Gold Rush For Stock Spirits Group at monde Selection in Belgium
Stock Spirits Group (SSG), one of the fastest growing spirits companies in Europe, has been awarded ten prizes at this year’s Monde Selection in Belgium. The impressive haul included Grand Gold awards for both Stock Sambuca and Gala Caffe together with a further seven gold awards, including additional industy recognition for one of SSG’s newest products, premium vodka Stock Prestige. Lubelska Cytrynowka rounded off the prize haul with a silver award.
The awards were spread across SSG’s top three markets with Stock srl (Italy) receiving two Grand Gold and two Gold awards, Stock Plzen (Czech Republic) collecting three Gold’s and Stock Polska (Poland) collecting two Gold and one Silver award*.
This round of wins takes SSG to a hat-trick of industry awards to date in 2010 following success at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York last month.
Monde Selection, the International Institute for Quality Selections have been hosting their industry renowned awards on an annual basis for almost 50 years and have experience in testing and analysing consumer goods from all over the world to grant them internationally renowned quality awards. The rigorous testing of the spirits and liqueurs category takes up to four months and is led by Professor J. Bessemans, an eminent oenologist and expert in wines and liqueurs.
Commenting on the awards, Chris Heath, Chief Executive Officer of Stock Spirits Group said:
“I am delighted that all ten of the brands we entered received recognition from Monde’s renowned judging panel. To see our operations in Italy, Poland and Czech Republic share out the awards demonstrates our strength across the region and further highlights our policy of offering our consumers high quality liquids at a reasonable price.”
“it was particularly pleasing to see two of our Italian brands, Stock Sambuca and Gala Caffe collect Grand Gold awards. High quality brands are central to our success to date and will continue to be core to our growth strategy for Central and Eastern Europe. ”