Clique Vodka Wins Gold Medal at Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Clique Vodka wins Gold Medal in blind taste-test; the only brand in the Vodka category granted this distinction, surpassing thousands of other brands, including Chopin Vodka in taste and quality.
Pittsburgh, PA (June 26, 2012)—Not even two months after winning the Silver Medal for taste at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Clique Vodka has been awarded the Gold Medal in the Vodka Wheat (Unflavored) category at the 2012 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, sitting among the top brands in the world during a three-day long blind taste test.
Celebrating its 73rd year, the prestigious Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition annually sees nearly 4,000 wines and spirits from around the globe. An esteemed panel of 100 international judges uses a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation for seven decades. The 2012 competition was held in Los Angeles on May 21st and 22nd.
“Our goal in 2012 was to submit for the big two global spirits competitions and receive medals in both to display on our upcoming new packaging design, which is launching in the fourth quarter,” said Noah Cohen, CEO of Premier Innovations Group. “After receiving the silver medal in San Francisco and then taking the gold in the larger competition in Los Angeles, we couldn’t be happier with the expert judges’ decisions affirming that our flagship brand, Clique Vodka, boasts incredible production standards and is among the best brands in the world.”
On pallet entry, Clique has a bold, creamy flavor reminiscent of Russian vodkas, but has a smooth, light sweetness on the finish with no burn to the throat. The formula gives it the components of an imported Eastern European traditional brand with the aftertaste of a crafted, limited batch vodka.
“To be awarded the gold medal in such a competitive international industry such as vodka is a true honor and a testament to the quality that goes into Clique Vodka,” said Jimi Romanus, Vice President of Sales. “Our company feels that Clique presents itself as the ideal vodka for drinkers with advanced pallets when it comes to looking for an extremely affordable vodka in today’s economy.”
Clique Vodka is intricately crafted in the Baltic region of North Eastern Europe by fine vodka artisans in the country of Latvia. Clique combines Russian production standards of distillation and the highest level of Russian equipment. The natural spring water of the vast Latvian forestry sets Clique apart by enhancing the vodka’s body, texture and smoothness. Clique combines amazing Russian quality and tradition with natural artesian water of Latvia and the finest premium wheat grains grown in Europe. The end result is a product that cannot be matched in quality and smoothness anywhere in the world. With its alternative imagery, Clique vodka boasts an incredible value along with a super premium quality at only $15.99 per bottle.
For additional information, contact: Lauren Norris, Premier Innovations Group - LNorris@PremierInnovationsGroup.com.
About Premier Innovations Group
Premier Innovations Group is a multi-faceted alcoholic beverage importing Umbrella Corporation that develops internal private label brands while penetrating markets with in- house fusion of viral event-driven entertainment, art and design. Premier has a global network conducive to beverage product distribution, development and logistics with full importing and exporting services. Premier also provides these services to other companies that have or wish to develop brands that can complement our portfolio.