Winners at Scottish License Trade Awards 2021
It is with great pleasure that we can announce, that for the 3rd time in four attempts, Orchid has been named Scottish License Trade News Cocktail Bar of the Year. Renowned as the most prestigious hospitality awards in Scotland, the SLTN Awards, which recognise the best people and places in the Scottish hospitality industry, are a highlight of the calendar every year. Building on our wins in 2017 and 2018, the 2021 Awards felt particularly special due to the awards being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by comedian and TV Personality David Walliams, Orchid were invited to the awards ceremony as finalists, and named winners by David, beating the other finalists Hey Palu of Edinburgh, and The Adamson of St Andrew’s.
As well as the bar being recognised in the Cocktails Bar of the Year category, our Head Bartender Charlie was also nominated for Mixologist of the Year. Although Charlie didn’t win the award, being recognised at a national level is a great achievement, and Charlie’s efforts throughout the past two years were reflected in his nomination.
Orchid was represented at the awards by Ben Iravani (Managing Director), Andy Porter (Director), Keith Charlton (Director), Martin Farmer (Operations Director), Nick Gordon (General Manager), Charlie Wilson (Head Bartender), Ryan Way (Bartender) and Ben’s wife Rachel.