Foursquare 2005 wins ISC Supreme Champion

12 July, 2018

Foursquare 2005 has become the first rum brand in history to win the Supreme Champion award at the International Spirits Challenge.

The Supreme Champion award was presented to representatives of R.L. Seale & Co, owners of Foursquare Rum Distillery at the 2018 ISC Awards Dinner on 12 July at The Gibson Hall, London.

Foursquare Rum Distillery produces its own range of rums which won three gold medals and two trophies at this year’s ISC, as well as the overall Supreme Champion award.

The Awards Dinner was attended by representatives of the brands which entered the competition, and the judges from every panel across the ISC as well as industry leaders in every category.

Now in its 23rd year, the ISC receives more than 1,500 entries from more than 70 countries making it one of the biggest tasting awards in the world.

Pieter de Bod, KWV master distiller, said: “KWV has been entering the International Spirits Challenge since 1997 as we regard it as one of the most prestigious competitions of its type.

“The rigorous judging process is second to none and it is a remarkable achievement to garner ISC trophies and medals as this signals not only supreme quality but also consistent dedication to the craft of creating world-class spirits.”

Vodka collected more trophies than any other category in the competition with 13, followed closely by Scotch whisky with 10. There were 39 trophies awarded in total and the remaining 16 were spread across American whiskey, Japanese whisky, white spirits, brandy, tequila, rum, liqueurs and gin.

The Pre-mixed category joined the ISC portfolio this year with The Handmade Cocktail Company taking both trophies awarded in 2018, as well as a further two gold medals.

For a full set of results including trophy winners in 2018, please click here

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