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GRADUS vodka received a gold medal in Germany at the prestigious contest Meiningers International Spirits Award 2017

GRADUS vodka, produced by Permalko JSC, after a blind testing by the experts at the international contest Meiningers International Spirits Award has been awarded with a GOLD MEDAL.

The International Spirits Award is the name of a respected and well-organised event. With the help of the special ISW publication in which all winners of gold and silver medals are listed, consumers are provided with valuable orientation support.

The jurors are renowned experts from research institutes and from the ranks of producers, retailers and restaurateurs who handle spirits daily. The spirits are tested strictly in line with a prescribed system. First of all, spirits are assessed by their appearance, i.e. by colour and clarity. Then it is the turn of the senses. The taster assesses the smell of the product by its purity and typicality. The next step is the actual tasting – the palate has to confirm what eyes and nose have registered. Finally, jurors make an assessment of the overall impression, considering the harmony of aromas and alcohol.

The system, which specifies weighted points for each of the criteria of appearance, smell, taste and harmony/overall impression, ideally produces a total of 100 points. Each spirits entry is tasted and assessed by a commission consisting of 5-6 jurors.

Our vodka GRADUS won a gold prize!

GRADUS vodka holds a special place in the brand portfolio of Permalko. Products by the company are shipped not only to home markets but also successfully exported to the CIS countries and Europe. The broad sales geography indicates a high demand for the products.

In 2017 the quality of GRADUS vodka was duly appreciated by experts at prestigious international tasting contests: Berlin Spirits Competition (Germany), New York Spirits Competition (the USA), San Francisco World Spirits Competition (the USA), United Vodka (Bulgaria).

Stability, high quality, advanced technologies and usage of natural ingredients are what Permalko owes its success to!