International medals

Danish distiller A.H. Riise Spirits has gained international honours for several of its rums and for its gin. Five different products have won magnificent prizes at two different international awards ceremonies.

A.H. Riise is widely known as a rum distiller with roots in the Danish West Indies. But the company behind it, A.H. Riise Spirits, makes many other varieties of spirits in addition to A.H. Riise Rum. And now there is concrete proof that all its products live up to the same very high quality standards.

Uniquely, at the major Meiningers International Spirits Awards, gold medals went to all four of the spirits that A.H. Riise had entered in the competition. These were:

  • Santos Dumont XO Rum
  • Santos Dumont XO Elixir Rum Liqueur
  • A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Sauternes Cask Rum
  • A.H. Riise Family Reserve 1838 Rum

In the competition, each spirit was judged in a blind test by at least five jury members. The judges are recognized experts, merchants, restaurateurs and others from the spirits industry.

First of all, the spirits are assessed by their appearance, i.e. by colour and clarity. Then comes a judgement of the scent of the product, its purity and typicality. The last step is the actual tasting—here, the palate has to confirm what eyes and nose have registered. Finally, the jury members make and assessment of the overall impression, taking the harmony of the aromas and the alcohol into account. This is where A.H. Riise’s products scored top marks.

A couple of days earlier, another A.H. Riise Spirits product had won a great honour. This time, it was the Gin Guides Awards that named Tranquebar Christmas Spiced Gin as Europe’s best compound gin. A compound gin is a gin with an added flavour such as herbs or berries.

The prizes were received with delight at A.H. Riise.

‘We are very, very proud to receive these magnificent prizes. We see it as a recognition of our ongoing effort to deliver the highest quality and the best taste to our customers. And, while we are delighted with the prizes, the most important thing for us is customer satisfaction—customers are the ultimate judge. Fortunately, the response we see from our customers shows that they are thrilled with our products, too’, says, Michael Bielefeldt, Managing Director of A.H. Riise Spirits.

Read more about the Meiningers International Spirits Award here: https://www.meininger.de/en/isw/competition

Read more about the Gin Guide Awards here: https://www.theginguide.com/2018-gin-awards-winners.html

Please find attached the gold medal for digital use as well as the flavour profiles (in German) and the certificates under the following links

Santos Dumont:

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285577_6089190046233083900.pdf

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285657_58090253399047231000.pdf

A.H. Riise Rum:

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285561_57896605736123230000.pdf

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285558_46415968357904480000.pdf

For further inquiries please contact Bjørn Jensen at bj@ahriisespirits.com

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International medals

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Danish distiller A.H. Riise Spirits has gained international honours for several of its rums and for its gin. Five different products have won magnificent prizes at two different international awards ceremonies.

A.H. Riise is widely known as a rum distiller with roots in the Danish West Indies. But the company behind it, A.H. Riise Spirits, makes many other varieties of spirits in addition to A.H. Riise Rum. And now there is concrete proof that all its products live up to the same very high quality standards.

Uniquely, at the major Meiningers International Spirits Awards, gold medals went to all four of the spirits that A.H. Riise had entered in the competition. These were:

  • Santos Dumont XO Rum
  • Santos Dumont XO Elixir Rum Liqueur
  • A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Sauternes Cask Rum
  • A.H. Riise Family Reserve 1838 Rum

In the competition, each spirit was judged in a blind test by at least five jury members. The judges are recognized experts, merchants, restaurateurs and others from the spirits industry.

First of all, the spirits are assessed by their appearance, i.e. by colour and clarity. Then comes a judgement of the scent of the product, its purity and typicality. The last step is the actual tasting—here, the palate has to confirm what eyes and nose have registered. Finally, the jury members make and assessment of the overall impression, taking the harmony of the aromas and the alcohol into account. This is where A.H. Riise’s products scored top marks.

A couple of days earlier, another A.H. Riise Spirits product had won a great honour. This time, it was the Gin Guides Awards that named Tranquebar Christmas Spiced Gin as Europe’s best compound gin. A compound gin is a gin with an added flavour such as herbs or berries.

The prizes were received with delight at A.H. Riise.

‘We are very, very proud to receive these magnificent prizes. We see it as a recognition of our ongoing effort to deliver the highest quality and the best taste to our customers. And, while we are delighted with the prizes, the most important thing for us is customer satisfaction—customers are the ultimate judge. Fortunately, the response we see from our customers shows that they are thrilled with our products, too’, says, Michael Bielefeldt, Managing Director of A.H. Riise Spirits.

Read more about the Meiningers International Spirits Award here: https://www.meininger.de/en/isw/competition

Read more about the Gin Guide Awards here: https://www.theginguide.com/2018-gin-awards-winners.html

Please find attached the gold medal for digital use as well as the flavour profiles (in German) and the certificates under the following links

Santos Dumont:

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285577_6089190046233083900.pdf

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285657_58090253399047231000.pdf

A.H. Riise Rum:

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285561_57896605736123230000.pdf

https://www.meininger.de/sites/default/files/charts/80180/Chart_1285558_46415968357904480000.pdf

For further inquiries please contact Bjørn Jensen at bj@ahriisespirits.com

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