KWV Brandy is World Champion

KWV Brandy is World Champion

KWV Brandy is World Champion

SA Producer Makes History Winning ‘World’s Best Producer’ and ‘Best Brandy in the World’ Accolades

Cape Town, 9 July, 2015 – KWV took the coveted title of Best Brandy & Cognac Producer in the World at the 2015 International Spirit Challenge (ISC) function in London last night – the first time in the ISC’s 20-year history that a brandy not a cognac has won. KWV’s 20 year old brandy, also received the Best Brandy in the World Trophy and the prestigious ‘Grand Champion’ accolade, outscoring Cognac and international brandies, after being judged the favourite of the 9 Gold medal winners by the tasting judges.

On receiving these accolades, KWV Master Distiller Pieter de Bod, says that winning an ISC medal is an outstanding achievement and underlines KWV’s commitment to quality and innovation. “Winning World’s Best Producer is a historical moment for KWV and the greatest accolade we could achieve as a South African producer, beating international brandy and cognac producers.”

KWV 20 is a soft & smooth brandy with dried apricot and strong oak wood, citrus aromas & hints of honey, fruit cake & spices. “The taste is full bodied, mellow and complex with an explosion of dried fruit, citrus, honey, Cedar wood and subtle sweetness with a rich, long, satin aftertaste,” de Bod adds.

The KWV 20 YO has achieved other prestigious awards including gold (World Spirit Awards 2014); Gold Outstanding (2014 (IWSC) International Wine and Spirit Competition); SA Brandy of the Year - Platinum and Trophy – (South African Wine Index 2014); and Gold award (Veritas 2014).  

KWV also received 3 silvers for its 15, 12 and 10 YO brandies in the 2015 ISC awards.

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