Great British Food Awards 2021

Drinks (alcohol) LIQEUERS Judged by Tarquin Leadbetter, founder of Tarquin’sGin WINNER WhiteHeron, BritishCassis “A fantastic rich fruitiness on the nose with deeply intense blackcurrant and notes of black grape, cherry, granny smith apple and forest fruits. The body has a luxurious texture and is reminiscent of the British summer, with lashings of ripe blackcurrant. There is a fantastic fresh tartness and acidity on the finish that is skilfully balanced to perfectionwith sweetness, capturing the blackcurrant in all its glory – as if it had been picked yesterday. A shining example for a liqueur, an absolute delight to drink on its own, or in a vast array of cocktails.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Sacred SpiritsOrangeWhisky Liqueur “Lovely on the nose with a symphony of candied orange, cloves, anise, and oak. The body is powerful with soft vanilla, oak, spiced orange and a reassuring hit of whisky that has been blendedwith complete finesse to create a contemporary liqueur that defies its strength at 40% abv. Very soft of the palate, and overall a very impressive interpretation of anOld Fashioned cocktail.” HIGHLY COMMENDED TipsyWight, CrabAppleVodka Liqueur “Golden in colour, this beautiful bold liqueur has rich notes of honey, toffee, roasted golden delicious apples and caramel on the nose. The body is rich and thick almost like dulce de leche, and the symphony of the apple continues, develops and evolves from freshly picked bramley apples to a freshly baked tarte tatin. Overall, a very impressive depth of flavour.” 55