Two medal wins for SPAR UK at first-ever BBC Good Food Drinks Taste Awards

September 28, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes, Own Brand and Suppliers

SPAR UK has won two medals at the first BBC Good Food Drinks Taste Awards 2021. The Awards were launched to celebrate the brilliant own brand and retailer-exclusive products available from retailers around the UK. Over 70 products were blind-tasted by its expert panel of judges, including the BBC Good Food editorial team and experts from across the spirits industry.

Winning medals from SPAR UK are the SPAR Harmonist Rhubarb and Ginger Flavoured Gin which has been crowned Best Pink Gin, and the SPAR Premium French Grain Vodka crowned Best Vodka.

“We are very excited for our SPAR Harmonist Rhubarb & Ginger Gin to win ‘Best Pink Gin’ and our premium SPAR Vodka to win ‘Best Vodka’,” said Adam Georgiou, SPAR UK Brand Manager. “We will be maximising these wins on pack and promoting the award to allow our retailers to make the most of the sales opportunity ahead of Christmas and the rest of the year.” 

The SPAR Harmonist Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is made from a combination of 10 botanicals working in harmony together to create a wonderfully hand-crafted small-batch pink gin. 

The SPAR premium French Grain Vodka is crafted from the finest wheat and demineralised water distilled four times to create an extra smooth, clean vodka.

SPAR is supporting the award wins on social media and with instore POS. Available in participating SPAR stores in England, Scotland, and Wales:

BBC Good Food Drinks Taste Awards 2021: Best Pink Gin

SPAR Harmonist Rhubarb and Ginger Flavoured Gin, 70cl.

Judges said: “A rich example of the multifarious pink gin style, loaded with rhubarb and given a welcome complexity with sherbet-like grapefruit and ginger spice.”

BBC Good Food Drinks Taste Awards 2021: Best Vodka

SPAR Premium French Grain Vodka, 70cl.

Judges said: “A classic, clean vodka with a smooth and slightly creamy body and an intriguing touch of minerality to the nose.”

Source: SPAR UK

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The UK became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. There are now five regional partners in the UK. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group.

SPAR has led the highly competitive convenience market in the UK for many years. Always innovative, the five regional partners have continued to grow the brand. SPAR UK comprises independently owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores. These include forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhood stores.