A GIN micro-distillery is celebrating a double whammy at an industry showcase.

Batch Brew, based in Burnley, has been awarded double gold at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirit Competition (SFWSC).

Their Industrial Strength gin, a playful twist on a Navy gin and a nod to the industrial heritage of their hometown, is one of few spirits to have received this accolade, making it one of the best gins in the world.

This tremendous recognition follows the success of Batch Signature Gin being crowned the UK’s favourite gin by Craft Gin Club members, in January 2018.

Batch originally produced around 200 bottles of Industrial Strength Gin as a limited edition run for their subscription members, plus select local bars and restaurants.

With the news of Double Gold, Industrial Strength Gin is set to make a comeback and will join their core range, which includes Signature and Whinberry gins.

Batch Organic Vodka also received a Silver SFWSC award, and another of their gins from the Batch Innovations range, Buddha’s Hand Gin, walked away with a Bronze at this year’s competition.

Head Distiller, Oliver Sanderson, was understandable thrilled. He said: “I originally produced Industrial Strength for Batch Innovations members.

"Our monthly spirits subscription club. After surveying our members, we knew Industrial Strength was very good but to achieve Double Gold at San Francisco is an incredible achievement. I’m honoured that our playful and innovative nature is being recognised.”

Batch launched in 2015, and the the tight-knit team of six are elated to be receiving worldwide recognition by some of the best-known industry experts.

Director, Phil Whitwell, said: “Going from distilling in the basement of a house in 2015, to being crowned the UK’s favourite gin and now achieving the success of a SFWSC Double Gold, I am thrilled that people are enjoying our gin as much as we love producing and innovating. 2018 has been an incredible year so far."

For more information, visit batchbrew.co.uk.