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Stock Prestige leads SSG to further industry awards

Stock Spirits Group (SSG), Central Europe’s leading branded spirits and liqueurs business, is proud to be able to announce that it has collected another five industry awards.

Stock Prestige, launched in September 2009, was awarded a gold medal at the UNITED VODKA awards ceremony in Cannes last weekend. The premium vodka, which is made from high quality grain spirit, shot to prominence in 2010 when it sold 1.0m 9ltr cases in its first full year. This latest award illustrates how, as a brand, Stock Prestige, which retails across 14 countries, continues to go from strength to strength. There was further success for SSG in Cannes as Stock XO brandy, Keglevich Melon vodka-based liqueur and Pelin 27, the premium quality bitter, all collected silver awards. Stock XO, which retails in 10 markets across Europe as well as in duty free stores, went on to pick up a second award, the Special Prize for packaging design, the top award for packaging.

UNITED VODKA is an international spirits competition which celebrated its 11th anniversary in 2011 and is based on the principle of maintaining the prestige of vodka in the European market. Based in Brussels, the competition is judged by a group of independent international experts who carry out blind tastings on the more than 700 vodka brands that enter the competition annually.

Commenting on these wins Chris Heath, CEO of Stock Spirits Group said:

"Stock Prestige is a brand of which we are very proud. It achieved 'millionaire' status in 2010, with sales of 1m 9ltr cases less than 18 months after launch, while it continues to excel in industry award competitions."

"More widely, these awards support our strategy of delivering high quality brands to our consumers. This is something which will continue to be the central pillar of our growth strategy in Central and Eastern Europe moving forward."

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