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Mid Wales’ Gin named Best in the UK

Mid Wales’ Gin named Best in the UK

Danny and Pete with Pollination and Hibernation Gin
Danny and Pete with Pollination and Hibernation Gin


One of Britain’s smallest distilleries has received another award this week. The Dyfi Distillery, based at the Corris Craft Centre between Machynlleth and Dolgellau, has had its Pollination Gin named as the best gin produced in the United Kingdom at the 2017 Great British Food Awards.


Referred to by the judges as “Seriously beautiful” Pollination Gin is one of the few gins in the world where the majority of its botanical components are foraged. In this distillery’s case, these are gathered within the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of the Dyfi Valley.


This trophy joins The Independent’s Indy Best Award for the Best New Gin in 2017, in this case given to Dyfi’s Hibernation Gin, and no less than seven medals awarded at this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition.


Brothers Pete and Danny Cameron established the first commercial distillery in Mid Wales in 2016. Pete has lived, worked and foraged in the Dyfi Valley for 35 years, while Danny is a long-standing drinks industry professional and international-standard judge.


“It’s been quite a year” commented Danny. “We’ve been so busy trying to keep up with demand that we haven’t really had a chance to take this all in.”


The Dyfi Distillery is one of 9 studios at the Corris Craft Centre open to curious visitors every day between 10am and 5pm until the 5th November, and then reduced hours until Christmas.  For more information visit the website.


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Published 4 September 2017

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