Tonight we are absolutely delighted to share the news that Martin has received the Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Gin award from the The Gin Cooperative!
He was totally blown away to receive this wonderful accolade and we are so incredibly proud of him and think he is so deserving of this award! Well done Martin
Natalie from The Gin Cooperative explains why Martin was chosen to be the first person to receive this new award…
“We’re delighted and thrilled to award the very first Outstanding Contribution to Scottish Gin Award to Martin Murray. Over the last five years, one name has come up in conversation a lot. And in a really positive way. We have lost count the number of times we’ve heard how Martin has helped others by providing distilling insight or guidance around HRMC regulations, email exchanges about where to find the best Negroni in a certain city or just a general chat about the Scottish Gin category.
As the co-founder of one of the early Highland based gin brands, Martin Murray along with his wife and co-founder Claire, acted as a great example of what a remote Scottish distillery could achieve. Often leading the way with new export deals and distribution opportunities for the Rock Rose Scottish Gin brand, Martin has been at the forefront of the true craft distilling revolution that’s taken shape in Scotland over the last decade.
Humble and hard working, whilst balancing family life and growing an international Scottish Gin brand is no mean feat at the best of times. But to always leave the door open for advice and helping others in the industry so everyone benefits, really does go above and beyond in business and in life. We have benefited from his help, guidance, generosity, kindness and support whenever we’ve needed to pick his brains.”
We totally agree!