NB Gin has won the ‘Best London Dry Gin’ category at The World Drinks Awards 2015, the results of which were announced during lunch at the Whiskies and Spirits Conference in London on Thursday 19th March.
The awards were presented by the Chair and Editor of TheDrinksReport.com, Felicity Murray and were selected by an international panel of experts over three rounds of judging. Felicity says: “The judges of both the Taste and Design categories were extremely discerning - all those who have won an award can be justifiably proud.”
Vivienne Muir, director at NB Gin, says: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award. From the very beginning, our focus has been on quality and we’re thrilled that this has been recognised at The World Drinks Awards. To have come this far in the 18 months since we launched NB Gin is just unbelievable. We’re extremely proud of this achievement and very thankful to everyone who has supported us.”
NB Gin is produced by Vivienne and her husband Steve in a custom-made copper still at their micro-distillery in North Berwick, East Lothian. Using the London Dry Gin distillation process, it’s made from pure British grain spirit and a blend of eight botanicals, all of which have been meticulously selected to produce a smooth and balanced flavour.
The new spirit was honoured with a silver medal in the Micro Distillery category at The Gin Masters 2014, just nine months after launch. In November 2014, it scooped the award for “Most innovative new product” at the ninth annual East Lothian Food & Drink Awards, an integral part of an ongoing initiative led by East Lothian Council to establish East Lothian as the premier county in Scotland for local quality food, drink and hospitality.
And it was the ”clear winner” and “really stole the show” in a November 2014 gin taste test of 11 different brands conducted by The Scotsman.
The Muirs say that demand for NB Gin has been overwhelming. As a result, they have upgraded their equipment and expanded their premises for the second time in a year to make sure that they’re geared up for more significant production. They have also launched a new website at www.nbgin.com
Viv Muir will be the Business Women Scotland’s next inspiring Glasgow network speaker on Friday 27th March which will take place at Citizen M, 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW
Details here - http://bwsltd.co.uk/shop/vivienne-muir/