The Rakia Burgas 63 Special Selection 20th Anniversary 2015 produced by the Black Sea Gold company has won in the rakiya category of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Spirits Selection, it was announced on September 6 2018.
Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles took place from August 21 to 23 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
During the event, three types of medals were awarded: Grand Gold Medals, Gold Medals and Silver Medals.
In addition to medals, judges also awarded a Spirits Selection 2018 Revelation Trophy to four spirits, according to a post on the organisation’s website.
The trophies are only awarded after a second blind tasting with the chairs of the 13 panels, making them highly selective.
“The winners are considered innovative, in tune with present-day expectations and indicative of current market trends:
The agricultural rum Reimonenq Rhum Vieux Première Cuvée (matured in bourbon casks) from the Reimonenq distillery in Guadeloupe.
Cachaça Gouveia Brasil produced by Gouveia in Brazil
Campo Azul Diamond Tequila produced by Productos Fino de Agave in Mexico
Pisco Tres Erres (1-12 months) produced by Compania Pisquera in Chile”.
It is now a tradition for the panel to bestow an Organic Spirits Selection Revelation award on an organic spirit that has made the biggest impression on judges during the tastings.
This year, Cachaça Perfeição produced by Vistalinda in Brazil became the recipient of this prestigious trophy.
This year’s awards list featured 29 Grand Gold Medals. Among them, rum stood out by winning 8 of the accolades, followed by baijiu which clearly distinguished itself this year with 7 awards. A few grappas, a whisky, an Armagnac and a few brandies were also amongst the top-tier winners.
” Also noteworthy were the excellent results of entries by Bulgaria, which hosted the competition this year: 43 per cent of entries won an accolade, demonstrating the high standard of local spirits production,” the post on Concours Mondial de Bruxelles’s website said.