With backing from CMB, Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has become THE international event rewarding spirits from across the globe. Whiskies, Cognacs, brandies, rums, vodkas, gins, piscos, grappas, baijius and tequilas, amongst other spirits, are assessed and classified by a panel of internationally renowned experts.
The art of organizing an event to the highest standards
“Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial first and foremost throws up a set of data that reveals how highly methodical its organisation is: in Guiyang in 2015, an expert panel of 84 judges with 23 nationalities, analysed, judged and rewarded several hundreds of spirits, some 11,300 km away from Paris, 12,500 km from New York and almost 14,000 km from Guadalajara, the venue for the 2016 competition. From an organisational perspective, that is no mean feat. It also confirms that, irrespective of their cultural background, judges with a high level of expertise agree over products which stand out for their excellence, providing consumers with the best possible guarantees – and they do take them into account. Truth is our most cogent argument. It is also our finest reward”
Cyril Mald, France
“I have attended a number of competitions as a judge and what stands out in Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles compared with other events is that Concours Mondial embraces a wider range of spirits and boasts judges from across the globe. This makes the results globally acceptable. Most other competitions have a narrow range of products and judges from a limited or defined location hence making the results more subjective.”
Carl Kanto, Rum Ambassador, Guyana
“Spirits Selection has become one of the world’s best spirits competitions due to the professional standard of its judging panel – formed entirely of top-level connoisseurs from a wide array of countries – and to its excellent organization. The vast selection of spirits tasted, as well as the impact of the medals on consumers, have made Spirits Selection a benchmark for quality. The 2015 event in China will undoubtedly have huge repercussions in Asia, the strongest growth region in the world for premium spirits consumption.”
Jesús Bernad, Periodista de vinos y espirituosos, Spain