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The Little Red Berry Co has scooped a 2-Star award at this year’s 2017 Great Taste Awards.

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2017. Out of over 12,300 products to be judged, The Little Red Berry Co was awarded a 2-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it outstanding for the Elderflower and Cucumber flavoured Gin.

Some of the judges’ comments included “once tonic was added, magic occurred”, “Very clever”

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.       

“We were delighted with our win”. Says Rachel Jamieson, owner of The Little Red Berry Co.

 “We’ve known that the Elderflower and Cucumber flavoured Gin was something special the minute we did our first trial, at its launch we sold out within 8 hours. It’s a favourite among our customers and we had to invest in a 300L tank to maintain production. The award is the icing on the cake for us.” 

 


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The Little Red Berry Co have recently been shortlisted for a White Rose award in the Makers and Producers category. ‘We were delighted to be shortlisted, there are some fabulous producers out there, but to know we made the grade for the shortlist is so encouraging’ says Rachel.

Producers and Makers Award Short List

DeliVita Limited,

Masons Yorkshire Gin, Bedale

The Little Red Berry Co. Ripon

Tipple Tails, Sheffield

Yorkshire Dama Cheese, Sowerby Bridhe

Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Brewery, York

 

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

 

“The quality of this year’s entries has been exceptional and makes me feel hugely proud of all the brilliant work going on in tourism in the county. It’s an honour to be part of these awards that recognise the many businesses and organisations that make Yorkshire such an amazing destination. 

 

I extend my thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist.”

 

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The Little Red Berry Co is set to have another busy summer. The award-winning liqueur & flavoured gin manufacturer and owner of Little Berry Bar, a converted mobile bar, has a large line up of local events over the coming month.

Owner Rachel Jamieson says ‘July is always a busy month for us, our favourite event of the season the Great Yorkshire Show is approaching, we love being part of such an iconic event in the Yorkshire calendar’.

This year the show will be busier than ever for The Red Berry team. Alongside their stand in the food hall, (Stand 584)  where they will be sampling and selling their delicious liqueurs and flavoured gins, the will also be taking part in a demonstration and sampling session at the Welcome to Yorkshire stand (Stand 704) on Tuesday 11th July, and have sponsored the private drinks reception for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution by supplying their Strawberry Vodka Liqueur for a Yorkshire style Pimm’s.

‘I come from a farming family says Rachel, it is a hard industry to work in, so when we were asked to sponsor the RABI event we were delighted to help’. ‘Since starting The Little Red Berry Co in 2011 we have always tried to source our fruit from local growers. We still work with local farms such as Spilman’s fruit farm, Thirsk. Side Oven Bakery, Driffield and Herbs Unlimited, Thirsk. Yorkshire offers a great supply of local food and we should take full advantage of that’. 

To find out which other events The Little Red Berry Co are attending over the summer and to take part in their summer drinks giveaway competition, visit www.thelittleredberry.co.uk and follow their social media. 


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