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Silent Pool Schnapps Takes Austria By Storm

Published on: 17 Apr, 2016
Updated on: 18 Apr, 2016
Silent Pool.

The Silent Pool from which the distillery takes its name.

The Silent Pool Distillery at Albury was the upstart that upset a centuries old tradition in Austria.

The one-year-old company created its first range of Eaux de Vie in the magical summer of 2015 when Kent orchards groaned with fruit. Tonnes of pears, quinces, apricots and plums all found themselves being transformed into aromatic spirits.

And these have just bowled over the judges at the World Best Schnapps Awards run by Destillata in Austria. The quince gained maximum possible marks for flavour, closely followed by the pear – winning both spirits a gold medal. The apricot won bronze.

This result in the heartland of Schnapps production is a huge success for the Silent Pool. C0-founder of the distillery, Ian McCulloch, said: “Eaux de vie are more complex spirits to produce and proving that we can create these subtly flavoured spirits and win on the international stage demonstrates the versatility and potential of our distillery.

Silent Pool award winning Eaux de Vie.

Silent Pool’s award-winning Eaux de Vie including the gold winning quince and pear together with the bronze awarded apricot.

“We have a great creative team here with distillers Cory Mason and Tom Hutchings and we have built up an impressive portfolio of award winning gin, eaux de vie, vodka and gin cordials in little over a year.”

The Schnapps triumph came hard on the heals of success for Silent Pool Gin with gold in the World Spirits Awards held in Austria, and silver in both the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco and International Spirits Challenge in the UK.

Click here to visit The Silent Pool Distillery website.


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