Suffolk born gin scoops international spirit award

Heart of Suffolk’s flagship London Dry Gin, Betty’s, has scooped a silver award in this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition.

The International Wine & Spirit Competition is world renowned, with 85 of the world’s leading spirit experts gathering over a two week period to assess over 4,000 spirits from over 90 countries, entered into 21 different categories. Each spirit is tasted and awarded a score, translating for many entries into a Gold Outstanding, Gold, Silver or Bronze medal.

With its biggest year of entries to date, that included 1,200 gins, small batch gin Betty’s beat off fierce competition to pick up a silver award and 90 points in the London Dry Gin Category of this year’s highly coveted competition. 

“We are delighted to receive the Silver Medal for Betty’s,” explains Ryan Luke, who works as part of the family business at Heart of Suffolk, that produces a range of small batch gins from its distillery in Bacton, Suffolk. “The number of gins entered in this year’s competition was huge so for Betty’s to stand out as a medal winner is testament to the hard work we have put in to create our flagship gin.”

The judges described Betty’s as displaying ‘cardamom spices, floral notes, citrus peel, malty biscuit and lavender notes with piney juniper on the nose. A soft oily texture with firm alcohol and a long finish.’

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