SNOW HILL, N.C. – Covington Gourmet Vodka, “the best yam vodka on Earth” and distilled from 100% North Carolina sweet potatoes in Snow Hill, North Carolina, won a prestigious gold medal at the 13th annual World Spirits Competition held in March of this year at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco.
More than 1400 entrees were judged this year, up from 1200 entries from 60 countries in 2012; making this year the largest number of entrants in the event’s 13 year history. A judging panel consisting of 35 world renowned chefs, mixologists, spirits industry experts, spirits consultants and others with vast experience in the making and marketing of spirits awarded Covington its first ever gold medal in the very first competition the vodka has been entered in. A complete list of award winners from the competition will be featured in the May, 2013 issue of the Tasting Panel, an industry publication dedicated to spirits. The gold medal validates previous blind tastes tests performed at culinary institutions where Covington Gourmet Vodka significantly outperformed leading competitors.