CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Dorset Magazine today CLICK HERE

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Drinks Product of the Year

PUBLISHED: 08:57 07 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:40 07 October 2016

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Drinks Product of the Year

Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2016: Drinks Product of the Year


Dorset Magazine were looking for an exceptional and innovative product that is proudly made in within the county. Find out the 2016 winner of Drinks Product of the Year at the Food, Drink & Farming Awards here


English Sparkling Wine, Langham Estate, Dorchester

Our readers love raising a glass or two of the award-winning sparkling wines created at this Dorset vineyard. “We have used their lovely wines to celebrate the weddings in our family as well as marking other occasions with them,” one reader told us. They also liked the fact that the vineyard, which is situated at Crawthorne Farm near Dorchester, has a tasting room just a stone’s throw from the vineyard which you can also explore on one of their tours. The owner Justin Langham planted vines from Champagne varieties - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier - in 2009 and their English Sparkling wine has won numerous awards.

Porters Perfection Vodka, by Liberty Fields, Halstock

Launched in May, Porter’s Perfection Vodka is the creation of Liberty Fields – who are Robert Imlach, Vicky Morland, Peter and Alison Lemmey, four friends who came together to help Liberty Farm (Pete’s family farm) diversify, restore the lost orchards of Dorset and create amazing things from traditional varieties of apple grown in their 12 acres of orchard. Porter’s Perfection is a deep red heritage apple renowned for its taste and curiously fused fruit; it’s this unusual English cider apple that is at the heart of this new spirit. Distilled in small batches using local spring water, wheat grain and hints of other botanicals, readers said this Dorset vodka has a clean and refreshing taste “It’s like the first bite of a crisp apple,” said one.

And the winner is…

Pothecary Gin by Soapbox Spirits, Christchurch

This new British blended small batch gin has been created in Christchurch by friends Lukasz Dwornik and Martin Jennings of Soapbox Spirits. The duo share a passion for organic, handcrafted, artisan produce and each botanical element is distilled separately, and then blended. Included in the mix is Provençal lavender, which brings savoury notes, Anatolian black mulberries, which have a sweet, jammy taste and tilia flowers, foraged in Poland, which lend a honey tone. Juniper and Sicilian lemon complete the five botanicals that helped Pothecary Gin to win a double gold at the globally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Our readers described Pothecary Gin as “just lush – it tastes like summer in the bottle!”

Click here to return to our list of 2016 winners!

Were you at the awards night? Tweet us your pictures @DorsetMag, @LifeFoodAwards, #DFDFA

Drinks Product or Producer of the year was sponsored by Pengillys


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dorset visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dorset staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dorset account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Friday, November 9, 2018

Roaring open fires, hidden nooks and crannies and huge comfy armchairs are all signature traits of a cosy pub – and Dorset has cosy pubs aplenty. Here are just some of the best inns to snuggle up in this winter

Read more
Monday, November 5, 2018

The Crown Hotel at Blandford Forum offers wonderful riverside walks, stylish bedrooms, deeply satisfying suppers and even a dandy highwayman

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

When Friday night arrives you can’t beat a traditional fish supper from the local chippy. With some help from our readers and in no particular order, we pick eight great ‘plaices’ for fish and chips in Dorset

Read more
Friday, October 12, 2018

From farmhouse to country house, tea room to hotel Sue Quinn leaves no crumb untested as she seeks out some of the finest cream teas in the county

Read more
Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunday afternoons are made for lazing in a cosy pub, beer in hand and an overflowing plate of delicious roast dinner on the table. We pick 10 great places for Sunday lunch in Dorset

Read more
Monday, October 1, 2018

Fanny Charles is impressed by her lunch at Seasons at The Eastbury

Read more
Friday, September 28, 2018

Here are our Dorset Food, Drink and Farming winners for 2018; nominated and voted for by you

Read more
Thursday, September 13, 2018

You can’t beat a pub lunch after a scenic country walk with your four-legged friend. In no particular order, we pick some of the best dog friendly pubs in Dorset

Read more
Monday, September 3, 2018

Robert Ndungu, Head Chef of the award-winning pub The Acorn in Evershot, reveals what is making his tastebuds tingle as summer gives way to autumn

Read more
Monday, August 20, 2018

We are delighted to announce our 2018 finalists

Read more
Monday, July 23, 2018

Asian flavours combine with seasonal Dorset ingredients at The Ollerod - an exciting new relaxed dining venture in the heart of Beaminster

Read more
Friday, July 20, 2018

From creamy classics to inspiring new flavours of gelato, Dorset is home to some of the best ice cream parlours in the south west. With some help from our readers, we pick eight great places to indulge in a scoop this summer

Read more
Monday, July 16, 2018

Kieran Perree, scallop diver and Golden Scallop founder shares his recipe for pan fried Lyme Bay scallops

Read more
Monday, July 9, 2018

Dab caught from Abbotsbury beach cooked with lots of garlic, parsley and butter

Read more
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search