Portsmouth Distillery win silver at national awards

April 10, 2024
People Choice Awards - Portsmouth Distillery rum

The Portsmouth Distillery has added another award to the list for its one-of-a-kind three-year-old rum. The team received a silver award at The People’s Choice Spirits Awards, which is a first for an English rum.

The People’s Choice Spirits Awards were founded in 2020 with the aim to recognise some of the best businesses in the alcoholic drinks industry.  The rum was shortlisted for the ‘Rum: Local Heroes: UK Based Production category’.

The distillery will also be launching a brand new five-year-old rum this summer, which will be another first for the country.

Vince Noyce, one of the owners of the distillery, said:

“It is always fantastic when you get any sort of accolade or award so it must mean we are doing something right.  We don’t enter into many awards because some people put everything into awards but we want to focus on the products.

“This rum is the first in England – it really is a labour of love.”

The distillery will also be launching a brand new five-year-old rum this summer, which will be another first for the country.

Vince added:

“I think we have about 700 bottles in the first year and then we will have more the next year so it is very exclusive.

“Personally it feels like a fantastic achievement -It feels like time has flown by. We lost two, three years with Covid and whilst everyone was struggling to keep afloat, the rum was still sitting there and now we are seeing the fruits of our labour.”

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