A Yorkshire-produced whisky liqueur won bronze at a top industry awards ceremony after its first batch went on sale.
The whisky liqueur joins an expanding range of award-winning gin liqueurs hand-crafted and bottled by McCallums Liqueurs on their fruit farm in South Yorkshire. The latest addition was awarded Bronze in the World’s Best Whisky Liqueur category for its unique taste.
The prestigious World Drinks Awards select the very best in all internationally recognised styles of drinks. Presented by TheDrinksReport.com, the world’s No1 online resource for drinks professionals, the World Drinks Awards select, reward and promote the world’s best drinks to consumers and trade across the globe.
Judged by some of the leading industry experts including journalists, food critics, restaurateurs as well as a host of bloggers, the World Liqueur Awards is a global accreditation selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of drinks. As well as a badge of honour, the bronze label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product that is recognised as one of the finest in the world.
After receiving the award, owner of McCallums Liqueurs and McCallums farm shop, David McCallum, said that their “hard work had paid off” and described the accolade as ‘superb!
“Our years of hard work have paid off and to be rewarded with such a prestigious award by esteemed industry experts is superb. Our enthusiasm and dedication to developing this new whisky liqueur has clearly paid dividends and we are so happy to celebrate its success. We are very much looking forward to sharing this with our customers and to see where the journey takes us next.”
This family recipe infuses fine Scotch whisky with greengage plums and sloes to create a smooth, rich liqueur that can be enjoyed neat over ice, or long with a mixer. The McCallum family has deep roots in Scottish heritage with the surname McCallum being first founded in Argyllshire in Western Scotland and the family originating from the small village of Tighnabruaich in the Kyles of Bute.
The business is supported by a small, loyal team of enthusiastic staff, with every member of the team sharing the same passion and philosophy for using local ingredients to produce quality gin liqueurs. The whisky liqueur is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations and now brought to market.
“Our traditional, low-volume production means we are always in control of the quality of our whisky liqueur,” said David. “It is another great way for us to use the fruit we harvest from our farm and to offer our customers an even bigger selection of fruit liqueurs.”
The award-winning whisky liqueur and 11 gin liqueurs are available to buy from McCallums Farm Shop at Blaxton near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, or online at www.mccallumsliqueurs.co.uk.
For further information please visit www.mccallumsliqueurs.co.uk or the World Liqueur Awards website. For details about McCallums Farm Shop visit www.mccallumsfarmshop.co.uk