Stockport Gin have received international awards, business awards nominations and expanded their range with the launch of their very own Pink Edition Gin
On 22nd March this year, just 5 months ago, Stockport Gin was launched by husband and wife team Paul and Cheryl Sharrocks. Little did they know at the time how popular their gin would be or where it would take them.
They launched with their original gin, a citrus forward London Dry Gin which in July, only 4 months after launching, achieved a Bronze Medal Award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
“We were absolutely delighted with this award. We get lots of feedback from people who have tried our Gin saying how much they love it which obviously means a great deal to us, but to be recognised on an international level by experts in the industry was a real boost and something we are very proud of.”
Not only that but the couple have also been shortlisted in the Most Promising Young Business category for the Stockport Business Awards. The awards night is being held in October at Stockport Town Hall, the very place where Stockport Gin launched back in March, which is when they will find out who the winner of the award will be.
“Just to be shortlisted for an award like this after only a short space of time in business means a great deal to us. Similar to the IWSC award, to have all our hard work recognised by business experts makes it all worthwhile. We are shortlisted alongside some equally excellent young businesses who are both also worthy of being on the shortlist, whatever happens on the night we are very proud to be a part of it and celebrate our achievements so far.”
Given the success of the original gin, the couple have gone on to add further sizes to their original gin – 20cl and 5cl bottles, and have also launched two more styles. The first was the Giant Leap Edition Gin, another London Dy Gin using the same botanicals as the original style but made with a twist of lime. This is a limited-edition gin launched in conjunction with Totally Stockport to help promote the Stockport Frogs Art Trail.
Stockport Gin are now stocked in over 50 locations in and around Stockport as well as in both Selfridges Manchester Stores. They are also the official drinks provider for the Stockport County Man of the Match Award and have designed personalised labels to attach to each bottle which display the winning players name.