CLAIRE SMITH-WARNER CROWNED BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADOR 2015
LOCATION – July 21, 2015 – Belvedere Vodka is proud to announce that Claire Smith-Warner, Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology at Belvedere, has been awarded ‘Best International Brand Ambassador 2015’ at the 9th Annual Spirited Awards® – the Oscars of the cocktail scene – held in New Orleans as part of Tales of the Cocktail® 2015 exhibition.
This coveted title is an exciting, well-earned achievement, as well as the newest showpiece in the treasured, twelve-year relationship between Claire and Belvedere.
“I am absolutely delighted to be the recipient of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, Spirited Award® for Best International Brand Ambassador. Being able to globally represent Belvedere Vodka is a privilege, however being recognized for this work by the extraordinary talent which makes up the judging committee is for me, a real honor and a great source of personal pride.” remarks Claire Smith-Warner. “This award recognizes ‘compelling education’ which starts with the inspiration that a phenomenal brand like Belvedere provides, as well as an exceptional team to help me bring these programs to life. I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the wider team at Belvedere Vodka, from our distillery Polmos Zyrardow, to our global brand teams and local ambassadors. I look forward to continuing the award-winning work we do together over the course of the next twelve months, and beyond.”
For the past nine years, the Spirited Awards® have recognized the year’s best bars, bartenders and brand ambassadors, becoming the cocktail industry’s most prestigious and coveted award program. The Best International Brand Ambassador award recognizes the importance of personality in the promotion of drink brands and their creative use of brand communication to engage the trade and media.
Tales of the Cocktail® and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) inducted Claire Smith-Warner into The Dame Hall of Fame®, honoring today’s exceptional women in the spirits industry whose hard work and dedication to the craft is changing the way we drink.
Belvedere Vodka congratulates Claire on winning the Best International Brand Ambassador 2015 award, an outstanding accomplishment, and looks forward to what the future holds for this valued partnership.
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ABOUT BELVEDERE VODKA
Born of Rye, Water, Character
Created in 1993, Belvedere Vodka was the first to generate a new standard for excellence in the vodka category and established the luxury vodka category. Today, Belvedere’s distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts who appreciate its all natural, additive free character. Crafted using Polish Dankowskie Rye and blended with water from its own local pristine source, Belvedere’s taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish.