Amazing news! Two of our absolute favourite gins have won Gold Outstanding at this years International Wine and Spirit Competition: Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Bathtub Gin in the Gin - Contemporary Styles - 43-43.7% category and his marvellous Bathtub Sloe Gin has won the sloe liqueur category. Now this comes as no surprise to us, the Prof’s gins are fantastic but it’s great to see them getting some international recognition.
If you haven't already tasted the delights of either, here’s what the guys over at ISWC think about them:
Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Bathtub Gin is pale straw in colour; vivid notes of citrus and green apple abound amongst an ocean of juniper intensity. Complex yet linear, clean and pronounced, weighty and impeccably round. Serious gin, with an abundance of flavour and incredible character.
Professor Cornelius Ampleforth’s Bathtub Sloe Gin has full aromas of sloe, plum and light cherry touch. Good entry into the mouth with rapid release of the complex flavours. Rich, ripe fruit gives a medley of flavours with underlying juniper. Well balanced with fine sweet sour combination. Lovely product.
Congratulations from the Gin Festival Team!
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