Czech distillery Fleret takes home medals at the popular International Spirits Challenge

The distillery, from Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, won five awards for their spirits.

Samantha Tatro

Written by Samantha Tatro
Published on 14.10.2020 13:14 (updated on 14.10.2020)

Czech distillery Fleret took home five medals for their classic spirits at the 25th annual International Spirits Challenge, according to a published report.

The distillery, from the Czech town Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, entered five products in the competition and took home five awards. The International Spirits Challenge is one of the most respected tasting competitions in the world.

The distillery took home four silver medals for their spirits, including Beskydy Willi Willi, Beskyd 1129 Cafe Cafe, Réva pálenka, and Collection 1850 Williams.

The Beskydy Willi Willi has a four year 40 percent distillate from Williams pears, enriched with Chun Mee green tea. The cafe spirit has hints of chocolate mixed with a 40 percent plum distillate enriched with South American Arabica coffee and cocoa beans.

The Réva pálenka spirit is one of the distillery's most award-winning spirits. The grape brandy is distilled from 100 percent whole Moravian Muscat grapes. The distillery's Collection 1850 Williams is made with single-species pears.

A slivovice from the Collection 1850 series took home a bronze medal.

This year, the distillery is celebrating 170 years since its founding.

Slivovice, a liquor made from plums, is among the most traditional Czech spirits, especially in Moravia. Variants made from other fruits typically add the name of the fruit from which it is distilled; hruškovice, for example, is made from pears.