This Gin Brand Just Won the Contract to Be the Sole Supplier of House of Commons Gin


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It’s pretty much guaranteed that over the next few months MPs are going to be heading to the bar to de-stress, so it’s no surprise that the House of Commons been organising its gin stock.

The House of Commons has awarded a Dundee distillery the contract to be the sole supplier of House of Commons Gin.

When MPs Order! Order! gin at the various bars in the Palace of Westminster they will be sipping on Verdant Dry Gin.

Voted Scottish Gin of the Year at the inaugural Scottish Gin awards, Verdant Dry Gin, fought off competition from a shortlist of five UK national brands including incumbent supplier, Sipsmith.

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The gin, crafted in Dundee’s first distillery for almost 200 years, marks the first awarding of the contract to a Scottish gin.

Verdant Dry Gin is distilled in small batches in a 500-litre pot still, embodying the spirit of its home city with the highest quality ingredients sourced globally reflecting the shipping and trading heritage of Dundee.

Verdant won the prestigious tender after scoring top marks in the blind taste test and impressing House of Commons judges who were ‘blown away by the whole package’.

Andrew Mackenzie, founder and managing director at Verdant, said: “We spent two years researching and finessing the perfect dry gin and we firmly believe in our product, but it still felt fantastic to win out in the taste test.”

Verdant Dry Gin (70cl) 43% ABV is stocked in a number of premium bars and available online at Master of Malt priced at £34.95.

Images from Samuel Zeller/Verdant Spirits.


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