A SPIRITS producer has won a host of international awards.

Riverside Spirits, which is based on Melford Court in Woolston, picked up five silver and six bronze medals at the International Spirits Challenge 2021.

These prizes were handed down in the liqueurs category – the small family business having entered a selection of gins, rums, whiskies and vodka liqueurs.

Co-founder Charlotte Munro said: “We are delighted with this recognition on the international stage.

“It’s such a Cinderella story for our team.”

Judges handed out the awards after a ‘rigorous’ blind tasting process.

Justin Smith, organiser of the 26th edition of the ISC, added: “Our world-renowned panel of expert judges only award medals to exceptional spirits.

“To secure a medal is therefore a fantastic achievement.

“The ISC grows every year, with producers entering a diverse mix of spirits from across the globe, and it allows us to reward excellence.”

Riverside Spirits also recently picked up awards for 14 of its products at the London Spirits Competition.