York Gin – one of the nearly 100 gin distilleries in the county – made the claim after winning a prestigious gold medal at an international spirits competition.
Their York Gin Old Tom won a Gold Outstanding medal with a score of 98/100 at this summer’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) – known as the Oscars of the drinking world.
Director Pete McNichol said: “700 international gins entered the competition. Only 6 won a Gold Outstanding – and our Old Tom and another Yorkshire Gin, Masons Tea Edition, were the only English gins to win. Gin is now more Yorkshire than whippets!”
McNichol added: “Yorkshire gins are winning accolades all over the place. Our York Gin Outlaw won a Double Gold at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition earlier this year.