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News: Apr 04

Northern Dry Gin – Silver Medal ISC

Northern Dry Gin – Silver Medal ISC

Northern Dry Gin has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Gin Category at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019. Such an accolade from the ISC is regarded to be the most respected and sought after in the drinks industry, due to the stringent nature of the judging process.

Poetic License – Northern Dry Gin passed a scrupulous blind tasting by a world renowned expert panel of specialist judges to beat strong competition to win the prestigious accolade of Silver Medal. The quality of Poetic License Distillery, Northern Dry Gin’s craftsmanship and liquid is reflected in this superb result.

Poetic License Distillery – Northern Dry Gin 43.2% ABV
Distiller’s Notes: Expect a big punch of juniper that’s finely balanced with
green cardamom for a warm and spicy flavour. With
Expect a big punch of juniper that’s finely balanced with
green cardamom for a warm and spicy flavour. With
undertones of lemon and eucalyptus, the inclusion of Persian
lime intensifies the citrus feel while adding a note of perfume.
As for the other botanicals…well, that’s our secret for now.

Mixing Tips:
The gin drinker’s choice, specifically crafted to standout in
many gin-based cocktails. The sweet and bitter flavours of a
Negroni or the sharp citrusy flavours of a classic Gin Sour are
well complemented by this powerful, floral gin.

Perfect Pour:
Over ice with premium tonic, garnished with pink grapefruit.

Awards:
• Highly Commended Contemporary Gin of the Year –Craft Distilling Expo 2015
• 1 star – Great Taste Awards 2016
• Gin Master – Gin Masters 2016
• Silver Outstanding – IWSC 2016
• Bronze – ISC 2017
• Silver – SFWSC 2017
• Taste: Silver, Value: Bronze, Design: Gold – Bartender Brand Awards 2018
• Gold – London Spirits Competition (LSC)
• Silver (London Dry Gin) Concour International de Lyon 2019
• Silver – International Spirit Challenge 2019

Awards Organiser Justin Smith said: “The ISC grows every year, with producers entering a diverse mix of spirits from across the globe who are looking to benchmark their spirit at the very highest level”.

“We are extremely proud to have won Silver at this years ISC for our Northern Dry Gin, it is a testament to the level of skill and craftmanship we put into every single bottle and to be recognised for this is a humbling experience. He adds, “This is one of our core brands within our gin range and we are producing more gins in collaboration with other brands as well as being creative within our own Rarity label. This recognition proves that we take what we do seriously, and we want to first and foremost produce a gin that stands out but we will not compromise on the flavour of our Gins” said Mark Hird, MD of Poetic License Distillery.

Now in its 24th year, the ISC is the premier event in promoting outstanding quality spirits from across the globe. The competition is founded on a rigorous and independent judging process, which serves to encourage the high calibre of spirits and designs entered into the competition each year. Receiving more than 1,700 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide, the ISC is a truly global competition. It is supported by many of the world’s leading spirits producers as the international standard for quality and excellence.

For the Tasting Awards, a highly controlled operation is held over fifteen days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. Samples are delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting. Each judge assesses products according to their age, region and variety which is then determined by the entrant and verified by the chairman.

Such a precise judging process has provided the basis of the strong reputation the ISC has established for rewarding quality and celebrating excellence.

Full results have been released and published on the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) website, www.internationalspiritschallenge.com with the full list of medal winners to be published in the ISC annual results magazine in August.

On 10th July, the world’s leading drinks producers and design specialists will gathered at The Plaisterers Hall, London for the annual ISC Awards Dinner. Paying tribute to some of the finest spirits, and packaging designs in the world, results for categories are announced with the evening highlights, which include the acclaimed Trophies, Producer of the year, Distiller of the Year, Supreme Champion Spirit and Special Recognition awards.

Buy Poetic License Northern Dry Gin here

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