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Ireland’s Dingle vodka takes home a Gold with 94 points, Vodka of the Year, and Best in Show By Country Category at the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings, held on July 24 in San Francisco, USA.
Dingle vodka is a premium, neutral grain spirit that tastes just as excellent when neat as it does in a cocktail. It has a creamy texture with a hint of sweetness. Dingle offers an unmatched atmosphere, buffeted by gusts from the Atlantic Ocean. The distillation of Dingle Original Vodka takes place on the western edge of Europe. The spirit is made in small batches using their hand-beaten copper still, affectionately known as Oisn, and is cut with water extracted from a well located 240 feet beneath the distillery. After being cleaned with charcoal, the finished spirit is gently filtered before being batch-numbered.
Dingle believes that many well-known vodkas are more about branding than actual quality. Thus it set out to make a vodka of the highest calibre without charging exorbitant prices. The fifth and final distillation occurs after 500 litres of the finest, purest grain alcohol has been added to the still.
Product name: Dingle Vodka
Producer - Dingle Distillery
Country - Ireland
Alcohol - 40%
“Very pleasant nose, a hint of cream and sweetness, light and delicate. Very enjoyable on the palate, nice weight, and roundness. A touch of sweetness, creamy mouthfeel followed by a neat finish.”
This year at USA Spirits Ratings, the esteemed panel of judges evaluated more than 800 different spirits from across the globe, with some new ones on the block and some old favorites. The judging took place on July 24 in South San Francisco.
Spirit of the year: John B 10yo Single Malt, Netherlands
Distillery of the year: Charles Edge London Limited, Scotland
Best Spirit by Quality: John B 10yo Single Malt, Netherlands
Best Spirit by Package: Bitter Feminist Cachaca, Brazil
Best Spirit by Value: John B 10yo Single Malt, Netherlands
Rum of the year: E. Leon Jimenes 110 Aniversario, Dominican Republic
Tequila of the year: Tequila Anejo, Mexico
Gin of the year: Ginologist Orient, South Africa
Whiskey of the year: John B 10yo Single Malt, Netherlands
Cognac of the year: Rémy Martin XO, French Polynesia
Brandy of the year: Black Bottle XO Brandy, Australia
Liqueur of the year: Nocello, Italy
View full results here.
The USA Spirits Ratings looks to recognize, celebrate and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. The competition has been organized exclusively by the Beverage Trade Network, the US drinks events, services, business, and publishing group dedicated to helping drinks producers and brand owners get closer to the buyers, distributors, and retailers bringing their products to market.
Header Image Source: Dingle Distillery
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