A stout with clout wins Golden Fork, as Kreme dela Kremlin is deemed fit for a Tzar
Following a record-breaking 12,772 entries judged over 75 days, Great Taste, the world’s most revered food and drink awards, has reached its grand finale for 2019. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from Northern Ireland was presented to the “supremely talented” Whitewater Brewery Co. from Castlewellan for its Kreme dela Kremlin, a 10.5% ABV Imperial Russian Stout made using a selection of premium malts, hops and maple syrup, then aged in a whisky cask.
With its “intense chocolatey nose that beckons the drinker in” and a balance of “sweet, bitter and spice” on the palate, Kreme dela Kremlin impressed at every stage of the blind-tasted judging process. Rising to the top among hundreds of other entries from Northern Ireland, the “funky” stout was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 1 September at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to discover this year’s stars of food and drink.
Contact: Whitewater Brewery Co., 02843 778900 / www.whitewaterbrewery.com.
The Golden Fork from Northern Ireland was sponsored by Invest NI and also nominated this year was a Great Taste 3-star Craic Black Garlic Miso from Craic Foods in Armagh and Great Taste 3-star Millbay Oysters from Newry-based Rooney Fish.
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