Warwickshire’s St Maur liqueur wins international acclaim
June 2, 2023

St Maur, the elderflower liqueur handcrafted in Alcester, Warwickshire, has received more international awards – this time at the American Distilling Institute International Spirits Competition.

St Maur scooped Best in Category, International Liqueurs at the awards, adding to its list of accolades that include the Las Vegas Global Spirits Gold Award; Best English Floral in the World Liqueur Awards; and a two star award from the Great Taste Awards. It was also recently awarded a Gold Medal in The Swiss Spirits Review.

St Maur liqueur bottles

Founded in 2003, The American Distilling Institute (ADI) is the oldest and largest trade association dedicated to craft distilling in the world. It has become a beacon for the craft distilling community – providing their global network of small-batch, independently-owned distillers with a go-to source of information on their craft.

Judges at competition said: “St Maur has elegant fragrance, intense notes of elderflower, good balance of sweetness and good length on the palate, nice complexity.”

St Maur is a hand-crafted premium elderflower liqueur created by William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, for guests on their wedding day at William’s family home Ragley Hall.

William Seymour

William said: “It’s great to see our little drop from over here has done rather well over there! We love introducing our little drop of England’s heart to new consumers to share and enjoy wherever they are in the world. These latest international awards are just one way of doing that, and flying the flag for our beautiful corner of England.”

St Maur is described as a contemporary liqueur made to be versatile, built around the same four components needed to make a cocktail – a base spirit, a sweet and sour element, flavour and look. It can be enjoyed with all kinds of cocktails, and long drinks, in a simple fizz with soda, tonic or ginger ale, ‘royale’ with champagne, on the rocks, or on its own.

William has also learned the art of mixology and launched cocktail masterclasses using St Maur, including the brand’s own English Martini, made with gin and fresh rosemary.

Visit St Maur at: https://drinkstmaur.com/