From the Isle of Barra to San Francisco World Spirits Competition

From the Isle of Barra to San Francisco World Spirits Competition
It’s no secret that our Barra Atlantic Gin embarks on many journeys. Even its route from the Isle of Barra to mainland Scotland entails a mass of transportation. However, very recently, it’s crossed over the Atlantic to the USA!
barragin award
Our island spirit has proven to be just as popular in the states as it is in the UK. We’ve had our fair share of awards since our launch in 2017, but this week we were completely overjoyed to receive the welcoming news that our Gin was scooping yet another award!
 barra gin award
We're absolutely delighted to announce that our Barra Atlantic Gin has been awarded Silver at this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Highly regarded as the best spirits competition in the world and commonly known as the "Oscars" of the drinks industry, we’re extremely proud to receive this recognition on our island spirit. 
With over 3000 entries from around the world submitted this year, which was a record turnout for the competition, we are ever grateful to have our Gin so highly regarded. 
We did of course, strongly believe that this award deserves a little celebration. And a celebration we did have over the weekend!   
barra gin candles

This week, we also saw the return of some wonderful products to both our island shop and online store. With each re-stock selling out fast, we are very pleased to announce that our Barra Atlantic Gin Candles are available, along with the talented Sarah Leask Studio designed placemats, coasters and chopping boards!

 barra gin board

In other news, this month we have partnered with our friends at Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water! Located in Peathill Aberdeenshire, we’re very proud to have Walter Gregor’s Original Tonic Water as part of our ‘Recommended Serve’ to create a truly perfect blend of Scottish hospitality in your glass. 
“Our Original tonic water picks up a slightly salty note from our coastal location. We love to serve it with other coastal spirits!” – Walter Gregor’s Tonic Water
barra serve
 
And with every collaboration, we are pleased to bring you an exclusive 20% discount to use across Walter Gregor’s full range of cases of craft tonic water (24 x 200ml) throughout May only.  
To redeem your discount, enter MAY20 at checkout on Walter Gregor’s Website! 
But we’re not stopping there, if you sign up to subscribe to Walter Gregor’s newsletter, you’ll receive a little extra from us. For May only, you will have access to a 20% discount code to use toward our Barra Atlantic Gin and Signature Gift Boxes! 
barra gin walter gregors
Build a Barra Serve;

Add a dash of ice to a low-ball glass.
Gently squeeze your pink or red grapefruit across the ice, just adding a few drops & no more.
Pour a large measure of our award-winning Barra Atlantic Gin into your glass (50ml)
Add a splash of Walter Gregor’s premium original tonic water & slip your wedge of grapefruit in.
Give a generous stir with a spoon, making the bold flavours & salty notes burst out.
Finally, sit back & enjoy our recommended serve as the carrageen rolls across the tongue like the mighty Atlantic surf breaking on the shores that surround the Isle of Barra.
barra gin walter gregors serve
We would love to see your #barragin on our social channels. Tag us in your favourite serves and use the #barragin so we can share your creations!

 

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