Barely three months after its launch, the aromatic gin has taken on the world at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competitions and won Silver for Contemporary Gin, Gold for Gin and Tonic and Silver for Packaging.
Founder of the distillery, Ian McCulloch, was delighted. “We are a small local company and we took on all-comers on an international stage and won awards,” he said, “We believe you can almost taste the beautiful Surrey Hills in our hand-crafted gin. It captures a little of the magic of the Silent Pool and we were thrilled that the judges thought so too.”
Silent Pool Gin was selected for the maiden voyage of the P & O Flagship even before it went on sale to the public and it is on its way to securing a global market with export interest from South Africa, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, France, the Philippines and Thailand.
The creative spirit behind the gin is Master Distiller Cory Mason, who buzzes with new ideas: Albury Limited Release Alcoholic Cordials are already in production. The strawberry cordial, available locally and at farmer’s markets, tastes beautiful. Peach, rose and cardamo are coming soon.
Silent Pool Gin is available from Taurus Wines, Whipley Manor, Bramley GU5 0LL www.tauruswines.co.uk; Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer RH5 6QX www.kingfisherfarmshop.com; Guildford Wine Company, Shalford GU4 8JX www.theguildfordwinecompany.co.uk; and from the distillery itself: www.silentpooldistillers.com. Contact them via the website and come and visit! The distillery is open every weekend from 10am-4.30pm.
For more information contact Ian McCulloch at [email protected]