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KWV comes out on top at ISC

| Wine and liquor

KWV won the prestigious title of World’s Best Brandy/Cognac Producer for the second year and World’s Best Brandy for its KWV15, beating Cognacs and brandies from 70 countries at the 2016 International Spirit Challenge (ISC) awards function in London earlier this month.

KWV is the only producer to ever win the best-producer title twice and its additional four ISC gold-medal wins makes KWV the best-performing brandy producer overall at this year’s competition.

The ISC is recognised as the most influential spirits competition in the world and involves days of intense blind tastings by a panel of more than 50 industry professionals.

KWV master distiller Pieter de Bod says that winning an ISC medal is an outstanding achievement and underlines KWV’s commitment to quality and innovation.

“This reaffirms that KWV consistently produces the best brandies in the world and to win this for a second time, beating the best Cognac producers, is a huge accolade not only for KWV, but also shows that South African potstill brandies are as good and even better than Cognac,” he says.

KWV also received four gold medals for KWV20, KWV15, KWV Imoya and KWV Laborie Alambic brandies.

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