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Aybrook & Mason Triumphs at the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge 2023

Updated: Oct 24, 2023


Old Reserve East Indiaman

We are overjoyed to share yet another feather in our cap! Three of our remarkable spirits have achieved significant success at the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge 2023, further establishing our place in the world of premium spirits.



Old Reserve East Indiaman, our limited-edition arrack, has been conferred with the esteemed Gold Award. The unique blend of traditional Sri Lankan arrack, distilled in South Africa, has once again been recognized for its distinctive flavor profile that resonates with the rich cultural ethos of Sri Lanka. This award follows closely on the heels of the Silver Medal from the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), reinforcing the appeal and quality of this special arrack.


Our exceptional Taprobane Gin has raised the bar even higher by securing the distinguished Double Gold Award. This unique gin, a blend of Sri Lankan arrack and gin distilled in South Africa, continues to impress with its refreshing notes of citrus, floral hints, and a well-rounded finish. The Double Gold Award follows the Silver Medal it recently won at the IWSC, demonstrating its consistent quality and appeal to the global audience.


Last but not least, the Old Reserve Overproof Spirit, our robust arrack variant, has been awarded the coveted Double Gold Award. This recognition affirms the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into each bottle of this high-proof arrack, offering a bolder, more intense flavor experience that has won over the judges at the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge.

These recognitions from the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge, coupled with our recent successes at the IWSC, are a testament to our team's hard work, dedication, and passion at Talbot & Barr. They validate our commitment to crafting spirits of the highest quality that resonate with consumers around the world.


This recognition truly humbles us, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge 2023 judges. We also want to thank our loyal customers for their unwavering support. These awards inspire us to continue our journey of innovation and excellence, creating spirits that celebrate the rich heritage of Sri Lanka and beyond.


Stay tuned for more exciting news from Talbot & Barr as we continue to make waves in the world of spirits!

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