March 31, 2015

Ultimate Beverage Challenge Awards Van Gogh Top Honors in Flavored Vodka Category

The results are in! Van Gogh Vodka received multiple awards in the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, one of the most prestigious spirits competitions in the country.

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka was named the overall top winner – the Chairman’s Trophy – in the flavored vodka category. Dutch Caramel received a final score of 94 points/ Excellent and was recognized as a ‘Great Value.’

Van Gogh Blue Triple Wheat and Van Gogh Double Espresso were named finalists, representing the best in their individual category. Van Gogh Gin received 93 points and Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka was given a strong recommendation.

The Ultimate Sprits Challenge is highly regarded in the spirits industry by its critically acclaimed judges. In addition to F. Paul Pacult, the USC judges included: Sue Woodley (Ultimate Beverage Challenge partner); Andy Seymour; Dan Nicolaescu; Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW; Will Shine; Tad Carducci; Sean Ludford (Judging Co-Chairman); Dale DeGroff; and David Talbot (UBC partner).

See below for a full review of each product. For the full list of winners, visit: http://bit.ly/1vGU3US.

Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka: “A benchmark flavored vodka.”
CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY Winner in the Flavored Vodka Category
94 Points / Excellent / Highly Recommended
Full Review: http://bit.ly/1uvVvsQ

Van Gogh Blue Triple Wheat Vodka: “Really delicious.”
FINALIST
93 Points / Excellent / Highly Recommended
Full review: http://bit.ly/1zZjZiS

Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka: “Strikingly authentic, luscious.”
FINALIST
91 Points / Excellent / Highly Recommended
Full Review: http://bit.ly/1uwPME5

Van Gogh Gin: “The aromatics are seductively subtle and complex with an exotic collection of botanicals printed on a clean, grain spirit.”
93 Points / Excellent / Highly Recommended
Full Review: http://bit.ly/1soicPV

Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka: “Transparent purity.”
Very Good / Strong Recommendation
Full Review: http://bit.ly/1DnFy2h