The team at The Isle of Wight Distillery are celebrating a double victory at the prestigious International Wines & Spirits Competition (IWSC) awards.
The Distillery picked up a silver award for both the original Mermaid Gin, and the HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin.
Co-founder Xavier Baker commented:
“We are thrilled to win this award for not one but two of our products. The IWSC is a big deal in the spirits world and to have achieved a silver award in our first three years and be internationally recognised, is an achievement the whole team can be proud of”.
The IWSC was the brainchild of wine chemist, Anton Massel who founded ‘Club Oenologique’ in 1969. Massel had the idea of creating a wine and spirit competition which was based not just on organoleptic judgement but where all entries also had to undergo chemical analysis.
As well as gin, Isle of Wight Distillery produce an Oak-Aged gin, Rock Sea Vodka, Isle of Wight Whiskey and the very latest addition, HMS Victory Navy Strength Rum, released in July 2018.