Porter's Gin takes home the gold

Porter's Gin takes home the gold

Three young distillers are celebrating after becoming the first Aberdeen’s first gin in 100 years to take home a prestigious gold medal at the International Wines and Spirits Competition.

Porter’s Gin, which was launched in January 2016, is the brainchild of three friends, Ben Iravani, Josh Rennie and Alex Lawrence when the three realised they shared a common aspiration- to create a unique and innovative style of gin.

After working for years in the cocktail industry, with a passion for mixed drinks and finding the perfect serves, the team at Porter’s saw the rise of gin in cocktail culture and the trio were determined to create a “distinguishing gin”.

The team have been working for the past two years on developing the gin, utilising a combination of modern and traditional distillation methods, to create Porter’s gin, named in honour of Professor Andy Porter who sourced a vital piece of equipment which helped bring the gin to life.

Since launching seven months ago, the Scottish gin has already sold over 10,000 bottles, has been featured in Vogue magazine and can be found across the UK in retailers such as Harvey Nichols.

The firm’s latest gold accolade is described as its “proudest moment to date” and the firm is now looking to accelerate its entry into the international market.

Co-founder of Porter’s Gin, Ben Iravani, said: “We are very proud of our gin and have always known that it tasted great, but to be recognised in a leading international competition is an unbelievable achievement for us.

“This award speaks volumes for the hard work we have put into developing Porter’s, and validates our innovative fusion of traditional and state of the art distilling techniques used to create Porter's unique taste profile"

“We are confident that we’ve created a delicious product carefully distilled to work in classic cocktails whilst still able to stand out from the crowd in a traditional gin and tonic.

“This flexibility has proven extremely popular with industry mixologists and with gin lovers alike, with Porter's already found in many of the world's best bars.”

Ewan Lacey, IWSC managing director, added: “The significant growth of new entries over the last few years are testament to the continuing advancement and innovation of our entrants.

“An increase of 200% in Gin entries since 2013 reflects the boom in the category worldwide and we are delighted that producers continue to choose the IWSC to benchmark and promote their products.”


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