Cardenal Mendoza Brandies Take Top Honors in 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC)

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With a Score of 95 Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva Takes Home Chairman’s Trophy USC’s Highest Award of Excellence

“Bodega Sanchez Romate has been producing the finest Spanish brandies dating back to the late 18th century. The quality and craftmanship that goes into the production of its various expressions is without peer,” said Shaw Ross' Ricky Febres.

The results are in and the brandies of the famous Bodega Sanchez Romate were the big winners in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC).

With a score of 95, Cardenal Mendoza Solera Gran Reserva took top honors with the Chairman’s Trophy, USC’s highest award of excellence, as well as a Great Value Award and a Tried & True Award. With a score of 94 Cardenal Mendoza Carta Real Solera Gran Reserva received a Finalist Award and with a score of 93 Cardenal Mendoza Angelus Orange Liqueur took home a Great Value Award.

Now in its seventh year, The Ultimate Spirits Challenge (UBC) provides expert evaluation of wines and spirits for producers, importers and marketers through its two innovative annual competitions: Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge. All products are rated on a 100-point scale by some of the spirits industry’s most renowned judges including buyers, journalists, educators and bar owners.

Cardenal Mendoza brandies are imported and distributed by Shaw-Ross International Importers, LLC one of the nation's leading importers representing major suppliers from around the world.

“Obviously, we are delighted with the results,” said Ricky Febres, National Brand Manager for Shaw Ross International Importers, LLC. “Bodega Sanchez Romate has been producing the finest Spanish brandies dating back to the late 18th century. The quality and craftmanship that goes into the production of its various expressions is without peer.”

About Bodega Sanchez Romate

The Bodega Sanchez Romate in Jerez, Spain was founded in 1781 by his Excellency D. Juan Sanchez de la Torre. Cardenal Mendoza brandies are among the finest of the Spanish brandies and are recognized worldwide for its distinguished taste and unique packaging.

About Shaw-Ross International Importers, LLC

Founded in 1968 as a wine and spirit importer representing a handful of brands, Shaw-Ross has grown into one of the nation's leading importers representing leading suppliers from around the world. Shaw-Ross continues to evolve its portfolio to keep ahead of the ever-changing wine and spirits. For additional information go to: http://www.shawross.com

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