Stirling Gin wins Multiple Awards at London Spirits Competition 2022
Stirling, Scotland, 20th April 2022 – Stirling Distillery wins Silver and Bronze medals at the 5th London Spirits Competition, which took place in London on 23-25thMarch 2022. Stirling’s Classic gin and their raspberry flavoured Red Cap liqueur walked away with Silver medals, and their Green Lady liqueur took bronze. The medals are a sought after endorsement from the global spirits industry. Stirling Distillery scored highly in the three judging aspects of quality, value and packaging.
The London Spirits Competition stands apart from other spirits competitions by awarding spirits for their drinkability. Where other competitions focus solely on technical competence and distilling prowess, the London Spirits Competitions goes further to evaluate a spirit for its all-around excellence – in the way it tastes, looks and the value it provides. They believe that this golden triangle makes spirit drinkers more likely to buy and drink the spirit either from a retail store or at a bar or restaurant.
Distillery co-founder Cameron McCann said “We are pleased that our range of Stirling gins performed so well at this year’s London Spirits competition. This is the first time we’ve entered and winning Silver and Bronze medals demonstrates that the spirits we are making are the kind that bar managers and mixologists want to stock and spirits drinkers enjoy drinking.”
The judging panel of 2022 was drawn from the leading spirits industry professionals with direct commercial buying responsibility. Spirits were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Spirits that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, those that scored 76 to 89 points were awarded Silver medals, whilst Bronze medals were awarded to spirits that score between 65 to 75 points.
CEO Sid Patel of event organizer Beverage Trade Network mentions that “Spirits brand consumers are looking for a comprehensive experience when drinking a spirit. The spirit needs to hit all the right notes to be enjoyed again and again. So, at the London Spirits Competition, we evaluate spirits that contribute to a spirit’s overall drinkability. Along with the quality, spirits are also assessed for their appearance and value.”
Stirling’s Classic gin is infused with nettles and botanicals carefully chosen to reflect the unique flavour of Stirlingshire’s countryside. With the stylish bottle designed by Edinburgh artist Ritchie Collins, it’s like having your own piece of Scottish art in your gin cabinet. Based on the dark and mysterious tales of the Green Lady ghost and the murderous Red Cap goblin, both award winning gin liqueurs are part of their folklore collection. Their Red Cap liqueur is fresh and fruity with a bold raspberry palate and a smooth gin finish and their mint and bramble Green Lady is a mint-forward liqueur on the nose, with a sweet bramble flavour.
About Stirling Distillery
Established in 2015, Stirling Distillery is steeped in Scottish history. Located in the shadow of Stirling Castle, central Scotland, it is the city’s first legal distillery. Offering a range of gins and whisky’s all with historic relevance, the distillery is open daily for tours, tastings and a weekly gin school. Visit https://stirlingdistillery.com/ to explore their range of products.
About the London Spirits Competition
The London Spirits Competition is one of the leading international spirits competitions of its kind that rates spirits by their quality, value and packaging. The organizers of the event are Beverage Trade Network, organising beverage industry events around the world. The competition happens annual in London every year. For more information, please see: www.londonspiritscompetition.com