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Vok Beverages wins awards at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition

November 9th 2012

Vok Beverages wins awards at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition
The results of the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition were released yesterday and Vok Beverages are pleased to announce they will be bringing home 10 medals and an impressive Best Gin Trophy.
Vickers London Dry Gin was awarded the Trophy for Best Gin with Black Bottle XO Brandy and Step Rd 2008 Shiraz both receiving gold medals.
Judging of the Cathy Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition took place on the 4th- 8th October with judges from across Asia blind tasting over 1,800 wines and spirits from across the globe. This unique event is now into its fourth year of judging and is run in partnership with the London based International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Vickers London Dry Gin Brand Manager Tammie Kent said she was elated to discover Vickers had won the Best Gin Trophy.
“It’s very exciting for Vickers Gin to receive the Best Gin Trophy at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition. Vickers London Dry Gin has been a loved brand and part of the Australian Gin experience for generations. This year has been a year of rejuvenation for the brand; with sophisticated new packaging and brand creative now matching the quality of the liquid within. It’s great to end the year with recognition of the distinction of Vickers; it really is a timeless classic, both in appearance and in substance” Miss Kent Said.
Vok Beverages Wine Brand Manager Amanda Rice echoed Miss Kent’s enthusiasm with two of her brands Black Bottle XO Brandy and Step Rd 2008 Shiraz wining gold medals.
“To win a gold medal at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition for our newly released 2008 Step Rd Shiraz is very exciting for the brand and further establishes Langhorne Creek as one of the best regions in Australia for producing world class Shiraz. This wine really reinforces Step Road’s commitment to producing contemporary varietal wines with a strong regional edge” Miss Rice said.
“Black Bottle XO Brandy is a true icon in the Australian Wine Industry. Having won over 30 trophies and 55 gold medals in Australian wine shows, it’s great to bring this brandy to the world stage and claim a gold medal at such a prestigious International Wine Show” Miss Rice added.
Other notable wins for Vok Beverage brands included silver medals for; Bearded Lady Bourbon, Rebellion Bay Spiced Rum, Inner Circle Rum Red Dot, Green Dot and Black Dot with Beresford 2008 Shiraz and Beresford Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay both taking out bronze medals.
Vok Beverages National Marketing Manager Chris Illman concluded by saying that the success Vok has seen at this year’s Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition is a testament to the strength and character of Vok brands.
“Vok Beverages this year has refocused the business energies on producing quality owned products. Scooping up so many medals at the competition is a great testament to the work put in to develop and refresh these brands; this is an accolade we are ready to celebrate”.
Vok Beverages Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards
Best Gin of Show Trophy – Vickers London Dry Gin
Gold Medal – Black Bottle XO Brandy
Gold Medal –Step Rd 2008 Shiraz
Silver Medal – Bearded Lady Bourbon
Silver Medal – Inner Circle Rum Black Dot
Silver Medal – Inner Circle Rum Green Dot
Silver Medal – Inner Circle Rum Red Dot
Silver Medal- Rebellion Bay Spiced Rum
Bronze Medal – Beresford 2008 Shiraz
Bronze Medal – Beresford Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay