Botanicals) and TOMMYS Craft Gin.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 94TOMMYS Dry Gin2022Details
Silver 86TOMMYS Barille New Western Dry Gin2022Details
Silver 86TOMMYS Craft Gin2022Details

Destillerie

Company:
OKEN UG
Address:
Görlitzer Straße 2
Place:
27419 Sittensen
Country:
Germany
Products:
  • Obst-Brände
OKEN: First fine brandy made from acorns

OKEN is a true original. The first fine brandy made from acorns is a finely filtered, regional spirit made with 100% natural ingredients without additives. It was three friends from the Ostetal Valley in Sittensen in Lower Saxony who came up with the idea. Their fascination with the topic of how many fruits and plants can be used to make alcohol gave rise to the exciting question: “How about oak? The characteristic tree of the northern German landscape. In the past, coffee and bread were made from acorns, so why not a fine spirit today?”

It took the three inventors Niklas Haller, Michael Frankenbach and Leonard Spreckels three years. What started in a little pot in grandma’s kitchen improved constantly over time, until they were sure they had found the right recipe. But this was where the actual work started before launching the first acorn schnapps on the market in summer 2020. Sales began as a crowdfunding campaign on the start-up platform Startnext and was immediately well-received. In the meantime, OKEN is available in selected regional shops and gastronomic establishments in northern Germany.

100% natural ingredients and authentic manual work give OKEN its individual character: hints of fruit from sweet Mirabelle plums and a grainy taste evocative of light wood, a pleasantly warm sensation in the mouth, accompanied by a gentle pinch of peppermint. Served at room temperature, it is a fine digestif. OKEN is also available in a small 10 cl bottle for sampling.

At the World Spirits Award, silver was awarded to the spirit made from acorns.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Silver 88Spirituose aus Eicheln2022Details

Handel

Company:
Proof Drinks Ltd
Address:
41 Great Portland Street
Place:
London W1W 7LA
Country:
United Kingdom
Products:
  • Spirituosen Wiederverkauf
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 94.3Cazcabel Coffee Liqueur mit Tequila Blanco2016Details
Gold 92.7Cazcabel Honey Liqueur mit Tequeila Blanco2016Details
Gold 91.3Cazcabel Gold "Edicion Oro"2016Details
Gold 91Cazcabel Blanco "Silver Edicion"2016Details

Handel

Company:
LLC Prevelon Rus
Address:
55 Ryabinovaya str.
Place:
121471 Москва 471
Country:
Russian Federation
Products:
  • Wodka
  • Destillerie
Prevelon: Premium vodka by order of the Kremlin

Kremlin Premium Vodka was created as the official drink for all diplomatic receptions and banquets at the Kremlin and was intended as the hallmark of high-ranking events. The decision in favour of the most traditional Russian drink was unanimous. It was only produced on special order and in limited amounts. The first large batch of this ‘protocol’ vodka was ordered in February 1945 for the Yalta Conference. Kremlin Award Grand Premium came on the market in 2011 and is exported to 38 countries, and in many of them it holds the top position in the ultra-premium vodka category. Since 2016, the product range has included Kremlin Award Classic, which enjoys great popularity amongst all partners.

Two products have been added to the product range. Kremlin Award Organic is based on alcohol that is produced from the highest quality organic wheat, and on natural drinking water. The vodka passes through a multi-stage purification through pure birchwood charcoal. The alcohol for Kremlin Award Vintage is made from organic grains from the same harvest. The wheat grains are stored in a grain silo until they reach their physiological maturity in order to get a high-quality base product. The ‘luxury alcohol’ is then mixed with natural drinking water and, after purification, is granted a resting period. Production is limited to the year stated on the label.

At the World Spirits Award, there was gold for Kremlin Award Organic and Kremlin Award Vintage.
AwardsPointsSpiritEventDetail
Gold 93.3Kremlin Award Vintage2020Details
Gold 93Kremlin Award Organic2020Details

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