Broken Heart Vodka has won the WORLD’s best Pure and Neutral Vodka at the World Vodka Awards 2022.
Competing in the World Drinks Awards, Broken Heart Spirits first won the award for New Zealand’s best vodka in the Pure Neutral category, then went on to beat 18 other country winners to claim the World’s Best Vodka award.
The awards were judged in London by a panel of expert distillers, consultants, buyers, mixologists and spirits afficionados.
Broken Heart owner and master distiller Joerg Henkenhaf and his team celebrated the wins with a well-deserved cocktail or two, capping off a stellar year of 24 awards in 2021.
Late last year the company opened Queenstown’s first Gin Garden restaurant and tasting room and this year it will celebrate a decade of operation.
Joerg described their 40% proof world’s best vodka as an “outstanding drop”.
“It’s made with the finest spring water from Arrowtown, creating a delectably pure and clean vodka with soft notes of citrus,” he says.
“A lot of people know us for our gin, but we are constantly developing our products and expanding our range to broaden Broken Heart’s audience and appeal.”
The Pure Neutral category in which Broken Heart Vodka won is defined as one where impurities in aroma and flavour have been filtered out to leave clear spirit of clean, neutral character.