Gin from Goosnargh wins gold at international awards

Posted on - 13th August, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Preston News
Rachel and Richard Trenchard, owners of Goosnargh Gin
Rachel and Richard Trenchard, owners of Goosnargh Gin

A Preston gin has been named one of the best in the world, less than a year after its launch.


Goosnargh Gin, which was started by husband and wife Richard and Rachel Trenchard in October 2018, has been awarded a Gold for its Chapter One – Signature Gin in the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Nearly 800 gins from across the globe entered the prestigious awards, with only a handful awarded gold.

Founded in 1969, the IWSC sees wines and spirits judged blind by expert panels of experienced and qualified industry judges. Gold medal winning spirits are re-tasted by spirit judging committees for final endorsement.

Goosargh Gin’s Chapter One – Signature Gin, distilled at the couple’s home at the base of Beacon Fell in the Forest of Bowland, gained 95 out of a possible 100 points.


Rachel said: “We’re over the moon with this award. To have received an award from the IWSC is something we are extremely happy about.”

Richard said: “To have our gin recognized on such a prestigious international platform is fantastic.

“We are so proud to have put our small batch micro-distillery in the Forest of Bowland on the world gin map.”

Goosnargh Gin currently produces two gins, which are available all year round, with seasonal release and limited edition gins announced at other times.

Read more: Secret blend of Bowland herbs, grasses and flowers makes this new gin

Have you tried Goosnargh Gin? What do you think of the award? Let us know in the comments below.

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