• LIGNELL & PIISPANEN’S GUSTAV PRODUCT LINE RETURNS TO THE IWSC – GUSTAV DILL VODKA WINS GOLD AGAIN!

    The international and world-renowned alcoholic beverage competition IWSC (International Wine and Spirit Competition) in London has awarded numerous medals to the products in Lignell & Piispanen’s Gustav line.

    The IWSC has been officially evaluating and awarding the best alcoholic beverages for more than half a century and has set a high international standard for wines and spirits all around the world. Learn more at https://www.iwsc.net.

    Lignell & Piispanen’s Gustav products have participated in the competition for the past few years and have consistently been awarded IWSC medals. Gustav Dill Vodka has been the most highly-awarded product with a gold medal every year for the previous two years in the flavoured vodka category. “This now makes it the third year in a row that our Dill Vodka has won gold in this prestigious competition, a famous hat-trick,” says Harri Nylund, CEO of Lignell & Piispanen, a family-owned company. Gustav Dill Vodka, crafted on site at Lignell & Piispanen’s Siikaranta distillery in Kuopio, is an aromatic distilled artisan vodka from Finnish dill.

    In addition to Gustav Dill Vodka’s IWSC gold, Gustav Arctic Vodka brought home a silver medal in the neutral vodka category and Gustav Blueberry Vodka received bronze in the flavoured vodka category. Gustav’s vodkas have won more than just normal IWSC medals, proven by Gustav Arctic Vodka’s silver and Gustav Blueberry Vodka’s bronze medals in the Vodka & Double Dutch Tonic 2019 category. “We are proud to say that the best vodkas in the world continue to come from Finland and Kuopio, where we have been making them for 150 years. The awards are a great tribute to our craftsmanship and the pure Finnish ingredients that we use.”

    Gustav Metsä Gin (Gustav Forest Gin), just launched in March 2019, also received an award from the distinguished international competition. Gustav Metsä Gin was awarded bronze in the Modern Gin category and silver in the Gin & Double Dutch Tonic 2019 category. “The inspiration behind this new gin was the forest’s first morning dew and all its abundant aromas and flavours. The flavours of the forest are incredibly rich and pure, and we wanted consumers to be able to experience it, too. This award shows that we have certainly succeeded,” states Lignell & Piispanen’s CEO Harri Nylund.

    The recipes for Gustav Dill Vodka and Gustav Metsä Gin have been created by Heidi Nylund, responsible for Lignell & Piispanen’s product development and a member of the company’s owning family. All the Gustav bottles have been designed by Tampere-based designer Jaani Vaahtera.

    Founded in 1852, the Lignell & Piispanen distillery is the third oldest family-owned company still in operation in Finland. The success of this internationally award-winning company is based on six generations of craftsmanship, knowledge of raw materials, 100% transparency and respect for the principles of sustainable development.

    Additional information:

    Harri Nylund, CEO
    044 585 2561
    harri.nylund@lignellpiispanen.fi

  • DOUBLE GOLD AT SIP AWARDS!

    GUSTAV DILL VODKA AND GUSTAV METSÄ GIN WIN GOLD AT INTERNATIONAL SIP AWARDS

    The multi-award-winning Gustav Dill Vodka and Gustav Metsä Gin, which was launched for public sale in March, have both been awarded a gold medal at the 2019 International SIP Awards in the United States. The SIP Awards is the only international, blind tasting competition where consumers are the judges.

    “We are really flattered and happy about Gustav Dill Vodka and especially Gustav Metsä Gin’s success in this competition. Our Dill Vodka has already been extremely successful internationally and has won many gold medals in the flavoured vodka categories. Gustav Metsä Gin, a true tribute to the flavours of the Finnish nature, was released only two months ago and immediately won gold. And it must also be remembered that it is already an honour to get your own products included in the competition, as 89 brands were cut off this year in the competition,” says Harri Nylund, CEO of Lignell & Piispasen.

    Utilising only the best natural ingredients

    The unique flavours of Lignell & Piispanen’s products come from their own aroma distillation still, which is capable of distilling the finest flavours from natural raw ingredients. Behind all the success is a deep commitment to quality production. “The 13 different raw ingredients used to create Gustav Metsä Gin were built with love over two years, so we dared to look forward to success. Our product development team has done a great job and these awards are especially valuable to us because the competition’s judges are ordinary consumers,” says Nylund.

    Founded in 1852, the family-owned Lignell & Piispanen is Finland’s third oldest distillery still in operation. The success of this internationally-awarded company is based on six generations of craftsmanship, knowledge of raw ingredients, 100% transparency and respect for the principles of sustainable development. More information can be found at www.lignellpiispanen.fi.

    For further information:
    Harri Nylund, CEO
    +358 44 585 2561
    harri.nylund@lignellpiispanen.fiIma

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