Awards for Scotland's first potato vodka


28 July 2015
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imports_CESC_the-ogilvy-team-44318_39370.jpg Awards for Scotland's first potato vodka
Scotland's first potato vodka, produced on a diversified farm in Forfar, has scooped two awards at the 2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition. ...
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Scotland's first potato vodka, produced on a diversified farm in Forfar, has scooped two awards at the 2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition. The company received  a Gold Outstanding and the Vodka Trophy at the awards.

Graeme Jarron, founder of Ogilvy Spirits, started to produce the vodka on his diversified Hatton of Ogilvy Farm in Forfar in January this year. He said: 'We are truly delighted to be enjoying another accomplishment at a major spirit competition. We worked hard to design a unique recipe and production techniques which have resulted in a "sipping" vodka with a complex flavour profile. The ideal serve for the spirit is a few cubes of ice or a slice of pear.'

The International Wine and Spirit Competition awards are believed to be among some of the highest honours in the industry. Judging for the Competition has two stages. First, the products are tasted blind by expert panels, selected from over 300 fully experienced and qualified industry judges. Then, products which receive the top medals are subject to technical analysis before results are released.

Starting small

Graeme spoke of his pride at landing the awards after such a short time in the industry: 'Our farm is a mixed enterprise growing predominantly potatoes and cereals with some cattle too. I wanted to produce something whereby we could take one of our crops and bring it right through to a final product.

'We grow the potatoes for our Ogilvy vodka on the farm so have one hundred percent traceability. We also wash and cook, ferment and distil as well as bottle the product on site.

'The aim was to build a future for further generations, to create something from our farm’s produce starting small and sharing it worldwide. We are delighted with these accolades we have achieved, particularly at such an early stage of our development. The future is bright for Ogilvy Spirits and our Hatton of Ogilvy Farm.'

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