Wolftown, the Ulverston-based distillery, has won a third award for its second gin expression: Wolftown Citrus Gin, just nine months after its release.
Their latest success, a 1-star Great Taste Award from the Guild of Fine Food, follows on from winning in the Flavoured Gin category at the Gin Guide Awards and a Bronze Medal at The London Spirits Competition in the spring 2022.
Commenting on the award, the founder of Wolftown, John McKeown, said: “We are once again delighted to announce that Wolftown Citrus Gin has gained another accolade and they don’t get more iconic than a Great Taste Award.
“When you see that Great Taste logo on a product, you know it’s a mark of quality, so to be able to showcase both of our products under this banner now, is very satisfying to say the least.”
Wolftown Citrus Gin was the result of the lockdown of early 2020, which prevented co-founder Helen McKeown travelling with John to Sorrento to celebrate her birthday. Instead, John decided to bring the flavour of the warmer climes to Helen in a bottle of what became Wolftown Citrus Gin.
The Guild of Fine Food judges found the gin to be: “Bright in its citrus-forward character, with grapefruit prominent on nose and palate. We enjoyed the complexity on the palate – ratafia alongside the clear citrus zest, well melded with the botanicals. There is a silky creaminess and decent mouthfeel, very enticing.”
Wolftown’s two gins are stocked and served in a wide range of stores, bars and restaurants throughout Cumbria, including in three businesses belonging to multi-Michelin starred restaurateur Simon Rogan, as well as Wolftown’s own shop and microbar in the heart of Ulverston.
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