March 2006

GOLDEN KAAN receives BEST BUY from Wine Enthusiast

In the March 1, 2006 issue of Wine Enthusiast, 3 wines of the GOLDEN KAAN range will receive a score and the title of BEST BUY in the Buying Guide. Golden Kaan is proud to announce that its 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon was rated with 85 points, its 2004 Merlot with 84 points and the 2004 Shiraz with 83 points.

“We are extremely pleased to receive such a distinction from Wine Enthusiast. This recognition shows what many consumers have found to be true—the Golden Kaan wines are great quality at a great price,” said Marian Kopp, President Golden Kaan Ltd.

In a time where wine consumers are continually looking for unique, different and exciting products they are also more conscious of packaging and price points than ever before. Quality wine, packaging and price are the driving forces behind delivering to the consumers what they want…and GOLDEN KAAN follows these vital aspects.

Golden Kaan is a South African wine brand of Golden Kaan Ltd., a company owned in a 50/50 share by the South African wine producer KWV and the German wine marketer Racke.
Since its launch in 2003 Golden Kaan has sold 7.2 m bottles or 600.000 9 litre standard cases and is to date sold in more than 20 countries worldwide.


Glenfarclas wins Distiller of the Year award

Speyside, 6 March;
Glenfarclas was announced Distiller of the Year at the whisky industry’s Icons of Whisky dinner held on Thursday night (2 March).

The award, now in its fourth year, was organised by Whisky Magazine and announced at an Industry dinner held on the eve of Whisky Live. The prestigious award was presented to the company that has shown the most commitment to the development of whisky at all levels.

The magazine selected a shortlist for the sought-after award, which included nominations from across the world. The list included Chivas Brothers, Diagio, Glenrothes, Inver House and Nikka, as well as Glenfarclas.

Key personnel from within the industry were invited to vote for the company they thought most deserved the award. Glenfarclas scooped the award “for being consistently good and staying true to its core values”.

Commenting on the win George Grant, Brand Ambassador for Glenfarclas commented, “I am delighted with this award. Having produced our whisky for over 170 years, we are not a new kid on the block and it is fantastic that those within the industry recognise that we have continued to produce consistently good quality whisky”.