A Taunton company's gin has won big at this year's Taste of the West Awards.

Mainline Spirit Co's specially crafted navy strength gin, Navvy, came out on top, being recognised as England's finest in the category.

With a robust flavour that captures the country's maritime heritage, Navvy is now set to compete for the title of the world's best navy gin.

In addition, Mainline Spirit Co's other star performer, Dragon Rum, also took home the gold award at the competition.

Celebrating this dual victory, the company emphasised the hard work behind these successes.

Somerset County Gazette: Mainline Spirit Co's Navvy gin and Dragon Rum received national awards

A spokesperson said: "We’re not just crafting a drink, we’re curating an experience.

"This is not just a victory for us, but a celebration of the craftsmanship and passion that goes into every bottle of Dragon Rum.

"A huge thank you to the incredible team and of course to all our loyal supporters.

"Your love and enthusiasm for our unique blend of flavours have truly made this achievement possible".

They added: "Let's raise a glass to this golden moment and savour the sweet taste of success together".

The victories mirror a consistent commitment to quality over quantity, locating the company at the forefront of the gin and rum markets.