Here Are The 8 Best Liqueurs In The World According To The 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Here Are The 8 Best Liqueurs In The World According To The 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Liqueurs are certainly on the rise these days with varieties such as Amaro and Chartreuse seeing increased global popularity, but according to the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition there are a number of other flavored distilled spirits we should be on the lookout for. Impressively, 8 eight liqueurs were awarded Outstanding Gold medals at this year’s edition of the annual award competition.

Two entries from Switzerland nabbed the top prize, Distillerie Studer Nussknacker Haselnuss-Likoer and Langatun Distillery Bäredräck Liqueur, while two Dutch liqueurs, Lemon3 Limoncello and W&R Limone D’Oro Frambocello, were also awarded the competition’s highest honor. Spain’s Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits Pear William Liqueur, Japan’s Yamamoto Shuzo Nigori Umeshu, Greece’s Vantana Distillery Mastic Liqueur, and England’s English Spirit Sambuca Liqueur were received Outstanding Gold medals.

Check out the complete list of Outstanding Gold and Gold liqueurs from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below:

NameCountryProducerMedal
Sambuca LiqueurEnglandEnglish SpiritOutstanding Gold
Mastic LiqueurGreeceVantana DistilleryOutstanding Gold
Nigori UmeshuJapanYamamoto ShuzoOutstanding Gold
LimoncelloNetherlandsLemon3Outstanding Gold
Limone D’Oro FrambocelloNetherlandsW&ROutstanding Gold
Pear William LiqueurSpainMarie Brizard Wine & SpiritsOutstanding Gold
Nussknacker Haselnuss-LikoerSwitzerlandDistillerie StuderOutstanding Gold
Bäredräck LiqueurSwitzerlandLangatun DistilleryOutstanding Gold
Pharmacy Liquorice Lakrids ShotDenmarkA.H. Riise Spirits ApSGold
Queen Margot Cream LiqueurGermanyEckerts Wacholder BrennereiGold
Queen Margot Cream LiqueurGermanyPabst & Richarz VertriebsGold
Red – Original Beetroot LiqueurNetherlandsWenneker DistilleriesGold
Joto Umeshu Kokuto LiqueurJapanHombo ShuzoGold
Elderflower LiqueurSpainMarie Brizard Wine & SpiritsGold
Brookie’s Byron Slow GinAustraliaCape Byron DistilleryGold
Curacao LiqueurFranceBardinetGold
Klötenköm Egg LiqueurGermanySpitzmundGold
Golfer Pro LiqueurCroatiaGood SpiritGold
Muyu Vetiver Gris LiqueurNetherlandsDe Kuyper Royal DistillersGold
Leona Sparkling YuzuJapanYamamoto ShuzoGold
Spirit Of Gin LiqueurCroatiaGood SpiritGold
Der Starke Kräuter LiqueurAustriaRossbacherGold
Tesco Finest Salted Caramel Cream LiqueurNorthern IrelandNiche DrinksGold
MandarinelloItalyDiGustiGold
Zhuyeqing Jiu 10 YO LiqueurChinaShanxi Xinghua Cun Fenjiu Distillery Co. LtdGold
Der Milde LiqueurAustriaGurktaler AlpenkräuterGold
United Cakes Of America Blueberry Muffin SahnelikörGermanyBimmerle Private DistilleryGold
Crème de Cassis de DijonFranceGabriel BoudierGold
Carruba – Liqueur De MonacoMonacoMont CharlesGold
Créme de Menthe LiqueurFranceBardinetGold
United Cakes Of America New York Cheesecake SahnelikörGermanyBimmerle Private DistilleryGold
Mirto del FondatoreItalySilvio CartaGold
Joto Umeshu Chiran-Cha LiqueurJapanHombo ShuzoGold
Bianco Crushed Almonds LiqueurItalyAmaretto AdriaticoGold
Koskenkorva Salmiakki LiqueurFinlandAltiaGold
Chocolate Cream LiqueurAustriaMozart DistillerieGold

Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold. Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 Years Old was ranked the world’s top Genever.

Eight Gins, meanwhile, were awarded Outstanding Gold medals. And 10 Vodkas were also given the contest’s highest prize. 

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