Gorilla Spirits Co. wins four medals in the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Hampshire based Gorilla Spirits Co. is celebrating after winning Gold & Silver Outstanding medals for their Blackback Mountain Strength Vodka and a Silver medal award for their Silverback Mountain Strength Gin in the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Their newly designed Silverback Gin bottle also picked up a Bronze award for packaging.
Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world.
The awards given by the competition are believed to be among some of the highest honours in the industry. Judging for the competition is unique in that it has two stages; first, the products are tasted blind by expert panels, selected from over 300 fully experienced and qualified industry judges. Products which receive the top medals are then subject to technical analysis before results are released; this crucial stage ensures winners receive complete validation.
Founded in 2015, Gorilla Spirits Co., based in Four Marks, Hampshire, is a craft distiller with strong ethical credentials. They donate £1 to The Gorilla Organization for every bottle of spirits sold to support the important work of gorilla conservation.
“Winning these awards not only helps to promote our products in both domestic and international markets but also helps to raise awareness of the work of The Gorilla Organization and the importance of conservation in general” says founder and Master Distiller Andy Daniels, who adds “our vision is to become the largest commercial sponsor of this wonderful UK based charity and to make a real and tangible impact on gorilla conservation whilst producing world class spirits for our customers to enjoy”.
The Gorilla Organization works at the forefront of gorilla conservation with innovative and award-winning projects in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its field staff in Africa, supported by a fundraising and communications team in London, oversee a range of grassroots conservation projects, all of them aimed at addressing the key threats facing gorillas today.