Nine Top Prizes Awarded to Rosspirtprom JSC Plants at the Eurasia Spirits Drinks 2022 Contest
On January 19–20, 2022, for the third time, Moscow hosted the International Taste-Off of Vodkas, Alcohols, and Alcoholic Beverages Eurasia Spirits Drinks 2022 where seven gold medals and two Grand Prix were awarded to products of three Rosspirtprom JSC enterprises.
In addition, Rosspirtprom JSC representatives Ms. Alla Danilovtseva, Deputy General Manager of Science, and Ms. Irina Polyakova, Head of Quality Control and Metrology, were included in the review board of the contest. They were responsible for assigning a digital code to the presented product samples before the tasting and supervision of the experts' work during the tasting.
For instance, five top prizes were awarded to Premium LLC (the village of Sarmakovo, the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic): Best Alpha Grade Alcohol, Best Luxurious Grade Alcohol, ECO Style (Alpha alcohol (organic)), ECO Style (Luxurious alcohol (organic)), and Grand Prix.
Zernoproduct LLC (Yefremov, Tula Region) also received a Grand Prix, and the alcohols of the factory were recognized as the best in the Best Alpha Grade Alcohol and Best Luxurious Grade Alcohol categories.
DDD LLC (the village of Dzuarikau, the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania) is marked in gold in the Best Luxurious Grade Alcohol category.
The competition was traditionally organized by the Russian Research & Development Institute of Food Biotechnology, a branch of the Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Biotechnologies, and Food Safety (Moscow), and the Innovation & Trading Company MEDMARK.
This year, manufacturers from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan took part in the contest.
171 samples from 53 manufacturers were submitted to the Expert Commission that comprised the best independent tasters from Russia and Belarus in order to identify the premium products: 101 samples of vodkas and special vodkas, 39 samples of distilled beverages and different alcoholic beverages, 31 samples of rectified ethyl alcohol made of food raw materials.
The awards were given in 13 main and 3 special categories (ECO Style, NEW Technology, and NEW Style). In the first case, the tasters evaluated the organoleptic product properties only; in the second, they took into account some additional criteria, such as environmental friendliness, maximum safety, and innovative nature of products.