Big response to Exeter business’ summer competition
Earlier in the summer, Breaktime News announced details of an exciting competition to choose names for new stills at the Exeter based Quayside Distillery.
Well, the results are now in! And we’re delighted to share them with you. The top spots were awarded to two ‘creative and meaningful’ names chosen from the colossal number of entries.
Temperence and Clarence topped the list and the team say the choices will leave an everlasting mark on the distillery and its legacy.
‘We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Still Naming Competition,’ said George Nightingale, owner of Quayside Distillery.
‘The names ‘Temperance’ and ‘Clarence’ not only resonate with the stories of Exeter but also beautifully capture the spirit of our craft.’
‘We thank everyone who participated and look forward to welcoming them to experience the rich tapestry of history that Quayside Distillery offers.’
The winning names were carefully selected for their historical significance and deep connection to the local heritage of Exeter.
Temperance Lloyd: ‘a pivotal moment in Exeter’s history’
The first name, Temperance, pays homage to a pivotal moment in Exeter’s history. It is a tribute to the last witch, Temperance Lloyd, to be executed in the UK. It was an event that unfolded right in the heart of Exeter’s city centre.
The second winning name, Clarence, stands as a heartfelt tribute to the Clarence Hotel on Exeter Cathedral Green.
This historic establishment, which tragically met its fate in a devastating fire in 2016, holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike.
In addition to the honour of naming the stills, the winners will be rewarded with a prize package which includes a complimentary tour and tasting session at Quayside Distillery – along with a bottle of their exquisite Coastal Gin.
Quayside Distillery continues to be a cornerstone of excellence in craft spirits, blending tradition with innovation.
The team adds that Temperance and Clarence are set to become an integral part of the distillery’s identity, reflecting a commitment to history, heritage, and community.
Quayside is situated on Exeter’s historic quay and is considered to be the perfect destination venue, hosting private events and gin-based experiences. It includes a distillery, gin school, bar and private hire venue.
It opened in Spring 2022 and is the brainchild of George Nightingale, owner of Exmouth’s much-loved Spoken restaurant.
Photographs kindly provided by Dirty Martini Marketing.