A GIN distilled in Dorset by a company founded four months ago has been recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Lilliput Dorset Gin won a silver outstanding award in the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Judging for the competition is unique in that it has two stages; first, the products are tasted blind by expert panels, selected from

over 300 fully experienced and qualified industry judges. Products which receive the top medals are then subject

to technical analysis before results are released; this crucial stage ensures winners receive complete validation.

Lilliput Dorset Gin is distilled in Lilliput, Poole. The gin is made from home-grown organic rosemary, organic basil from Egypt, organic thyme from Spain and organic fresh water-fermented Kalamata olives from Greece.

For them, it's this combination of tastes and aromas that evoke the feeling of being by the coast and best capture their desire to escape to the beautiful Dorset coastline.

Founder Andy Woodfield said: “We’re delighted the IWSC judges love our beautiful new gin. Since we started distilling in March this year, we’ve been overwhelmed with the response from our customers. As the newest gin from Dorset, we’re proud to uphold the long tradition of award-winning products from our fabulous county.”