Harrogate gin distiller wins silver in San Francisco

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Harrogate-based gin distiller Slingsby has won a Silver medal at the 2016 San Franscisco World Spirits Competition for a product launched only last September.

Slingsby Gin is made with natural and locally-sourced botanicals, Harrogate aquifer water and pure single grain spirit. The key botanicals are locally-grown plants synonymous with the beautiful and restorative nature of Harrogate, and half of Slingsby Gin’s 24 botanicals have been grown in Harrogate’s Rudding Park Hotel kitchen garden. The spring water is sourced from the spa town’s world famous aquifer.

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, founded in 2000 as a way of determining and awarding exceptional products in the spirits industry, featured more than 1,850 entries and was judged by spirits-industry experts including Master Mixologists Dale DeGroff and Tony Abou-Ganim.

“We’re delighted to be honoured with such a prestigious award,” said Marcus Black, co-founder and joint MD of Slingsby Gin.

“Thanks must go to our hardworking team and partners, including Rudding Park and the local bars and restaurants, who have really got behind and supported us with our launch. We really do take pride in being recognised at such a global scale.”