A Glamis farming family has scooped two international awards for its home-grown potato vodka just a few months after going into production.
Graeme Jarron only started to produce the spirit, Scotland’s first potato vodka, at his diversified Hatton of Ogilvy Farm in January and recently won a Gold Outstanding and the Vodka Trophy at the 2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), considered to be the most prestigious of its kind in the world.
With the support of many of the world’s top wine and spirit producers, the competition sets the international benchmark for quality.
The win for Ogilvy Vodka builds on the company’s success earlier this year at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where it on a Silver and Double Gold Medal.
Graeme said: “We are truly delighted to be enjoying another accomplishment at a major spirit competition. We worked hard to design a unique recipe and production techniques which have resulted in a ‘sipping’ vodka with a complex flavour profile.
The IWSC awards are believed to be among the industry’s highest honours. Judging has two stages; first, the products are tasted blind by expert panels, selected from over 300 experienced and qualified industry judges. Then, products which receive the top medals are subject to technical analysis before results are released.
Graeme added: “The aim is to build a future for further generations, to create something from our farm’s produce starting small and sharing it worldwide. We are delighted with these accolades we have achieved, particularly at such an early stage of our development. The future is bright for Ogilvy Spirits and Hatton of Ogilvy Farm.”