Nantwich, UK – 13 April 2021: Nantwich Gin, the debut offering from family-run, craft distillery, Cheshire Botanicals, has taken home a Silver Medal from the judges at the London Spirits Competition 2021. It’s the first industry accolade for the new distillery, which launched barely six months ago in November 2020, and represents an ultimate endorsement in the global spirits industry, with the gin scoring highly across the three key judging criteria of quality, value and packaging. In addition, the homage to Nantwich has also been recognised as a finalist in this year’s Gin Guide Awards 2021.
The London Spirits Competition stands apart from other spirits competitions by awarding spirits for their drinkability. Where other competitions focus solely on technical competence and distilling prowess, the London Spirits Competitions goes further to evaluate a spirit for its all-round excellence; the way it tastes, looks and the value it provides. CEO Sid Patel of event organiser Beverage Trade Network says: “Consumers are looking for an-round experience when drinking a spirit. The spirit needs to hit all the right notes to be enjoyed again and again.”
As lockdown lifts and the hospitality industry ramps up for summer, Cheshire Botanicals is celebrating the win by working with local pubs, restaurants and hotels to offer Nantwich Gin first to locals and visitors, before focusing on expansion further afield.
Holly Challinor, Cheshire Botanicals’ Founder and Director comments: “It’s an amazing feeling to have been recognised at our first industry competition. The London Spirits Competition is extremely well-respected and judges the spirit from all angles so we are delighted with our score.” She continues, “Now that the pubs, restaurants and bars are starting to reopen, we look forward to sharing Nantwich Gin with more gin fans and are prioritising stock for local hospitality partners who are all keen to offer a taste of home on their cocktail lists.”
In addition to local retailers, from this week, Nantwich Gin will be available from the following local venues (with more to be announced shortly):
· The Townhouse Nantwich (ask for the Nantwich Perfect Serve!)
· Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
· Bench Bistro Bar
· The Cheshire Cat
About the London Spirits Competition
The London Spirits Competition is one of the leading international spirits competitions of its kind that rates spirits by their quality, value and packaging. The organisers of the event are Beverage Trade Network, organising beverage industry events around the world. The competition takes place annually in London.
For more information, please see: www.londonspiritscompetition.com