Brixton-based Myatt’s Fields Cocktails was awarded the only gold medal in its category at this year’s Global Spirits Business autumn tasting masters competition.
A panel of leading industry experts at a blind tasting awarded only one medal in the pre-mixed/ready to drink (RTD) category.
The competitions are designed to find and reward the best drinks brands across the world.
Myatt’s Fields Cocktails – a start-up only six years ago – is now one of the leading players in the UK in the rapidly expanding market for pre-mixed and ready-to-drink alcohol. The market’s global value was £32.94 billion in 2021, and is expected to reach £85.5 billion in 2030.
“Just as the ready meal industry has turned cuisine on its head, so the RTD industry is transforming the way we think about cocktails,” said Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, director Myatt’s Fields Cocktails.
The winning drink – Vesper Martini – impressed judges “with its character, smoothness, and balance”.
Like most of the Myatt’s Fields Cocktails range, it is designed to be poured from the bottle, chilled over ice, and enjoyed with no more work for the drinker.
Company founder Clemency Penn said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have won the gold medal at the esteemed Spirits Business Awards.
“Our Vesper Martini is a beautiful balance of gin, vodka, and aromatised wine that we have been working on for years.
“Customers love the flavour profile of the drink and the simplicity of the serve. It’s also great to see Myatt’s Fields on the map!”
Myatt’s Fields Cocktails was founded in 2016 by husband and wife Cyrus and Clemency.
Its range is known for aged cocktails, innovative recipes, and beautiful packaging.
The company had a long-standing collaboration with the world famous London delicatessen Fortnum & Mason, making all of the cocktails sold under its brand.