Desi Daru Vodka Becomes the Highest Rated Flavoured Vodka in the World


Desi Daru, the premium vodka brand renowned for its fusion of Indian and British heritage, is thrilled to announce their recent accolades at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2024. The IWSC is the world’s largest and most influential spirits awards, boasting over 50 years of experience and world-renowned judges. Here, Desi Daru’s Mango Vodka and Original Vodka took Gold – Outstanding medals, scoring an impressive 99 and 98 points out of 100, respectively. Achieving a gold medal, particularly an outstanding gold medal signifies that the liquid demonstrates exceptional personality, character, and complexity, setting it as a benchmark in its category.

During the judging process, the IWSC noted Desi Daru’s Mango Vodka as a ‘standout entry’. Judges awarded 99 points and noted, “Such beautiful fresh aromas of real mango. The mango character continues to shine and linger on the smooth, vibrant palate alongside the peppery vodka notes and the seamlessly integrated alcohol. Enjoy in any cocktail, or savour on its own.”

Desi Daru Original Vodka also secured a Gold Outstanding medal with a score of 98. Judges highlighted, “A vibrant and inviting nose brimming with lush notes of fresh grass. The palate does not disappoint – expressive and full-bodied, it is creamy and multi-faceted, crafted with expert precision. This is a harmonious offering with a fresh, moreish finish.”

Elated with the results, founder Mohit Singh shared, “Winning such a high score at IWSC for our Original and Mango Vodka is really a dream come true for us. The hard work Aneet and I have put in to create the highest quality liquid possible is really paying dividends now. We want to thank all our supporters and customers as we continue to try and make inroads within the on-trade scene in UK.”

Desi Daru adds these latest awards to their extensive list of top industry accolades. Since its launch last year, their vodkas have received immense acclaim, including a gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition, World’s Best Flavoured Vodka at the World Drink Awards, and 5 Master Medals at the Vodka Masters.

Desi Daru’s Alphonso Mango-flavoured vodka is made using succulent Alphonso mangoes from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, referred to as King of the Mangoes in India. Their Mango Vodka and Original Vodka but use English wheat, creating a richly satisfying vodka that is seven times distilled for velvety smoothness that can be sipped or mixed into bold and memorable cocktails.

This year they have launched their inaugural cocktail competition, Culture Colliders, and have joined Nightcap brands making them poised for another year of expansion across the UK, continuing to make waves in the industry with their multi award-winning liquids.

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