As you may know, I’m a big supporter of IOW Distillery. Our history goes back a long way, when I had only been writing the blog for a ahort time and I took a trip to meet Xav and see what they were about.
If you want to read that post from way back when, you can here.
Seeing as we go back, I like to keep up with what their doing and I love to see their progress. So, with this in mind, I was really pleased to receive this update on their latest victory:
31st October 2019
Plastic-free packaging prevails: The Isle of Wight Distillery celebrates international design award.
Just six months after the relaunch of Mermaid Gin, the island spirit has been presented with a prestigious international award. Coming up against competition from around the world, Mermaid Gin was awarded first place in the International Wine and Spirit Competition for its strikingly sculpted design, which is 100% plastic-free, with a wood topped cork and unique plant-based tamper proof seal.
Xavier Baker, co-founder at the Isle of Wight Distillery said:
“This award is proof that a commitment to being plastic-free and 100% recyclable doesn’t mean you have compromise on style. Thanks to a brilliant team and our partners, we’ve managed to balance both. This is such a prestigious award – we couldn’t be more pleased. It’s really an award for this innovative island as much as Mermaid.”
Watch the judges discuss their decision here.
Mermaid Gin is available to purchase at The Isle of Wight Distillery and from
www.isleofwightdistillery.com @iowdistillery (Twitter) / @isleofwightdistillery (IG) / @iowdistillery (FB) / www.isleofwightdistillery.com Mermaid Gin wholesalers: Enotria, Master of Malt, Amathus, Tolchards Drinks, Nectar Drinks, LWC.
Great work guys! I remember my last visit to the new distillery and bar, when you showed me the bottle for the first time. It’s such a gorgeous thing and clearly the product of a lot of thought, consideration and love. I’m not at all surprised that it’s doing so well. Keep up the good work!