It only began trading in March.

But already York Gin has its first top award. It brought home a gold medal at the People’s Drinks Awards, for its cat and castle branding.

That follows a silver medal in the Gin Masters this summer.

In a statement, the awards said: “We had more entrants and more judges than ever and competition was tight. We only give out seven awards each year.”

And it’s a fantastic boost for the city’s first ever gin distillery as it heads into Christmas.

Brilliant award

Celebration time: Emma Godivala with the top tipple
The award is judged solely by the general public – which means the York Gin brand is flying the flag for the city far and wide.

York Gin director Emma Godivala said:

  • We think this is a brilliant award for the city, as well as for York Gin.

    Our brand reflects our motto – ‘history in the tasting’ – and everything about the brand says York. From the cat – one of the city’s chief emblems – to the sturdy bottles and the walls.

The company is enjoying a busy first Christmas, with gift packs and bottles flying off the shelves and from their St Nicholas Fair hut on St Sampson’s Square.

Find out more at the York Gin website.

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