Rum and gin business inspired by walks on Newbold Comyn by Leamington couple wins national awards

Newbold Spirit Spiced Rum.Newbold Spirit Spiced Rum.
Newbold Spirit Spiced Rum.
Co-owner Victoria Black set the business up last year with her husband, Ian, after she was made redundant

A Leamington couple who launched their own rum and gin business last year in the face of redundancy have now received national awards for their drinks.

Newbold Spirit has just acheived three silver awards from the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Infact, Newbold London Dry Gin was just three points off a gold award.

Newbold Spirit's Newbold Gin.Newbold Spirit's Newbold Gin.
Newbold Spirit's Newbold Gin.

Co-owner Victoria Black said: "We are thrilled with results!"

Victoria Black and husband Ian Black, started Newbold Spirit and had their first bottle of Newbold Spiced Rum ready for sale on November 8.

Victoria said: "I was made redundant on the July 2 and by the 4th of July I had registered Newbold Spirit at Companies House.

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"It was only this weekend that someone mentioned the significance of our registration date - Independence Day."

She used work in marketing until she was made redundant over the summer.

"I'm thankful that I was made redundant and got the boot to go and do something that I always wanted to do."

The name of the new rum company has a geographical tie-in on how it all started.

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Victoria said: "Newbold Spirit was always a conversation that we had whilst we walked our dog around Newbold Comyn, that went along the lines 'let's give up our jobs, start a rum company and I don't know, go and live in Barbados.

"We haven't given up our jobs, nor have we run away to the Caribbean, but the feeling persisted and so we created Newbold Spirit and then we set about making our spiced rum dream come true."

Newbold Spirit has worked to source locally as much as possible, which includes the decision to work with the Leamington-based graphic designers at Little Fish Creative - who produced their 'bold' brand image.

For more information about Newbold Spirit, visit, email [email protected] or search for them on Facebook or Instagram @newbold_spirit.

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