In true David and Goliath style, Jordan Morris who single-handedly runs Abingdon Distillery, put his original gins up against some of biggest distilleries in the world.
In less than one week Jordan’s Single Malt-aged gin scored 95/100 at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) and took first place; at the Gin Masters competition his Port cask-aged gin was awarded gold.
Facing a crowded gin market, Jordan knew he had to produce something extraordinary to stand out: “The gin market is quite saturated, there is a lot of fruit stuff going on. The supermarket aisle for gin is bigger than the bread aisle. You have to do something different.”
So, Jordan decided to start a cask ageing programme that involves finishing gin in different barrels that had previously been used for rum, wine or whisky.
Using the imported barrels from across Europe he used his London Dry gin as a starting point and was impressed with the initial results: “One gin goes into three different barrels and three gins come out at the end. It is remarkable.”
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