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23 August 2018

Mamont Vokda Wins a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2018

MAMONT Vodka has been awarded a Gold Medal in the Tasting category at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018. Such an accolade from the ISC is regarded to be the most respected and sought after in the drinks industry, due to the stringent nature of the judging process.

MAMONT Vodka passed a scrupulous blind tasting by a world-renowned expert panel of specialist judges to beat strong competition to win the prestigious accolade of (MEDAL). The quality of MAMONT Vodka’s craftsmanship and liquid is reflected in this superb result.

Mamont Vodka is the homage to Siberia and its symbol, the mammoth.
Made at the foot of the Altai Mountains by skilled craftsmen in one of Siberia’s oldest distilleries, Mamont opens the door to a world of discovery. It celebrates the adventurous spirit of polar exploration; an inspiration to push harder, travel further and discover more.

Key Facts about Mamont vodka:

1) Unique tusk-shaped bottle
2) White winter wheat
3) Artesian well water from the Altai region
4) 6 times distilled for a smooth flavour
5) A hint of sweetness with a dry finish
6) One of the finest Siberian Vodkas

Awards Organiser Justin Smith said: “This year has seen more entries than ever before, with producers entering a diverse mix of spirits from across the globe who are looking to benchmark their spirit at the very highest level”.

Now in its 23rd year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high calibre of spirits and designs entered into the competition each year. Receiving more than 1,600 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide, the ISC is a truly global competition. It is supported by many of the world’s leading spirits producers as the international standard for quality and excellence.

For the Tasting Awards, a highly controlled operation is held over ten days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. Samples are delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting. Each judge assesses products according to their age, region and variety which is determined by the entrant and verified by the chairman. The ISC takes the utmost care in ensuring that all products are blind tasted equally and fairly in the correct conditions set by the ISC rules.

Such a precise judging process has provided the basis of the strong reputation the ISC has established for rewarding quality and celebrating excellence.

Full results have been released and published on the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) website, with the full list of medal winners to be published in the ISC annual results magazine in August.

On 12th July, the world’s leading drinks producers and design specialists will gather in Central London for the annual ISC Awards Dinner. Paying tribute to some of the finest spirits, and packaging designs in the world, results for categories are announced with the evening highlights, which include the acclaimed Trophies, Producer of the year, Distiller of the Year, Supreme Champion Spirit and Special Recognition awards.

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For further information or images please contact
Senior Global Brand Manager MAMONT vodka
Lidia Ovsyannikova


For a full list of categories and sub categories, visit

About the Awards
Winning an ISC award is indeed an impressive achievement for any spirit that passes the scrupulous blind assessment from our expert panel of specialist judges.

The International Spirits Challenge is the most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. The ISC recognises key areas of the industry: Tasting and Design & Packaging.

For further information about the awards, please contact the International Spirits Challenge team at

Results to be announced on Friday 30th March 2018 for the following categories:
Gin & Genever
Liqueurs & Specialities

Results to be announced on Friday 11th May 2018 for the following categories:
Scotch Whisky
World Whiskey

Results to be announced on Friday 22nd June 2018 for the following categories:
White Spirits, Soju, Shochu, Baiju
Tequila & Mezcal
Rum, Cachaça
Brandy, Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, Pisco, Grappa

Results to be announced on Friday 13th July 2018 for the following categories
Pre-mixed Drinks
Design & Packaging
Trophies & Special Awards