Brockmans Strikes American Gold at the Artisan Spirits Awards
Brockmans Gin has been awarded a Gold Medal by the U.S.A.'s latest Artisan Spirits Awards announced at the close of 2019. This brings the number of gongs received by the brand to 15.
Brockmans Gin, the English-made super-premium gin, is now available in more than 50 countries. The brand launched in the U.S.A. in 2014 and continues to build momentum in the States as the brand prepares to expand nationally there during the course of 2020.
It is already sold in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Colorado and Pennsylvania.
The Artisan Awards is a tasting competition that showcases traditionally made products from producers around the world, recognizing products made by people who truly love what they do - craftsmen, creating products that maintain consistency year after year trough traditional methods. The annual competition is judged in a blind tasting conducted by a panel of experts in each spirits category.
Neil Everitt, Brockmans' CEO said: "We are extremely honoured to receive our second Gold Medal from the Artisan Spirits Awards. Having received our first Gold in these Awards in 2014, shortly after we launched in the U.S.A., this repeat recognition reinforces our commitment to consistently producing an exceptional gin that is a leader in the new-style spirits movement."
Brockmans Gin's distinctive combination of 11 botanicals includes blackberries, blueberries, bitter-sweet Valencian orange peel and juniper berries sourced from Tuscany. It is steeped in pure grain spirit for up to 24 hours to release the flavors and then distilled in a traditional copper still. Conventional gin aromas of juniper and angelica marry with the refreshing citrus flavors and the rounder top notes of blueberry and blackberry to give the gin its signature taste and intense smoothness.
"We developed Brockmans to be distinctively different and luxurious and to appeal to a broad base of consumers in a way more traditional gins do not," added Neil Everitt. "Consumers and bartenders around the world who are exploring new-style gins are embracing Brockmans Gin".
As one American bar-tender, featured in Brockmans Gin's The Black Book of Gin Cocktails* says: "Cocktails that were once popular in the City [of New York] - think Cosmopolitans, Manhattans - have been replaced by gin cocktails such as the Martini. Our most popular drink... is made with Brockmans Gin".
*Quote from Ciara Wheldon of Dutch Fred's bar in New York.