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ZAMORA COMPANY BRANDS REACH THE PODIUM OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
ZAMORA COMPANY brands have once again won awards in several of the world's most important spirits and wine competitions held in recent months. The company-owner of Licor 43 and Ramón Bilbao thus increases its medal tally after ranking last year as one of the most awarded wine and spirits companies in the world with 40 different recognitions. One of the most brilliant results for ZAMORA COMPANY has been obtained at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC), the longest running competition in the industry -with 22 editions behind it- and one of the most prestigious internationally. Its panel of judges is made up of respected and experienced industry experts such as well-known mixologists, journalists and restaurant owners. The SFWSC are promoted by The Tasting Alliance Group and each year the calls register more participants from all over the world, from international distilleries to small productions.
In this edition, the company based in Cartagena (Murcia) has reaped a total of eight awards. Thus, Licor 43 has obtained a Double Gold medal for Cocktail 43 Fresco Apple and three Gold medals for Cocktail 43 Milk, Cocktail 43 Nitro & Coffee and Licor 43 Horchata. Meanwhile, Vermouth Giardino Tradizionale Rosso received a Double Gold medal, Martin Miller's Gin won two Double Gold medals for 9 Moons Solera Reserve and Summerful, and Lolea won another Double Gold medal for Lolea Nº 1 in a can.
Brilliant results at the SIP Awards
ZAMORA COMPANY also triumphed in the latest edition of the SIP Awards Competition, with 15 award-winning products for the Villa Massa, Licor 43, Lolea and Yellow Rose brands. Villa Massa Amaretto won a Platinum medal and the Consumers' Choice Award, Villa Massa Vermouth Tradizionale the Tasting Double Gold medal, Vermouth Giardino Mediterranean Dry the Tasting Gold, Vermouth Giardino Tradizionale Rosso the Design Gold and Villa Massa Limoncello the Tasting Double Gold and the Consumers' Choice.
In addition, Carajillo 43 has been awarded the Double Gold Tasting, Licor 43 Horchata with Gold Tasting, Consumers' Choice and Innovation Star. Cocktail 43 Milk received the Double Gold Tasting and Cocktail 43 Fresco Lemon received the Gold Tasting and Consumers' Choice.
Meanwhile, Lolea has been awarded the Tasting Gold medal and Yellow Rose has been crowned with several of the most important distinctions. Thus, Yellow Rose Rye has obtained the Tasting-Best of Class Platinum and Consumers' Choice, Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon the Double Gold Tasting and Consumer's Choice, and Yellow Rose Harris County the Gold Tasting.
More triumphs for the world's most awarded gin
In addition to these awards, Martin Miller's Gin has been recognized by the bartending community in the United States. The ZAMORA COMPANY gin has won Gold at the Bartenders Spirits Awards. These awards are held annually to discover and promote gin brands with great potential and have the support of bartenders, beverage directors and buyers from the U.S. hospitality industry as members of the tasting panels and jury. In this way, Martin Miller's Gin consolidates its position as the gin brand that has won the most awards for excellence on a regular basis since 2004.
Mar de Frades, Best White Wine in the World
It is not only ZAMORA COMPANY's spirits brands that are celebrating. In wines, Mar de Frades Finca Valiñas 2017 has recently been crowned as the Best White Wine of the World at the Concours Mondial Bruxelles. This is one of the most prestigious competitions in the wine sector. The Albariño wine obtained the highest score out of more than 7,300 wines from around the world submitted in the 2022 competition.
The ZAMORA COMPANY wine also won the Grand Gold Medal and was named Revelation Wine of the Competition. It is one of the most renowned competitions because it has tasting panels made up of experts from 45 nationalities. The evaluation follows a rigorous process based on a model designed by the International Wine Organization and the International Union of Oenologists.
On the other hand, and for the fourth consecutive year, Ramón Bilbao has been included in the list of the '50 most admired wine brands in the world' by the publication Drinks International, a milestone that only two other Spanish wineries can boast to date.
The boutique winery Cruz de Alba, from Ribera del Duero, has also reaped an important recognition: Its most exclusive wine, Finca Los Hoyales 2016, obtained 97 points in the latest edition of the Decanters World Wine Awards, reaching the highest score in its history.