Written By Guest Writer Libations / Okanagan / Spirits Mar 18, 2013 Okanagan Spirits Awarded Coveted “World Class Distillery” Designation SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCanada’s Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery wins 12 medals including “Distillery of the Year” and “Spirit of the Year”, and is awarded the coveted “World Class Distillery” designation at 2013 Worlds Spirit AwardsMARCH 18, 2013 – Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery has achieved the pinnacle of achievement in the world of craft distillation by winning “Distillery of the Year”, and “Spirit of the Year” along with the “World Class Distillery” designation at the 2013 World Spirits Awards held in Klagenfurt Austria.These awards and classifications add to Okanagan Spirits already comprehensive list of awards and accolades at this international spirits competition, but according to their Master Distiller, Peter von Hahn, “This level of recognition puts us along side a very elite group of world class distillers who are the superstars of the industry“. “It was an amazing honour a few years ago, when we became Canada’s only Master Class Distillery, but to surpass that this year with becoming North Americas only World Class Distillery, and being named the World Spirits Awards “Distillery of the Year”, is simply astounding.”In order to achieve this top honour at the 2013 World Spirits Awards, Okanagan Spirits Master Distiller Peter von Hahn needed a gold medal sweep across a full category, which would mean five gold medals out of five spirits entered in a particular category of alcohol production. But he didn’t stop there! In fact von Hahn went on to win Distillery of the Year, Spirit of the Year and medal with all 10 of his B.C. Fruit made spirits that he entered, claiming one double gold medal, four gold medals, and five silver medals for his products spanning Liqueurs, Eau de Vie Fruit Brandies, Aquavit and Absinthe. In fact, Okanagan Spirits Black Currant liqueur was given the highest points score ever given to a product at the World spirits event.“I had previously stated that we needed to dream big to achieve success at an awards event of this caliber, and I guess that big dream came true, placing us directly on top of the world stage of craft spirit production.” Said von Hahn.Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, with a portfolio over 25 different types of alcohol made from 100% BC fruit and grain, has over 50 World Spirits awards to their name, and is now Canada’s only Master Class Distillery, North America’s only World Class Distillery, and this years World Spirits Awards Distillery of the Year. List of Awards for Okanagan Spirits 2013 World Spirits Awards for CANADAClassification: World-Class Distillery 2013, First-Class Distillery 2013 & Distillery of the Year GOLD (Bitter & Liköre) Double-Gold Medal: Black Currant Liqueur (Spirit of the Year 2013 und World-Spirits Award 2013) Highest points score ever achieved at a World Spirits Awards event (97.7pts) Gold Medal: Absinthe Classic, Aquavit, Cherry Liqueur, Raspberry Liqueur Silver Medal: Pear Williams Yellow, Bradshaw Plum, Plum Wood Aged, Apple Wood Aged, Cherry Staccato distilleryOkanagan Spiritsspirits SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.