Just six months after the relaunch of Mermaid Gin, the island spirit has been presented with a prestigious international award. Coming up against competition from around the world, Mermaid Gin was awarded first place in the International Wine and Spirit Competition for its strikingly sculpted design, which is 100% plastic-free, with a wood topped cork and unique plant-based tamper proof seal.

Xavier Baker, co-founder at the Isle of Wight Distillery said:

This award is proof that a commitment to being plastic-free and 100% recyclable doesn’t mean you have compromise on style. Thanks to a brilliant team and our partners, we’ve managed to balance both. This is such a prestigious award – we couldn’t be more pleased. It’s really an award for this innovative island as much as Mermaid.”

Watch the judges discuss their decision here: