So, how did we win gold at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition?
Winning gold for both our Gins has been a huge honour. In fact, we’re one of just 24 gins from across the globe to land a double gold medal! So, we want to share with you just how we managed to win…
#1 45 variations before our gin “came alive”
While searching for the perfect blend of botanicals, our Head Distiller John, tested over 45 variations before landing on the perfect blend. Determined to get the taste just right, John carefully selected a combination of ingredients. He tested the gin as he went, before landing on the smooth and punchy flavour that we have today! John’s dedication to producing a Gin with an unparalleled flavour has certainly led to this prestigious expert approval.
#2 Carefully chosen botanicals
During John’s and Nicola’s journey to find the perfect blend of Gin, John experimented with many different botanicals. While we can’t divulge exactly what the secret ingredients are, we can give you a sneak peek into the kinds of ingredients used!
“Our mix is a carefully guarded secret but Northmoor Classic, made with Exmoor water from a nearby borehole contains ten botanicals including coriander, angelica root, rowan berries, grains of paradise and kaffir lime leaves” – John, Head Distiller
#3 Using modern technology in the distilling process
Dedicated to producing the perfect gin consistently, John knew that only the highest quality distilling technology would do. The IStill, known to be one of the most advanced distillation machines in its field, has enabled John to produce spirits that are 100% consistent. This means that each bottle of Northmoor or Navy Strength Gin will have the same perfectly blended spirit within it!
#4 Exmoor in a bottle
Exmoor Distillery is located in the rolling hills of the Exmoor countryside. John and Nicola, the business owners, have lived in Exmoor for years. Their award-winning Gin embodies their love for the gorgeous surroundings that they’re in! Northmoor Gin’s design and flavour not only represents their exquisite rural backdrop, but it encapsulates it as well. John and Nicola have captured the taste of Exmoor and replicated it bottle by bottle. No matter where you are in the world, you can taste the true nature of Exmoor.
“We are trying to replicate the true feeling of Exmoor in a bottle” – John, Head Distiller
That’s it from Exmoor Distillery…
Here at Exmoor Distillery, we are so proud to have gained such a highly esteemed award for our gin, and it has motivated us to continue growing and producing the spirits that you love. We are working hard to produce more over the coming years and we are looking forward to all the challenges that they’ll bring.
We want to take a moment to say thank you to all our loyal customers and friends, without whom Exmoor Distillery would be much less than it is today.
Cheers, to plenty more years of distilling!