Spirit of Wales Distillery Wins Two Vodka Masters Gold Medals

 Shortly after launching the Steeltown Welsh Vodkas, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is ecstatic with the double gold wins at the Vodka Masters competition. Spirit of Wales Distillery is excited to announce their Steeltown Welsh Vodka and Spirit of Wales Home Wheat Vodka have been awarded gold medals at the 2021 Vodka Masters competition, hosted by the Spirits Business. The Spirits Business Awards aims to reward those driving excellence across the industry, from retailers and distributors to marketers, brands, distillers, and blenders. Recognising the people and brands who push the boundaries of innovation and celebrate all areas of the spirits industry.

Hosted by The Spirits Business, The Vodka Masters competition is an annual event that sees experts in the field blind judge vodkas from around the world. Spirit of Wales Distillery – a newcomer on the scene in Newport, South Wales received gold medals for their:

Spirit of Wales Steeltown Triple Grain Welsh Vodka, and

Spirit of Wales Steeltown Single Grain Welsh Vodka.

Load the flavour for a bright palate, with Spirit of Wales commemorative Steeltown Welsh Grain Vodka. Made with Welsh water and filtered through Anthracite or Welsh coal from Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. This triple grain Welsh Vodka has soft vanilla and black peppercorn aromas with complex cereal notes that are backed by delicate citrus-like freshness. Spirit of Wales Single Grain Wheat Vodka is perfect for cocktails and mixed drinks with its wheat flavour notes and expressive hints of vanilla and cereal husk for a bright cleansing palate.

Spirit of Wales Distillery’s Welsh Triple Grain Vodka and Welsh Single Grain Wheat Vodka now join their Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin, which was awarded silver and bronze medals at the prestigious Spirit Business Gin Masters Awards earlier this year. Spirit of Wales Distillery has also won awards from the International Wine and Spirits Competition during 2021, silver for Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin, and a bronze for Dragon’s Breath Welsh Spiced Rum.

To celebrate their gold medals from the Vodka Masters 2021, the Spirit of Wales Distillery has a promotion for two bottles of Steeltown Triple Grain Welsh Vodka for just £50.00, including free delivery in the UK until the end of October 2021. Tours and tastings of the Spirit of Wales’ range of award-winning Welsh spirits are available at the Newport distillery in South Wales or visit them at the Gwent distillery to make your own gin or rum. All the Spirit of Wales products and experiences are bookable via the Spirit of Wales Distillery website. Alternatively, the commemorative Welsh spirits are available from Masters of Malt who said Steeltown Welsh Vodka tasted of “Crisp cereal and young yeast, suggestions of lemon zest with a prickly peppercorn finish.”

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About the Spirit of Wales Distillery

Founded in October 2020, the Spirit of Wales Distillery is a no-nonsense Welsh spirits producer in Newport, South Wales. Inspired by Welsh passion and the dramatic Welsh heritage and environment, the Spirit of Wales range includes the award-winning Steeltown Welsh Dry Gin, award-winning Dragon’s Breath Spiced Welsh Rum, and Steeltown Welsh Vodka. Limited release distillation Welsh spirits complete the Spirit of Wales range. Visit the Newport distillery for a guided tour and tasting experience to find the perfect pairing with Fever-Tree Mixers and Tonics and the Spirit of Wales chocolate range. Celebrate all things Welsh with The Spirit of Wales Distillery.

For more press information, please contact:

Daniel Dyer, from the “Spirit of Wales Distillery,” 01633 965035 or email Claudette de Chermont at marketing@spiritofwales.com

Spirit of Wales Ltd.

Daniel Dyer

+44 7535000991




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Hong Kong – Prince of Wales Hospital announces the interruption of negative pressure system in isolation wards

Prince of Wales Hospital announces the interruption of negative pressure system in isolation wards


The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesman for the Prince of Wales Hospital made the following announcement today (April 26) concerning the interruption of the negative pressure system of the isolation wards.
     At 10.24pm yesterday, the fire alarm of the Main Clinical Block and Trauma Centre (MCBTC) was activated as a result of the interruption of a set of air-conditioning system on the rooftop of the building. The air-conditioning and negative pressure system were suspended immediately due to fire safety default setting. After investigation by the Fire Services Department, it was confirmed that there was no fire. All systems subsequently resumed normal at 10.45pm.
     The incident affected 20 wards from 5/F to 12/F of MCBTC, including two insolation wards.

     While the negative pressure system was suspended, a COVID-19 patient was staying in a single isolation room of one of the isolation wards. The healthcare staff of the ward were all wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. No one had entered or left the single isolation room and no high risk procedure was being performed during that period. The infection risk has been assessed to be very low. The hospital is investigating the cause of the incident.
     The incident has been reported to the Hospital Authority Head Office via the Advance Incident Reporting System.