Le Portier Wins Again!

After winning its first award just weeks after launch, Shay by Le Portier is at it again. Fresh from its Gold Medal win at the prestigious Design & Packaging Masters 2021 from The Spirits Business, Shay has now won two more highly regarded awards. 

Silver at The International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022 (IWCS)

Winning Gold in the Design & Packaging Masters 2021 is testament to the skilled eye and dedication to perfection shown by Shannon Sharpe on-and-off the field. But these two later awards honor Shay’s incredible flavor profile. Awarding it a Silver at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2022, the judges praised Shay’s taste, describing it as “Dried fig and caramel richness with leather nuances and hints of honey. Ripe stone fruit, roasted almonds and velvet tannins leading smoothly to an impressively lengthy finish.” 

We’ve always said that Shay VSOP is actually far more aged than most VSOPs, with a richer, more complex flavor profile than many older cognacs. And this Silver award proves it. Shay scored higher than the 10-year-old Martell & Co Cordon Bleu Extra Old Cognac, the Rémy Martin XO Cognac, and the Courvoisier XO Cognac which all took home Bronze.

Silver at The International Spirits Challenge 2022 

As the ‘most authoritative, respected and influential spirits competition in the world’, a win from the International Spirits Challenge 2022 is more proof of Shay by Le Portier’s award-winning flavor profile. Attracting thousands of entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide, this global competition separates the best-of-the-best from the rest. Shay was awarded a Silver, putting it in good company with establishment brands such as Rémy Martin, Courvoisier, and Martell. 

Winning this blind assessment by an experienced panel of specialist judges has shown the world what the few thousand people lucky enough to own a bottle already know; that Shay by Le Portier is the cognac to buy in 2022. And with the final release of the coveted ‘L’ edition landing right now in the US, you’ll soon have your chance. This latest drop is coming to more states, so keep an eye out to see if your state is one of the lucky ones!

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