Saturday 28 May 2011

Skillion Blue Vodka Snatches International Silver

Media Release

Erina master distiller Philip Moore does it again winning another major award, this time at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

The locally distilled Skillion Blue Vodka has snatched silver at the prestigious 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The Skillion Blue Vodka keeps good company with 42 Below, Skyy and Finlandia Vodkas also receiving silver.  The SFWSC is one of the premier international spirit shows attracting worldwide entries from major and artisan distilleries.

St Fiacre Distillery now boasts five international medals.  His latest silver will sit proudly next to:
  • 2009 Silver, International Wine and Spirit Competition, London
    Moore's Vintage Dry Gin
  • 2008 Grand Gold Medal, International Spirit Competition, Germany
    Aniseed Myrtle Liqueur
  • 2008 Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition, London
    Mountain Pepperberry Liqueur
  • 2008 Bronze, International Wine & Spirit Competition, London
    Lemon Myrtle Liqueur.
Skillion Blue Vodka has a smooth rich mouthfeel, and an enjoyable sweet grain aftertaste.  Philip Moore, owner and distiller at St Fiacre Distillery, handcrafts his spirits and liqueurs in a mix of traditional and state of the art stills right here on the Central Coast.

"The secret of my vodka's smoothness is that it's been made in a Holstein Still specially imported from Germany. The Holstein Still is highly evolved to create a much finer and more pure flavour. There are only a handful of these stills in Australia and this one was custom made for me" said Moore.

" My goal was to make a vodka that was so pure and smooth that it could be mixed in any cocktail and not spoil the drink with a harsh intrusive flavour.  At the same time by handcrafting the vodka I have given it a truly distinctive flavour that distinguishes it from the industrial vodkas with their neutral flavour. This makes it a winner in a vodka martini!" Moore claims.

Skillion Blue Vodka is available at St Fiacre Distillery, 25 Portsmouth Road, Erina, just off Terrigal Drive.  Tours of the distillery, tastings and sales are offered from Wednesday – Sunday 10.00AM  - 5.00PM.


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