Barely seven months after the first batch of Nantwich Gin shipped to customers, the debut London Dry offering from family-run business, Cheshire Botanicals, has been awarded a Gold Medal from the Spirits Business Gin Masters 2021. This new medal joins the Silver award from the London Spirits Competition, announced in April, and a “Highly Commended” from the Gin Guide Awards 2021.
With more than double the entries to the Gin Masters in 2021, compared with previous years, Nantwich Gin was one of more than 470 global entries from 230+ different companies, and was judged in the most competitive category – that of the London Dry.
A love letter to the town of Nantwich and inspired by botanist John Gerard, its famous son who became Royal Herbalist to James I and also wrote the definitive book on plants in the 17th Century, Nantwich Gin features many of the botanicals grown and catalogued in Gerard’s own garden.
“We had no expectations when we first set out to create Nantwich Gin, we just wanted to produce a gin that was worthy the town and its residents,” said Holly Challinor, founder and director of Cheshire Botanicals. “To discover that so many experienced and knowledgeable industry colleagues also think we’ve created something special is incredibly exciting and we’re grateful for their support and recognition. We’re currently working on some new members of the Nantwich Gin family, including a navy strength, which will launch in the coming months so it’s great to hear that we’re on the right track and can’t wait for people to try them!”
As more venues reopen and explore new additions to their drinks menus that give their patrons something a little different that keeps them coming back, Nantwich Gin offers a refreshingly bold botanical blend that effortlessly combines uplifting floral notes of lavender and rosehip with refreshing citrus and a warming pink peppercorn finish. In addition to industry plaudits, Nantwich Gin is also winning fans across Cheshire and beyond with a growing list of hospitality and retail outlets placing the distinctive bottle front and centre on their shelves.