We are extremely proud and delighted to announce that we have won a Silver award in the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for our Stratford Gin.
Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world and their awards are acknowledged to be among some of the highest honours in the drinks industry.
Judging for the Competition is unique in that it has two stages; first, the products are tasted blind by expert panels, selected from over 300 fully experienced and qualified industry judges. Products which receive the top medals are then subject to technical analysis before results are released.
“I am absolutely delighted that Stratford Gin has been recognised by such a prestigious competition in our first year. Gaining an award from the IWSC will really help potential customers feel confident about buying Stratford Gin, knowing it has passed a rigorous test of quality and taste.” Simon Picken, Distiller
Our aim was always to produce a high-quality locally-made handcrafted gin, one which would make the people of Stratford feel proud to have it bear the name and represent the town across the UK. We are still a small local distillery and we are excited to discover what this award will help us to achieve as we head towards our first birthday.
Stratford Gin is already available in many local wine and spirits outlets, bars, restaurants and hotels, with a fast growing range of stockists. We now hope to get it in many more. Check out our Where to Buy page for more info.