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From | Friday 9 August 2019

Hull distillery's Cardamom Gin honoured in the Flavoured Gin category at the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Hotham’s co-founder Simon Pownall and distiller Emma Kinton.

A boutique distillery in Hull's Old Town has won a silver medal at an international competition against the world’s best gins.

Hotham’s Distillery was awarded 91 of a possible 100 points for their Hotham’s Cardamom Gin in the Flavoured Gin category at the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition, coming third out of 60 finalists in the category.

The competition invites more than 400 global experts to judge awards. 

Hotham’s Cardamom Gin is distilled in Hull using traditional methods and in batches no bigger than 50 bottles. 

Distiller Emma Kinton said: “When we say we’re making handcrafted spirits, we really are. Everything we do is done by the two of us, from weighing out botanicals, distilling them, right down to bottling and labelling. 

"It is important to us to have that hands-on approach. We’re also very proud that our gin is made right here in Yorkshire - home to so many great craft distillers who are as passionate about producing quality products as we are.”

Co-founder Simon Pownall said: “To win an award for our gin is always a thrill. To be shortlisted then to win such a prestigious award, alongside some of the most well-known and well-respected names in the distilling industry, is fantastic news and we are so proud."