Great Taste Awards 2022
LAKELAND ARTISAN WINS 10 GREAT TASTE 2022 AWARDS!
Tasted by the Experts, 10 products from Lakeland Artisan are awarded Great Taste Awards, two 2 Star and eight 1 star in 2022
Kendal – based, Mawson’s, Cumbrian Delights and Lakeland Liqueurs brands by Lakeland Artisan, have been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up 10 highly prized Great Taste Awards this year bringing its total to 83 awards.
The 2-star awards, “Above and beyond delicious” which less than 10% of entries achieved, were for:-
Lakeland Liqueurs, Spiced Fruit Rum Liqueur – “Christmas pudding in a glass. Loads of steeped fruit and brooding spice. Naughty but very very nice. We absolutely adored this. A real treat”.
Cumbrian Delights, Damson Extra Jam – ”Deep and dark, garnet red. There is a vivacious flavour to this, both sweet and sour and bursting with that distinctive flavour of damsons. A proper treat. Well-made and showing off this fabulous seasonal fruit very well. The set is just right. Good quality fruit treated well.”
The 1-star awards “A food that delivers fantastic flavour.” were for:-
Mawson’s, Fell Tonic Water – ”A very pretty pale amber tonic with good effervescence, we could see this drink standing clearly on its own as a non-alcoholic option with ice and cucumber or as a very successful mixer.”
Mawson’s, Sarsaparilla – ”The flavour notes are beautifully balanced, and the flavours hold well once diluted. It would make a great marinade added to slow cooked ham or pork.”
Mawson’s, Dandelion & Burdock – ”A lovely deep rich coloured cordial with a good diluting consistency. We liked the natural fragrance of the aroma which followed through to the flavour. This cordial had a lot going on with the flavour and we thought it was very complex. We appreciated the natural ingredients.”
Mawson’s, Ginger – “Golden cordial with the distinct warming aroma of ginger. There is a good mouthfeel, releasing very good flavour with all the classic characteristics of root ginger.”
Lakeland Liqueurs, Damson Whisky Liqueur – ”A lovely colour, we enjoyed the smokiness of the whisky, which works very well with the sourness of the fruit and the deep sweetness of the liqueur. A lovely balance, and an enjoyable sip.”
Lakeland Liqueurs, Ginger & Lime Whisky Liqueur – ”Citrus and ginger come through clearly with smoky hints from the whisky. The finish is particularly good, with a lovely lingering lime note fading gently away with the whisky gently carrying it on.”
Lakeland Liqueurs, Strawberry & Sarsaparilla Gin Liqueur – ”An intriguing liqueur with dusty herbal notes on the nose. We loved the rich sweetness of the palate cutting through the medicinal notes. There's a veritable sophistication here, we loved that aniseed note from the liquorice root in particular. Clever and ridiculously enjoyable.”
Cumbrian Delights, Beetroot Chutney - “A very well-balanced product with a final gentle warmth from the peppers. This has even converted a beetroot-phobe.”
More than 14,000 products were put through the competition’s rigorous blind judging process; and dubbed a winner at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. 4,078 products were awarded a Great Taste 1-star – ‘food and drink that delivers fantastic flavour’, 1,237 were awarded a Great Taste 2-star – ‘above and beyond delicious’, and 241 were awarded a Great Taste 3-star – ‘extraordinarily tasty food and drink’.
Geoff Monkman, Managing Director said “We are thrilled to have received 10 awards this year, and highly delighted that our latest product Fell Tonic Water, has been recognised. Fell Tonic is one of 4 Mawson’s drinks that received awards this year and combined with our newly launched Ready to drinks cans, the brand is going from strength to strength.”
What is Great Taste?
Recognised as a stamp of excellence and actively sought out by food lovers and retailers alike, Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, values taste above all else. All products in the line-up for judging are blind tasted: every product is removed from its packaging so it cannot be identified, before entering a robust, layered judging process.
This year, the judging took place over 90 days across two judging locations (Dorset and London) with a panel of more than 500 judges. This year’s line-up saw food and drink products submitted from a staggering 110 different countries from across the world.
“Being recognised with 10 Great Taste star means so much to independent producers such as us, as it makes all the hard work and determination worth it! Great Taste is the most recognised accolade for taste and quality in the food and drink world, so it really is a big win! Mary Monkman concludes.
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