twelfth Might, 2021 by Kate Malczewski
With a concentrate on native components and flavour improvements, Asian spirits have added new dimensions to quite a lot of classes. Right here we reveal a number of the highest-scoring bottles from our blind tasting.
Spirits crafted in Asia have gained recognition with new audiences over the previous few years, with producers striving to innovate in classes similar to gin, vodka, whisky and rum whereas elevating the profiles of spirits like shochu and baijiu worldwide.
To find out a number of the greatest merchandise from the continent, we hosted our Asian Spirits Masters blind-tasting competitors final month.
Held over Zoom, the competitors was judged by Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Enterprise and chair of the tasting, and Bryan Rodriguez, wine and spirits purchaser for Harvey Nichols.
Wine Sorted ensured that the tasting remained neutral by labelling every entry anonymously earlier than delivery all of the samples to our judges’ houses.
With entrants together with Japanese rums and Singaporean gins, the competitors awarded Grasp, Gold and Silver medals to the highest spirits.
To see 10 bottles that scooped a Grasp or Gold medal, click on via to the next pages.