Chosen by judge and top chef Raymond Blanc for its ‘great taste and story’
A recurring favourite, Keepr’s Classic London Dry Gin with Cotswold Honey has once again found itself in the top spot after being one of two gins to be highly commended in the flavoured gin category of the Great British Food Awards 2019.
Judged by chef and owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, Raymond Blanc, the honey gin was commended for its ‘lovely real honey taste’ and its great ‘story’.
Keepr’s honey and fruit-infused spirits are made using 100% raw honey, which can be traced back to the hive it was produced in. Proudly helping to preserve British bees through increasing the number of hives it owns, and through its artisan products, this is just one of many awards The British Honey Company has received for its Keepr’s spirits under the craftmanship of Master Distiller Jamie Baggott.
Jamie said: “It has been an amazing year for the Cotswold Honey Gin. It received a Gold accolade in the recent China Wine & Spirits Awards, which builds upon its success in previous years at both international and national competitions.
“Carefully distilled with only the finest botanicals, our honey gin is superbly infused with 100% unadulterated British honey from our own hives. To receive a Great British Food Award is a fantastic recognition of our championing of British countryside flavours.”
Run by Great British Food Magazine, the awards were set up to praise small artisan producers. Keepr’s was shortlisted alongside nine other entrants by a panel of judges who were then narrowed down to a winning and two highly commended gins.
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