Locally based Newfoundland Distillery Company took home two major awards at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirit Competition and one co-founder says it’s thanks to their ingredients.
Peter Wilkins is co-founder of the company. He says all of their ingredients are directly from the province.
He says it seemed natural to use seaweed from the Grand Banks, and people seem to be loving it.
We are thrilled, honoured and giddy with delight to announce that our Seaweed Gin won a Double Gold Medal and our Cloudberry Gin won Silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, widely considered to be the most prestigious spirit competition in the world. Party time!! pic.twitter.com/f4AoPYY4ib
— NL Distillery Co (@NLDistilleryCo) May 15, 2018
Wilkins says they’re still trying to grasp the big win.
He says this is supposed to be like winning the Stanley Cup or the Oscar of the Spirit Competition. They are absolutely thrilled and delighted.