Chicago, IL (November 10, 2020) – Beam Suntory, a global leader in premium spirits, was awarded several of the top accolades for its portfolio of brands at the prestigious 2020 International Spirits Challenge (ISC), the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. Beam Suntory received numerous accolades at this year’s competition – including more than 44 individual awards across its premium portfolio.
“We are so proud that the quality across our premium spirits portfolio has been again recognized as best in class,” said Albert Baladi, Chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory. “In these trying times in our industry, it is humbling that the hard work of the people and distilleries behind our brands, including the legendary Fred Noe, has earned this acclaim. We are dedicated to crafting exceptional spirits, just as we are dedicated to helping our resilient industry rise up and recover.”
Beam Suntory’s prestigious accolades include the following:
Five Beam Suntory products received Trophy Awards, signifying best in class by spirits category, including:
Gold Medals were awarded to the following Beam Suntory products:
Additionally, Laphroaig® The Ian Hunter Story® received a Silver Medal for Design & Packaging and Suntory’s Osumi® Sweet Potato Sochu and Osumi® Barley Sochu received Silver Medals.
This year, ISC judges reviewed and rated more than 1,700 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide. Winning an ISC award is an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes their scrupulous blind assessment from their experienced panel of specialist judges.
About Beam Suntory Inc.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.
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