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Island Spirits Distillery Wins Three Medals At International Wine And Spirit Competition

In a proud moment for the Island Spirits Distillery, makers of Isle of Wight Gin and Rocken End Rum, three of its spirits have clinched prestigious awards at this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

The distillery's signature gin, Island Spirit Gin was awarded a Silver Medal, and comes just a month after winning a bronze medal at the international London Spirits awards.

Quarr Abbey Gin, a gin make exclusively for the location it's named after using only their own botanicals, won a Bronze medal, and Rocken End Dark Spiced Rum was also awarded a Bronze medal, after being launched just a few months ago.

The IWSC, renowned for its rigorous judging process, is one of the most prestigious competitions in the wine and spirits industry, making these awards a significant achievement.

"Winning at the IWSC is a true testament to the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into every bottle we produce," said Cris Jackman, Distiller at Island Spirits Distillery.

"We are thrilled to see our spirits recognised on such an esteemed global platform."

Island Spirit Gin: A Silver-Winning Sensation

The Island Spirit Gin, earning a silver, is celebrated for its classic blend of local botanicals that capture the clean fresh summer breeze on the Island.

Its complex, yet balanced flavour profile has garnered acclaim, making it a favourite among gin enthusiasts.

Quarr Abbey Gin and RockenEnd Dark Spiced Rum win Bronze

The Quarr Abbey Gin, infused with botanicals, honey and apple sourced from the historic Quarr Abbey gardens, and the RockenEnd Dark Spiced Rum, spiced with spices grown in Ventnor and a nod to the Isle’s smuggling past, both earned bronze medals.

These spirits have been highlighted for their unique characteristics and the stories they tell through their tastes.

"These awards not only reinforce our passion for distilling but also motivate us to continue innovating and elevating our craft," Cris Jackman added.

The distillery plans to leverage the momentum from these wins to bring the taste of the Isle of Wight Gins to new enthusiasts around the globe.

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