AN ARISTOCRATIC couple from Alcester have bagged an international award for their liqueur.

St Maur Elderflower Liqueur, produced by William and Kelsey Seymour, Earl and Countess of Yarmouth, has won the Las Vegas Global Spirits Gold Award, beating 700 entries from around the world.

William, who grew up at Ragley Hall and is the eldest son of the Marquess of Hertford, said: “It’s great to win an award and to be recognised on an international level. What’s important though is this also gives us the opportunity to let people closer to home, who have not tried our drink yet, know about St Maur. ‘Gold in Vegas!’ That can’t be bad!"

The judges were made up of a panel of experts in the spirits industry including journalists, distillers, mixologists, consultants, educators, bartenders, importers and brand ambassadors.

St Maur an elderflower liqueur which originated in a drink produced for guests on the couple’s wedding day four years ago.