Judged by the experts, Dryad Gin is awarded a Great Taste 1 star in world’s most coveted food and drink awards.
Somerset Based Dryad Gin has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 1 star Great Taste award for its “Centaur Oak Dryad Gin”.
14,195 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and Dryad Gin was dubbed a “Orange and cardamom present nicely on the nose. A gentle sweetness and pleasantly spiced with good citrus notes, Fairly well balanced, textured and smooth” at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. 4,088 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, 1,568 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 248 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.
Dryad Gin was a big hit with the Great Taste judges.
Made with 11 botanicals including Juniper, Oak Bark, Cinnamon, Liquorish, Orange Peel, Orris Root, Cardamon, Angelica, Almonds, Gogi Berries and Coriander and inspired by The Quantock Hills Dryad Gin was one of 5,904 products to receive a Great Taste award in 2023 (which is only 41.6% of the total products entered).
Becky Wright Distiller from Dryad Gin Ltd comments: “We are thrilled to have won a Great Taste award for our first gin called Dryad Gin. We have dreamt of this moment and are so proud to be adding the prestigious black and gold Great Taste badge of honour. We only launched the gin last September alongside a pop up pub called The Dryad Inn. We are blessed to have some local stockists like The Castle Hotel Taunton, ASK Italian Taunton, Augustus Restaurant and Pod Shavers Restaurant. to be where we are today is truly a dream come true.
“Being recognised with a Great Taste 1 star means so much to independent producers such as myself, as it makes all the hard work and determination worth it! Great Taste is the most recognised accolade for taste and quality in the food and drink industry, so it’s a huge moment for us!
What is Great Taste?
Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.
This year, judging took place over 89 days in Dorset and London, with a panel of more than 500 judges putting the products to the test. The line-up saw food and drink products submitted from an extraordinary 109 different countries across the world.
The Dryad Gin is available from ASKItalian Taunton RRP: £47.00 for 70cl bottle or contact Becky at [email protected]
For more information about Dryad Gin visit https://dryadgin.co.uk/
The full list of this year’s winners and where to buy them can be found at www.greattasteawards.co.uk and a wide range of the award-winning products are available to buy in delis, farm shops and independent retailers across the country.