Local Gin Distillery Selected for National Award

The Shropshire Distillery have been crowned the ‘UK New Distillery Business of the Year’ for the national round of the Prestige Awards 2021/22.

The family-run business originally applied for the central England category but the judges were so impressed by the distillery’s passion, ethical and sustainable practices, glowing reviews and how the gin school exceeds visitor’s expectations, that their application was put forward for the national award. Husband-and-wife team, Emma and Gareth Glynn, will collect the award at an event in May.

The Shropshire Distillery have also announced they will be sponsoring the Chef Talks & Demonstrations Stage at the Shrewsbury Food Festival for the second year running. The popular tent hosts a stellar line-up of chef talent, where the audience can see first-hand how showstopping dishes are created.

The distillery will be running a gin and cocktail bar at the festival, alongside hundreds of independent stallholders and street food vendors. The Shrewsbury Food Festival will take place on June 25 and 26 at the Quarry in the centre of town.

On the recent award success and sponsorship news, Emma said, “After just 4 years it is incredible to say we are multi-award winning on a national scale! I believe our glowing 5 star reviews for the gin school clinched the award for us. We are very proud of the products and experiences we have created here in Shropshire.

“We’re looking forward to being a big part of the Shrewsbury Food Festival again this year. It has become the premier event for celebrating independent food and drink businesses from the region, and we’re thrilled to be part of it. It’s great to put our stamp on the Chef Talks and Demos Stage, where the best biggest chef names will be at the event. We look forward to serving up our locally produced handcrafted spirits at the festival this June.”