Celebrities enjoy Aberdeen tequila at star-studded British Fashion Awards

Michael from UWA Tequilla with Tinie Tempah.

An Aberdeen drinks firm is celebrating after a successful evening as the tequila supplier at the star-studded British Fashion Awards.

The prestigious awards ceremony took place at The Royal Albert Hall, welcoming over 3,000 guests, and was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and model Karlie Kloss.

Celebrities including Dame Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Selena Gomez, Connor McGregor, Stormzy and Naomi Campbell were in attendance.

UWA Tequila supplied The Fashion Awards 2017, in partnership with Swarovski, with bottles of its super premium platinum blanco and seven-month aged reposado expressions.

The firm created bespoke bottles for the event offering A-list celebrities the chance to be some of the first to get their hands on the UK’s newest luxury tequilas.

The small-batch craft tequila company solely ages its super premium triple distilled reposado and añejo tequilas in Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky casks.

UWA Tequila, which specialises in ageing in unique and rare casks, supplied 60 bottles of blanco tequila for all VIP tables, and also supplied 80 bottles of its seven-month aged reposado tequila which was gifted to table hosts, award winners and the hosts presenters.

Michael Ballantyne, co-founder and CEO of UWA Tequila, said: “To be involved in such a prestigious event honouring some of the best talent in the fashion industry was amazing.

“To see everyone enjoying our tequila during and after the awards was awesome. The bottle looked very luxurious on all of the tables and we got some really great feedback. We’re really proud to have been involved in such a brilliant event – It was a proud moment for us all.

“We’ve really enjoyed working with The British Fashion Council on The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski and we’re looking forward to developing these new relationships.

“UWA Tequila was built on strong foundations of innovation and creativity, and the business is about expressing yourself and your individuality which is exactly what the fashion industry is about. We’ve introduced something completely niche and unique to the drinks industry so it’s a very exciting time as we push forward.”