In America’s biggest beverage competition “Ultimate Beverage Challenge” Stone Castle has achieved a rating of 93 points out of 100 for its Verak X.O now listed as one of the best among the category of “European Brandy”.
Verak X.O was one of the finalists in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge of 2018, it earned a “Great Value” award, as for the cocktail recommendation it earned “5 stars” in the famous “Sidecar Cocktail” which is typically made from cognac.
The tasting results described Verak X.O as a brandy with decadent layers of dried fruit, milk chocolate, smoked anise, and creamy nougat. There is a distinct, silky texture to the palate which echoes the previous indulgent notes and moves toward a crisp dry finish.
Ultimate Spirits Challenge is the worlds most prestigious and progressive global spirits and cocktail competition, which offers results that are reliable in today’s marketplace. This event takes place every year in New Work, this year it hit a record number of participants with 52 different countries from around the world.
The competition provides the most expert evaluation of each product and results are widely distributed to retailers, restaurateurs, bartenders, distributors and consumers through Beverage Media, reaching over 72,000 wine and spirits influencers in U.S. markets.
Stone Castle Vineyards and Winery is a hidden gem in the heart of Rahovec Valley, a region that has more than 2.000 years of winemaking culture. This brandy is stored at our old Stone Castle cellar in special room conditions to create the perfect atmosphere for aging of this national treasure that we are all proud of.