York Gin has been named ‘England Gin Distillery of the Year’ at the New York International Spirits Competition 2021.
York Gin Chocolate & Orange also won a gold medal - its first since it was launched just before Christmas.
The competition received over 1,400 entries from 39 countries. It is respected around the world because all its judges work in the spirits trade full time so they have a clear understanding of what customers want.
'Carrying the flag for Yorkshire'
Our Master Distiller Harry Cooke said: ‘We’re delighted to be carrying the flag for Yorkshire gin on the world stage.
‘Four out of our six gins have now won gold at major international competitions - we really do make some of the world’s best gins!’
Gold-winning York Gin Chocolate & Orange is inspired by the Terry’s Chocolate Orange, invented in York in 1932 and made in the city for decades. Launched for last Christmas, it immediately became a bestseller with the Sunday Telegraph calling it ‘exquisite’.
The York Gin distillery has run on sustainable principles since it was established in 2018. It uses 100% green energy from renewable sources, recycles all its glass, paper and recyclable plastic. And the company drives emission-free electric vehicles.
The latest accolades follow two Best English gin titles for Old Tom and its Navy Strength ‘Outlaw’ gins at the World Gin Awards 2021.