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Major award for Bristol-distilled rum

By lowie trevena, Tuesday Jun 2, 2020

An independent distillery based in Redfield has won big at a one of the world’s largest spirit competitions.

Circumstance Distillery, which produces grain and cane spirits in east Bristol, won a silver medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition for a white rum called Circumstantial Cane.

It’s the first medal awarded to an English white rum in the history of the competition, which has been running for 20 years.

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A “universally recognised indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship”, a medal from the competition is one of the most respected awards in the drinks world.

2020’s competition saw almost 3,000 entries from around the globe, spirits are judged through blind tasting and individual merit.

A silver medal indicates “outstanding spirits that show refinement, finesse, and complexity”, and are among the best examples of the category.

Circumstance Distillery’s Circumstantial Cane won a silver medal. Photo: Rachel Davey PR

“The San Francisco World Spirit Competition is the world’s most respected spirits competition,” says Liam Hirt, co-founder of Circumstance Distillery.

“We are absolutely over the moon that our white rum has received an award from a competition with such global recognition.”

Main photo: Circumstance Distillery

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