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Silver at world gin awards for Hotham’s of Hull

A boutique distillery based in the Old Town of Hull has won a silver award in the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition, placing their gin amongst the world’s top spirits.

Competing against the world’s best gins, Hotham’s Distillery has been awarded 91 out of a possible 100 points for their Hotham’s Cardamom Gin in the ‘Flavoured Gin’ category, coming third out of 60 finalists in the category.

Recognising and rewarding the very best of wines and spirits in the world, the International Wine and Spirit Competition ‘sets the international benchmark for quality’ and has over 400 global experts judging the awards. The organisers state that ‘Only the best producers and distillers, who create exceptional high-quality products, are able to win a medal from the IWSC.’

Hotham’s Cardamom Gin is distilled in Hull using traditional methods, and in batches no bigger than 50 bottles. Distiller Emma Kinton said: “When we say we’re making handcrafted spirits, we really are. Everything we do is done by the two of us, from weighing out botanicals, distilling them, right down to bottling and labelling. It’s important to us to have that hands-on approach. We’re also very proud that our gin is made right here in Yorkshire – home to so many great craft distillers who are as passionate about producing quality products as we are.”

The international silver medal is the latest in an array of prestigious awards won by Hull’s Gin School and Distillery, including ‘Taste of Yorkshire’ and an incredible four shortlistings at the White Rose Tourism Awards, which recognise the region’s top tourist attractions – results will be announced in November.