There were no bronze medals awarded for this tasting.The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated.Only ice water, neutral unflavored crackers and chips were available to cleanse the palate.The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets.Nose: Vanilla, chocolate, creamy, dates, agave, sweet corn, sweet grains, potatoes, mint, peppery, light toast, mineral, wet stone, smooth.Finish: Clotted cream, apple, floral, grain, dried herbs, spice, clean, smooth, silky, great.(Holland)Highest quality hand-selected European golden wheat. Nose: Citrus, pastry dough, peppermint, peppery, wood, soft, subtle.
Palate: Caramel, light cream, tropical fruit, peppery peach, nutty, dusty, rounded, extremely smooth, soft, mellow.Palate: Herbs, pepper, oak, cedar, mellow, complex.Finish: Complex melon, dough, coffee, very peppery, very smooth.(Holland) Distilled from a blend of wheat sourced from Holland, Germany and France.Nose: Lime, soft citrus, fresh fruit, bubblegum, potato and vegetable peelings, leather.Palate: Fondant icing, sugarcane, bread, floral, lavender, grassy, vegetal, sharp pepper, fresh.Finish: Spicy, zesty, rich.(Scotland)Three varieties of potato, water filtered through the Angus hills, copper distilled.Nose: Raspberry, cantaloupe, pineapple, coconut, cream, grain, rye, fennel, grassy, peppery, minerality.Nose: Lemon oil, anise, dough, fresh bread, grain, light cream. Palate: Toffee, sweet cream, powdered sugar, leafy dry maple, melon, dried violet, pepper, smooth.Palate: Raspberry, red fruit, creamy, powdered sugar, nut, coffee, herbal, hot pepper, cigar box, mineral, velvety. Finish: Cocoa, chocolatey, spice, pepper.(Israel)Blend of wheat, barley, olives, figs, dates, grapes & pomegranates.The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best.Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded according to a set range of final point scores received from the judges.