If you’ll excuse us blowing our own trumpet for a moment, we’re proud to have won many awards for our drinks over the years.
Our very first was a Great Taste Award in 2001 for our Elderflower Cordial. The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, have been described as the Oscars of the food world and “the Epicurean equivalent of the Booker Prize”. Since 2001, we’ve won Great Taste awards for many more of our Cordials, Pressés and Fruit Crushes, including our Organic Blueberry Cordial, Raspberry & Rose Cordial, Elderflower, Gooseberry & Muscat Grape Cordial and Lime & Lemongrass Pressé.
In 2010, the judges for the Awards sampled over 5,800 products, and we’re proud to say that they awarded us gold stars for our Blackcurrant & Cox Apple Cordial and our Blackcurrant & Apple Fruit Crush.
Five years on, this year we came up smelling of roses and are proud to have received 4 Awards! The hero of the hour was our Elderflower & Rose Cordial, launched in January, which won 2 gold stars; the judges said of it: “Very pretty appearance and attractive aroma, …very good balance, we felt it had more uses than purely as a cordial – cocktails, sorbet etc.” They’re not wrong as it tastes lovely in Prosecco! It’s big sister, Elderflower & Rose Pressé, also won 2 gold stars in 2013. Single 1 star awards were given to Cox Apple Pressé, Summer Fruits Cordial and Summer Fruits Pressé; excuse the punn, but we are pleased as punch!
However, when it comes to awards, we always have to give particular mention to our Elderflower Cordial, as not only has it been awarded a Great Taste Award but it also received a Gold Award from the Taste of Britain 2005, run by Sainsbury’s and The Daily Telegraph and this year was Highly Commended in the Best British Fruit Drink category in the Farm Produce Awards 2015.