Friday, January 25, 2013

Nashville Jam Purveyor Bathtub Gin Wins Gold at San Francisco's Good Food Awards

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

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Bathtub Gin, the company owned by two Nashville sisters who craft cocktail-themed artisan jams that unite fruit and spirits, has won a top award at a prominent national food competition.

Famed chef and organic food activist Alice Waters was the host at last week's Good Food Awards, held in San Francisco's Ferry Building (which is not just a ferry terminal but a pretty awe-inspiring food market).

Bathtub Gin owners Amy Lorber and Erin Ackley won a gold medal in the preserves category for their Peaches 'n Cream spread, which includes peaches and cinnamon steeped in sweet basil and finished with a generous dollop of cream sherry.

The Good Food Awards, now in their third year, aim to "celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced."

Lorber and Ackley launched Bathtub Gin in 2011. The sisters use mostly locally sourced fruit, and unlike many commercial preserves, "all Bathtub Gin products are made using ingredients free from synthetic inputs and artfully preserved without the use of artificial flavors or pectins," they said in a release.

Bathtub Gin preserves can now be found at gourmet retailers in five states. In Tennessee, that includes The Bloomy Rind, Green Door Gourmet, Lazzaroli Pasta, and Perl Catering's cafe and market. You can also order them online.

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