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Sweet success for Lyme Bay Winery at this year’s Taste of the West Awards

Amy Brice

Lyme Bay Winery is celebrating following the announcement of this year’s Taste of the West Awards, bagging five prizes for its Traditional Mead and its elegant range of luxury liqueurs. Up against some of the most respected wine, spirit and liqueur producers in the south west, the Devon-based winery came away with one Gold award, one Silver award and three Highly Commended awards for a host of its unique traditional recipes.

Top honours this year went to its rich and creamy Salted Caramel Liqueur, which scooped Gold as it seduced the judges with its “lovely colour” and “butterscotch aroma”. This lavish liqueur, which is subtle yet decadent, was described as “very moreish and very pleasant”, with judges agreeing that it was “wonderfully creamy”. Lyme Bay’s smooth and richly scented fruit liqueurs were also a hit with the judges, as Damson, Elderflower & Lemon and Cherry Brandy all won praise for their tantalising, full-bodied flavours. Finally, the winery’s well-balanced Traditional Mead was also Highly Commended by judges, who clearly appreciated its deliciously honeyed flavour and deep golden colour.

James Lambert, managing director at Lyme Bay Winery, commented;

“Creating delicious drinks using locally sourced produce and traditional methods is at the heart of everything we do at Lyme Bay, so it’s very rewarding for our team’s efforts to be recognised by such a prestigious scheme in the region. We enjoy pushing the boundaries by introducing new natural flavours and refining our techniques, in constant pursuit of something really special, making awards like these all the more satisfying for our wine-making team here in Devon.”

For more information about Lyme Bay Winery, please visit www.lymebaywinery.co.uk