Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 Years Old was ranked the world’s top Genever by the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition. The Belgian distillery’s spirit was awarded an Outstanding Gold, the only Genever at the annual spirits competition to receive the designation.
“Cinder toffee flavours of rich bourbon. Shows the beauty and elegance of masterful cask aging- and drinks way beyond its youth suggests,” noted the judges about the expression. “Gentle heat brings a malty core, caramel sticky sweetness and perfumed orange blossom. Inspired luxuriousness.”
It was an excellent spirits competition for Filliers’ overall as they also picked up silver medals for their 17 Year Old Aged Genever and for their Classic 28 Dry Gin.
Checkout a list of all the medal-winning Genever bottlings from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below:
|8 YO Barrel Aged Genever||Belgium||Filliers Distillery||Outsanding Gold|
|Kaore 3 Gin||Netherlands||Mwórveld Distillery||Gold|
|5 YO Aged Genever||Netherlands||Hooghoudt Family Distillery||Silver|
|Raw Genever||Netherlands||Hooghoudt Family Distillery||Silver|
|Rutte Old Tom Genever||Netherlands||De Kuyper Royal Distillers||Silver|
|17 YO Barrel Aged Genever||Belgium||Filliers Distillery||Silver|
|Ouwe Genever||Netherlands||The Stillery||Silver|
|Schiedam Jenever||Netherlands||Bobby’s Dry Gin Company||Bronze|
|Genever||Netherlands||Old Dutch Distillers||Bronze|
|Gros Gin||Canada||Distillerie Fils du Roy||Bronze|
|Vørding’s Genever||Netherlands||Vørding Spirits||Bronze|
Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold. Eight Gins, meanwhile, were awarded Outstanding Gold medals. And 10 Vodkas were also given the contest’s highest prize.