Diageo Brands Take Top Honors at 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Posted on April 02, 2012 at 09:07 AM EDT
Buchanan's Special Reserve, Bushmills 16, Caol Ila 12, George Dickel, Johnnie Walker Green Label and Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Extra Anejo awarded Chairman's Trophies
NORWALK, Conn., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo brands won top awards at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge held earlier this month in New York City. The Ultimate Spirits Challenge identifies, recognizes and rewards products that show superior quality, and products are scored on a 100 point scale. In total, Diageo brands claimed 44 accolades, 30 of which scored 90 or more points.
Flights of distilled spirits from some of the world's most noteworthy brands were blind tasted and evaluated by an extraordinary panel of highly qualified experts led by F. Paul Pacult. Bushmill's 16, Caol Ila 12 and Buchanan's Special Reserve scored 97, 97 and 95 points respectively and were designated as Ultimate Recommendations. Johnnie Walker Green Label, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia Extra Anejo and George Dickel Barrel Select were also awarded Chairman's Trophies representing the best of the best in their respective categories.
Larry Schwartz, President, Diageo North America, said, "Diageo is thrilled by the recognition our brands received at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. We continually strive towards excellence, and it's an honor to be acknowledged for our commitment to producing quality spirits for our consumers to enjoy responsibly."
A full list of Diageo's winning brands at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge follows.
Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.
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