LiV™ Vodka Wins Gold Medal in 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Long Island Spirits' LiV Vodka Continues to Win International Acclaim

2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Long Island Spirits, Inc. announced today that LiV Vodka, one of the most exciting Vodka brands on the market today, has been awarded a Gold Medal in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The San Francisco competition is the oldest, largest, and most recognized spirits competition in the United States. The 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition is where manufacturers and suppliers entered the competition by paying a fee and sending in enough product to be evaluated. Entries are not tied to who does the most advertising, who is the biggest, or any other external factors. The Competition was conducted March 22nd through 25th at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco. LiV Vodka stood up to more than 1,200 spirits being judged this year—the largest group of entries in the 12-year history of the competition.

The Gold Medal honors for LiV Vodka come within weeks after just receiving an Excellent Highly Recommended rating from the Ultimate Spirits Competition held by Paul Pacult and a distinguished Gold Medal from New York International Spirits Competition held by Adam Levy.

“We are thrilled to receive these top level accolades for LiV Vodka which further showcases our commitment to distilling excellence,” extolled Richard Stabile, Founder of Long Island Spirits, adding, “using small batch methods, superior ingredients coupled with a full farm to bottle production facility allows us to deliver the highest quality spirits”.
At the San Francisco competition, spirits are evaluated on a number of criteria including quality of distillation, delivery of flavors, complexity and representation of the class and category. The vast majority of the spirits do not even qualify for medals. Gold medals are only given to spirits that are truly excellent. A gold medal winner is not only free from flaws and issues; it delivers a vastly superior drinking experience. It not only does things right, it does them considerably better than other spirits in its category in the industry. Gold medals are tough to get, and if all judges aren’t on board, they are rarely given.

Long Island Spirits Inc. was founded in 2006 by Richard Stabile to create world class, artisanal, ultra premium spirits like LiV Vodka. The company practices sustainable methods in its production and has developed certain proprietary techniques in the areas of ingredient selection, fermentation, distillation and filtration methods that the company maintains as trade secrets. LiV is a registered Trademark of Long Island Spirits, Inc. The company is based in Baiting Hollow, NY and distributed Winebow nationally and can currently be found in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington DC as well as Michigan, Georgia, Rhode Island and Colorado.

Winebow, Inc., was founded in 1980 by Leonardo LoCascio, is a major importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits from around the world. Winebow is headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey with additional distribution offices in New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts, Illinois, and Connecticut.

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