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Success in San Francisco

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky, the first Romanian single malt whisky in the Carpathian Mountains region, produced by the Alexandrion Group in Bucov, Romania, impressed the judges at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2024. 

The double gold medal was awarded to Vradiano Cask Finish, which scored 98 points – an incredible achievement for a young whisky. Out of thousands of entries only a small percentage are ever awarded double gold medals.

Commenting on this significant achievement, Allan Anderson, Master Distiller Carpathian Single Malt & Whisky Director at the Alexandrion Group, said: Double gold medal winners are selected by the most trusted blind judging panels in the world.

“Scoring 98 points at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is an incredible achievement for a whisky as young as Carpathian Single Malt Whisky. This double gold medal reconfirms the exceptional quality and unique tasting notes of Vradiano, which was also recently designated Country & Category ‘winner’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2024”.

The distillery’s Peated Cask Strength and Fetească Neagră expressions were awarded silver medals at the same competition, as Anderson explains: “I’m very proud of all our results. Carpathian Single Malt Whisky has proven once again that it is a remarkable whisky, that both experts and consumers highly appreciate. I’m looking forward to the following competitions.”

Carpathian Single Malt is made using 100% malted barley produced in Romania. This single malt is distilled, matured and bottled at the Alexandrion Saber 1789 Distilleries, in Bucov, Prahova County, close to the Carpathian Mountains.

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky has an extensive range of expressions divided by country collections, according to the origin of the casks, in collaboration with some of the largest and best-known wineries from around the world.

Additional to the Romanian collection, the range also includes casks finishes of wine and spirits under the Spanish and Portuguese Collection, Spirit Collection (Cognac, Rhum), French Collection, Greek and Cypriot Collection, Italian Collection, as well as the Peated Collection.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition was launched in 2000 by the Tasting Alliance and since then has become the largest and longest-running blind evaluation spirits competition, using the guiding principles of legacy, integrity and impartiality.

Medal winners include some of the most renowned international distillers as well as small-batch independent producers. Winning an SFWSC medal is a testament to the producers’ hard work and is universally recognised as an indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

In 2022, the competition cemented its position as the largest spirits competition in the world with nearly 5,000 entries. 

For more information visit the following websites

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky

San Francisco World Spirits Competition