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South London rum takes International Spirits Award

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An independent micro distillery has been internationally recognised – only seven months after launching.

Brixton Distillery Company in the heart of Brixton market has been awarded a silver medal in this year’s International Spirits Challenge 2021 (Rum & Cane Spirits) for Market Row Botanical Rum.

Handcrafted in Brixton’s Market Row arcade, the rum was up against spirits from across the globe, in a competition with more than 1,800 entries from nearly 70 countries.

Market Row Botanical Rum is a blend of pot still rums from five historic distilleries across Jamaica, The Dominican Republic and Barbados.


It is then infused with Kenyan black tea, Nigerian hibiscus and Asian red rose petals – vibrant botanicals inspired by Brixton Market and Market Row.

Aged in ex-bourbon barrels, the spirit has a dry and light taste, with less sugar than others of its kind.

“We’re thrilled to have received this award only seven months on from launching Market Row Botanical Rum,” said Laurent Lacassagne, Co-Founder, The Brixton Distillery Company.

“Our Master Distiller Matt Servini has crafted a stand-out botanical rum and Brand Ambassador Mikey Hirsch is enjoying spreading the love in Brixton and beyond as pubs and bars welcome everyone back.”

Patrick Venning, Co-Founder, The Brixton Distillery Company, added: “Whilst this is big news for us, what really matters is the local feedback that we have been getting, which has been fantastic and that is really what makes what we do worthwhile.”

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Market Row Botanical Rum is available in over 25 bars across Brixton.

Bottles sells for £34 per bottle on Amazon and at www.brixtondistillery.com

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