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Fundador reaps awards at International Wine and Spirit Competitions


Fundador, Spain’s oldest and largest brandy, recently won the prestigious gold award at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition held at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

The Fundador Supremo 15 years old Amontillado Cask received the Gold medal due to its winning aftertaste of a pleasant lingering finish, recalling dried and toasted fruit with warm sensation, full, very balanced, and smoothly dry on the palate. The golden amber brandy pointed out its subtle fragrance of dried fruit with notes of almonds and hazelnuts. It also has an intense attenuated strength that recalls elegant nuances of old amontillados during their evolution in fine wood.

The Fundador Exclusivo Solera Gran Reserva, the pinnacle expression of the Fundador range in the Philippines, also received the Bronze medal. It was judged for its intense dark gold color that is elegant, refined, and balanced, full and smoothly dry in the mouth with a pleasant persistence.

“The gold and bronze awards proved that Fundador is deeply rooted in the principles of making high quality and excellent wines and spirits. We are very proud because we are the only Philippine liquor company to receive such recognition and to be included in the ranks of the best brandies in the world,” said Winston Co, president, Emperador Inc.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is America’s largest, most influential wine and spirit awards event. The judges, composed of 41 highly respected spirit experts, went under blind-tasting to determine what kind award and marking the product as one of the highest quality in the world.

Filipino-owned company, Emperador Inc., acquired Bodegas Fundador, Spain’s oldest and most renowned brandy company, late last year in a landmark deal, which solidified Emperador’s position as the world’s largest brandy company today.

This awards season, Harveys, the UK´s number one sherry and unique Spanish wine holding a Royal Warrant, has scooped an amazing catalogue of 27 awards at the industry´s most prestigious wine events, including the International Wine & Spirit Competition, the International Wine Challenge and the Decanters Awards. The three main ranges of Harveys Sherries are Classic range (Harveys Bristol Cream &Harveys Medium Dry), Premium Range (Harveys Fino, Harveys Amontillado, Harveys Palo Cortado, Harveys Oloroso, and Harveys Pedro Ximenez), and Super Premium Range (Harveys VORS Sherries) and they have won 13 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and four bronze medals.

“This awards season has been an incredible testament of the craftsmanship and quality care that goes into making Harveys. We know that these awards will help support our activities to engage and inspire consumers and the trade,” Co said.

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