Spirit International Prestige (SIP) Awards 2018
Best in Class Fruit/Berry Liqueurs
Five Saints Distilling receives Top Honors at the recent 2018 Spirit International Prestige (SIP) Awards Competition in California - Norristown, PA distillery awarded “Best in Class” of Fruit/Berry Liqueurs for Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA and NORRISTOWN, PA – Five Saints Distilling is pleased to announce receipt of Top Honors at the recent Spirit International Prestige (SIP) Awards Competition, for Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur. “Best in Class”, the highest honor available, was awarded from the judging competition among Platinum, Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze recognized winners.
As the only international spirits competition with only consumers as judges, the SIP Awards provides brands a rare opportunity to receive unbiased consumer feedback. The 2018 competition saw a new record of 783 spirit brand entries and 122 consumer judges.
“We are overjoyed to receive the highest award and recognition available from this international competition for our Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur” shared John George, founder and distiller at Five Saints Distilling. “After receiving a SIP Gold medal for our Savory Tuscan Style Gin in 2017 we sent in our Blood Orange Liqueur for the 2018 competition with hopes for a medal. In a crowd of over 780 competitors, receiving the highest honor of “Best in Class” liqueur is a wonderful recognition that we are still processing. Our team is elated!”
The SIP Awards takes a number of measures to ensure the objectivity of the consumer evaluation. All judges are screened to make sure they are not affiliated with spirit brands or the spirit industry. Also all spirits are served chilled and undiluted for blind tasting. The double-blind competition was based on a 100-point scale with the goal of recognizing and celebrating world-class spirits with consumers, enthusiasts and industry professionals. Samples were evaluated in category flights and scored individually, with judges casting their votes for Best in Class, Platinum, Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze for each qualifying category.
John adds “Five Saints is a micro-distillery that is enjoying great organic growth. We make premium spirits that are unique and folks truly enjoy. This and other competitions reaffirm our work. As we continue to grow we are seeking US distribution outside of Pennsylvania as well as international export opportunities. Such recognition highlights the premium quality of our small batch hand crafted award winning spirits.”
The Fifty Best - 2018 Best Gin
Gold Medal Winner
The Fifty Best Holds the Largest Gin Tasting in the World
New York, NY, (May 7, 2018) – The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again turned its spotlight on Gin. The Fifty Best recently hosted a Gin Tasting, where 68 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Gin” awards for 2018.
The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Five Saints Gin was awarded a Gold medal.
Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the gins and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges' impressions.
TheFiftyBest.com is an digital guide to wines & spirits, featuring rated listings from proprietary blind tastings judged by wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, wine/spirit retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.
American Distilling Institute - 2018 Judging of Craft Spirits
Bronze Medal Winner
Tuscan Style Gin - Contemporary Gin
The Fifty Best - 2017 Domestic Vodka
Gold Medal Winner
The Fifty Best Holds an American-made Vodka Tasting
New York, NY, (August 10, 2017) – The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again turned its spotlight on American-made craft vodka. The Fifty Best recently hosted a Domestic Vodka Tasting, where 38 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Domestic Vodka” awards for 2017.
The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Five Saints Vodka was awarded a Gold medal.
Using professional criteria, the pre-qualified panel of judges blind-tasted the American-made vodkas and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges’ impressions.
The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published on TheFiftyBest.com
TheFiftyBest.com is an digital guide to wines & spirits, featuring rated listings from proprietary blind tastings judged by wine/spirits journalists, spirits professionals, retailers, mixologists, spirits consultants and connoisseurs. The Fifty Best achieves the highest standards of spirits evaluations by adhering to strict tasting rules and rigorous methodology.
New York International Spirits Competition 2017
Bronze Medal Winner
Five Saints Blood Orange Liqueur received a Bronze Medal at the New York International Spirits Competition in April 2017. Held in the heart of New York City, close to 600 spirits from around the world competed in a blind tasting where top spirits buyers from around NYC judged the spirits by their category and price.
Spirits International Prestige Awards 2017
Gold Medal Winner
In May, Five Saints Savory Tuscan Style Gin received a Gold Medal at the 2017 Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards blind tasting competition held in Newport Beach California with 673 spirit brands and 118 consumer judges. “What was especially gratifying about this competition was that it was a double blind competition with neither consumers or contest officials knowing what brand was being evaluated. Brands received honest and unbiased feedback straight from an audience with zero industry entanglements and straight from their taste buds.” shared Founder / Distiller John Robert George
2017 Seattle International Spirits Competition
Gold, Silver & Bronze Medal Winners
In early June Five Saints Distilling received announcement that each of their four currently available spirits won awards at the 2017 Seattle International Spirits Competition. Seattle conducted blind evaluations of national and international entries to celebrate world-class spirits with consumers, enthusiasts and local, national and international industry professionals. “With the success of the SIPs awards and NY Competitions we decided to enter all 4 products in the Seattle Competition. Our Slow-Distilled Vodka and Savory Tuscan Gin both took Silver Medals, our White Whiskey received a Bronze and our Blood Orange Liqueur received a Gold Medal. Its quite an honor and tribute to all of our supporters that we have won these medals in the short period of time since we opened in July 2016. We’re more than pleased – we’re absolutely excited!”