A stout with clout wins Golden Fork, as Kreme dela Kremlin is deemed fit for a Tzar

Photo supplied by Sam Pelly Photography

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., 028 4377 8900 / www.whitewaterbrewery.com.

The Golden Fork from Northern Ireland was sponsored by Invest NI.  

Pic L to R: John Farrand, Guild of Fine Food, Bernard and Kerry Sloan from Whitewater Brewery Co and Geoff Spence of Invest NI