Atom Brands Triumphs at the International Spirits Challenge 2018

Atom Brands takes home three trophies and four golds in the International Spirits Challenge

  • The Handmade Cocktail Company is named Pre-Mixed Producer of the Year, also collecting trophies for The Manhattan and The Old Fashioned, and golds for The Negroni and The Martinez

  • The Blended Whisky Company wins a trophy for The Half-Century Blend - Batch 2

  • The haul is completed by gold medals for That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Blended Whisky #3 23 Year Old and Origin’s Arezzo gin

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23rd July 2018

Atom Brands has been awarded a series of fantastic accolades in The International Spirits Challenge 2018 — one of the most respected and influential spirits competitions in the world.

Their portfolio of brands, including Origin, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, The Blended Whisky Company and The Handmade Cocktail Company picked up a series of medals and trophies, with The Handmade Cocktail Company also being recognised as Pre-Mixed Producer of the Year.

Now in its 23rd year, The International Spirits Challenge receives more than 1,500 entries from nearly 70 countries worldwide, and each product is blind tasted and awarded a score for its aroma, appearance, taste and finish.

In the gin category, where over 2,000 samples were tasted, Origin’s Arezzo gin was awarded a gold medal, and in the Whisky category both That Boutique-y Whisky Company’s Blended Whisky #3 23 Year Old and The Blended Whisky Company’s Half-Century Blend - Batch 2 received accolades, with the latter being awarded a trophy - the highest honour available.

This was the first year for the Pre-Mixed drinks category, which saw Atom Brands’ The Handmade Cocktail Company not only scoop two trophies and two gold medals, but also be named as Pre-Mixed Producer of the Year.

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“The ISC are firmly in the top tier of awards bodies, and the fact that we've scooped three trophies and a category-level award stands testament to the 'quality first' approach we take with all our liquids.” said Ben Ellefsen, Managing Director at Atom Brands.

“There is no more rigorous test of a liquid's quality than blind panel tasting, and we're absolutely delighted to have triumphed in these most prestigious of awards.”

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Charlie Bond