Adnams – home to the world-renowned Copper House Gin – has been recognised as Brand Innovator of the Year and highly commended for both Sustainable Distillery of the Year and Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year for Julie Fitzgerald at the Icons of Gin.
Held at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in London, the Icons of Gin recognise and celebrate the international best products, people and places within the world of gin. The latest win and commendations add to the Southwold-based company’s long list of accomplishments over the last decade.
Speaking after collecting the award, John McCarthy, Adnams head distiller, said: “We are truly honoured to have won Brand Innovator of the Year and be commended for our efforts in sustainability and the Adnams experience. Although Adnams’ heritage is in brewing beer, our dedication to innovation, sustainability and quality in all our drinks is the same, whether beer, spirits, wine or alcohol free. We’re very proud that after 10 years our distillery is considered one of the world’s best.”
The win comes just a few weeks after Adnams Rye Malt Whisky became the first UK whisky ever to be included in the highly regarded Whisky Advocate Top 20.
Adnams has become one of the world’s best producers of spirits with both Copper House Gin and Long Shore Vodka winning top honours at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) meaning they are considered “the world’s best” in their respective categories.
“Adnams is driven by the great attitudes of our people. The Icons of Gin win is further evidence of what we set out to achieve. We’re so pleased that the hard work of our people is being recognised by the industry and the public alike. We welcome over 22,000 visitors a year to our distillery, attracting people to boost the local economy in East Anglia, a place we’re proud to call home,” said Andy Woods, Adnams CEO.