World spirits first for Colwith Farm


Colwith Farm Distillery’s ‘Aval Dor Original Vodka’ is the first British vodka ever to win a Platinum Medal at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

The annual SFWSC competition has been setting the standard for excellence since 2000 and is the largest spirits judging in the world – receiving thousands of submissions from elite producers globally.

Founder, Steve Dustow, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be the first and only British vodka to win a Platinum Medal at the world’s most respected and influential spirits contest – it’s a significant milestone for us and one our whole team is immensely proud of.

“Back in 2010, when my brother and I dreamt up the idea of opening the region’s first plough to bottle distillery – not for a minute did we think we’d be rubbing shoulders with the finest vodka producers in the world. But it’s incredibly rewarding to be recognised with this achievement and to be representing Cornwall, against the best in the business, on the world’s stage.”