Awards

2014

 

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA
DRY GIN

 FIFTY BEST GIN

Best Gin

Gold Medal

 

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
93 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Typical, a lot of cooling freshness, grainy basis, rye, delicate citrus complement, banana-like, delicately peely and marc-like, rosehips, blackberries, white chocolate.
Taste: Brilliant, transparent style, somewhat malty, chocolatey, cocoa, rosehip, lemon notes, mint, vanilla-like sweetness, full-bodied and long, good balance, youthful.

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI
VODKA MONOPOLOWA

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
93 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Clear variety character, citrus, coriander, green apple skins, oily and waxy aspects, almost rum appeals, some vanilla, banana.
Taste: Typical, clear malt and yeast texture, orange peel, rum- and banana-like, delicately nutty, spicy-peppery, minty and menthol-like coolness in the finish, good balance

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA
DRY GIN

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
91 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Characteristic citrus top notes, tangerine, kumquats, orange oil, juniper berries, rosehip, eucalyptus, subtle spice notes, cinnamon, cardamom, floral background.
Taste: Classic style, a lot of citrus freshness, raspberries, orange peel, ethereal oils, juniper berries, caraway, mint and menthol coolness, spicy, somewhat green and peely, lavender, full-bodied and long finish, nice harmony.

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI
OVOVIT

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Double Gold Medal
95 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Characteristic and very typical, straight and concentrated, dominant egg yolk presence, vanilla pudding associations.
Taste: Very intense, clear dominant egg yolk aromas, sponge, milk chocolate, delicate caramel, creamy, very compact body, balanced, very good length in the finish.

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI
HAZELNUT

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
93 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Intense variety style, massive hazelnut and wafer mixture, nougat chocolate, sponge, vanilla, caramel, cold coffee, a touch of almonds. Taste: Liquid Nutella, strongly roasted hazelnuts, a lot of vanilla and wafer aromas, caramel, rather lean, slightly youthful edges, a lot of pressure in the finish

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI
POMARANCZOWKA (ORANGE)

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
93 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Very typical variety style, orange peel extract, orange oil, citrus, lime, tangerine, albedo, caramel, some mint.
Taste: Intense orange basis, a lot of citrus freshness, lime, kumquats, orange oil, sumptuous cane sugar sweetness, subtle acidity, delicate herbal notes, light nougat, plump body, delicate albedo and bitter aftertaste in the finish, persistent length.

2014


J.A. BACZEWSKI

JEZYNOWKA  (BLACKBERRY)

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Silver Medal
82 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Sweetish blackberry style, underlaid with raspberry notes, strawberries, vanilla, grassy and green aspects, floral touch, violet, minty, slightly earthy.
Taste: Very perfumed aromas, rather unnatural, delicately raspberry-like, drop-like, sharp and acidulous freshness, somewhat grassy and leafy, menthol, sumptuous candy sweetness, very one-dimensional, short finish.

2013



J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

THE BEST

Best Vodka

Double Gold Medal

 

2013



J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
93 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Brilliant, transparent style, a lot of freshness, grainy basis, delicate citrus supplement, banana-lie, delicately peely and marc-like, rosehips, blackberries, white chocolate.
Taste: Typically grainy, somewhat malty, chocolatey, cocoa, rosehip, lemon notes, mint, vanilla-like sweetness, full-bodied and long, good balance, youthful..

2013


J.A. BACZEWSKI
VODKA MONOPOLOWA

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
94 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Clear variety character, grainy basic notes, citrus, coriander, green apple peels, oily and waxy aspects, almost rum appeals, some vanilla.  
Taste: Typical, clear grain texture, somewhat yeasty, orange peel, rum- and banana-like, delicately nutty, spicy-peppery, minty and menthol-like coolness in the finish, good balance.


 
2013

 

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA
DRY GIN

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
92 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Characteristic citrus top notes, tangerine, kumquats, juniper berries, rosehip, eucalyptus, subtle spice notes, cinnamon, cardamon, floral background. 
Taste: Classic style, a lot of citrus freshness, orange peels, ethereal oils, juniper berries, caraway, mint and menthol coolness, spicy, somewhat green and peely, lavender, full-bodied and long finish, nice harmony.



 
2013


J.A. BACZEWSKI
POMARANCZOWKA (ORANGE)

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Gold Medal
91 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Powerful orange style, orange oil, albedo, orange peels, tangerines, a lot of citrus freshness, eucalyptus, balm, delicately vanilla-like, somewhat candy-like.
Taste: Very straightforward, a lot of orange oil, limes, delicate bitter albedo notes, minty, drop-like, delicate interplay of sugar and acid, slight bitter taste on the palate, warming alcohol in the tight finish.



 
2013


J.A. BACZEWSKI

JEZYNOWKA  (BLACKBERRY)

WORLD SPIRITS AWARD
AUSTRIA

Silver Medal
87 Points

Tasting Notes:

Fragrance: Typical blackberry fruit, somewhat perfumed aroma profile, violet, figs, raspberry aspects, chocolate, menthol, subtle freshness, quince, delicate grain appeals.
Taste: Intense variety character, perfumed style, lemon, mint, delicate cherry notes, brandy touch, well-balanced sweetness, delicate bitter aroma, pleasant harmony, good length.


 
2012

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Silver Medal
OUTSTANDING

2012


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Silver Medal

2012


J.A. BACZEWSKI
JEZYNOWKA  BLACKBERRY

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Bronze Medal
 

2011


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
93 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"

Review:

"Clear. Mild frosted pastry and delicate spice aromas with a oily dryish medium-to-full body and a vibrant-yet-smooth mineral, cream and powdered sugar, and pepper accented finish. Elegant, pure and vibrant."
2011


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

Gold Medal
93 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"

Review:

"Clear. Delicate aromas of pepper jelly, floral bath talc, pine sap, and lemon curd with a satiny smooth, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy custard, lemongrass, herb and spice flourish. A great combination of vibrancy and elegance."

2010


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

Gold Medal
92 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"

Review:

“Clear. Very mild aromas of toasted tomato bread do not suggest gin and follow through on a round, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with raisin bread and cereal notes followed by tangy citrus custard and piney floral juniper on the long zesty, peppery finish. A very well made, mild juniper gin that will be great in martinis.”

2010



J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
93 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"

Review:

“Clear. Mild aromas of buttercream, candied citrus peel and anise follow through on a round, silky entry to a dryish medium body with notes of banana taffy and minerals. Finishes with long, very smooth fade. A pristine, poised vodka for sipping neat or in martinis.”

2009


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

 

NEW YORK SPIRITS AWARDS

BEST of CLASS



 
2009

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Silver Medal
BEST in CLASS



 
2009

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Silver Medal



 
2009


J.A. BACZEWSKI
PIOLUNOWKA BITTER LIQUEUR

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Silver Medal



 
2009

J.A. BACZEWSKI
KRUPNIK HONEY LIQUEUR

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Bronze Medal



 
2009


 ALTVATER HERB LIQUEUR

INTERNATIONAL
WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION
ENGLAND

Bronze Medal



 
2009

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

Double Gold Medal Winner

2008


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
94 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"

Review:

Clear. Very clean and pure mineral and cream aromas follow through on a soft, satiny entry to a dryish, oily medium body with fantastic suppleness and smoothness. Finishes with a long lightly pepper, talc, balsa, foam rubber, and meringue accented fade. Exceptional smoothness.

2008


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

Gold Medal
91 Points
"Exceptional"

Review:

Clear. Sweet sugar lemon peel, custard, and floral juniper aromas. A supple, satiny entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with delicate sweet citrus marmalade, piney juniper, and pink peppercorn flavors. Finishes with a sweet spicy pepper fade. Very nice, understated gin for stirred martinis.

2007

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
94 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Value Vodka"

2007


J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA DRY GIN

Silver Medal
86 Points
"Highly Recommended"

Review:

Clear. Neutral wet stone, dried geranium, and cream aromas. Very round and glycerous. A supple, creamy and high quality vodka with a hint of citrus spray, delicate herbs, wet stones, and white pepper. Definitely a gin for the vodka crowd, but a too understated to excite those who prefer London dry gins.

2006

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
93 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Value Vodka"

2003

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
94 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"

2003

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

"2003 Best Spirit"
for the
Vodka Category

2002

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Gold Medal
93 Points
"Exceptional"
"Best Buy"



 
2000

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

Double Gold Medal Winner

1999

J.A. BACZEWSKI
MONOPOLOWA POTATO VODKA

86 Points
"Highly Recommended"

 

Awards