The accolades keep coming for New Zealand’s Simply Pure Blue Duck Rare Vodka and Black Robin Rare Gin with both brands achieving gold medals in this year’s US SIP awards in a category reserved only for previous winners.
“It’s getting silly in the best possible way,” says Peter Darroch, CEO of Simply Pure Rarified Spirits. “If we put all the awards on the bottles, you wouldn’t be able to see the label.”
In 2014, Simply Pure Rarified Spirits received five awards including Blue Duck Rare Vodka being awarded the highest accolade at the prestigious San Francisco International Spirit Competition, Double Gold. Already this year Blue Duck was voted Top 10 Vodkas in the World while its sister brand Black Robin was again awarded Double Gold in The Fifty Best Awards.
The Simply Pure full line-up of awards thus far is:
Blue Duck Rare Vodka – Top 10 Vodka in the World – Shortlist Magazine 2015
Blue Duck Rare Vodka – Gold – The Fifty Best – US 2015
Blue Duck Rare Vodka – Gold – SIPS – US 2015
Blue Duck Rare Vodka – CCA – SIPS – US 2015 (*awards two years in a row)
Black Robin Rare Gin – Gold – SIPS – US 2015
Black Robin Rare Gin – CCA – SIPS – US 2015 (*awards two years in a row)
Black Robin Rare Gin – Double Gold – The Fifty Best – US 2015 (two years in a row)