Cheers! South Ormsby gin strikes gold in top awards

A gin produced in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds has struck gold.

On top of the world: Tristan Jørgensen with his award winning gin - and the certificate to prove it

Marie Jeanne’s Pink Gin has been awarded Gold Winner in the national round of the World Gin Awards.

The fruity and indulgent French-style artisan gin is produced by Massingberd-Mundy Distillery on the South Ormsby Estate.

The spirit won gold at this year’s World Gin Awards, in the best flavoured gin category in England, beating hundreds of other entrants, including gins by internationally established brands.

The accolade is a major achievement for the Massingberd-Mundy Distillery and its head distiller, Tristan Jørgensen who founded the distillery in August 2019.

Tristan said: “The World Gin Awards are very well known throughout and recognised as one of the most prestigious awards there is.

“To have been awarded Gold is absolutely incredible, especially since we only launched our first gin – Burrell’s Dry Gin – in April last year.

“We’ve been on an incredible journey, and even though Covid-19 might have created some challenges along the way, we’ve pushed through to launch two delicious spirits and win this fantastic award.”

The gin is named after Marie Jeanne Rapigeon of Versailles, an inspirational 19th century figure who fled the French revolution before becoming the owner of South Ormsby Estate.