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By admin, also posted in News on 24/07/18
Adnams triumphs again at the 2018 International Wine and Spirit Competition
It's a gold and a trophy! We're delighted to announce that we've won the coveted Vodka Trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). This is the second time we've won this prestigious award (the previous year was 2014). The IWSC awarded Adnams’ Longshore Vodka the highest honour after already commending it with a Gold Outstanding Medal.
The judges commented “The incredible softness and elegance of this vodka places it above the rest. It exhibits an elegant, silky palate with just the right balance between the character of the base material and the smoothness and mouthfeel of the overall product.” The Vodka Trophy, however was just one of a whole host of awards won by Adnams this year, with Triple Malt Whisky also taking home a Gold award. Rye Malt Whisky and East Coast Vodka were awarded Silver Outstanding medals, silver medals were awarded for Rye Hill Vodka, Single Malt Whisky and First Rate Gin, as well as a bronze medal for Rising Sun Gin. Further awards were awarded for the gins and vodkas in the gin and tonic and vodka and tonic categories respectively. In 2017, Longshore Vodka alongside First Rate Triple Malt Gin was given a fresh new look.
The design was created by Brighton-based designers CookChick to reflect Adnams’ close proximity and association with the coast and builds on the characterful vibrancy seen across the range of Adnams Spirits. It an increasingly competitive market, it is vital that the provenance of the product is shown through its design and stands out to consumers.
"All at Adnams are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the IWSC Vodka Trophy 2018. Our Copper House Distillery opened in late 2010 and it has now won the IWSC Vodka trophy twice and the IWSC Gin Trophy, and a bucket-full of other medals and awards” said Chairman Jonathan Adnams OBE.
“To be awarded the IWSC Vodka trophy on this second occasion is a real credit to our team at the Adnams Copper House Distillery and further testament to our commitment to distilling premium artisan spirits. It’s wonderful to be recognised as a world class producer by the IWSC, one of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions. “Adnams Longshore Triple Malt Vodka is brewed and distilled by us in Southwold using only locally-grown malted barley, wheat and oats. This unique blend of three malted grains has enabled us to create an award-winning premium vodka, elegant and silky smooth on the palate.”
Founded in 1969, the IWSC its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Adnams also won the coveted Gin Trophy for our Copper House Dry Gin in 2013.
Adnams IWSC award-winners for 2018:
Adnams Longshore Vodka, 45% Abv, £30.99 for 70cl bottle Gold Outstanding and The Vodka Trophy and Vodka and Tonic Silver MedalMade from wheat, barley and oats, this is an exceptionally pure, handcrafted vodka. Smooth, creamy, and rich with a refreshingly crisp bite and gentle note of toffee. Serve from the freezer, over ice.
Adnams Triple Malt Whisky, 47% Abv, £37.99 for 70cl bottle Gold MedalMade with three malted grains - wheat, barley and oats - and aged in new American oak casks for five years.
Adnams East Coast Vodka, 40% Abv, £24.99 for 70cl bottle Silver Outstanding Medal, Vodka and Tonic Silver MedalEast Coast Vodka is made from East Anglian malted barley. Made in small batches in our hand-made copper pot still, Adnams vodka is rich and creamy with a subtle butterscotch note.
Adnams Rye Malt Whisky, 47% Abv, £39.99 (was £44.99) for 70cl bottle Silver Outstanding MedalMade with rye grown just one mile from our distillery, our Adnams Rye Whisky has lovely aromas of warm vanilla, raisin fudge and black peppercorns with a smooth, rich and spicy palate.
Adnams First Rate Gin, 45% Abv, £31.99 for 70cl bottle Silver Medal, Gin & Tonic Silver MedalMade with a blend of East Anglian wheat, barley and rye, this gin is complex with 13 botanicals including juniper berries, coriander seed, cardamon pod, sweet orange peel and liquorice root.
Adnams Single Malt Whisky, 40% Abv, £34.99 for a 70cl bottle Silver MedalThis whisky is matured exclusively in new French oak barrels. It's smooth and rich with notes of runny honey, vanilla and apricot.
Adnams Rye Hill Vodka, 42% Abv, £26.99 for a 70cl bottle Silver Medal, Vodka & Tonic Silver Outstanding MedalRye has been grown in Reydon for centuries - the village name derives from the Old English word for Rye Hill. Our vodka is smooth and rich with a hint of pepper.
Adnams Rising Sun Gin, 42% Abv, £28.99 for a 70cl bottle Bronze Medal, Gin & Tonic Silver MedalMade from Rye grown by Jonathan Adnams at his farm in Reydon on the Suffolk coast. Refreshing gin with matcha tea and lemongrass.