Great Taste accolade for Pitlochry’s Badvo Gin

Badvo Gin has long had a lot to shout about, with founder Helen Stewart producing a range of gins created from 100% hand-foraged botanicals that grow around her family farm in Pitlochry.

The entirely grant-funded distillery is run by Helen with help from her mother, Avril and at just over 2 years old, it is fast becoming a Scottish Gin to be reckoned with, having won a Gold Star Great Taste Award for their Sloe Gin and a Best New Talent in the Industry 2019 Award for their classic Badvo Gin.

There was more exciting news from the distillery this week when Helen let us know that 1451, the official Gin of The University of Glasgow that they produce, has been awarded a prestigious Two Star Great Taste Award.

The Great Taste reviewers were very impressed with the gin and commented that it was:

A refreshing mint aroma with juniper in support. Smooth in the mouth, with a dominant juniper note throughout with hints of spices and peel. The apple isn’t as apparent as one might expect although hints of apple peel are present. The perfume of mint offers a pleasant and unusual finish that brings a brightness to the product.

Pronounced on the nose with pungent aromas of juniper, apple and mint dominating. Smooth and silky on the palate with warming, well-integrated alcohol. Dry, but with some sweetness on the palate which softens the alcohol nicely. Medium intensity of flavours, with mint and apple coming through clearly. Some complexity, with well-defined flavours and good length on the palate. Works well with tonic. Interesting and unusual gin that offers balanced flavours that don’t overpower the juniper. Delivers on flavour and balance.

We’re delighted for Badvo and this latest accolade, which we feel won’t be the last! If you want to find out more about the 1451 Gin and buy a bottle, click here.

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