Heavenly Spirits Scores Big in Ultimate Challange

8 Heavenly products earn high praise at Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011

The 2011 Ultimate Spirit Challenge results were released almost a month ago and I am glad to finally have the chance to share the good news with you on this blog. Submitting our products to the Ultimate Spirit Challenge helps to assure us and our clients that quality remains our top priority. The purpose of Ultimate Spirits Challenge is to identify, recognize and reward those products which stand out in their respective categories, showing superior quality. Multiple panels of the highest-qualified experts blind-taste each entry by classification in appropriately grouped flights within each major spirits category, scoring each on the 100-point scale. Products that scored 90 points or higher are then evaluated blind once again, in newly-created groupings by a different panel of judges. Top scoring products were then reviewed again to determine a select group of finalists with the category’s highest-scorer being awarded a Chairman’s Trophy accolade.


We are very pleased to announce that all the products we submitted to the USC this year did exceptionally well with a few that scored at or near the top of their respective categories.


Delord Bas Armagnac 25 years old: Chairman's Trophy, 97 points,
Extra / Ultimate Recommendation, Top score for Armagnac
Artez Bas Armagnac Folle Blanche VSOP: Finalist, 94 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended
Chauffe Coeur Rhum Martinique Agricole 7 years old: Finalist, 94 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended, Top score for Agricole Rum
Dartigalongue Bas Armagnac XO: 93 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended
Delord Blanche Armagnac (unaged): 93 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended
Jean Fillioux Cognac Tres Vieux: 93 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended
Roger Groult Calvados Pays d'Auge Reserve 3 years old: 92 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended
Marie Duffau Bas Armagnac 1978 @ 44.9%: 92 points,
Excellent / Highly Recommended