Akvinta, the luxury organic vodka made in Croatia, has been awarded double gold at the Vodka Masters 2009 in the Super Premium category and for design & packaging.
John Jeffrey, the UK Brand Director and Catharine Thomas, International Director for Travel and Luxury Retail, were “thrilled to receive such special recognition for a Brand they have nurtured and grown into one of the top 5 Super Premium Vodka brands in the UK only 2 years since its launch”.
Patience Gould, editor of The Spirits Business, along with an expert panel, judged over 100 different Vodkas based on a number of categories, including region, flavour, design and packaging. All the tastings were conducted blind, and a very strict criteria of excellence applied.
This latest triumph for Akvinta, follows on from achieving USDA Organic certification, the launch into the American market, and key listings with retail partners both in the US and UK, as well as several new high end bars and clubs.
“To receive two golds in a category that has many players is an exceptional achievement. Our peers have reaffirmed and effectively rubber stamped our belief that we are working with a drink that not only delivers in terms of looks, but also taste and brand experience. We look forward to taking Akvinta to new heights for the remainder of this year, and on into 2010,” Mr Pavel Ryabov, CEO of Akvinta Vodka said.
Akvinta vodka is produced in Imotski, a town situated in the Dalmatian hinterland, in the foothills of the Dinaric Alps. A certified organic vodka, Akvinta is made from organic Italian wheat spirit and Dalmatian spring water.
Dalmatia, as well as being a beautiful holiday destination, is one of the last ecologically unspoiled places in Europe. The purity of the air and the water in this area combined with a technically advanced unique 5 stage filtration process contribute to making a truly outstanding vodka.
Akvinta is sold in the UK through high-end retailers such as Gerry's of Soho, TheDrinkShop.com, Harrods and Jeroboams.