NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Purity Vodka, the most awarded ultra-premium vodka in the world, has won the prestigious 2013 Grand Vodka Master Award from The Spirits Business. Purity Vodka is the only brand to receive this extraordinary honor an unparalleled three years in a row.
The Spirits Business hosts several competitions throughout the year where medals are awarded based on blind tastings by a panel of leading spirit experts and trade journalists in multiple categories. Those brands who are awarded Gold and Masters' Awards are then evaluated on a variety of levels and criteria for the year's ultimate prize, the title of Grand Master.
Purity Vodka dominated the vodka category during 2013 with impressive wins at the Vodka Masters including three Masters' Awards in the Super-Premium, Smooth and Micro Distillery categories, and a Gold Medal in the Organic category. Purity Vodka was also named "Best Vodka and Overall Spirit" at the 2013 Asian Spirits Masters in addition to receiving high marks across all categories.
"We congratulate Purity Vodka and Thomas Kuuttanen for winning the title of 2013 Grand Vodka Master. I am astonished how a small, hand-crafted brand as Purity Vodka is dominating international spirits competitions and for the third consecutive year becoming Vodka-of-the-Year. Purity Vodka has apparently cracked the code, and leads the industry toward a future where vodka no longer is a tasteless and odorless spirit, but equal with artisanal spirits with character and complexity," said Daisy Jones, associate publisher of The Spirits Business and organizer of The Vodka Masters.
Thomas Kuuttanen, Master Blender and creator of Purity Vodka from Sweden continued, "To be crowned the Grand Vodka Master in 2013 is a perfect ending to a remarkable year for Purity Vodka. It is obvious that consumers are steering away from industrial, neutral vodka and moving toward handcrafted spirits like Purity Vodka. Our ambition is to be the leader within the small, ultra-premium segment where quality always beats quantity."
ABOUT PURITY® VODKA
Purity® Vodka is the most award-winning ultra-premium vodka in the world and continues to win top honors in some of the most prestigious international spirit competitions. In 2013, the brand won in eleven of eleven categories during the Vodka Masters Awards, sweeping the overall vodka category and taking the top title of Grand Vodka Master -- the first brand to win this prestigious title three years in a row. With its heritage based in the 13th century Ellinge Castle in southern Sweden, Purity® Vodka sprang from Master Blender Thomas Kuuttanen's lifelong quest to redefine the vodka category.
The heart of Purity® Vodka is distilled 34 times using a specially designed still made of copper and gold, creating a spirit so refined that it doesn't need filtration. For more information about Purity® Vodka, please go to www.purityvodka.com.
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Purity® Vodka. 40% Alc. by Vol. Distilled from Grain. Imported by Purity® Vodka, Manhasset, N.Y. Product of Sweden. © 2013 Purity® Vodka, Inc.
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