We’re excited to share the news that Colonsay’s Wild Thyme Spirits have taken a Gold Medal and two silver medals home at the 2020 USA Spirits Ratings Competition
They received a gold medal for the Colonsay Red Snapper, as well as two silver medals for the Bramble Liqueur and their classic Colonsay Gin at the USA Spirits Ratings Competition.
This year’s winners were selected by a panel of high-profile spirits industry judges who scored each spirit in three different categories – Quality, Value and Packaging. Judges included professionals from leading retail
chains, wholesalers, distributors, speciality retailers and casual and fine dining establishments. The inclusion of so many high-profile judges ensured that spirits awarded medals in the competition were those with a
broad consumer appeal.
Receiving a gold medal-winning mark of 93/100, Colonsay Red Snapper scored heavily in all three categories for Quality, Value & Packaging. Colonsay Red Snapper – an innovative twist on the classic vodka Bloody Mary – is a ready-to-drink spicy, tomato juice and gin cocktail made from a blend of the freshest tomatoes, spices and of course, Colonsay Gin. Its intense and rich ingredients create a refreshing pick-me-up drink which packs a spicy alcoholic punch. Both the Colonsay Bramble Liqueur and Colonsay Gin scored 87 and 86 respectively,
awarding them both silver medals.
Hebridean island distillers Wild Thyme Spirits, create a range of award-winning small-batch gins and sibling products on the Isle of Colonsay, all of which take inspiration from their beautiful surroundings. Their HQ is
fast becoming the go-to destination for gin fans and island visitors alike, offering, not only, distillery tours and tastings, but also, luxury weekend breaks at their Gin Lover’s Retreat. The Isle of Colonsay – part of the
Southern Hebrides – is just under a two-and-a-half-hour ferry journey from Oban on the West Coast of Scotland.
On the USA Spirit Competition win, Director & Owner Eileen Geekie noted: “This is a fantastic result for WTS and shows that our brand’s ever-growing range of products is being recognized, not just in the UK & Europe,
but also now in North America, and is recognition of all the hard work that we put into maintaining the quality of our brand and our new product development programme.”
You can buy the range of award winning spirits from Wild Thyme Sprits here.