22 April 2020
Stockport Gin have recently received more recognition and awards for their range of gins.
Stockport Gin, run by husband and wife Paul and Cheryl from their home distillery in Stockport, have recently added to their collection of awards for their range of gins in both The Gin Guide Awards 2020 and the Bartenders Brand Awards.
The hotly anticipated announcement of the winners of The Gin Guide Awards 2020 took place on Tuesday 21st April, with gins from around the world showing their quality and diversity. In the Awards’ most international selection of winners to date, including winning gins from Slovenia, Singapore and New Zealand, it showcases the success and impressive development of the global gin industry.
Gins from more than 30 countries competed in The Gin Guide Awards 2020 in categories based on production methods, styles of gin, and countries of production. The winners are selected through a rigorous blind tasting process conducted by a large panel of distinguished gin experts, distillers, retailers and mixologists. Each gin’s appearance, aroma, flavour, mouthfeel, finish and overall quality and market appeal are assessed to determine the highest scoring gins, based purely on the spirit itself and with no influence from branding or marketing.
Stockport Gin’s Pink Edition achieved the highest judging scores in the Flavoured Gin category and was crowned the winner, beating off competition from all over the world.
Cheryl said, “It is an incredible achievement given that to win requires unanimous high scores from all the judges across all key characteristics of your gin. Dare I say I but as this is a worldwide competition, this means that our Pink Edition gin is up there with the very best gins in the world!!”
As well as the Pink Edition winning, Stockport Gin also received a Highly Commended award for their Sustainable Edition Gin in the Traditional Gin over 42%ABV category. The Sustainable Edition gin is made exclusively for Selfridges and uses leftover orange peel from the stores bars and restaurants to flavour the gin.
To add to that, the couple also recently announced that their already award winning Original Edition Gin has received further 3 medals in the Bartenders’ Brand Awards.
The Bartenders’ Brand Awards are a unique blind tasting, design and value-tested competition for spirits, wines, beers and drinks products available within the UK bar industry. The awards are purely focused on the on-trade and are open to drinks brands that are available in UK cocktail, hotel and restaurant bars.
Now in their third year, the event aims to provide independent and honest reviews for drinks brands targeting the UK bar trade. The results will be a relevant and practical source of reference for bartenders, bar managers, bar owners and professionals when making purchasing decisions for their establishments.
The judging panel boasts some of the most renowned names in the UK bar industry today, giving the winners products an endorsement from the most influential people in the global drinks industry.
Stockport Gin Original Edition was awarded 2 Silver Medals for taste and value plus a Bronze Medal for design.
Paul said, “All these awards go to show that we must be doing something right. When we started making gin, we always wanted to make gins we loved in the hope that others would too and these awards go to show that we are certainly achieving that ambition! It’s great to receive such positive news in what has been a difficult time for everyone and it gives us further passion to work hard and continue doing what we love doing.”