Khortytsa & LEAF Vodkas Get High Scores From the Ultimate Spirits Challenge

The Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Ultimate Spirits Challenge®, the world's trailblazing spirits competition, announced the winners and full results for the just-completed 2017 Challenge.  Global Spirits USA, a privately held, international manufacturer and marketer of wines and spirits, received high scores for its LEAF Organic Vodkas and Khortytsa Vodka line.

Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s mission is to create and establish a new and higher standard of evaluation for spirits and wine that provides accurate, meaningful and useful results in recognizing and promoting the quality of beverage alcohol products.

Khortytsa Platinum Vodka was a “Finalist” and scored 94, as did Khortytsa Ice.  Both received the “Great Value” designation.  LEAF Organic Vodka made with Rocky Mountain Mineral Water received a score of 92 points and a “Great Value” designation. 

LEAF Organic Vodka is crafted in the USA from 100 percent premium organic wheat and the finest waters using an exclusive silver filtration process, and Khortytsa is produced at one of the world’s leading distilleries in the Ukraine using some of the best technologies available.

“These awards just confirm what we, our consumers and retailers already know,” says Global Spirits Product Operations Manager Irina Afanasjeva. “LEAF and Khortytsa are great buys!”

Results of Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s competitions are the most credible and relevant in the industry. The highest rated products are deemed the best by their competitive performance among their peers in each product category. Citations of excellence like Finalist and Great Value have genuine meaning and authenticity because these products have earned their way to the top.

USC also provides an additional component with its inclusion of cocktail evaluations. The judges taste and assess a spirit's "mixability factor" in several classic cocktail recipes in suitable spirits categories. This groundbreaking innovation, employed by no other competition, allows even deeper evaluation of spirits. Recommendations for cocktails, along with the complete results from USC 2017, can be found on

About Global Spirits:

A Fortune 500 company in Europe, Global Spirits was established in 2008 and has operational hubs in New York, Moscow and Kiev. Key strategic brands include: Khortytsa Vodka (3rd largest selling international vodka brand*) and Morosha Vodka (fastest growing international vodka brand**), Pervak Vodka (acquired in 2013) and LEAF Vodka (launched in the US October 2013).


*According to IWSR, Khortytsa was the third largest selling global vodka brand at 6.4MM cases.

**IWSR Magazine – The Real 100

Source: Global Spirits USA


Categories: Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Services, Wine

Tags: Global Spirits, Khortytsa Vodka, LEAF Vodka, Ultimate Spirits Challenge

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Global Spirits is a leading international manufacturer and marketer of wine and spirits. Established in 2008 and headquartered in Ukraine, Global Spirits now ranks as one of the top 500 companies in Europe, with annual volumes over 12 million cases.

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