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Booths crowned UK spirit kings

Booths crowned UK spirit kings

Published at 9:40am 17th December 2019. (Updated at 10:23am 19th December 2019)

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Independent supermarket Booths have been named Spirits Supermarket of the Year 2019 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. 

  • Booths fought off major retailers including Aldi, Lidl and M&S.
  • The family-owned retailer stock over 350 spirits, 100 gins and 100 whiskies.
  • Booths were also finalists in the Wine Supermarket of the Year category and came runner up.

That's the spirit! Independent retailer Booths, who have stores in Ripon and Ilkley in the Stray FM area, have been crowned spirit kings at the International Wine and Spirit Competition!

The world-renowned awards recognise the very best achievements in the industry, with Booths seeing off competition from retail giants such as M&S and Aldi to scoop the award.

Booths were almost double award winners, coming runners-up in the Wine Supermarket of the Year category to Waitrose. 

Pete Newton Booths, Spirit retailer of the year 2019
Booths Spirit Buyer Peter Newton poses with the award as Booths are recognised for their extensive spirit selection.

We caught up with Booths Spirit Buyer Peter Newton, who was delighted with the recognition:

"As a small-scale retailer up against multi-national retail chains, it is an absolute honour to win such a prestigious award. 

"We work hard to support local, emerging drinks producers giving our customers a true taste of the region.’’

The International Wine and Spirit Competition, now in its 50th year, celebrates the very best achievements in the industry.

The awards recognise the UK’s best retailers and entrants are judged by an expert panel across all areas.

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Booths were also named as runners-up in the Wine Supermarket of the Year category.

To find out more about upcoming events at Booths or check out their now award-winning products, find them online or on Facebook.

Stray FM's Pete Egerton spoke to Booths Spirit Buyer Peter Newton after they scooped the award:

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