Celebrating Five Spirited Years of The Biggar Spirits Company

Celebrating Five Spirited Years of The Biggar Spirits Company

As we raise a glass to toast the five-year milestone of The Biggar Spirits Company, it's time to take a walk down memory lane and appreciate the journey that brought us here. This small craft Scottish distillery, nestled at the foot of the Tinto Hills in South Lanarkshire, has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the world of spirits, adding laurels to its name while continually setting new standards in the industry.

Five years ago, we embarked on a journey that was as ambitious as it was passionate. It was our dream to create handcrafted spirits that would proudly represent Scotland's rich heritage, and today, we stand tall, having realized that goal and much more.

A Story Woven in Awards

Our story started with a bang when we won the London Dry Gin category of The Gin Guide Awards shortly after launching in the summer of 2018. This early achievement set the stage for our commitment to quality and passion for producing the finest gin.

Our accolades didn't stop there. We reached an incredible milestone when our gin received the highest score in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards. Achieving a score of 98/100 in a competition featuring gins from 1100 brands worldwide, our gin stood as a testament to our dedication and unwavering commitment to quality.

In 2022, we added another feather to our cap when we clinched three stars in the prestigious Great Taste Awards, becoming one of only two gins in the UK that year to achieve this honour.

Crafting Excellence from the Ground Up

While our awards tell a story of excellence, our journey behind the scenes is equally compelling. One of our most significant achievements has been designing, planning, and building our distillery at the foot of the Tinto Hills in South Lanarkshire. This project was a testament to our belief in crafting our story quite literally from the ground up.

A Melting Pot of Collaborations and Diversification

In the last five years, we've also enjoyed producing gin for several other brands and engaging in collaborations with organizations such as the Scottish Opera. These collaborations allowed us to expand our horizons, experiment with flavours, and contribute to the larger Scottish gin narrative.

A Spirited Venture into Rum

Never ones to rest on our laurels, we started rum production from scratch, culminating in the launch of our first rum - an exotic Asian spiced rum. This new venture showcased our ability to diversify and innovate while staying true to our roots.

Sharing Our Story

Lastly, we opened the doors of our distillery to the public, launching distillery tours that allowed us to share our story, process, and passion with our customers in person. It's been a joy to see the expressions of wonder and delight on the faces of our visitors as they discover the magic that goes into each bottle of our spirits.

In conclusion, the journey of The Biggar Spirits Company over these five years has been nothing short of inspirational. From winning prestigious awards to building our distillery, from venturing into rum production to launching distillery tours, we've carved a niche in the spirits industry and made our mark.

As we celebrate our 5th anniversary, we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been a part of our journey. We look forward to crafting more exceptional spirits, winning more awards, and sharing our passion with even more people worldwide in the coming years. Here's to another spirited five years!

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