December 13, 2018

Yorkshire-based founder of fast-growing gin event wins prestigious industry award

The Yorkshire-based founder of a fast-growing gin event for distillers has been awarded Gin Event of the Year at the second annual Scottish Gin Awards.

The Gin Fayre, which launched in St Andrews in February 2017, was presented with the award at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow on 20th September 2018.

Leeds-based founder of The Gin Fayre, Jasmine Wheelhouse, joined other finalists on the night to celebrate innovation and excellence in gin distilling in Scotland.

Established in 2016, the Scottish Gin Awards is a competition judged by a panel of experts drawn from across the sector.

Hosted by two of the country’s most high-profile TV broadcasters, Kaye Adams and Des Clarke, the awards welcomed more than 600 attendees on the night.

The Gin Fayre has hosted five sell-out events across Scotland and is home to a variety of gin brands from across the world including Persie Gin, Stirling Gin, Boe Gin, Darnley’s Gin, Ink Gin from Australia and Cooper King Gin from York. 

Founder of The Gin Fayre, Jasmine Wheelhouse, comments: “I am absolutely delighted to have been recognised for our hard work over the last 18 months. Taking the opportunity to celebrate our achievements with others in the industry has been absolutely fantastic.

“Winning Gin Event of The Year has been a real highlight of this year for me. We’ve worked tirelessly to create an event to be proud of and we hope we can continue to deliver outstanding events across the country that gin lovers can enjoy as much as we do.”

Chair of the judging panel, Alex Bruce, Managing Director of Adelphi Distillery added: “Congratulations to all the Scottish distilleries and supporting companies who have won at the Scottish Gin Awards. The Scottish gin sector can be very proud.  These medals will help retain our precious reputation as a global centre in the production of high-quality spirits.

“With a phenomenal 80 Scottish gins in the finals and 18 taste medal winners presented, the results will provide winning distilleries with a real boost in advance of the busy Christmas season. For the discerning gin drinker, these awards provide welcome guidance when choosing from the large range of Scottish gin now on the market.”