Locally produced “Breadfruit Eau de Vie” receives Gold Medal Award at this years “World-Spirits Awards” in Austria

Image may contain: 1 person, drink and outdoorThis 100% Distillate, distilled only from local grown Breadfruit, is produced by Eike Lauff, who has labeled a new selection of St Lucian novelty Spirits under “Caribbean Craft Distilling”.

St Lucian “Caribbean Craft Distilling” has claimed additional plaudits to its Gold Medal Breadfruit Eau de Vie at the 2019 ‘World Spirits Awards’: It’s Taro Vodka, a Vodka distilled only from Dasheen, received the Silver Medal Award and a second Silver Medal was received for a Mango Eau de Vie.

The official Awards Ceremony and announcement of awards was held on Thursday, March 21st in Italy. Austria’s “World-Spirits Awards” is among the top Spirit Competitions in the World. The event takes place annually and had over 100 distilleries from over 20 Nations (Islands) participate. The Spirits are judged within their respective Categories.
In their 2019 publication “World-Spirits Awards” referred to the “100% Distillate” Category (which is comprised of all pure fruit distillates) as being “often described as the Formula 1 of Spirits. They underlie the strictest production criteria. Foreign alcohol, flavorings, sugar or sugar colour are not allowed in production.”

Eike Lauff, who is the Executive Chef of the Mystique Royal St.Lucia Resort, distills in his spare time and has produced over the past couple years several “Caribbean Craft Distilling” Spirit varieties which include: “Five Finger Gin” – a distilled dry Gin produced from Starfruit and local botanicals, a Banana Eau de Vie as well as a “Crème de Sorrel”, a smooth Liqueur from the Sorrel plant.

While continuing to work as Executive Chef and incorporating local ingredients into his daily work, Mr Lauff explains “the idea behind Caribbean Craft Distilling was and is to explore creative approaches within the agro-processing sector and produce seasonal small batches of true Caribbean flavors.

99% of the raw materials used to produce these Spirit novelties are sourced locally from farms and private gardens in St Lucia.

Receiving the awards is not only testimony to the quality of raw materials available in St Lucia but also indicates that opportunities exist in harvesting agricultural products that could easily just rot away; they can be processed into a marketable product with an international recognized quality. By realizing an opportunity to use these products and create the Eau de Vies and Vodka, St Lucia is now home to an additional line of award winning distilled spirits” ‘Caribbean Craft Distilling’ products are available at some local markets, bars, hotels and restaurants.

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