THE experimenting has paid off for Glasgow Distillery Company, winning six medals at a world industry competition against 400 of the finest gins from 35 countries.

The single malt and gin specialist is causing a stir with its newest offerings to the market, Makar Old Tom and their cask matured expressions, Makar Oak and Makar Mulberry.

Rewarding excellence since 1969, the annual International World Spirits Challenge (IWSC) hosted the 10th Annual Spirits Tasting at Vintners’ Hall in London last week, and presented The Glasgow Distillery with an outstanding silver for Makar Old Tom.

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Makar Old Tom is hand distilled in a copper still with botanicals including Angelica, Black Pepper, Liquorice, Coriander, Orange, Sweet Almond, Juniper berries and finished with a drizzle of honey to re-create a sweeter and more traditional style of gin. Made in small batches, this is a super-premium gin made in the heart of Glasgow.

Liam Hughes, CEO of The Glasgow Distillery Company, said: “Scotland is a global destination for outstanding food and drink and this is a fantastic result for the industry.

“Winning six awards from such a distinguished judging process highlights our commitment to innovation and our confidence in creating super premium products for our customers to enjoy across the globe.

“We’re passionate about our products and winning these awards gives our distillers the confidence to continue to challenge flavours, and create more handcrafted products.”