Lough Ree Distillery in Lanesboro, Co Longford is celebrating a trio of medals at the World Gin Masters, including a Gold Medal for Aiteal, their new Gin made with Irish Juniper.
Many gin distilleries look to the ends of the earth for their inspiration when developing new products.
The team at Lough Ree Distillery take a different approach, however, and have looked to local and Irish flavours for their inspiration.
This approach has been rewarded with great recognition at the World Gin Masters, with the 9th international award for Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin and Gold and Silver medals for two new Irish Gins made by Lough Ree Distillery.
Michael Clancy, Co-Founder, Lough Ree Distillery commented, “We’re delighted to score so highly in this prestigious International competition with not one, but three products, all of which are uniquely Irish.”
Mr Clancy added, “As a small, family-owned Irish distillery, we aspire to produce spirits that can compete with the best in the world and these awards are great validation for the quality of the ingredients we get from our Irish suppliers and the work that our team does to turn them into fine Irish spirits.”
There were 219 entries in the competition from 105 different companies from across the globe.
Sling Shot Distilled Irish Gin is widely available, Mist + Moss Irish Gin is available from The Armada Hotel (www.armadahotel.com) and Aiteal Irish Gin is available from www.lrd.ie and The Celtic Whiskey Shop.
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