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We’d like to extend our thanks to all sponsors of the Scottish Gin Awards 2018.


If you would like to sponsor the Scottish Gin Awards and take part in our annual celebration, please contact Gayle@kdmedia.co.uk





Aldi in Scotland stands for quality, provenance and sourcing integrity. We are dedicated to supporting Scottish suppliers and we work with over 80 independent food and drink producers in Scotland. From fresh dairy produce, baked goods and fresh meat, to barrel aged beer and craft gin, Aldi proudly stocks more than 350 Scottish products.

Aldi is committed to stocking a selection of the finest locally sourced food and drink. As part of this commitment, we launched our first in-store Scottish Gin Festival in 2017, showcasing well- established and up and coming premium Scottish gins.

In 2018, we will endeavour to increase our investment in the Scottish Gin industry. As part of this aim, the Aldi Scottish Gin Festival will return, allowing us to continue to work in partnership with distilleries across Scotland, bringing new products to market and supporting their long-term business growth.

Aldi is delighted to support the Scottish Gin Awards as sponsor of the “Distilled Gin of the Year Award” category.





Blackadders is a prominent full service law firm that works as a team to provide first class trusted advice to individuals and businesses in Scotland and further afield from its offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. We provide expert advice in many areas, in particular corporate and commercial; employment law; dispute resolution; commercial and residential property; estate agency; wills; trusts and executries; personal taxation; family law and wealth management. Trust and confidence are earned through successful outcomes and we believe our long-lasting client relationships speak volumes about what we do and how we do it.





The Blue Parrot Company offer a fully comprehensive event solution to both private and corporate customers, specialising in event design and hire across 3 brands.

Blue Parrot is the very foundation of our company and one that continues to grow day-to-day. Offering an unrivalled selection of linen, draping, LED dance floors, event furniture, photo booths and illuminated letters, we have the capacity to cater for events from 10 – 5,000 people.

Through our Table Art brand, we design and develop beautiful, contemporary table centre pieces that are works of art. All our products are designed and manufactured in-house at our Eco-friendly workshop, enabling us to create Table Art to your own specifications. This can include adding your own logo or branding if required. The table centres can be lit in the colour of your choice or controlled wirelessly via DMX for amazing lighting effects.

Prop Me Up Scotland is the country’s largest prop hire company, specialising in themed events, prop fabrication and event contracting. With over 10,000 props in both our Glasgow and Dublin offices, we are bound to have just what you’re looking for and if we don’t, we’ll make it!




Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers is delighted to sponsor Speciality Gin of the Year at this year’s Scottish Gin Awards.   This award is an exciting category with some great gins.

The drinks industry in Scotland is one of the fastest growing sectors and we have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of clients over the last few years.   Our expertise and knowledge within the drinks and hospitality industry has allowed us to develop bespoke policies and means we can fully support new and existing companies operating in the drinks sector.

If you would like us to provide you with a no obligation review of your insurances to establish if we can offer an enhancement on your current arrangement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

E – james.geekie@brucestevenson.co.uk

T – 07788 280523





Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world – more than 850 strains. For more than a decade we have developed and manufactured a range of innovative reference flavour standards which have been used to train more than 20,000 professional tasters in breweries, water utilities, soft drinks companies and food manufacturers. We run performance assessment schemes for tasters which provide objective assessment of taster competence. We also develop, host and support web-based sensory software which is used by hundreds of breweries all over the world.





We’re Flavourly

Adventurers and explorers, bringing drinks discovery to our huge community.

We’re all about helping you find drinks you love, hearing and sharing your views, then more drinks that you’ll love even more. Our discovery clubs bring you amazing new flavours every month. Now with craft beers, gins, whiskies and a great range of other drinks types, our online bottleshop is the place for every drink you could ever need and then some – all under one virtual roof





Foodies magazine is the monthly consumer magazine championing Scottish food and drink. Our readers look forward every month to recipes from leading chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson as well as local chefs including michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Jeff Bland.

The magazine includes regular features on Scottish producers, food and drink news and launches, restaurant and bar reviews, cocktails recipes, food and drink matching, and places to stay around Scotland. Established for 10 years, Foodies magazine is distributed in key food outlets, delis, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, bars and cook schools throughout Edinburgh and Glasgow and also on the Edinburgh trams.

Foodies magazine sponsors Foodies Festival which runs 10 Summer and Christmas festivals around the UK in London, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Tatton Park, Oxford and attracts 300,000 visitors. Foodies magazine is distributed digitally to Foodies Festivals visitors.





Forth Ports Grangemouth is part of the Forth Ports Group, the UK’s 3rd largest port operator.

Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container terminal, handling over 150,000 containers each year, making it Scotland’s largest port.  Strategically positioned, the Port of Grangemouth connects Scotland with Europe and the rest of the world.

We provide cost effective goods handling, warehousing, storage and portcentric solutions to customers who want to achieve significant savings in logistics costs and improved environmental benefits.

We focus on delivering the right solution for our customers, we consider the entire international supply chain and provide advice and expertise to maximise portcentric benefits.

Franklin & Sons

Franklin & Sons

Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 and the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as experts in creating authentic, high quality recipes made from delicious hand-picked ingredients. This ethos continues today with the range of premium soft drinks, tonics and mixers. They use only natural flavours, extracts and colours and never include preservatives or sweeteners.





The construction of a £1 million holiday home gifted to families who have children with cancer has started following the fundraising success of It’s Good 2 Give.

The charity run by volunteer fundraiser Lynne McNicoll OBE has turned the turf on a plot of land on the banks of Loch Venacher and John Dennis Construction have started the seven month schedule of works to create The Ripple Retreat.  The new build project will create a three bedroomed 260m2 modern home which has been designed to exceptional standards by award winning architect, Tony Kettle, the designer of the Falkirk Wheel. 40 families are expected to use the retreat every year for short breaks of up to 7 nights each and the building will be ready for its first visitors in March 2016.

We still desperately need your help throughout our build project.  Can you supply interior fittings?  Sponsor a room?  Talk to Lynne McNicoll on 07901555352 or email lynne@itsgood2give.co.uk

Its Good 2 Give is a registered charity SC041416





At Kimiauk we are specialists in the packing and distribution of high quality alcohols and neutral spirits. For over 40 years we have been supplying premium grade products to UK and international customers.

We specialise in delivering Neutral Grain Spirit to distilleries all over Scotland and the UK. Our product range also includes Soil Association approved Organic Grain, as well as bulk spirits including Vodka and Rum.

We supply in large bulk tankers, IBCs, drums and cans as well as providing bespoke blending and dilutions to customer’s specific requirements.

Our customer’s satisfaction is paramount as we look to deliver the highest quality service to reflect our premium products.





Employing over 105 people and operating across three facilities totalling 150,000 square feet in Port Glasgow, Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

An award winning packaging company Mclaren packaging specialises in the design and manufacture of premium, paper based packaging, to the spirits industry.

We apply over 35 years’ expertise across a wide range of paper substrates to meet customer requirements, delivering value for their brands and products.

From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes and rigid boxes, we lead on innovation, quality and service.





Orb VM is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for the drinks sector.

No matter what the size of the project, excellent craftsmanship, high-quality design, and attention to detail are essential in all of the work that we do.

Our multi-disciplinary team of designers and marketers are dedicated to building profitable brands and enduring client relationships.

Our mission is to develop the most engaging point of sale that will WOW your target market and ultimately maintain the loyalty of your customers.

We offer the following disciplines:

Packaging Design & Manufacture
POS design & Manufacture
Window Displays
Travel Retail Furniture
Free Standing Displays
Branded Merchandise





Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.

Through the design and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring Brands and add value to local tastes & flavours.

Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown aps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves.

Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.

We are delighted to support the Scottish Gin Awards and we look forward to playing our part in the ongoing development and success of our `local’ spirits industry.





Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

We are a collaborative partnership of the key industry organisations and public sector agencies working in the sector in Scotland. We are also a membership organisation with over 420 companies at our heart. We lead on the industry strategy, Ambition 2030, which aims to double the value of the country’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry to £30 billion by 2030.






VETROELITE is an Italian company designing and distributing an exclusive and premium collection of glass bottles and decanters to the wine and spirit industries. Priding ourselves on our high level of quality, we offer an unrivalled flexibility of service and constant availability of product.

Our philosophy at VETROELITE is:

– to provide exceptional quality and first class support and customer service to all of our customers, regardless of size or scale.

– to take projects from concept to completion while offering a very personal, bespoke service, tailored to our customers needs.

– to provide a complete package for our customers, from glass, to decoration, through to closures, and offering this package for either high volume or limited edition runs.

At VETROELITE we fully understand the pride and passion that our customers put into their product, which is why our local team will put the same pride and passion into your glass packaging projects.





Wolffe is a boutique brand design agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998. We help businesses grow by employing a combination of well informed brand thinking, intelligent creative solutions  and a strong service ethic. Our clients are as varied as our design ideas;  from producing print and online sales materials for  Edinburgh’s finest Georgian Square to the brand identity and packaging for a new smokehouse on Loch Lomond-side; from campaigns for a world famous five star golf resort to menus for a rural gastro pub; and from advertising for Edinburgh’s oldest jewelers to setting the tone for a global social media phenomenon.

All our clients benefit from our unstinting desire to do better and create well-crafted work that supports their businesses get to where they are going.