TRAQUAIR Jacobite Ale won a Silver medal and Traquair House Ale a Bronze medal, at the fifth edition London Beer Competition which took place in London last month.

Traquair House Brewery is the oldest working domestic brewery in UK and the only brewery left fermenting its total production in oak. And these awards are seen as the ultimate seal of approval in the global beer industry.

In order to receive this distinction, the ales needed to score highly in three different categories: Quality, Value and Packaging.

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Thousands of international brands entered the competition the goal of which is to award and celebrate beers that beer buyers want to buy.

The judges were selected from all sides of the industry – writing, brewing, trading, beer sommeliers, marketing and educators and they scored the beers based on their quality, brewing ability and the technical expertise they are made with.

It also includes two other essential factors – the value the beer offers and its packaging.

Sid Patel, CEO of event organizer Beverage Trade Network said: “The beer revolution has brought us many different styles, previously either unknown or re-found.

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“Our judges have thoroughly enjoyed looking at and debating the many different entrants, looking at beers the way beer drinkers do.

“Yes, they professionally analyse the quality, but crucially make awards by adding appearance and value for money into the mix.”

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” Catherine Maxwell Stuart, director of Traquair House Brewery said: “With so many breweries opening up in the last few years, the market is intensely competitive and it is rewarding to see that the quality of some of the older classic ales are still winning through.

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“Traquair House Brewery has been brewing over 50 years and our ales are still coming out top amongst thousands of beers internationally.

“That’s why we are so proud to win this award because it shows that we are making the types of beers that beer drinkers actually want to buy and enjoy, and that the industry wants to list.”