The Spirit of Wales Distillery wins two silver awards for their newly launched Steeltown Welsh Gin. Introducing the Spirit of Wales Distillery signature release and contemporary styled Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin awarded two silver medals at the end of June. The first from the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition, and the second from The Spirits Business, Gin Masters 2021. 


Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom, 2 July 2021 – Shortly after launching the Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is ecstatic with the double silver wins. Steeltown Gin is a contemporary styled dry Welsh Gin with citrus sweetness and spice.  Newly awarded an IWSC Silver Medal and a Gin Masters Silver, Steeltown Dry Welsh Gin is a perfectly balanced gin, both fresh and attractive. Capturing the essence of the Welsh in the Steeltown Gin has paid off, and the Spirit of Wales Distillery is celebrating their silver medals. 


Gin continues to rise with gin making and drinking, a global phenomenon with no signs of slowing down. The IWSC and the Gin Masters both recorded the largest spirits judging in history during the 2021 competitions. Competing against gins across the world, Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin held its own to be a part of the 68% of entries receiving a medal from the IWSC. A contemporary dry Welsh gin packed with sweet characteristics and tastes of juniper, cassia bark, and orris root on the palette. Created for the everyday Welsh person and the community in mind, Steeltown is about the hard-working, determined folk who rise above all odds. Steeltown is a tribute to the industrial roots of Wales and the heritage of the area where Steeltown Welsh Gin is produced. Amidst the coal, steel, and iron production that built the city of Newport and Wales. 


This double award-winning Welsh gin is full of lemon sweetness and subtle violet-like tones from orris root and rosemary, highlighted by a lingering cardamom spice with bold juniper notes. The silver awarded Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin is a homage to Welsh Celtic heritage, industrial beginnings, rainy days, and green landscapes that were the muses for Welsh poet and the distilleries lovable Rogue W. H. Davies. Celebrate with the Spirit of Wales Distillery and their IWSC and Gin Masters 2021 Silver Awards. Get a FREE Award-Winning Steeltown Dry Welsh Gin miniature with every 50cl bottle of Steeltown Gin, Vodka, and award-winning Dragon’s breath purchased between the 15th and 31st of July 2021!


James Gibbons, the head distiller at the Spirit of Wales, commented, ” I am excited to share our Steeltown brands with you. The first gin in our core range, created with a versatile flavour profile making it a great option for a Welsh Gin & Tonic, whilst also shining through in complex cocktails.” Daniel Dyer, founder of the Spirit of Wales Distillery said, “I am delighted that our premium Steeltown Gin is formally recognised as being amongst the best in the world. It is a testament to our team’s hard work over the past six months. To create an original range of affordable, premium spirits led by our incredible Seaside Gin.” Daniel later added, “As we are getting further feedback from the judges and our customers because of our distillery tours, we are already thinking about our next Welsh Gin inspired by the flora and fauna of Wales and the industrial heritage surroundings.


The contemporary gin category saw growth in entries and medal winners at the IWSC, with distillers embracing new ingredients and experimenting with gin styles. Many brands approach this as an opportunity to reflect the terroir and provenance of their respective distilleries. The Spirit of Wales Steeltown range offers authentic flavour filled spirits that capture the essence of the Welsh. Combined with tonic, Steeltown Dry Welsh Gin grows with flavour bursts of lemonade, pink grapefruit, and marmalade, with a hint of fresh menthol and cardamom for a lasting finish. Inspired by Welsh passion – Steeltown Dry Gin reimagined with delight and inspired by the farming, fishing, and industrial industries that still exist today in Wales. Iechyd da.  


Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin is available in a 5cl and 50cl bottle directly from the Spirit of Wales Distillery in Newport or the online store. The perfect destination to celebrate the Welsh and explore the Speakeasy-inspired visitors’ area where the Spirit of Wales hosts experiences from a distillery-guided tours to virtual and physical tasting experiences. The team at the distillery offer tastings of their award-winning Welsh Gin, Vodka, and Rum from your home or on the premises in South Wales. The Spirit of Wales Distillery is a place to sit back, relax and enjoy a Welsh spirit tasting or celebrate a birthday or anniversary by making your own gin at the distillery later in July 2021.  


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About the Spirit of Wales Distillery

Formed in October 2020, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is a no-nonsense Welsh spirits producer in Newport, South Wales. Proud of its origins and cultural background, inspired by the passionate people of Wales. The Spirit of Wales range of the limited release distillation Welsh spirits, Steeltown contemporary styled spirits including double awarded Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin. Steeltown Welsh Vodka filtered through Anthracite from Ammanford. And last, Dragon’s Breath award-winning Spiced Welsh Rum. Visit the distillery for a guided tour and tasting experience. Find the perfect pairing with Fever-Tree Mixers and Tonics or delight in the Spirit of Wales chocolate pairings to match each of their premium Welsh Spirits. Celebrate all things Welsh with the Spirit of Wales Distillery.


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