Harrogate-based gin specialists Slingsby is celebrating a trio of Gold medals at the 2016 Global Gin Masters, one of the most respected trade competitions in the spirits industry.
The business was awarded with three gold medals for its variants; London Dry Gin, Ultra-Premium, and Rhubarb Gin, at the Gin Masters which attracted vast amounts of entries from leading brands across the world.
Launched in September 2015, Slingsby Gin is made with only the finest natural and locally sourced botanicals, Harrogate aquifer water and pure single grain spirit.
The key botanicals are locally-grown plants that are synonymous with the beautiful and restorative nature of Harrogate and half of Slingsby Gin’s 24 botanicals have been grown in Harrogate’s Rudding Park Hotel kitchen garden.
Slingsby Rhubarb Gin was developed after the growing popularity amongst customers visiting the Spirit of Harrogate, home of Slingsby, and trying the range of variants in store.
A panel of leading spirits and on-trade specialists discovered the Gin Masters of 2016 in a blind tasting to determine the exceptional products in the spirits industry.
“We’re delighted with the Gin Masters result,” said Marcus Black, co-founder and joint Managing Director of Slingsby Gin.
“We seek to capture the spirit of Harrogate to produce an exclusive and delicious drink for gin lovers to enjoy and it’s truly brilliant and a testament to our hard-working team to be recognised amongst leading brands on a global scale.”
Slingsby Gin pays tribute to William Slingsby, who, in 1571, discovered the unique properties of natural spring water from the Tewit Well in Harrogate. Since then, discerning individuals have sought out the picturesque Yorkshire town to restore body, mind and soul by relaxing, indulging and socialising.
A spokesman said: “Slingsby did things differently, thought differently and had a vision.”