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Success in San Francisco

Carpathian Single Malt Whisky, the first Romanian single malt whisky in the Carpathian Mountains region, produced by the Alexandrion Group in Bucov, Romania, impressed the judges at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2024.  The double gold medal was awarded to Vradiano Cask Finish, which scored 98 points – an incredible achievement for […]

Double gold for Hogs Back

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery is raising a celebratory glass after gold medal wins in two prestigious beer competitions for its Little Swine 0.5% ABV pale ale. Golds for Little Swine 0.5% in both the European Beer Challenge and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Independent Beer Awards are testament to the Hogs Back brewing […]

Tasty award

An entrepreneur who walked away from a successful career in 2018, is celebrating his gin distillery becoming the ‘Number One Thing To Do In Leamington Spa’ on TripAdvisor. Warwickshire Gin Company’s tasting experiences have shot to the envied top spot thanks to 80 five-star reviews from visitors. It has also made its mark with foreign […]

Abelon toasts the London Competitions

Abelon — an organic grape spirit — is a 100% certified organic distillate of a single variety of hand-harvested grapes and produced in a micro-distillery in Greece. Distilled in copper alembic stills, in optimum conditions, the resulting distillate has an unparalleled flavour and distinct aroma; it is then aged in new French oak casks, tailored […]

In their own words

For companies looking to enter the 2024 London Competitions, they can rest assured that they are going to be part of an annual event that it putting drinks companies from across the globe firmly on the map. The organisers of the competition have compelling arguments for those who haven’t yet entered, but having conducted research […]

No competition

If you want to get your wines, beers and spirits In front of real trade buyers you should consider entering the 2024 London Competitions. As a media partner of the London Competitions – comprising the London Spirits Competition, the London Beer Competition and the London Wine Competition – it would be easy to write an […]

Australian distiller goes for gold

As one of the media partners of the London Spirits Competition, we have been interviewing a number of people who represent companies whose products were winners at this year’s competition. This is an interview with Gordon Chalmers, head distiller and co-owner of Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Queensland, Australia. When asked for his opinion of the London […]

Success for Dalmore Gin

Four years ago, Dalmore Gin was created for Alan Bannerman, the owner of The Dalmore Inn & Restaurant, by the team at Persie – the renowned distillers based in the Bridge of Colly, Perthshire. Dalmore Gin is available at the Blairgowrie-based inn and restaurant, along with Alan Bannerman’s two other venues: The Red House Hotel […]

As good as gold

Scotland’s all-female brew team celebrated their success at the recent World Beer Awards. Amy Cockburn and Lisa Matthews from Harviestoun Brewery in Clackmannanshire scooped the top global accolade for the brewery’s iconic craft lager, Schiehallion (pronounced she-hal-ion), which takes its name from the well-known Perthshire mountain.  Schiehallion won the Gold award in the Classic Pilsner […]

St Maur conquers America

St Maur elderflower liqueur, which is produced in rural Warwickshire, has been awarded Best in Category, International Liqueurs at the American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition, which was held in the USA.  The award becomes the latest in a series of prestigious industry accolades for the drink, produced by William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and […]