Slingsby Gin wins silver at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The Harrogate based gin, launched in September 2015, received a Silver medal at the 2016 competition, considered to be the most influential spirits competition in the world.

Slingsby Gin is made with only the finest natural and locally sourced botanicals, Harrogate aquifer water and pure single grain spirit. The key botanicals are locally-grown plants that are 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 managing director of Slingsby Gin.

“Each ingredient and element has been lovingly and expertly combined with our home of Harrogate at the very heart of the gin and so 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.”

Slingsby Gin pays tribute to William Slingsby, who, in 1571, discovered the unique properties of natural spring water from the Tewit Well in Harrogate.

Since then, discerning individuals have sought out the picturesque Yorkshire town to restore body, mind and soul by relaxing, indulging and socialising. Slingsby did things differently, thought differently and had a vision that others considered to be extraordinary or even, a little odd; he epitomised the Spirit of Harrogate.

Slingsby Gin is bottled at 42 per cent ABV and presented in a hand-finished bespoke 70cl blue glass bottle, inspired by a 19th century chemist shop bottle.

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