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In association with The Spirits Business and The Drinks Business, the annual: The Spirits Masters 2013 was held in Leicester Square at The Penthouse Club on Wednesday 4th December 2013. As one of the most recognised and respected International tasting competitions, The Spirits Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions covering the majority of spirit categories and judged by a leading panel of industry experts and commentators.
In the Absinthe Masters 2013 judged by Alex Fletcher, Head of Training, The Folly (Drake & Morgan); Marinel Fitzsimons, Marketing and Events Manager, The Spirits Business; Clayton Hartley, co-founder of The Candlelight Club, Hapsburg La Magnifique was awarded SILVER.
Commenting on the award Dale Sklar said “the inspiration behind Hapsburg La Magnifique was to create a complex blended Verte Absinthe which is hand selected from the finest absinthe producing regions”. The result of this collaboration and limited release is an ultra-premium blended absinthe of unquestionable character and complexity.
And for the first time, the award ceremony included Travel Retail Personality of the Year 2013 which was awarded to the Founder and Managing Director of Wine & Spirit International, Dale Sklar.