NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Belvedere Vodka, the world's original luxury vodka, received two prestigious awards – a Gold for Sustainability at the 2017 International CSR Excellence Awards (ICSR) for the third year running, and the 'Vodka Producer of the Year' by the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) for the third consecutive year.
'Vodka Producer of the Year' by International Spirits Challenge (ISC) For the third consecutive year, Belvedere Vodka was awarded the 'Vodka Producer of the Year' at the 2017 International Spirits Challenge – the premier organization promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe for 22 years now. ISC honored the brand for its commitment to the highest quality standard and ability to shape an internationally recognized vodka of distinction.
The International Spirits Challenge has a rigorous and independent judging process, with more than 1,300 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide. Many of the world's leading spirits producers support the challenge and regard it as the international standard for quality and excellence.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by the International Spirits Challenge for not one, but three years in a row," said Claire Warner, Head of Spirits Education at Moet Hennessey. "We are proud to make Belvedere from superior Polish Dankowskie Rye, and this award is a testament to our team's ability to consistently extract the finest characteristics from this magnificent grain for a liquid that is perfect for mixed drinks and martinis."
This three-peat award for Belvedere reflects its commitment to the highest quality standard and ability to shape an internationally recognized vodka of distinction.
Gold for Sustainability at 2017 International CSR Awards Belvedere Vodka received A Gold in Sustainability award for the third year running at the 2017 ICSR Awards – the premiere international organization that promotes outstanding quality and excellence in the spirits category. ICSR honored the brand for its commitment to standards of excellence, reputable business practice and sustainable leadership in the vodka category.
Belvedere is committed to sustainability and driven by a dedication to conserving energy during the vodka distillation process and shifting fuel sourcing from oil to natural gas. Through these conscientious practices, the brand has been able to reduce CO2 emissions by 42% since 2012.
"This outstanding recognition of our commitment to responsible and philanthropic business practices is extremely gratifying," says Rodney Williams, President of Belvedere Vodka. "There is an increasing demand for company transparency in sustainability and consumers want to support brands that deliver on this promise. I'm very proud that we do."
Belvedere sources its all-natural Dankowskie rye locally in Poland, working with only seven agricultural partners who have a long-standing relationship with the Polmos Zyrardów distillery, to consistently deliver raw ingredients of exceptional character.
Two prominent partnerships further drive the ethos of Belvedere Vodka's corporate social responsibility – the Raw Spirit Program, launched in partnership with agricultural distilleries to promote and protect rye sustainability in Poland, and (BELVEDERE)RED, a limited-edition bottle program that donates 50% of profits to the Global Fund to fight AIDS/HIV in Africa. To this day, the program has provided enough funding to support nearly 40,000 HIV positive women with access to life-saving treatment that stops the transmission of HIV to their babies.
ABOUT BELVEDERE VODKA
Rye, Water, Character
Belvedere Vodka is produced in the world's longest continuously operating Polish distillery that has been making vodka since 1910. Belvedere was the first to generate a new standard of excellence by establishing the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere's distinctive taste and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts who appreciate its dynamic and complex character. Crafted using only superior grade Polish Dankowskie Rye and water from its own local pristine source, Belvedere is all natural and contains zero additives, in accordance with the legal requirements of Polska Vodka. Its taste profile is structured, elegant and balanced, with a subtle sweetness, rich mouthfeel and smooth, clean finish. For more information visit https://www.belvederevodka.com