Gold medal for spirit

Highland Boundary Distillery has been awarded Gold at the illustrious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Our Birch and Elderflower Wild Scottish Spirit has been awarded Gold at the illustrious 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which saw nearly 3,000 entries received from all over the world.  Regarded as the world’s most prestigious and influential spirits competition Highland Boundary was recognised in the Other Spirits category.

Founded in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the oldest awards of its kind, with an emphasis placed on integrity and impartiality throughout all judging rounds, which are based on blind taste tests.  The judges award a gold medal to “Exceptional spirits that are near the pinnacle of achievement and products that set the standard for their categories”.

We are absolutely thrilled that the first release from our distillery has been awarded a gold medal.  Our modern, Scottish spirits are a new category of botanical spirits to the UK and so it’s wonderful that our industry colleagues have recognised the premium quality of our product and the unique flavour.

We're humbled by the award and it gives us a chance to thank the many people, enterprises and institutions that have helped us get to this stage - so a huge thank-you!

We firmly believe there are great natural flavours available to us from the forests and wild spaces of Scotland and we will continue to strive to produce high quality, modern, Scottish botanical spirits that surprise and delight customers.  Perhaps in future years the category of 'botanical spirits' will exist.