Quintessential Brands Cleans Up At International Spirits Challenge

By Publications Checkout
Quintessential Brands Cleans Up At International Spirits Challenge

Quintessential Brands Group was one of the big winners at this year’s International Spirits Challenge (ISC) awards ceremony, walking away with the prestigious Gin Distiller of The Year Trophy.

It's the third time Quintessential Brands has been awarded the Gin Distiller of the Year title by the ISC, following wins in 2015 and 2016.

The Trophy was presented to co-founders, Warren Scott and Enzo Visone, joined by Liquid Development Manager at G&J Distillers, Dermot Hegarty.

Individual Excellence

“Seven years ago, we set out to create an independent, international spirits business, respected for both its enviable portfolio of premium brands and our world-class manufacturing capabilities,” said Warren Scott, Co-Founder and CEO at Quintessential Brands Group.

“To have been awarded Gin Distiller of the Year by a respected industry body like the ISC three times since then, and for our commercial products to now be winning trophies and recognised as best-in-class in their categories, is a real honour and is a source of great pride for us.”


Many of the company’s brands, which includes Greenall’s, the Original Handcrafted Gin, Opihr Gin, BLOOM Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, and Berkeley Square Gin, were also recognised for their quality by the ISC, with gold medals for BLOOM & Fentimans Rose Lemonade RTS and the recently-launched Opihr Gin & Tonic.

Gin Wave

“These awards are a testament to the dedication and hard work of so many within our business but particularly to the team at G&J Distillers who work tirelessly to produce spirits of outstanding quality for consumers to enjoy worldwide,” Scott added.

“Quintessential Brands’ rise over the last seven years has been impressive to watch,” said Christain Davis, editor of Drinks International, commenting on Quintessential Brands’ performance.

“In a category that has become as crowded as gin has, winning Gin Distiller of the Year is a fantastic achievement, but with their gins showing such great consistency, they are very deserving winners.

“It’s fair to say Quintessential Brands is one of the most exciting drinks companies to emerge out of the last decade and they’re definitely one to watch in the years ahead.”

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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