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Whitby Gin scoops international awards less than 4 months after launching.
Whitby Gin has received two International Awards, only 4 months after launching.
Winning a Silver Medal in the International, Wine and Spirits competition in the London Dry Gin category, Whitby Gin has been selected by an expert panel to win this top accolade, using blind taste testing to rank it amongst hundreds of entries from the biggest names in gin from around the globe. In addition to this Whitby Gin has gained a Gin Masters Silver Medal. Over 220 gins had entered into this year's competition, the largest number of entries in its 10 year history, meaning competition was fierce.
When we decided to set Whitby Gin we simply wanted to develop a top quality product that paid true tribute to my hometown. We set up Whitby Gin in a small family utility room following a camping holiday round the west coast of Scotland after being inspired by the distilleries in the many coastal towns. We felt that Whitby deserved to have a spirit of its own. We’ve been amazed and humbled by how well Whitby Gin has been received and to win 2 international awards is incredible.
Distilled using the finest natural and locally sourced botanicals including moorland heather, Yorkshire honey and sugar kelp foraged from Robin Hoods Bay. The botanicals signify where land meets sea.
It has been a round the clock adventure so far with production taking place using two 25 litre stills (named Stockwell and Scripps) on evenings and weekends whilst both working full time.
Stockwell and Scripps are soon to be put out to pasture as production moves into a restored barn with a new 200 litre still taking over.
Whitby and Gin have had a troublesome relationship history, with Excise officials battling artful smugglers from moorland to the harbour. With this well and truly in the past, this small town’s relationship with Gin is at the start of an exciting new voyage.