TAMPA BAY, Fla. (PRWEB) – More than 30 spirit industry leaders and upwards of 500 spirits brands participated in the inaugural PR%F Awards and PR%F Awards Design Distinction during a two-day blind-tasting point-rating competition in Las Vegas June 16-18, 2019.
Our brand Buzz Pop Cocktails was awarded a GOLD medal by achieving an overall 90 out of 100 points, at the 2019 PR%F Awards, a spirits competition designed to crown the leading spirits with accolades, recognition and an entryway into the marketplace. The event was held at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas.
The awards competition was open to spirits brands, domestic and international, with nearly 100 categories to enter. All entries were rated on a proprietary 100-point system crowning medals to those who scored 70 points or above. (Bronze: 70 – 79 (Daily Drinker); Silver: 80-89 (Praise); Gold: 90-95 (Highly Recommended); Double Gold: 96-99 (Superlative) and Century Award: 100 Points-A Perfect Score (Highest Honor, Unparalleled, Peerless.)
“It was a remarkable two days of introducing new spirits brands to buyers and collectively discussing the current trends of the beverage industry with the most talented minds in the industry,” said Michele D. Tell, Executive Director of the PR%F Awards. “We are honored to have crowned so many brands with medals and accolades, and to honor the top five rated as ‘perfect’ with a Century Award,” she said. “We look forward to continuing our PR%F Awards program in the Summer of 2020.”
The idea behind the PR%F Awards was to create an avenue to introduce spirits brands to key decision makers in the liquor industry, and therefore, all PR%F judges were mainstream liquor buyers, distributors, and industry leaders with buying decision capability. Our judges hailed from 11 different states and hospitality arenas – Delta Sky Clubs/Delta Airlines, Young’s Market Company, The Sugar Factory, Hard Rock International, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Spec’s, Breakthru Beverage Group, Good Spirits Distribution, BevStrat, Inc., Liquid Distributors-GA, Burke Distribution, RLED, LLC, Caesars Palace, Boyd Gaming, Sheraton, ARK 1521, The Strat Casino Hotel & Tower, Downtown Project-DTP, Alicart Restaurant Group (Carmine’s Italian, Virgil’s BBQ), Giordano’s Pizza-Corporate and Marque Media.
“The beverage industry is ever-changing and we saw those trends firsthand with the amount of flavored whiskeys, ready-serve cocktails, gins and organic/kosher and health-based products that entered the PR%F Awards 2019,” said Michael S. Politz, publisher of Food and Beverage Magazine, title sponsor of the PR%F Awards. “I was especially pleased to see how many women-owned brands entered this year. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the beverage industry,” he said.
Buzz Pop Cocktails is proud to be the world’s only all-natural Adult Push-Pop focusing on being Vegan, Gluten free, fat free and certified Kosher.
“It is an honor and we are very humbled to take home the gold for our #1 flavor Buzz Pop,” said Joseph Isaacs, founder & CEO of Buzz Pop Cocktails. “This is the 2nd award this month. Earlier we were rated #1 alcoholic popsicle by the Huffington Post,” he adds.
About Buzz Pop Cocktails
Beginning its journey in March 2016 and re-launching in Tampa, Florida in September 2018, Buzz Pop Cocktails is the only ready-to-serve, all natural 100% fruit, authentic Italian sorbet with top shelf liquors. Buzz Pops only serves their customers a high-quality, all-natural frozen specialty sorbet. It’s an “Indulgent premium cocktail with a healthy twist” delivered in an old-fashioned, see through push pop. Buzz Pops are not sold in liquor stores but instead through a food service model which includes such iconic customer brands such as Caesar’s Entertainment, Aramark, Levy Restaurants, TAO Group, Waldorf Astoria, 4 Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Marriot and Disney Springs. Buzz Pops are also available in convention centers, sporting arenas, corporate events and event planners. http://www.buzzpopcocktails.com
About The PR%F Awards and PR%F Design Distinctions
The PR%F Awards is the premiere spirits awards program and PR%F Awards Design Distinctions is headquartered at 3900 Hualapai Avenue, Las Vegas, Nev. 89123. The competition will be held annually. http://www.proofawards.com