First Time Entrants Hoyle Bottom Spirits Ltd are double medal winners

17 August 2020

Independent, family-run distillery Hoyle Bottom Spirits Ltd is immensely proud to announce that they have received 2 silver medals at the highly respected International Wine and Spirits Competition 2020. These were awarded to their flagship product, Tinker Brook Lancashire Dry Gin, in the Distilled Dry Gin (Contemporary) category, and to their gin liqueur, A Drop of Pearfection, in the Liqueurs (Confectionary) category, from a combined field of over 3000 entries.

Founded in 2018, Hoyle Bottom Spirits Ltd is owned and run by two brothers who launched their flagship product, Tinker Brook Lancashire Dry Gin, in 2019, and have since gone on to develop a range of new products and relationships with stockists both nationally and internationally.

Managing Director of  Hoyle Bottom Spirits Ltd, Jamie McNally said “I am absolutely delighted to receive these awards as a first time entrant. The IWSC has long been regarded as one of the most revered and respected competitions in our industry so to see both of our entries place silver medals is our proudest achievement to date.”

“Since starting out we have always committed to remaining wholly family owned and operated so to come out ahead of some of the largest distilleries in our category, working out of £multi-million facilities and with near-unlimited NPD budgets is truly overwhelming but also a huge incentive for us to continue pushing on, never settling and never compromising in anything we do.”

Despite the challenges presented in 2020, the company has managed to secure a hospitality partnership with a British Touring Car Championship racing team, expand its list of prestigious stockists with the addition of an award winning restaurant, develop an entirely new range of flavoured gins for a near-future launch, receive nomination for a local business award and win the exclusive importer rights to the South African tonic brand Fitch & Leedes Bespoke Mixers, for which HBS Ltd is preparing its first national campaign.

Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, the IWSC remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded the original format back in 1969. Created to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, the IWSC ensures recognition for the very best wine and spirits, and is recognised as the benchmark for quality, with hundreds of global experts (including buyers, producers, distillers and sommeliers) judging entries around the year.

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