Ogilvy Vodka, which produces vodka from potatoes which are unsuitable for packing, has won two awards at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The product, which has only been on the market for three months, beat off competition from more than 1,500 other entries to win a double gold medal for its packaging and a silver medal for the spirit itself. In March the company won the runner-up award for Business Diversification at the 2015 Scottish Rural Awards.
Graeme Jarron, founder of Ogilvy Spirits, said, “I studied Agriculture at the Scottish Agriculture College (SAC) near Aberdeen and I knew when I returned to work on the farm that I wanted to do something a bit different.
“I did some research and realised producing a vodka from potatoes would not only be unique to Scotland but also a great example of ground to glass ideology. We grow the potatoes on the farm so have one hundred per cent traceability. We wash and cook, ferment and distil on site as well as bottle the product.”