Glasgow’s first gin and single malt distillery since 1902 has received two golds at top industry awards - 17th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Putting the city on an international stage, Glasgow Distillery Company has received a double gold medal for its Independent Bottling Prometheus 27-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Best Independent Single Merchant.
This prestigious accolade is awarded to entries that receive a Gold medal by all members of the esteemed judging panel and follows on from the whisky winning a double gold last year.
There were 2,100 superior spirits from 70 countries sampled by the director of judging and master mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim and the 41-person panel.
Blending passion and experience, these awards are the oldest of its kind and most influential due to the strict judging methods by industry-respected experts to discern quality.
Gin also brought home success for the distillery as their limited-edition Makar Mulberry Wood aged gin picked up a silver medal.
Liam Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of The Glasgow Distillery Company, said, “At Glasgow Distillery Company one of our main aims is to ensure everything we release - whether the wonderful craft products made at the distillery, or Independent Bottlings we have meticulously sourced - are exceptional for our customers, and these three awards are a testament that.
“Prometheus 27 Year Old is the second bottling in the range following the highly successful launch of our 26-Year-old, and we’re exceptionally proud for it to receive the highest recognition from such esteemed judges. It cements our confidence in this wonderfully rare, aged Speyside single malt whisky which we are extremely proud to be the guardians of.
“To also receive a silver award for our limited edition Mulberry Wood Aged Gin is incredibly rewarding and highlights the commitment from our team of distillers to continue achieving our vision of producing premium quality spirits.”
This achievement follows on from a number of other award wins this year for the distillery, including silver medals at the International Spirit Challenge.