A quadruple win for 1881 Gin!

A Borders gin distillery has had four of its gins recognised in this year’s London Spirits Competition.

1881 Distillery, which is based at Peebles Hydro, received gold for its subtly smoked Rafters Gin.

The gin is inspired by the hotel’s history and a fire it suffered in 1905.

The Scottish gin brand also received silver for three gins, Hydro, Honours and Tiffin.

The London Spirits Competition recognises, rewards and helps promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. It singles out and shines the spotlight on spirits brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.

Judges use three main criteria, quality, value for money and appearance.

Charlie Leckie, 1881 Brand Manager, said: “It’s a great honour to see four of our gins recognised in this year’s competition.

“We have a fascinating history at 1881 Distillery and Peebles Hydro and all of our products tell the story of a critical point from our past.

“We are extremely lucky to have such beautiful surroundings in the Borders and access to lots of Scottish grown botanicals – resulting in a true Scottish product.

“These latest accolades to add to our growing collection are testament to the skill and dedication of our distillers.”

Hydro Gin is the brand’s flagship London Dry, which Honours is a navy strength gin and Tiffin is unique flavoured gin which incorporates light aromatic, warming spices to achieve its distinctive taste, with notes of cumin, cardamom, and kaffir lime and was initially created to compliment an Indian concept menu at Peebles Hydro.

1881 Distillery is an award-winning gin distillery located within Peebles Hydro Hotel and resort. For further information visit www.1881distillery.com.

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